Archive for May, 2011

What It Means To Find Blood In Our Urine

[ 0 ] May 26, 2011 |
What It Means To Find Blood In Our Urine

Finding blood in our urine can cause considerable alarm for some and little response in others. With so many causes, neither response is immediately effective. Understanding the possible reasons for the symptoms can guide us toward appropriate medical assistance.

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The Damaging Effects of Chronic Pain on the Brain

[ 0 ] May 19, 2011 |
The Damaging Effects of Chronic Pain on the Brain

Because chronic pain is so widespread, most of us are quite familiar with the damaging effects that it can have on lives. What many of us don’t know is the damage that chronic pain can do to the brain or the effects that this damage can have on our mental abilities.

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Understanding How Our Fingers Can Predict Health Problems

[ 0 ] May 12, 2011 |
Understanding How Our Fingers Can Predict Health Problems

Much of the focus in current medical research is directed towards identifying the genes responsible for illness. However, our genes are not the only contributor to disease. The environment in our mothers womb is also a significant contributor to our future health. One of the very visible signs recording our development in the womb is the relative lengths of our fingers.

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Heart Valve Repair Advancing At A Strong, Steady Beat

[ 0 ] May 4, 2011 |
Heart Valve Repair Advancing At A Strong, Steady Beat

Despite showing an impressive resiliency with its ability to pump blood for our entire lives, the human heart can still suffer from defects and mechanical failure. In particular, the valves of the human heart can have problems that cause the heart to work harder and harder just to move blood through our systems. Fortunately, repair of heart valves is becoming an increasingly safer medical procedure.

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