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Mammary Gland Evolution

By at January 4, 2012 | 12:43 am | 0 Comment

In 1758, mammary glands, a defining characteristic of mammals, were first acknowledged for their uniqueness. It was that year that Linnaeus combined terrestrial organisms, formerly considered quadrupeds, with a group of aquatic cetaceans, considered fish, into a new group he called Mammalia. All of these organisms shared the ability to feed their young with a nutritive more...

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Artificial Sweeteners: Not as Sweet as They Seem by Brian Stegall

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Artificial Sweeteners: Not as Sweet as They Seem by Brian Stegall

In today’s world with ongoing issues with obesity, heart disease, diabetes and many others due to over-indulgence in food, everyone is looking for ways to cut calories. This weight consciousness has turned many to products such as Sweet ‘N Low, Splenda, Equal and many others to become common for use in just about everything from sweetening coffee in the morning or to more...

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What is Eczema and How to Treat It by Bryan LaRue

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What is Eczema and How to Treat It by Bryan LaRue

Eczema is a skin condition that affects many individuals and is also called atopic dermatitis. The word eczema comes from the Greek word “to boil over”. “Eczema affects 10% to 20% of infants and about 3% of adults and children in the U.S.” (Wang 2011) Many cases can cause permanent scarring and infections in the affected areas if not treated properly. Aside from more...

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Basic Life Support BLS Class | CPR in St. Louis

By at December 23, 2011 | 12:31 pm | 0 Comment

If you are a nursing student, medical student, dental student, emt, paramedic, or any other healthcare or emergency provider in St. Louis MO, you need to be certified by the American Heart Association (AHA) in Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR.  Here are the steps of Basic Life Support (BLS) / CPR for Adults. You will also need it for children and infants, along with how more...

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The Role High Fructose Corn Syrup Plays in Obesity by Hollie Strawn

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The Role High Fructose Corn Syrup Plays in Obesity by Hollie Strawn

High Fructose Corn Syrup, or HFCS, in consumer foods has recently generated controversy concerning its role as a contributor to rising obesity rates in the United States. Two questions stand out. One asks, “Does HFCS actually cause weight gain with obesity indicators such as metabolic changes along with increased adiposity, especially as compared with sucrose?”, and more...

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