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What Is Hand-foot-and-mouth Disease?

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Most parents are familiar with hand-foot-and-mouth disease, or HFMD for short, because the disease commonly affects young children, and therefore is something that pediatricians usually discuss with their patients’ parents. While rare, the disease can sometimes occur in older children and adults. If you or a loved one is suffering…

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What is Heart Disease?

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Heart disease is a broad medical term that is used to describe a wide range of different conditions that affect a patient’s heart. Most often, heart disease involves the narrowing or blocking of blood vessels and arteries. Heart disease can lead to very serious medical complications, including a heart attack…

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What is an Autoimmune Disease?

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During the first half of the twentieth century, thousands of people were exposed to unsafe levels of radiation, as well as dangerous chemicals, while working and living on or near Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. Unfortunately, it was not until decades later that experts discovered the link between exposure to…

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What is Peyronie’s Disease?

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Being diagnosed with a serious illness can take a physical, emotional, and financial toll on patients and their families. Recognizing this, the federal government created two programs that allow those whose injuries or illnesses can be linked to exposure to radioactive materials or other hazardous chemicals used at DOE facilities,…

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What is Graves Disease?

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Graves Disease is a disorder of the immune system that causes hyperthyroidism as a result of the excess production of thyroid hormones. The overproduction of thyroid hormones is caused by overstimulation of the thyroid gland by thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins (TSIs). Graves Disease is the leading cause of hyperthyroidism in the…

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What is Celiac Disease?

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Celiac Disease is an immune system disorder triggered by eating the protein, gluten. Gluten is often found in wheat, barley and rye. When you suffer from Celiac Disease and you eat gluten, it facilitates an immune reaction in your small intestines. Celiac Disease destroys the villi which are responsible for…

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Home Health Care Duties

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All You Need to Know About Home Health Care Duties Some say that being a home health caregiver is a calling. Others say it is all about will power. What we know for sure is that it requires the utmost level of commitment. There are no formal education requirements to…

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What is Crohn’s Disease?

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Quite simply stated, Crohn’s Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn’s Disease causes chronic inflammation to the digestive tract causing excruciating abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea which can sometimes be bloody and serious weight loss. If you acquired Crohn’s Disease as a result of exposure to harmful substances at your job,…

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