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What is Macular Degeneration by Lilli Goldman

By at July 25, 2015 | 8:03 am | 0 Comment

Imagine a hole in the center of your vision, one you can't look over or under, to the left or to the right of. A central vision obstruction like this is one of the salient characteristics of Macular Degeneration, a common cause of vision loss for persons over age 50. It results from damage to the macula--the center of the eye's retina, which is needed for clear more...

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Sex Hormones and Multiple Sclerosis Link by Kelcey Rankin

By at June 8, 2015 | 7:18 am | 0 Comment

  Unless someone you know well or love has Multiple Sclerosis, it is probably safe to assume your knowledge is limited to a few facts. Multiple Sclerosis, or it’s common acronym MS, is a chronic, progressively debilitating, incurable disease. MS occurs when the immune system attacks the myelin, a sheath or covering that protects nerve fibers. The nerves in the more...

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Allergies: An Easy to Read Article by Dalal Abduljaleel

By at June 7, 2015 | 8:49 am | 0 Comment

Allergies are associated with the immune system. Allergies take place when the immune system produces antibodies as a reaction to any strange substances.  Those antibodies work as a protection against anything that would lead to any sickness or infection. As a reaction, the immune system identifies an allergen as harmful and can inflame different body parts such as the more...

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My Experience with V-Tach (Ventricular Tachycardia) by Nick Tarnawczyk

By at May 31, 2015 | 7:12 am | 0 Comment

Ventricular Tachycardia or Vtach for short is a condition that occurs in one's heart specifically in the lower ventricles. It is when a person happens to have either an irregular fast heartbeat, and can lead to an extra beat which leads to more complications. This condition can occur anytime during one's life whether you are young or old. The causes of someone getting a more...

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What is Down Syndrome by Sabrina Hassan

By at May 28, 2015 | 9:14 am | 0 Comment

Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder which occurs when there is a full or extra copy of chromosome 21. Typically, the nucleus which stores genetic material contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, accounting for a total of 46 chromosomes that help shape the genetic make up of an individual; however, an individual with Down Syndrome will have a total of 47 chromosomes, or the more...

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