From the monthly archives:

October 2008

The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

October 13, 2008

It’s quite confusing for people to hear that the Hepatitis C virus is unrelated to Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and the other Hepatitis viruses. If they’re unrelated, why do they all have the same name?The answer lies in the fact that the prefix “hep” refers to the liver, so what the hepatitis viruses have in […]

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Symptoms of Hepatitis C

October 13, 2008

One of the challenges of the hepatitis C virus is that the infection rarely shows signs and symptoms at its earliest stages. By the time a patient is experiencing the telltale signs of Hep C, the infection has usually progressed to a serious stage. Unfortunately, there are no “early” signs of Hepatitis C, or the […]

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Until 1936, pneumonia was the No.1 cause of death in the U.S. In 2000, pneumonia and influenza combined ranked as the seventh leading cause of death. Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) is a general term used to describe infection of the respiratory tract from bacterial, fungal or viral agents. Pneumonia is one such infection. Pneumonia is […]

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Ear Infections and Ear Ache

October 8, 2008

What Is Otitis Media? Otitis media means inflammation of the middle ear. The inflammation occurs as a result of a middle ear infection. It can occur in one or both ears. Otitis media is the most frequent diagnosis recorded for children who visit physicians for illness. It is also the most common cause of hearing […]

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ARA) – “Creepy-crawly,” “prickly,” “tingling,” and “twitching” … These are the words typically used to describe one of the most common but relatively unknown sleep disorders in the United States: Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), nearly 12 million Americans have RLS, and even though it’s slowly becoming more […]

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