Archive for January, 2010

Preventing The Aneurysm – A Silent Killer

Preventing The Aneurysm – A Silent Killer

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With few symptoms in most cases, aneurysms are a form of “silent killer” that can sneak up on victims causing death or severe disability. However, when successfully diagnosed, such conditions can be treated with considerable success.

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The Risks Of Ignoring Hepatitis Infection

The Risks Of Ignoring Hepatitis Infection

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When it comes to Hepatitis C, we have been fortunate to see a decrease in infection rates of the disease for quite a number of years. Unfortunately, a lack of focus on managing the disease now threatens to increase the health costs for the condition.

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Keeping the Good In and the Bad Out with Better Bandages

Keeping the Good In and the Bad Out with Better Bandages

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As far as medical technologies go, the bandages is not something that most of us would consider when thinking about advanced medicine. However, with much research being directed at creating a better bandage, we will soon be looking at bandages in a whole new light.

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A Timeline of Health Risks for Haitian Earthquake Survivors

A Timeline of Health Risks for Haitian Earthquake Survivors

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As the death toll in Haiti continues to climb, the media will focus considerable attention on the number of dead. While the deaths are a tragedy, it is important to remember the plight of the survivors and the health risks that they will face over the upcoming days and months.

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Atrial Fibrillation’s Small Heart Flutter Causes Big Costs

Atrial Fibrillation’s Small Heart Flutter Causes Big Costs

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Though having an irregular heartbeat from Atrial Fibrillation is not a direct threat to one’s health, the secondary conditions that can result are dangerous. In fact, secondary factors make this small fluttering of the heart very expensive to health systems worldwide.

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The Surging Tide of Dengue Fever – Dengue Fevere Is Spreading

The Surging Tide of Dengue Fever – Dengue Fevere Is Spreading

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While Dengue Fever is frequently associated with tropical destinations, in recent decades its range has spread and the number of infections increased by orders of magnitude. Estimates suggest that 50-100 million people are infected annually with rates increasing.

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