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The Asbestos Trust Fund Bill

A bill continues to languish in Congress which was designed to resolve many thousands of asbestos related lawsuits, leaving many waiting for a just resolution as they continue to endure their painfull illness without compensation. According to a study released … Continue reading

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New Treatment For Blocked Arteries May Save Limbs

There’s good news for people at risk for limb amputation due to complications from diabetes: A new laser procedure has been shown to be highly successful in “salvaging” limbs, thus providing a new alternative in the fight against amputation. More … Continue reading

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Traveling Exhibit Offers Closer Look at Cancer

A unique, interactive exhibit is traveling to 12 cities nationwide to educate health-conscious and at-risk people about cancers from the top of the body to the bottom – skin, oral, breast, prostate, lung and colorectal. The Cancer Research and Prevention … Continue reading

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The Five Fatal Diseases

The fact is there are 5 diseases that are fatal to humans, the first one is heart attack, the second is cancer, then stroke, lung disease and last but moving up fast in the list is diabetes. The fatal five … Continue reading

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When Contact Lenses Become Dangerous: Acanthamoeba Keratitis

Some wearers of contact lenses  may be tempted to save money by taking hygienic shortcuts when it comes to keeping their contacts clean.  Instead of buying cleansing solution for their lenses, they may decide to rinse them with plain water … Continue reading

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Quick Response To Meningitis Can Save Lives

Meningitis-the mere thought of an outbreak of this life-threatening disease can cause panic in a community. However, knowing the signs and symptoms of meningitis and acting quickly to get medical attention could save your life. Meningitis is an illness in … Continue reading

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New Therapy For Parkinson’s Disease Patients

In the United States, an estimated 1.5 million Americans are afflicted with Parkinson’s disease (PD), with more than 60,000 new cases diagnosed each year. While the condition usually develops after the age of 65, 40 percent of people diagnosed are … Continue reading

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Healing Cancer: What Does It Mean?

Frequently, the interaction between illness and treatment is described as a battle or a war.  If we hold with that analogy, then cancer can best be described as a civil war.  A cancerous cell operates as if it believes that … Continue reading

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Common Infections Caused By Candida

There are so many infections that are caused by Candida, especially the species Candida Albicans, in various parts of the body. Moniliasis or Oral Thrush This type of oral infection usually occurs when there is an overproduction of Candida Albicans. … Continue reading

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The Neurological Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease

The true causes of Alzheimer’s disease remain elusive. However, researchers have made progress in understanding the neurological roots of this debilitating condition. The disease is named after Alois Alzheimer, who was the first to identify the peculiar plaques and tangles … Continue reading

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A Better Understanding Of Arthritis

The term “Arthritis” refers to more than 100 different types of diseases which all cause pain, stiffness, and inflammation in the joints of affected people. All arthritis conditions involve some form of joint pain or the other. However, the seriousness … Continue reading

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Acid Reflux – Is It Just Indigestion?

What is acid reflux though? It is the liquid in the stomach regurgitating into the oesophagus (gullet). Much of this liquid is acid produced in the stomach which is harmful to the walls of the oesophagus. Reflux happens to most … Continue reading

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Interesting Aspects of Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Fibromyalgia symptoms can become very serious if they are not appropriately dealt with. Many people confronted with the disorder experience an intensification of fibromyalgia symptoms over time. In most patients, the fibromyalgia symptoms also tend to spread throughout the entire … Continue reading

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“Bird Flu”: What You Need To Know

Before you become overly concerned about “bird flu,” there are a few important facts you need to know about this disease. “Bird flu” is not the same thing as human pandemic flu. “Bird flu”-H5N1 highly pathogenic Asian avian influenza-is a … Continue reading

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Sinus Infection Symptoms – What Should You Look For?

Is it a sinus infection or a common cold?  Sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish the difference.  Infection or inflammation of the sinuses also known as sinusitis affects millions of people every year and in many instances causes serious … Continue reading

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Cancer Survivors Move Beyond The Cure

Doctors have some good news, for a change, about cancer. Today, 79 percent of U.S. children diagnosed with cancer survive it. The bad news, however, is that nearly two-thirds will experience physical or psychological problems or learning disabilities as a … Continue reading

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Parasite Cleanse

Are You Infected? Symptoms of Parasite Infection There are several symptoms that can be signs of parasite infection. However, many parasites go unnoticed. A parasite’s survival is dependant on how well it can conceal itself. This makes parasite infection very … Continue reading

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Avian Bird Flu Poses Serious Threats To Humans

The global health community has been in a state of alarm due to recent outbreaks of the avian influenza disease in many parts of the world, particularly in Asia. The disease has infected humans, prompting many to believe that a … Continue reading

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Allergies – Allergy Shots

In this article we’re going to discuss a common form of battling allergies with the use of allergy shots and how allergy shots work to build up a person’s immunity to outside allergens. A growing number of people who suffer … Continue reading

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Graves’ Disease and Hyperthyroidism

One of the main causes of hyperthyroidism is Graves’ Disease.  Graves’ Disease, an autoimmune disease that sees an individual’s thyroid gland as a foreign object invading the body and produces antibodies to attack the gland.  This causes the thyroid gland … Continue reading

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Cancer Patient Beats the Odds, Hopes to Inspire Others

James Nebus, 71, never expected to walk his daughter down the aisle or see the birth of his first grandson. While the holiday time is supposed to joyful, that was not the case for the Nebus family. In December of … Continue reading

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What are the Symptoms and Treatments for Genital Warts?

