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3 Common Types of Skin Diseases: Remedies And Treatment

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3 Common Types of Skin Diseases: Remedies And Treatment

Skin is the largest organ and at the same times a very delicate part of the body. This means that if you are not comfortable with your skin, then your life will be in a mess. Skin problems are very common and there are several factors that lead to the development of these problems. Many…

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Pros And Cons Of Web-Based PACS Systems

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Pros And Cons Of Web-Based PACS Systems

Many medical professionals are interested in installing the PACS systems that are capable of boosting the workplace efficiency, and also enhancing the performance of the office. With this in mind, there are many variations of PACS systems on the market, and finding the right one can be quite difficult. Many medical professionals are confused with…

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Understanding And Recognizing Tonsillitis In Children

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Understanding And Recognizing Tonsillitis In Children

If your child has chronic tonsillitis, they may need surgery to remove the tonsils and you need to understand the signs and symptoms of the inflammation. Tonsillitis can actually be caused by a virus or a bacterium, but in either case, the condition is most commonly contagious. While anyone can contract it, the inflammation is…

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Remembering To Take Your Medication

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Remembering To Take Your Medication

If you’re suffering from a treatable illness, be it a virus or a chronic condition, you and your doctor will want to ensure that you’re doing everything possible to get your symptoms under control and become healthy again. Medications often play a crucial role in this process, and if you want to get better, it’s…

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Why Many People Get Sick During the Holiday Season

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Why Many People Get Sick During the Holiday Season

 The holiday season is here again! ‘Tis the season to be jolly, merry, and sick? According to Dr. William Schaffner, chair of the department of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University, the “holidays are a  virus-distribution system.” Flu season As the holidays draw closer, flu becomes rampant as well. This is because the influenza virus thrives…

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5 Animals Most Likely to Give You a Disease

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5 Animals Most Likely to Give You a Disease

When you think of animals, you probably imagine playful dogs, fluffy rabbits, or other favorite animals. Animals have been a companion to humans almost since the dawn of mankind. However, not all animals are safe to have as pets or to have contact with. Of course everyone knows that crocodiles and other dangerous animals can…

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Tonsillitis: The Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

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Tonsillitis: The Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

The term tonsillitis refers to a viral or bacterial infection which causes inflammation of the tonsils.  Causes of tonsillitis The most common cause of tonsillitis is a viral infection such as; adenovirus, coronavirus, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus and rhinovirus. Cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, herpes simplex virus, HIV and bacterial infections can also cause tonsillitis; however, these…

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What You Need to Know About West Nile Virus

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What You Need to Know About West Nile Virus

Every spring, we begin hearing cautions about West Nile virus, and every so often we hear on the news that someone has died because of it. What is this deadly disease, and what do you need to know about it? To clear up any mystery or confusion surrounding West Nile virus, here is some important…

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How Well Do You Know The Herpes Simplex Virus?

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How Well Do You Know The Herpes Simplex Virus?

Herpes is one of the viral infections that have been around for centuries. The herpes simplex virus is fairly common and there are only 2 types; HSV type 1 and HSV type 2. Type 1 virus causes oral herpes, which can be identified by the cold sores that appear in the mouth region, while type…

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Stop the Spread of the West Nile Virus

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Stop the Spread of the West Nile Virus

Nile Virus Mosquitoes are the primary vectors, or agents, of spreading West Nile Virus.  Originating in Africa, this virus was first documented in the United States in 1999.  While most people who become infected with the virus experience no symptoms, the virus can cause severe and life-threatening illness.  Thus, preventing the spread of West Nile…

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