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YASMIN

As if finding the right guy wasn’t hard enough. Now you’ve got to find the right birth control pill. Yasmin knows the secret to both is good chemistry. A pill that works with your body chemistry? Yasmin is the only birth control pill that affects the excess sodium and water in your body while also […] Read More

WHAT IS GLAUCOMA?

Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, which is the part of the eye that carries the images we see to the brain. The optic nerve is made up of many nerve fibers, like an electric cable containing numerous wires. When pressure inside the eye increases, damage to the optic nerve fibers may occur, […] Read More

VITAMINS

Vitamins are molecules that are essential for normal body functioning. They make possible the processes in the body that digest, absorb, and use nutrients. There are 15 vitamins, most of which cannot be made by the body and must be supplied in the diet. Vitamins are needed in very small amounts by the body, but […] Read More

THE VAGUS NERVE

The vagus nerve represents the nerve of the fourth and subsequent branchial arches. Caudally from the ganglion inferius, it descends along the internal carotid artery and the common carotid artery and arrives in the mediastinum via the superior thoracic aperture. The right nerve passes over the subclavian artery, and the left over the aortic arch […] Read More

SWAN-GANZ CATHETERS

The purpose of this video is to present the senior nursing student with basic information about swan-ganz catheters, and caring for critically-ill patients, with this hemodynymic monitoring device. The swan-ganz catheter is a term used to described any balloon flow-directed pulmonary artery catheter. The catheter was developed in the early 1970’s by two physicians – […] Read More

SKIN CANCER

Women between the ages of 25 and 29 get melanomas more than any other cancer. But most of them neglect the top stay-safe strategy: a monthly skin exam — yes, even in the winter. Skin cancer can surface throughout the year — in fact, the sun you got last summer may be the mole you […] Read More

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

Rheumatoid arthritis affects millions of Americans. Like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis occurs more frequently in women than in men. Adult rheumatoid arthritis can occur in people in their 20s and 30s, though it appears more commonly in those over 45 years of age. Researchers now believe that treating rheumatoid arthritis early and aggressively not only may […] Read More

PROSTATE CANCER

About 200,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed each year in the U.S., resulting in more than 40,000 deaths and making it the number 2 cancer killer of men in America. Unlike Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or prostatitis, prostate cancer may not give symptoms in its early, curable stage. Once the cancer spreads, however, it […] Read More

PROACTIVE SOLUTION

Say goodbye to acne and hello to clear, healthy skin! Today getting rid of pimples is as easy as 1-2-3. But not just any treatment will do it. Dermatologists Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields recommend combination therapy. You can get this therapy without costly office visits ore prescription medicines. Their system is enriched with soothing […] Read More

PITUITARY TUMORS

The causes of pituitary tumors are unknown. A tumor of the anterior pituitary can cause excess growth hormone production, leading to gigantism or acromegaly. Too much thyroid-stimulating hormone can lead to hyperthyroidism, and excess adrenocorticotropic hormone can cause Cushings Syndrome. Finally, an increased production of prolactin can cause galactorrhea, absence of menstrual periods, and infertility […] Read More