When someone is diagnosed with genital warts, you may find that you have no symptoms.  Some people may not even know that they are infected.  The warts may not be noticeable.  Some people will have warts.  They may be found … Continue reading

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Tips On Interacting With The Blind

Blindness affects one in every 30 Americans, meaning that chances are you’re going to encounter someone who has impaired vision. Not everyone knows the proper way to behave around people with impaired vision. The most important thing to remember about … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease — How To Slash Your Chances Of Getting It

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that causes gradual loss of a person’s mental abilities. It initially affects the cerebral cortex and often starts off as simple forgetfulness. As the disease progresses, the person’s personality may undergo a complete … Continue reading

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Check Your Colon Transient Time

Your colon transient time is the time it takes the food you eat to travel from your mouth through your rectum. A healthy time is 18 to 25 hours. This time relates to how long the food you eat stays … Continue reading

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The Facts About Bad Breath

We have all had an experience where you have been required to speak to someone and you have been unable to concentrate on their response because of their bad breath. The medical term for this condition is known as halitosis … Continue reading

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Help Advance The Next Generation Of Cancer Drugs

You can be a part of something important. Researchers are looking for ordinary Americans to be on the front lines of public health in the U.S. Recently, a group of cancer experts in partnership with the Coalition of Cancer Cooperative … Continue reading

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Gospel Great Byron Cage Raises His Voice To Raise. Awareness About Chronic Kidney Disease

Gospel culture and its powerful music have the ability to inspire people to take a positive role in nurturing their mind, body and spirit. Now, world-renowned, award-winning gospel artist Byron Cage is using the power of music to lead a … Continue reading

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The In and Out of Std’s

STD’S are a problem that many of today’s youth are faced with. They are a real threat to our society. STD’s consist of any disease that is acquired primarily through sexual contact. They are infectious diseases that spread from person-to-person … Continue reading

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Mental Illness: Getting Our Minds Around The Facts

A recent survey by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) found that many people know little or almost nothing about the warning signs, causes and effective treatments for mental illnesses-even though in any given year, one in five Americans suffers from … Continue reading

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New Survey Reveals Insights To Successful Asthma Management

A new survey, the Global Asthma Physician and Patient (GAPP) Survey, offers new insights into asthma management by examining disconnects between asthma patients and physicians. This chronic disease, which affects more than 20 million Americans, causes inflammation and narrowing of … Continue reading

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Adult Attention Deficit Disorder

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is usually identifiable in early stages of childhood. There are instances when the disorder continues until adulthood if treatment is not prompt or effective. This is known as Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (AADD). The impact of … Continue reading

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Dealing With The Loss Of A Loved One

The loss of a dear and loved one is often quite difficult to deal with. The trauma of such a loss can sometimes be overpowering when psychological obstacles develop and prevent the pained soul from accepting the loss with peace … Continue reading

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The Different Types Of Incontinence Symptoms Explained

There are different ways to classify incontinence by dividing it between stress and urge related incontinence. Urge incontinence is a state in which you know that you want to urinate but you just can’t hold it to reach the restroom … Continue reading

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Nail Fungus – Do I Treat It?

Nail fungus is a condition in which fungi get under the nail of the toe or finger and cause an infection in the area. The infection can be of the nail itself or for the underlying skin in the area … Continue reading

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Pure Water Hydration in an Avian Flu Pandemic – The Value of Planning in Northern Virginia and the Washington D.C. Metro Area

A threat to the nation’s health is emerging in Asia and the Indian Sub Continent that has potentially devastating implications. Avian Flu (the H5N1 strain of Influenza A) is a fact in many parts of Asia, although to date the … Continue reading

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Hemorrhoids – Description, Symptoms and Treatment

What are Hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids (or piles are they are more commonly known) are simply the veins in your anus which have become distended (swollen with blood).  This is very similar to varicose veins, where the vein becomes large and lumpy, … Continue reading

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Chronic Fatigue — The Facts You Should Know

There is significant concern about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as CFS. In fact, there are criteria patients must meet in order to be diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Receiving the diagnosis may be difficult for some patients because the … Continue reading

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Finally a great site for dealing in disaster management

If you are looking for a reputable and experienced disaster management company, then A-1perfection is the right choice for you. The website is highly recommended for those people who are looking for complete disaster management solutions. Disasters can occur in … Continue reading

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Herpes – Protect Yourself From Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is one of the most contagious diseases. It is a STD- Sexually Transmitted Disease. Any sexual encounter with an affected person can get you genital herpes. Genital herpes flare-ups are quite painful and this disease takes a big … Continue reading

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Get Rid Of Bad Breath

If you want to get rid of bad breath, it depends to some extent on the cause of the problem.  If you have any doubts, or the problem seems chronic, it would be wise to consult your dentist or physician … Continue reading

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Cancer Remission: What Is It Exactly?

Many people seem to have a distorted and incorrect definition of the word “remission,” as it is used in relation to  cancer patients.  Most commonly people seem to believe that going into  remission means that the patient is successfully treated … Continue reading

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Research Results In New Drugs And Cancer Treatments

There may be new hope for many cancer patients, their caregivers and loved ones. That’s because America’s research-based pharmaceutical companies are today developing nearly 400 new medicines to treat cancer, according to a survey of ongoing research conducted by the … Continue reading

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Finger Nail Fungus

Toe nail fungus and finger nail fungus is a condition in which fungi get under the nail of the toe or finger and cause an infection in the area. The infection can be of the nail itself or for the … Continue reading

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