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Cancers of the Spine: Effects and Treatments

Cancers of the Spine: Effects and Treatments

When people think of cancer, they often think of cancers that affect the lungs, skin and prostate. Unfortunately, the spine is not immune from the reach of malignant tumors; in fact, when combined with brain tumors, spinal cancer is the ...

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The Importance of Protein Past Fifty

The Importance of Protein Past Fifty

Even if you’re not trying to bulk up, protein should still account for a specific portion of your diet. Adult women need about 46 grams of protein per day, whereas males aged eighteen and up need 56 grams. Our bodies’ ...

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Dazed and Confused: Seniors, Inflammation and Delirium

Dazed and Confused: Seniors, Inflammation and Delirium

Seniors often must contend with a number of significant health issues. Among these problems is delirium, a typically short-term state of mind characterized by confusion and a reduced ability to comprehend one’s surroundings. A recent study has identified a possible ...

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Extending the Lifespan of Organs

Extending the Lifespan of Organs

Once outside of the body, human organs have a very short shelf life, ranging from roughly five to just over thirty-five hours. Of course, this puts a major dent in the number of organs available for transplant. The development of ...

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Kidney Transplants: How They Work

Kidney Transplants: How They Work

Out of all the organs transferred from donors to eager recipients, kidneys are the most in demand. Kidney transplants are the most frequently performed transplant operation in the United States, with approximately 16,000 such procedures occurring each year. Though these ...

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Putting a Number on Organ Transplant Success

Putting a Number on Organ Transplant Success

In the United States, dozens of people receive organ transplants each day, saving them from succumbing to various illnesses and medical conditions. While organ transplantation is nothing new, the sheer amount of years added to the lives of organ recipients ...

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The Three Main Types of Ear Infection

The Three Main Types of Ear Infection

Like every other part of the body, the ears are vulnerable to hostile invasions of bacteria and viruses. Ear infections are a frequent occurrence, especially among young children. In fact, infections of the ear are the second most prevalent illness ...

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Keeping Your Ears Pain-free While Flying

Keeping Your Ears Pain-free While Flying

While air travel is certainly a staple of modern times, the sheer amount of air traffic might surprise you. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), over 8 million people fly on a daily basis. With so many people ...

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