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INNOVATION IN REHABILITATION AFTER SPINAL CORD INJURY: ORTHOTICS

Another area of importance to spinal cord injury is orthotics, the design and making of braces and splints. Many people with spinal cord injury can benefit from appropriate bracing and splinting of the limbs and trunk. Bracing is very important … Continue reading

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FOODS PROMOTING CANCER: EXCESSIVE SALT AND SUGAR

Excessive Salt Many nutritionists believe that salt is too freely used in the ordinary diet and, could be one of the main causes of cancer. Most cancer patient are therefore, prescribed salt-free diets. It is claimed that salt is often … Continue reading

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REDUCING YOUR RISK OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE: IMPROVING YOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL – A FITNESS PLAN FOR YOUR HEART

A cardiovascular fitness program has three parts: warm-up, conditioning aerobic exercise, and cool-down. The exercise should be frequent enough, intense enough, of sufficient duration, and of the appropriate type to induce a training effect. In general, try to set up … Continue reading

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EAT YOUR WAY TO HEALTHY BONES: GRACE’S STORY

race smoked her last cigarette just weeks before her first bone scan. The smoking, a history of heavy drinking (though it ended thirty years ago), chronic digestive problems requiring various medications, and an extremely stressful job from which she recently … Continue reading

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COPING WITH SEIZURES AND EPILEPSY: THE FIRST “BIG” SEIZURE WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW – WILL MY CHILD BE RETARDED?

No! A single tonic-clonic seizure does not cause mental retardation or brain damage! Nor do recurrent seizures cause mental retardation or brain damage. It is true that tonic-clonic and other seizures occur more often among children who already have brain … Continue reading

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GUIDELINES FOR DIABETES CARE: CLINICAL ASSESSMENTS – DILATED EYE EXAMINATION

The presence of diabetic retinopathy is strongly related to the duration of diabetes. After 20 years of diabetes, virtually all type 1 and 60-70% of type 2 diabetics have evidence of retinopathy. In type 2 diabetes, duration may be difficulty … Continue reading

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SEXUAL ACTIVITY IN GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER: WHAT IS NORMAL?

It is abundantly clear that the type of intimate relationships and sex that we have, and the frequency with which we have it, is as variable as human nature itself. What is enjoyable for one person may not be for … Continue reading

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HOW BDD AFFECTS LIVES: ACCIDENTS

BDD can cause accidents. Janet had several of them. “I’m a mirror-driven person,” she said. “I check all the time. The worst part of it is I check in the rearview mirror while I’m driving. A few years ago I … Continue reading

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HIV: MOUTH PROBLEMS-SORES, BLISTERS, OR ULCERS ON THE LIPS OR MOUTH: HERPES SIMPLEX

Sores or blisters on the lips or mouth or in the throat are usually caused by one of two conditions. One is an infection by the virus herpes simplex; the other is a condition called aphthous ulcers, whose cause is … Continue reading

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TREATING PHOTOAGEING: COSMETIC CREAMS, VITAMIN TABLETS AND BEAUTY THERAPY

Cosmetic creams Many cosmetic companies claim that their products have anti-wrinkle properties and can even repair the cells. These claims are not based on scientific fact and are confusing and misleading to the general public. Recently, several companies have incorporated … Continue reading

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