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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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Anxiety

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Every person deals with anxiety. In moderation and at the appropriate times, feelings of anxiety are both a normal and healthy part of the human experience. However, a significant number of people suffer from anxiety disorders. As explained by the Mayo Clinic, an anxiety disorder is defined as chronic feelings…

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What Is Lymphoma?

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Many professions that expose their workers to radiation and other heavy metal toxicities put them at risk for different types of cancers which can destroy the immune system and allow infection to run rampant through a person’s body. Many times, when cancer develops that affects the immune system as a…

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What Is Glaucoma?

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Glaucoma is a serious medical condition that affects millions of Americans. Indeed, it is one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness in the United States. Alarmingly, many people who currently have glaucoma are completely unaware that they have it. While dealing with glaucoma can be challenging, there are a…

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