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Letter to the President: Childhood Obesity

By at December 4, 2010 | 2:44 pm | 0 Comment

Letter to the President: Childhood Obesity

Letter to the President  Dear Mr President, One out of every three children is now overweight or obese, a condition that places them at greater risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, and cancer over the course of their lives.  This is not the future we want for our children, and it is a burden our health care system cannot bear.Nearly $150 billion per year more...

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Marijuana: Effects on the Brain

By at December 1, 2010 | 1:09 pm | 2 Comments

Marijuana: Effects on the Brain

Marijuana and its Effects on the Brain Written by Cristina Wright According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, marijuana is the most commonly abused illicit drug in the United States.  Statistics show that among teenagers 12-17 years old, the average age of first marijuana usage is 14 years old. Marijuana is thought to be the one drug that is safe to use; more...

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Hepatitis C and the Liver

By at November 28, 2010 | 1:56 pm | 0 Comment

Hepatitis C and the Liver

Hepatits C and the Liver: Written by Saleem Chauhan. Hepatitis is a Latin word meaning inflamed liver, which is usually caused by a virus. As many other viruses can cause harm to the liver, hepatitis viruses directly attack the liver. There are seven types of hepatitis viruses, but three are most common: A, B, and C. Hepatitis viruses can spread from person to person; more...

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Varicella zoster virus (shingles)

By at November 24, 2010 | 12:59 am | 0 Comment

Varicella zoster virus (shingles)

Varicella zoster virus (shingles) Written by Bianca Brown. ABSTRACT The Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is one of the eight herpes viruses that belong to the family Herpesviridae and the subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae.  The Alphaherpesvirinae also includes type 1 and 2 of the herpes simplex virus (HSV), the third in this sub- family is the Varicella zoster virus, more more...

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Peripause vs. Menopause

By at November 24, 2010 | 12:45 am | 1 Comments

Peripause vs. Menopause

What is Peripause vs. Menopause? Written by Michele Hendon. Menopause is the stage in a woman’s life when she is no longer capable of bearing children. Menopause is often misunderstood. Women may say that they are going through menopause, when in reality, what they are actually referring to is known as perimenopause. Menopause is, in actuality, only one day in a more...

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