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What does Qd on a Prescription mean

What does q.d. on a prescription mean? Medical abbreviations have been in use since physicians themselves began to treat a person for different disease processes. All medical terminology and abbreviations have their roots, prefixes and suffixes based on the Greek or Latin language. This came about because Greek and Latin …

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Medical uses of Turmeric

Turmeric, widely known as being responsible for the bright yellow color of many middle eastern dishes (and mysterious stains on my kitchen counters) has been used medicinally and in dyeing of fabrics and cooking for many centuries. Its color and flavor led to it being used as an inexpensive substitute …

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Foods High in Vitamin B12

Dairy products, fermented soya products meat and eggs are rich sources of Vitamin B12. This vitamin cannot be found naturally in plants. However, there are claims that indicate a significant amount of Vitamin B12 can be found in algae such as spirulina, and seaweeds due to a compound called B12 …

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Why Menstruation

Every month, as long as a woman is childbearing age and not currently pregnant, her uterus prepares for pregnancy. The whole process usually takes about four weeks, as long as a lunar cycle. However, anywhere from three to five weeks may be within normal range for an individual woman, and …

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Stretches to Improve your Posture

If you have issues with your posture, it can cause many unnecessary pains, such as neck and shoulder pain or hip pain from sitting too long. If you have any form of chronic back pain, it is essential to learn stretching exercises to improve posture. In many instances, worrisome pains …

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How to Tone up your Legs

Everyone wants the look of toned, muscular legs that look great in shorts and swimsuits for the summer months. Legs are easy to tone, either at home or at the gym. Because legs have large muscles, exercising them burns more calories, for an added benefit. Consistent exercise at least 3 …

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What are Dust Mites

Dust mites are tiny arthropods which you can just see with the naked eye (if you have good vision). They live in our homes and share many surfaces with us because they eat small scales of skin which fall from our bodies each day. Most of the dust in our …

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How to Stop Drinking

The quantity, frequency and regularity of alcohol consumption combined with the ramifications of financial loss, family disruption, loss of employment and health problems all contribute to the definition. Contrary to what you may have heard alcohol addiction is not an incurable brain disease. In fact, it is not a disease …

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