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Is opting out easier for organ donation?

The U.K. at present has an organ donation system that one has to opt into, in order to be placed on a register enabling organ donation after death. One problem associated with opting in, is that it requires conscious effort. There will always be people who never get …

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Coping with Panic Anxiety Attacks

Anxiety and panic attacks are terrifying, for you believe you are dying. Sweating, heart beating so hard you would swear it will burst, tingling limbs, rapid breathing and a feeling that you are suffocating are all symptoms of such an attack. Following the first one, you attempt to avoid any …

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How Surgeons are Making a Fortune out of Peoples Lack of Body Confidence

Everyone has parts of their body which they wish they could change and since cosmetic surgery has become more widely accessible, particularly as prices have fallen, an increasing number of people are turning to surgeons to help ‘fix’ their ‘problem’. This is good news for surgeons, who are having to …

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Prevention of Food Borne Illness

Food poisoning is no laughing matter. At best, it is unpleasant and, at worst, extremely dangerous, and to the old and very young, possibly fatal. There are simple, yet effective, precautions, which ensure food safety. By following the safety guidelines you can keep food poisoning out of your home. Shopping …

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Is Attending a Pain Clinic a Viable Option for you

Is Attending A Pain Clinic A Viable Option For You? Millions of people suffer chronic pain every day. Being able to attend a pain clinic offers a suffering patient the opportunity to have a medical assessment to determine the cause, obtain personal support for pain management and possibly find temporary …

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Is Signing a Dnr do not Resuscitate Order Passive Suicide – Yes

Most times a DNR includes more than do not resuscitate’, rather it most often extends to do not take any extraordinary measures’. This would likely include CPR, breathing machines, blood transfusions, etc. Signing a DNR is passive suicide. When a suicidal person takes an overdose or jumps off a bridge, …

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Caring for Family

‘Should nurses care for family members?’ No. Let me clarify my short and to the point answer. The emotional stress of working within the health services of the world is considerable. Empathy, compassion and a sense of being is the corner stone of the nursing profession. A truely dedicated nurse …

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Causes of Low White Blood Cell Counts

The average person probably doesn’t give their white blood cell count a second thought. There is a good chance that they may not even know exactly what it is that white blood cells do. However, for a select group of people battling certain diseases, their white blood cell count is …

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Tumor Information and Facts

I thought I had gained a few pounds. I tried all kinds of diets, and it seemed that a few even worked. But I never totally lost all the weight. Eventually I chalked it up to the fact that sometimes you do gain weight over any period of time. And …

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