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, First Responder Cellphone Apps: Can they Improve the  Odds of Survival in an Emergency?

First Responder Cellphone Apps: Can they Improve the Odds of Survival in an Emergency?

Emergency cellphone applications also have the ability to improve public knowledge regarding emergency procedures.

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, Evaluating Brain Function in Coma Patients

Evaluating Brain Function in Coma Patients

Recovery rates vary widely and are not easily predicted due to the highly variable original cause for the coma.

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, Duons: the Second DNA Code and its Implications for Medical Research

Duons: the Second DNA Code and its Implications for Medical Research

Duons, a special type of codon, transmit information related to both DNA molecule functions: protein structure and gene control. Being able to transmit both kinds of information simultaneously is a principle of quantum computing known as a superpositional state.

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, Improving Air Quality in the Home

Improving Air Quality in the Home

Household plants can also do wonders for home air quality by reducing air pollution and producing oxygen. Depending on local temperature, sun exposure, and humidity,

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, Chronic Stress: the Physiological Changes in the Body

Chronic Stress: the Physiological Changes in the Body

Our bodies have instinctive responses to stress. Depending on the nature of the threat we perceive (perhaps a friend jumps out of a room to scare us as we walk by)

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, Saturated Fat and Heart Disease

Saturated Fat and Heart Disease

With the multibillion dollar dieting industry in full swing, it’s often incredibly difficult to separate facts from hype. Many established dietary plans have large marketing campaigns that prioritize profit over physical health

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, Keeping the Brain Healthy as We Age

Keeping the Brain Healthy as We Age

While many believe the brain to be relatively unchanging from adulthood until death, the truth is that the human brain, depending on

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, Alleviating Chronic Muscle Tension: Effective Methods You Can Try at Home

Alleviating Chronic Muscle Tension: Effective Methods You Can Try at Home

Chronic tension can have a wide variety of negative repercussions on your health. Among them are chronic tension headaches, which usually last for around 30 minutes and can strike several up to several times a day.

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, Herbal and Nutritional Supplements: How Are They  Regulated and Tested?

Herbal and Nutritional Supplements: How Are They Regulated and Tested?

With the market flooded by herbal and nutritional dietary supplements in the last few years, newcomers to healthy diet supplements might be paralyzed by the sheer number of choices.

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, Artificial Blood: Can It Be Done?

Artificial Blood: Can It Be Done?

Even with these advancements, continued federal revenue for medical research is absolutely essential.

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, Adjusting Your Pharmaceutical Drug Dosage: How to Get it Right

Adjusting Your Pharmaceutical Drug Dosage: How to Get it Right

Take careful notice of how your drug tolerance changes as you are taking your prescription. Many pharmaceutical drugs naturally lose their effectiveness at certain dosage levels as your body becomes accustomed

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, Do You Understand Hospital Ratings or Rankings

Do You Understand Hospital Ratings or Rankings

Keeping the ratings in the forefront of your mind, and your personal needs at hand, with some research you can find a hospital that meets your medical needs and addresses your standard for care.

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, Nutrition During Post-Operative Care

Nutrition During Post-Operative Care

In addition to monitoring your caloric intake and getting exercise, a preventive lifestyle requires you to pay attention to the kinds of nutrients of nutrients you are ingesting (and not simply their total calories).

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, Recovering from Medical Bankruptcy

Recovering from Medical Bankruptcy

The Affordable Care Act also does not address the job loss-fueled lack of health insurance coverage that leads to so many medical bankruptcy claims. In moving forward, many public health advocates have called for universal coverage…

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, Folk Remedies: Dangerous or Harmless, Helpful or Ineffective?

Folk Remedies: Dangerous or Harmless, Helpful or Ineffective?

Much of the science behind nutritional supplements is murky, especially when it comes to marketing claims. If these dietary supplement companies do not make a specific claim about…

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, Health Benefits of Cleansing Diets

Health Benefits of Cleansing Diets

As the body is exposed to toxins over a long period of time, small amounts of these chemicals are stored in the body’s various tissues. In recent…

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, How to Avoid  Addiction to Pain Killers?

How to Avoid Addiction to Pain Killers?

So what is “true” addiction to painkillers and how can it be avoided?First, patients should adhere to the directions given by their physician and pharmacist. Pain medication…

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, Materials Engineering in Medical and Hospital Equipment

Materials Engineering in Medical and Hospital Equipment

Materials engineering refers to the application of the properties of matter to various branches of engineering and science. Materials engineering examines the structure of matter at atomic and molecular levels to explore how the materials can be strengthened, improved, or otherwise …..

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, Do you Know about Human Pathogens and  Animal Vectors?

Do you Know about Human Pathogens and Animal Vectors?

With the entertainment industry’s preoccupation with world-devastating viruses in recent decades it’s easy to see how public anxiety has increased regarding apocalyptic scenarios. When it comes to the next world pandemic, the question is …

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, Do you know about Department of Health and Human Services?

