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What Happens When You Have Subdural Hematoma
Subdural hematoma occurs when blood collects outside the brain, specifically between the tissue layers surrounding the brain called the dura and arachnoid. The dura is the outermost layer surrounding the brain. Next to it is the arachnoid. T...
Types of Dialysis for Kidney Failure
The kidneys, a pair of bean-shaped organs measuring about the size of a fist, perform vital functions such as filtering wastes, extra water, and toxins from the blood. They maintain cleanliness and chemical balance of the blood. Located belo...
Growth Hormone Deficiency & How To Grow Taller through Growth Hormone Therapy
Growth Hormone (GH)
(synonyms: Human Growth Hormone (HGH), somatropin, somatotropin) is a hormone produced and secreted by pituitary gland. GH plays a vital role in controlling several important bodily processes, such as metabolism, g...
How to Respond to Hypothermia Emergency
is a medical condition wherein the body's temperature drops to a low level. The heat escapes the body at a rapid rate than it should, resulting in a very cold state. Hypothermia could be a life threatening condition if not...
What’s the Purpose of Creatinine Test?
measures the level of creatinine in the blood and urine. During metabolism, wherein the food you take is digested and transformed into energy, a substance called creatine is formed. This substance is further broken dow...
What Do Bruises And Blood Spots Under The Skin Indicate?
When you find bruises on your skin, this means that small blood vessels under the skin have ruptured after a hit, fall or bump. When this happens, the blood leaks into the tissues under the skin and this is what causes the bl...
Is It A Must To Bank Blood Before Surgery?
If you're undergoing a surgery, you have the option to bank your own blood or not. If you're not sure which of the two to opt for, the following information may help you make an informed decision.
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Anemia Prevention: What You Need to Do
is one of the most common blood problems. This occurs when there is a low level of healthy red blood cells (RBCs) in the blood. A complete blood count (CDC) is done to determine if a person has anemia or not. Anemia can lead to...
The Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease
It has always been known that people who suffer from diabetes are at increased risk of heart attack and stroke. But that's not all. It has been recently found out that diabetes can also dramatically increase a person's risk of Alzheimer's di...
Should I Trim Down on Coffee?
+ Lowers Risk of Diabetes: Drinking coffee can lower risk of diabetes. A review of research in the Archives of Internal Medicine revealed that with a few cups of coffee a day, there is a 25 percent less risk of developing di...
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