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    What is a Cell?

    What is a Cell?
    Cells are the structural and functional units of all living organisms. Some organisms, such as bacteria, are unicellular, consisting of a single cell. Other organisms, such as humans, are multicellular, or have many cells - an estimated 100,000,000,000,000 cells! Each cell is an amazing world unto itself: it can take in nutrients, convert these nutrients into energy, carry out specialized functions, ...
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    Celiac Disease

    Celiac Disease
    Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate a protein called gluten, found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is found mainly in foods but may also be found in products we use every day, such as stamp and envelope adhesive, medicines, and ...
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    Ethics in Managed Care Contracting

    Ethics in Managed Care Contracting
    h4. Introduction Patients are at the center of the health care process. Physicians use their knowledge, skills, and defined processes to provide or coordinate health care for patients. It is the extent to which this relationship is valued, developed, nurtured, and maintained that determines the success of the patient-physician relationship. This important position at the center of the health care process ...
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    Migraine

    h4. Introduction Despite efforts made in 1962 and 1988 to better define the clinical parameters of migraine, concepts of the basic pathophysiologic mechanisms responsible for the disease have remained essentially unchanged until the last decade. Therapeutic efforts concentrated on countering the vasodilatory status of the cerebral circulation to which was attributed the clinical manifestations of migraine. During the past decade, however, ...
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    Dehydration

    Dehydration means your body does not have as much water and fluids as it should. Dehydration can be caused by losing too much fluid, not drinking enough water or fluids, or both. Vomiting and diarrhea are common causes. Infants and children are more susceptible to dehydration than adults because of their smaller body weights and higher turnover of water and electrolytes. ...
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    Hot Topics in Neonatology: What's New?

    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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    Sputum Culture

    Sputum Culture
    Sputum is a secretion that is produced in the lungs and the bronchi (tubes that carry the air to the lung). This mucus-like secretion may become infected, bloodstained, or contain abnormal cells that may lead to a diagnosis. Sputum is what comes up with deep coughing. h4. How the Test is Performed The patient is asked to cough deeply and spit ...
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    Genetic Mapping

    Genetic Mapping
    h4. What is genetic mapping? Developing new and better tools to make gene hunts faster, cheaper and practical for any scientist was a primary goal of the Human Genome Project (HGP). One of these tools is genetic mapping, the first step in isolating a gene. Genetic mapping - also called linkage mapping - can offer firm evidence that a disease transmitted ...
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    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

     Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that becomes apparent in some children in the preschool and early school years. It is hard for these children to control their behavior and/or pay attention. It is estimated that between 3 and 5 percent of children have ADHD, or approximately 2 million children in the United States. This means that in a ...
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    Scoliosis

    Scoliosis
    h4. Alternative Names Spinal curvature; Kyphoscoliosis h4. Definition Scoliosis is a curving of the spine. The spine curves away from the middle or sideways. Causes, incidence, and risk factors There are three general causes of scoliosis: * Congenital scoliosis is due to a problem with the formation of vertebrae or fused ribs during prenatal development. * Neuromuscular scoliosis is caused by ...
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    Admission by Case Management Protocol

    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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    Fluid & Electrolyte Balance and Dehydration in Children

    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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    Fetal Development

    Fetal Development
    When sperm is deposited in the vagina, it travels through the cervix and into the Fallopian tubes. Conception usually takes place in the Fallopian tube. A single sperm penetrates the mother's egg cell, and the resulting cell is called a zygote. The zygote contains all of the genetic information (DNA) necessary to become a child. Half of the genetic information comes ...
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    Endocrine System

    The endocrine system, along with the nervous system, functions in the regulation of body activities. The nervous system acts through electrical impulses and neurotransmitters to cause muscle contraction and glandular secretion. The effect is of short duration, measured in seconds, and localized. The endocrine system acts through chemical messengers called hormones that influence growth, development, and metabolic activities. The action of ...
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    External Beam Radiation Therapy: A Patient's Fact Sheet

    External Beam Radiation Therapy: A Patient's Fact Sheet
    About the treatment: What is external beam radiation therapy? * It is a common cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation to destroy cancer cells and shrink tumors. * A large machine aims radiation at the cancer. The machine moves around you without touching you. * It doesn't hurt. * It doesn't make you radioactive. * It can't be seen, ...
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    Hyperglycemia and HIV/AIDS

    Hyperglycemia and HIV/AIDS
    h4. What is glucose? Glucose, commonly called blood sugar, is the body's main energy source. Your body breaks down the food you eat and converts it to glucose. Your cells take glucose from your blood and use it to make energy. h4. What is hyperglycemia? Hyperglycemia occurs when you have a higher than usual level of glucose in your blood. This ...
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    What Can LPN Practitioners Expect As a Salary?

    What Can LPN Practitioners Expect As a Salary?
    The salaries of LPN professional vary from one state to the other. The significant increase in the demand for health care professionals has resulted in a lot of competition in the market and there is a greater variance in the salaries of the LPN professional, mostly depending on the experience and educational background. A LPN (licensed practical nurse) or LVN ...
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    Osteoporosis

    h4. Introduction Osteoporosis remains a serious health problem for society. It is estimated that 36 million Americans, both men and women, suffer from the disorder, which is responsible for a high risk for serious fractures especially of the spine, hip and wrist. It is an insidious disease, sometimes referred to as the silent thief, as it slowly drains away bone mass, ...
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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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    Avian Influenza

    Avian Influenza
    h4. Introduction Most of Asia and parts of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, are currently experiencing expanding outbreaks of an avian influenza that is decimating domestic fowl populations, infecting and killing people that have unprotected contact with the infected birds, and causing genuine concern in the medical and scientific communities throughout the world. The reason for the multi-national concern is ...
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