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Overview of Hyperbilirubinemia

Hyperbilirubinemia is by definition a disorder of the pigment bilirubin in which there is excessive amount of it in the blood above its normal value. Usually bilirubin is obtained from dead red blood cells that undergo destruction in the spleen. It is obtained as a metabolic product to the degradation of …

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Symptoms of Appendicitis in Children

From the medical standpoint, while the appendix – which is a narrow, finger-shaped, hollow structure attached to the large intestine – serves no purpose in humans, it can however cause serious problems when it becomes inflamed – known as appendicitis. Most common in young children over six years of age, …

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Connecting to Nature

Nature is within us and outside of us. We are so fortunate to have city parks inhabited by squirrels, birds, and plants (some that may be native to specific areas) that grow in the full sun or under the gaze of ancient redwoods or ancestral oak trees. You see, even …

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