Do you know about Department of Health and Human Services?

What is the healthcare infrastructure actually like? Who oversees the implementation of new healthcare legislation? How are infrastructure changes implemented? In the US, the…….

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, Ethical Concerns in Pharmaceutical Drug Testing

Ethical Concerns in Pharmaceutical Drug Testing

New drugs developed by pharmaceutical drug companies must be tested in human subjects in order to eventually reach the open market. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently has three main phases of testing for new drugs….

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, How do Genes Affect the Human Immune System?

How do Genes Affect the Human Immune System?

First, it is necessary to establish that there is no single genetic component to human immunity and that genetics affects your immune system in an unfathomable number of ways depending on your ancestry.

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, The Future of Physical Therapy

The Future of Physical Therapy

Enormous technological advances in the last century have fundamentally changed the healthcare industry. New pharmaceutical drugs, stable and accessible hospital care, and advanced training for health professionals have combined to extend life …..

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, 3D Printing and the Healthcare Industry

3D Printing and the Healthcare Industry

Eventually, 3D printing in the healthcare industry will allow for the creation of fully functional human organs to give those waiting on a transplant a realistic chance for survival…..

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, Personal Health Concerns when Traveling Abroad

Personal Health Concerns when Traveling Abroad

Our personal health is incredibly easy to take for granted; when we don’t, there is seldom anything else that takes priority. When we travel abroad, we are in a uniquely vulnerable position……..

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, Healthcare Delivery and Bioterrorism

Healthcare Delivery and Bioterrorism

Bio-terrorism represents one of the most fundamentally difficult challenges for healthcare providers and governments alike. Namely, how does one reduce the potential effects of a terrorist biological attack while simultaneously minimizing public anxiety and the trimming of civil liberties?

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, Increase Life Expectancy with Preventive Lifestyle

Increase Life Expectancy with Preventive Lifestyle

One of the most important adjustments healthcare providers are trying to communicate via public education is the necessity of living a preventive lifestyle.

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, How does Quarantine Stop the Spread of New Pathogens?

How does Quarantine Stop the Spread of New Pathogens?

Given the seemingly endless Hollywood fascination with zombies in recent years (as well as the oft-repeated viral origin for the undead themselves), there is an undercurrent of interest in pathology running through the American public. In the zombie movies, the quarantines always seem to fail, and doctors are left speechless. How do quarantines actually work? When are they deemed necessary, and what chances do modern quarantine protocols have at stopping the next world pandemic?

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, What is a Visit to the Emergency Room Actually Like?

What is a Visit to the Emergency Room Actually Like?

It’s all too common to take personal health for granted. When everything is operating as it should in our bodies, personal health is often a It’s all too common to take personal health for granted. When everything is operating as it should in our bodies, personal health is often a background concern. Yet we cannot underestimate the importance of knowing what to do in a health emergency. Where is the nearest hospital equipped with emergency services? background concern. Yet we cannot underestimate the importance of knowing what to do in a health emergency. Where is the nearest hospital equipped with emergency services?

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, How to Choose a Specialist

How to Choose a Specialist

Normally, a family’s medical care is handled by a primary care physician (PCP, also known as a general physician) who assists in diagnosis and prescribes a course of treatment for a wide variety of uncomplicated medical conditions. Specialists, on the other hand, have years of specialized training in a specific field, such as neurosurgery or nuclear medicine.

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, How to Choose a Hospital

How to Choose a Hospital

Choosing a hospital depends on a variety of factors. First the basics:How close are local hospitals, and how physically accessible are they?Will ambulances or other vehicles be able to reach your family members in time in the event of an emergency?What kind of health insurance coverage does the hospital accept and how secure is that relationship?

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, Do You Know What  Best Hospitals in the World mean?

Do You Know What Best Hospitals in the World mean?

Asking which hospitals are best in the world means we must first clarify what we mean when we say “best.” Are we referring to low readmission rates? Are we talking about access to specialized care, [...]

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, Did you have your routine blood work done?

Did you have your routine blood work done?

Routine blood work includes a complete blood count, lipid profiles, a metabolic panel and test which assess the function of major organs of the body, for example the liver and the kidneys…..

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, The Impact of Blood Shortages on American Healthcare

The Impact of Blood Shortages on American Healthcare

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day.A total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S.

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, How to Make the Most of the First Visit to a New Doctor

How to Make the Most of the First Visit to a New Doctor

Before even entering the waiting room of a new doctor, there are a number of things you should do so that your first visit with the doctor is as productive and helpful as possible. To [...]

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, What is a Preventive Lifestyle and Why is it Important to the Healthcare Industry?

What is a Preventive Lifestyle and Why is it Important to the Healthcare Industry?

Healthy lifestyles offer some of the best preventive care, reducing the incidence of morbidity as well as decreasing healthcare costs.

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