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10 Things You Should Know About Strep Throat

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10 Things You Should Know About Strep Throat

10 Things to Know about Strep Throat by Megan McQuillen 10.  What is strep throat? Strep throat is an infection of the tonsils and the throat, causing inflammation and redness. If left untreated, it can spread and cause infections in the heart.  9. What causes strep throat? Strep throat is caused by a group of bacteria known as Streptococcus. 8. How is strep more...

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10 Things You Should Know About Skin Cancer

By at December 21, 2010 | 12:54 pm | 2 Comments

10 Things You Should Know About Skin Cancer

10 Things You Should Know About Skin Cancer by Melisa Ferhatovic             Since the skin is the most visible organ of the human body, anything abnormal is easily distinguished. If you notice changes in the color, tone, or condition of your skin, chances are a disease is lurking right around the corner. A simple change in the color of a mole can lead to a more...

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10 Things You Should Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

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10 Things You Should Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

10 Things You Should Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) by Alyssa Bacher  SAD is associated with the daylight, not the temperature.  Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) is a form of depression associated with the lack of natural light during the winter months. A lack of natural sunlight increases the body’s melatonin production, which regulates more...

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10 Things You Should Know About Melanoma

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10 Things You Should Know About Melanoma

Ten things you should know about Melanoma by Basira Qarizada   A dark-pigmented, usually malignant tumor arising from a melanocyte and occurring most commonly in the skin.  Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. Melanoma cancer can advance and spread to other parts of the body, where it becomes hard to treat and can be fatal.  The risk of more...

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10 Things You Should Know About Lactose Intolerance

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10 Things You Should Know About Lactose Intolerance

10 Things You Should Know About Lactose Intolerance by Lina Shapovalova  1.      Lactose is a large sugar molecule that is made up of two smaller sugars, glucose and galactose. 2.      Lactose must be split into glucose and galactose, in order to be absorbed from the small intestine and into the body. 3.      Lactase is the enzyme that is located more...

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