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(QUIZ) Would You Recognize a Medical Emergency?

Written by Courteney

Posted on March 21, 2017 at 12:59 am

In a potential emergency situation, it can be difficult to make the call. You may wonder if you are overreacting by calling for help, or underreacting if you don’t. It is important to practice clear thinking and utilize common sense in a troublesome situation. Let’s take a look at some true or false statements about first aid below to see how you might do in an emergency today: True or false: Medical emergencies are purely physical, such as an injury, and are almost always obvious to the n .......

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What is Genetic Counseling?

Written by Courteney

Posted on December 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Genetic counseling is a medical process one can undergo, with the help of a genetic counselor, to learn more about inherited predispositions (or familial risk level) for developing certain medical conditions. Where Can Genetic Counselors be Found? Genetic counselors work in clinics, hospitals, genetics laboratories, research centers, prenatal centers and even insurance companies to help assess the potential hereditary health risks of families and individuals for different reasons. Who Should Co .......

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Endometriosis Fast Facts

Written by Courteney

Posted on December 7, 2016 at 1:25 am

Endometriosis is a complex reproductive condition that causes endometrial tissue to grow outside the uterus in places like the ovaries, bowel or even the lungs. This abnormal overgrowth causes inflammation and pain. Some other facts about endometriosis include: Approximately 5 million American women .......

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Unbelievable Medical Conditions (Part 2)

Written by Courteney

Posted on September 22, 2016 at 12:06 am

We have explored many common conditions such as cardiovascular disease or asthma, but for this post we wanted to delve into some of the lesser known and more mysterious conditions that exist. Awareness promotes understanding and acceptance over ignorance, which is key for rare disorders that are often misunderstood by others. In Part 1 we look .......

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Unbelievable Medical Conditions (Part 1)

Written by Courteney

Posted on September 21, 2016 at 1:17 am

We often touch on common conditions such as diabetes or allergies, but in this post we wanted to delve into some of the lesser known and more mysterious medical conditions that exist. Awareness is necessary when it comes to all diseases, especially rare or misunderstood ones, as it promotes understanding and acce .......

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Can Alcohol Trigger a Latent Breast Cancer Gene?

Written by Courteney

Posted on September 5, 2016 at 11:14 pm

It is common knowledge that drinking alcohol raises your risk of developing certain conditions such as cardiovascular disease, but can it also contribute directly to breast cancer? The answer is yes. According to multiple studies gathered by the American Cancer Society, as well as a particularly illuminating study conducted by .......

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5 Amazing Medical Technology Advancements

Written by Courteney

Posted on August 22, 2016 at 11:15 pm

  Our country’s once skeptical and shaky faith in technologically-based medicine should only be strengthening as brilliant minds constantly collaborate on mystifying new medical technologies that will save more lives, cut down on human error and save time, money and other resources. Some .......

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Is Another Health Condition Causing Your Headaches?

Written by Courteney

Posted on August 5, 2016 at 6:11 pm

 While primary headaches don’t have an underlying medical cause, secondary headaches are direct products of other health conditions such as allergies, sinuses, a chronic inflammatory condition or something more pressing. Are Secondary Headaches Serious? While primary headaches like migraines can be debilitating, they ar .......

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Add These Antioxidant-Rich Foods To Your Plate!

Written by Courteney

Posted on August 2, 2016 at 3:29 am

Antioxidants are substances that work to inhibit the oxidation process by neutralizing free radicals, chemicals that overpopulate and damage healthy cells and DNA. Antioxidants also undergo many other beneficial processes in the body including: protecting DNA against toxic metals, protecting the kidneys, produci .......

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FAQ – Free Radicals And Your Health

Written by Courteney

Posted on August 1, 2016 at 6:28 pm

We are constantly hearing the terms “free radicals” and “antioxidants” nowadays, from the television, medical professionals or in articles – but what does it all mean, and more importantly, how can these terms influence your health? Hopefully by the end of this article, we will have answered these questions and more. .......

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