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    Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) - Ayurvedic Medicine

    h4. Chiropractic Medicine h4. General Description Chiropractic medicine is a non-drug, non-surgical approach practiced for over 100 years. Its name comes from the Greek words practikos and cheir, which means done by hand. Chiropractic physicians diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate physical problems or illnesses caused by or related to the neuromusculoskeletal system, especially the spinal column. Chiropractic medicine is a hands-on manipulation ...
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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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    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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    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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    Allergy Glossary

    _allergen_: substance that causes an allergic reaction _allergenic_: describes a substance which produces an allergic reaction _antibody_:molecule tailor-made by the immune system to lock onto and destroy specific germs _basophils_:white blood cells that contribute to inflammatory reactions _conjunctivitis_: inflammation of the lining of the eyelid, causing red-rimmed, swollen eyes, and crusting of the eyelids _genes_: units of genetic material that carry ...
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    Alzheimer's Disease Medications Fact Sheet

    Five prescription drugs currently are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Treating the symptoms of AD can provide patients with comfort, dignity, and independence for a longer period of time and can encourage and assist their caregivers as well. It is important to understand that none of these ...
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    The Life and Death of a Neuron

    The Life and Death of a Neuron
    h4. Introduction Until recently, most neuroscientists thought we were born with all the neurons we were ever going to have. As children we might produce some new neurons to help build the pathways - called neural circuits - that act as information highways between different areas of the brain. But scientists believed that once a neural circuit was in place, adding ...
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    Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Fact Sheet

    Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Fact Sheet
    h4. Introduction Scientists do not yet fully understand what causes Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the more they learn about AD, the more they become aware of the important function genes* play in the development of this devastating disease. h4. Genes All living things are made up of basic units called cells, which are so tiny that you can only see them ...
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    Infectious Disease Potpourri: Update on Antibiotics, Vaccines and MRSA

    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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    Streamline Your Plans on the Job

    Not meeting deadlines can spiral into project or career failure. Yet deadlines are one of the most vexing pieces of the time-management puzzle. But there are ways to manage your deadlines, according to Jeffrey and Laurie Ford, coauthors of Deadline Busting. h4. Five Deadline-Busting Tips h4. 1. Create and Maintain a Due List of All Deadlines: Write down any promised result, ...
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    HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview

    h4. INTRODUCTION AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) was first reported in the United States in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide epidemic. AIDS is caused by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). By killing or damaging cells of the body's immune system, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. People diagnosed with AIDS may get life-threatening diseases ...
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    Fetal Hypoxia and Oxygenation: What Have We Learned?

    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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    Contemporary Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage

    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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    Liability Considerations When Delivering the Fetus at the Threshold of Viability

    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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    Prematurity: Can It Be Prevented?

    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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    Menopause Management: Interesting Case Studies

    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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    NINR Focus: Hispanic Health

    NINR Focus: Hispanic Health
    Comparing the health profile of Hispanic people to that of the general U.S. population reveals numerous disparities. Disproportionate numbers of adult Hispanics suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, and obesity. Children of Mexican descent are at special risk for growth deficiency and related problems. Investigators funded by the NINR are finding new ways of safeguarding the health of Hispanic men ...
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