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Why Abortion is usually Wrong

One of the most controversial topics in America and all over the world today is the issue of abortion. Purely by the nature of the topic itself, many questions about morality are raised that are very difficult, and sometimes even impossible to answer. However, the fundamental question that needs to be …

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Does Marriage Make you Gain Weight

From wedding gowns and tuxedos to muumuus and sweats: studies warn that marriage may make you fat. According to a study reported on Nature.com, “both married men and women are twice as likely to become obese as the general population. And the longer they live together, the greater the risk,” …

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Gardasil for Boys

In 2006, Gardasil, the first vaccination to prevent infection from several types of human papilloma virus (HPV), was FDA approved and recommended for use in pre-teen and young adult females. Papillomas are warts, which, for the most part, aren’t all that uncommon or dangerous, unless they arise from some of …

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About Clinical Research Programs

A clinical research program, also known as a clinical trial, is a common form of scientific medical research used to test the effectiveness and safety of new drugs and surgical techniques. These trials typically take in volunteer patients, some of whom receive the drug being tested, and others of whom …

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What is the Smile Train

The Smile Train: A Charity that changes lives! While thumbing through a magazine last week I came across an ad for the smile train, an ad I am sure you are familiar with. The ad features children with cleft palates who are severely disfigured. Instead of turning the page as …

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Stomach Cancer Treatments

It’s a cancer that’s rare in the United States. Fortunately, the number of patients diagnosed with stomach cancer each year is steadily declining. Stomach cancer is also referred to as gastric cancer. According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common type is adenocarcinoma, which starts in the mucus-producing cells in …

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Light at the End of the Medicare Part d Tunnel

Millions of Americans are finding themselves uninsured or underinsured and , therefore, finding it difficult to receive medical treatment they can afford. State Medicaid programs, already over-burdoned, may offer coverage for children for those families that meet financial qualifications. There is a national program called C.H.I.P. – Childlrens’ Health Insurance …

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Your doctor and the art of listening

Listening is an art and many doctors, as well as others, have the gift of listening. Most patients who are serious about living healthy will testify to the reality that their doctors are excellent listeners, while some may state exactly the opposite. In other words, personal experiences with doctors in …

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