What are the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

All women are at risk for developing ovarian cancer, whether they are at high risk or low for getting this disease. Since 77% of ovarian cancers are diagnosed in their advanced stages, women need to be more aware of subtle warning signs, as symptoms can be rather vague at first, but …

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Treatment for a Lightning Strike Victim

Almost all deaths that result from lightning strikes are caused by the death of brain cells due to cardiopulmonary arrest which results in the brain not getting enough oxygen. The greatest way to prevent loss of life is CPR being initiated quickly. The most frequent cause of death is because the individual is alone in an …

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Why there is never a right Time to Tackle your Weight

Waiting for the right time to tackle your weight won’t make the weight loss happen any quicker. There’s no such thing as a right time to tackle your weight. Whenever you make the decision to do so you will be faced against other issues that need to be tackled first …

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Why you should go to your Weight Watcher Meetings

The benefits of going to your Weight Watcher’s meetings are several. For one thing, you get to interact with others that are in the same boat as you are, trying to lose weight. And for another, you do have to be accountable at your weigh-in, expecting it each week so …

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Medicinal uses of Wintergreen Gaultheria Procumbens

Wintergreen, like spearmint and peppermint, can be utilized medicinally to treat a myriad of ailments. Wintergreen contains powerful beneficial compounds like the analgesic methyl salicylate, which relieves moderate levels of pain, and volatile oils that act as antiseptics and bactericides. Because of the concentration of these compounds, (plus phenols, tannins …

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Career Guidance Alternative Healthcare Professions

Alternative medicine, or alternative healthcare, is the practice of methods useful for healing or preventing certain disease conditions by stimulating the body’s own processes or by advocating other natural means of treatment. The practice of alternative healthcare is becoming popular in most parts of the world, especially as the number …

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Meningitis

Meningitis can come in the form of a bacterial or a viral infection. It sets into and damages the meninges (the layers of membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord). Depending on what type of meningitis is involved, the infection may either resolve on its own or it could …

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Gout Foods to Avoid List

Gout was historically known as the “disease of kings” because it was limited to the upper class of society who had access to expensive food such as meat and seafood. It is an inflammatory arthritic condition that affects approximately 1-2% of the Western population. The incidence of gout has increased …

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Alcoholisms Effect on the Family

I thought I understood alcoholism. I had an uncle who was an alcoholic and spent the better part of his life in and out of prison because of it. Alcoholism cost him everything he had. In nursing school we studied alcoholism and spent part of our clinicals at an alcoholism …

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