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    Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) - Chiropractic Medicine

    h4. Ayurvedic Medicine h4. General Description Ayurveda, which means the science of life in Sanskrit, originated in India thousands of years ago and is considered to be the oldest known system of medicine. Ayurvedic medicine addresses physical health, mental clarity, and spiritual fulfillment, and treats the whole person rather than just concentrating on one's disease. It is a complete system of ...
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    Chest and Neck Trauma: Beyond the Usual

    This topic is an actual presentation from a national conference conducted by Contemporary Forums and includes the streaming, synchronized audio with visual materials. CE Credit is optional. Contemporary Forums: Providing Quality, Accredited Continuing Education to Thousands of Healthcare Professionals For More Than 25 Years and Now Offering both Live Conferences and Online Conference Content Via the Online CE Library.
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    Acetaminophen Overdosage: Oral versus Intravenous Acetylcysteine

    This topic is an actual presentation from a national conference conducted by Contemporary Forums and includes the streaming, synchronized audio with visual materials. CE Credit is optional. Contemporary Forums: Providing Quality, Accredited Continuing Education to Thousands of Healthcare Professionals For More Than 25 Years and Now Offering both Live Conferences and Online Conference Content Via the Online CE Library.
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    Latex Allergies

    h4. Introduction While there have been sporadic reports of adverse reactions to latex products since the 1920's, there has been an unprecedented increase in the prevalence of latex allergies since the late 1980's. After the first North American reports of allergic reactions to latex in 1989, an alarming number of cases were reported to the Food & Drug Administration, including 15 ...
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    Ephedra

    Ephedra is a naturally occurring substance that comes from botanicals. The principal active ingredient ephedrine is an amphetamine-like compound that can powerfully stimulate the nervous system and heart. In recent years, ephedra products have been marketed as dietary supplements to promote weight loss, increase energy, and enhance athletic performance. After a careful review of the available evidence about the risks and ...
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    Airborne Allergies - Symptoms

    The signs and symptoms of airborne allergies are familiar to many. # Sneezing, often with a runny or clogged nose # Coughing and postnasal drip # Itching eyes, nose, and throat # Watering eyes # Conjunctivitis # “Allergic shiners” (dark circles under the eyes caused by increased blood flow near the sinuses) # “Allergic salute” (in a child, persistent upward rubbing ...
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    Pollen Allergy

    Each spring, summer, and fall, tiny pollen grains are released from trees, weeds, and grasses. These grains hitch rides on currents of air. Although the mission of pollen is to fertilize parts of other plants, many never reach their targets. Instead, pollen enters human noses and throats, triggering a type of seasonal allergic rhinitis called pollen allergy. Many people know this ...
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    Physical Assessment - Chapter 9 Gastrointestinal System

    h4. Chapter 9: Gastrointestinal System The gastrointestinal (GI) system performs the functions of ingestion, digestion, and elimination. Interruptions of any of these functions can quickly affect the patient nutritionally and cause acid-base imbalances. When performing the GI assessment, it must be remembered that much of the population has preexisting problems and that these problems can be exacerbated or new conditions can ...
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    Mold Allergy

    h4. What is mold? There are thousands of types of molds and yeasts in the fungus family. Yeasts are single cells that divide to form clusters. Molds are made of many cells that grow as branching threads called hyphae. Although both can probably cause allergic reactions, only a small number of molds are widely recognized offenders. The seeds or reproductive pieces ...
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    Physical Assessment- Chapter 6 Genitourinary System

    h4. Chapter 6: Genitourinary System Problems with the urinary or reproductive systems can not only affect these systems but they can trigger problems in other body systems. In addition, difficulties with these systems can affect the patient's quality of life and sense of well-being. The main function of the urinary system is to regulate fluid and electrolyte balance. The purpose of ...
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    Dust Mite Allergy

    Dust mite allergy is an allergy to a microscopic organism that lives in the dust found in all dwellings and workplaces. House dust, as well as some house furnishings, contains microscopic mites. Dust mites are perhaps the most common cause of perennial allergic rhinitis. House dust mite allergy usually produces symptoms similar to pollen allergy and also can produce symptoms of ...
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    Colon Cancer Treatments

    Colon Cancer Treatments
    h4. Estimated new cases and deaths from colon cancer in the United States in 2007 New cases: 112,340. Deaths (colon and rectal cancers combined): 52,180. Note: Some citations in the text of this section are followed by a level of evidence. The PDQ editorial boards use a formal ranking system to help the reader judge the strength of evidence linked to ...
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    Animal Allergy

    Household pets are the most common source of allergic reactions to animals. Many people think that pet allergy is provoked by the fur of cats and dogs. Researchers have found, however, that the major allergens are proteins in the saliva. These proteins stick to the fur when the animal licks itself. Urine is also a source of allergy-causing proteins, as is ...
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    Physical Assessment - Chapter 7 Endocrine System

    h4. Chapter 7: Endocrine System The endocrine system is composed of glands that both produce and secrete hormones. The pituitary gland secretes ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). These hormones stimulate the adrenal cortex and thyroid gland to do their jobs. The adrenal gland produces epinephrine, norepinephrine, and mineralcorticoids, glucocorticoids, and androgens. These hormones prepare people for emergency situations ...
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    Chemical Sensitivity

    Some people report that they react to chemicals in their environments and that these allergy-like reactions seem to result from exposure to a wide variety of synthetic and natural substances. Such substances can include those found in # Paints # Carpeting # Plastics # Perfumes # Cigarette smoke # Plants Although the symptoms may resemble those of allergies, sensitivity to chemicals ...
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    Airborne Allergies - Diagnosis

    People with allergy symptoms, such as the runny nose of allergic rhinitis, may at first suspect they have a cold, but the “cold” lingers on. Testing for allergies is the best way to find out if a person is allergic. h4. Skin tests Allergists (doctors who specialize in allergic diseases) use skin tests to determine whether a person has IgE antibodies ...
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    Airborne Allergies - Prevention

    h4. Avoidance h4. Pollen and Molds Complete avoidance of allergenic pollen or mold means moving to a place where the offending substance does not grow and where it is not present in the air. Even this extreme solution may offer only temporary relief because a person sensitive to a specific pollen or mold may develop allergies to new allergens after repeated ...
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    Deep Vein Thrombosis

    h4. Introduction Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the primary cause of fatal and nonfatal pulmonary embolism (PE). Most thrombi form in the deep calf veins - in the valve sinuses of the soleal veins or behind the valve cusps in the posterior and anterior tibial veins. However, 20% or more develop in the popliteal vein, femoral vein, and iliac branches, and ...
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    Airborne Allergies - Treatment

    h4. Medicines If you cannot adequately avoid airborne allergens, your symptoms often can be controlled by medicines. You can buy medicines without a prescription that can relieve allergy symptoms. If, however, they don’t give you relief or they cause unwanted side effects such as sleepiness, your health care provider can prescribe antihistamines and topical nasal steroids. You can use either medicine ...
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    Allergy Research

    Research on allergies is focused on understanding what happens to the human body during the allergic process, the sequence of events leading to the allergic response and the factors responsible for allergic diseases. Scientists supported by NIAID found that, during the first years of their lives, children raised in a house with two or more dogs or cats may be less ...
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