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The Health Threats Faced by Veteran Caregivers

The Health Threats Faced by Veteran Caregivers

Caring for a veteran living with the after effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is obviously a demanding task. In fact, this responsibility could be so stressful that it may leave a lasting mark on the body’s health. Studying ...

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More than Skin Deep: Why Eczema Might Harm Bones

More than Skin Deep: Why Eczema Might Harm Bones

Eczema is not a very pleasant topic to think about, considering it’s generally associated with patches of itchy, red skin. Making eczema even more frustrating, it can be a chronic problem, developing before the age of five and occasionally lingering ...

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Heart Failure and Bone Loss: Are They Connected?

Heart Failure and Bone Loss: Are They Connected?

By its name alone, it’s obvious that heart failure is a serious condition. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people living with this condition face a grim outlook, with roughly half dying within five years of ...

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Farm Animals and the Spread of Superbugs

Farm Animals and the Spread of Superbugs

The term “superbugs” is the source of much concern for health officials worldwide. These microbes have developed the ability to fight off antibiotics, making them much more difficult to destroy if they infect the body. While stories on antibiotic-resistant bacteria ...

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The Many Organisms Riding the Subway

The Many Organisms Riding the Subway

Numerous commuters take the subway to get to work and reach other destinations. In New York City alone, over 4.3 million people use this mode of transportation on a daily basis. Given all of this traffic, it shouldn’t come as ...

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Putting the CRE Superbug Under the Microscope

Putting the CRE Superbug Under the Microscope

In modern times, bacterial infections are usually more of an irritant than serious threats to human health. Thanks largely to the introduction of antibiotics, millions have people have been able to beat back the onslaught of harmful microbes. Some bacteria, ...

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