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Jul
05

Erysipelas is a rare type of bacterial infection. Usually this disease only affects the legs or the face, and iserysipelas similar to cellulitis. However, cellulitis may develop on any part of the body and may be infected by many different bacteria. Erysipelas, on the other hand, is normally caused by one bacteria known as streptococcus pyogenes. Before antibiotics, farmers had pigs that would develop the disease and they would die from it. In humans erysipelas is rare, but if one is to contact erysipelas, immediate treatment is needed. If left untreated, it often can damage the heart as well as the joints. When anyone looks at the biography of interesting people from the past or in past family histories, you can find the deaths of many people by erysipelas. Anybody living before the time in which antibiotics were developed Read more…

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Jun
14

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is more prevalent than ever. Right now it is estimated that 20 million chronic kidney diseaseAmericans are suffering from some stage of the illness. My father was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease a few years ago and he has shown most of the symptoms that we will explore in this article. Having chronic kidney disease means that for some time your kidneys have not been working the way they were intended to work. Your kidneys job is essentially to filter your blood. They remove waste products and extra fluid along with flushing them out from the body via urine. When your kidneys are sluggish, wastes build up in your blood and make you sick. Some people believe Read more…

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Apr
09

  

Tuberculosis Bacteria

          Is tuberculosis a contagious killer?  Well, it depends on which type of tuberculosis (commonly called TB) we are talking about, active or inactive.  Active tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious disease.  Just like the common cold, it spreads through the air, but only people who are sick with TB in their lungs are infectious.  This type of TB means the bacteria are active in the body and the immune system is unable to stop them from causing illness.  People with active Read more…

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May
19

          Crohn’s disease is a lifelong inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  Parts of the digestive system get swollen and have deep sores called ulcers.  The disease usually is found in the last part of the small intestine and the first part of the large intestine, but it can develop anywhere in the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus.  Doctors don’t know what causes Crohn’s disease.  You may get it when the body’s immune system has an abnormal response to normal bacteria Read more…

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Apr
27

          Feeling depressed or forgetful?  How about being tired all of the time or notice your hair falling out?  Are you gaining weight for no reason?  I was just two years ago.  Luckily I went to my doctor with these symptoms and he ran some blood tests.  Guess what?  I had hypothyroidism.  Believe it or not – approximately Read more…

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Apr
22

About 5 million people in the United States suffer from congestive heart failure (CHF).  Approximately 550,000 new cases of the condition are diagnosed every year.  It is the most common hospital discharge diagnosis with more than one million hospital stays annually.  A person 40 years or more has a 1 in 5 chance of developing heart failure.  Congestive heart failure (CHF) affects 1% of the Read more…

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Apr
03

          If you have ever known anyone that has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, it is no joke!  Contrary to what some believe, fibromyalgia is NOT psychological burn out or depression, it is NOT laziness, whining or malingering.  It IS the result of widespread dysfunction in Read more…

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Feb
16

           For anyone in the nursing field, sleep deprivation is real and a concern for patient safety.  The term refers to the absence of sleep during a period of time that is determined by an individual’s need.  According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), most adults need about seven to eight hours of sleep each night to feel alert and well rested.  Nurses and student Read more…

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