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What Is Leukemia? - Leukemia is a form of cancer that starts in the stem cells of the bone marrow that make blood cells. A bone marrow is the material that fills the center of most bones which is where blood cells are made. Leukemia is basically a blood cancer where the cells do not form properly. Leukemia is found in blood cells and since blood cells do not have chromosomes or DNA then they cannot divide or reproduce like somatic cells do. Blood cells form in the bone marrow and when too many blood cells form in the human body then Leukemia cancer is developed....   [tags: Leukemia Cancer Essays]
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Therapies for Leukemia Patients - Executive Summary Two promising therapies for leukemia patients are bone marrow transplantation and peripheral stem cell transplantation. Successful transplants require that two immunologic barriers be overcome: a host-versus-graft (HVG) reaction and a graft-versus-host (GVH) reaction. A myeloablative conditioning regimen, which involves a depletion of the patient’s immune system, usually precedes the transplantation of donor stem cells to control the HVG. However, twentyfive to 35% of patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation experience life-threatening transplant-related complications (Holler 1990)....   [tags: Leukemia]
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Educating a Patient to Fight Leukemia - Currently, in the Unites States there are more than 250,000 Americans living with leukemia. Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells, which help your body fight infection. Your blood cells form in your bone marrow. In leukemia, the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells; these cells crowd out the healthy blood cells, making it hard for blood to do its work ("Leukemia," 2013). Fifty four year old Regina was just diagnosed with leukemia. Upon assessment I gathered that she has never smoked in her life, she has the occasional glass of wine and loves to go for walk and hikes in the mountains....   [tags: Leukemia Patient Education]
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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - No matter who it happens to, any type of cancer is heart breaking. However, one’s heart seems to crack a little bit deeper when you hear a child has been diagnosed. Several forms of cancer can arise during childhood. The most common is called acute lymphoblastic/lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). In fact, it is so common between the ages 0-14, that people refer to it as childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Kanwar, 2013). . ( ). Around three thousand new cases of childhood ALL are reported yearly in the United States (Kanwar, 2013)....   [tags: cancer, bone marrow, lymphoblastic leukemia]
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Leukemia - Leukemia Leukemia is a cancer that has had a significant effect on our society and with the developments of new drugs it may become treatable. Leukemia originates in the blood-forming organs which may include the lymph tissue and bone cells. In a person with leukemia the rate and the number of cells produced is altered. This altering can become fatal, or with proper treatment it can be subdued. There are two main types of leukemia which include "total" and "differential." These are mainly characterized by the appearance of white blood cells....   [tags: Cancer Health Medical Leukemia Essays]
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Description of Different Types of Leukemia - Leukemia is a disease that can cause death. Leukemia is defined as the type of cancer in the blood cells that causes the cells to work improperly, usually affecting the white blood cells. It occurs when an abnormal increase of immature blood cell is produced compared to mature blood cell. Large numbers of abnormal blood cells produced caused the bone marrow to contain more abnormal cell, thus causing difficulties for normal cell to survive. This disease spread among the cells without control and can cause a major death to the patients....   [tags: blood cells, cancer, acute, chronic]
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Facts, Types, and Effects of Leukemia - Cancer is defined as the unregulated growth of abnormal, mutated cells in the body. Yet perhaps the more routine understanding of the disease is its seriousness regarding an individual’s health. Cancer comes in numerous differing forms that collectively hold cancer as the second leading cause of death in the United States according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. An array of cancers can affect any organ system in any person no matter the gender, age, or race. One chronic form of cancer is leukemia....   [tags: cancer, mutated cells, targeted therapy]
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Leukemia: The Disease and The Treatment - Leukemia Leukeumia is a type of cancer affecting the bone marrow. Bone marrow is where platelets, red blood cells and white blood cells (Leukocytes) are made. (Medical Journal Dictionary)Leukemia is caused by the rapid production (Proliferation) of Leukocytes, and causes a build-up that inhibits red blood cells, and platelets from functioning and stops other Leukocytes from fighting infection. Because of the abnormally rapid production these cells are unable to mature or develop properly and are unable to carry out their functions....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Leukemia: Cancer of the Blood - The river of life, the blood is the body’s primary means of transportation. Blood is a part of the hematopoietic system, which also includes lymphatic tissue, bone marrow, and the spleen. Blood is a complex transport medium that performs vital pick-up and delivery services for the body by picking up food and oxygen from the digestive and respiratory systems, and delivering those vital elements to different cells of the body. In exchange of the blood and oxygen, blood then picks up wastes from the cells for delivery to the urinary organs....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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Leukemia - Leukemia is cancerous disease that starts in blood-forming tissue such as the bone marrow and causes large numbers of blood cells to be produced and enter the blood-stream (National Cancer Institute, 2008, para. 1). It is one of many complicated cancer diseases that affect all ages and have very negative outcomes if not treated properly, and on time. Within the disease are several different types that affect according to how quickly the disease develops and attacks the body. It could be classified as chronic leukemia, which has a slow progress of getting worse or acute leukemia which usually gets worse quickly....   [tags: Health]
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Leukemia And Stem Cells - Today, the topic of stem cells is a highly discussed, controversial one. It seems as though there is always something being said about new findings in stem cell research and what will be done with the newly-found information. One of the most conversed aspects of stem cell research is how stem cells can be used to treat potentially life-threatening conditions. Leukemia is one of the conditions being researched along with how stem cell therapy could help benefit the patients with it. In order to fully understand what is going on in the world of stem cell and leukemia research, one must first know what stem cells are and what leukemia is....   [tags: medicine, stem cell]
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Interferon Treatment for Leukemia - Abnormal blood cells produced in the bone marrow develop into a cancerous disease called leukemia. The rapid increase in these abnormal blood cells reduce the function of normal blood cells, which later becomes a life-threatening situation. There are various types of leukemia, depending on the type of blood cells involved, and therapy differs for each type. Interferon treatment is not the first line of treatment for leukemia but it helps improve the body's defense against cancer cells, induces remission, and increases survival rates....   [tags: patients, imatinib]
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Childhood Leukemia - The subject of this paper has been difficult to decide upon until a compelling, entertaining and moving story came to light. Friday, November 15, 2013, the entire city of San Francisco pulled together to give a child his wish, according to the Associated Press in many national news reporting agencies. The Make-A-Wish Foundation, is a “charitable organization founded in the United States that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy”, (Wikipedia, 2013)....   [tags: treatment, Batman, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Batkid]
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The Most Common Types of Leukemia in Adults - In the United States, there was an estimated 310,046 people are living with or are in remission from Leukemia according to statistics gathered in 2013. Incidence rates for all types of leukemia developing in males are higher than in females; males are expected to account for approximately 57 percent of the new cases of leukemia. In all races or ethnicities, it is the tenth most frequently occurring type of cancer. However, incidence is highest among non-Hispanic whites, (13,600) while incidence is lowest among Asian and Pacific Islander populations (7,400) and American Indian and Alaska Native populations (7,300)....   [tags: health, diseases]
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Leukemia: From a Childs Point of View - "Cancer changes your life, often for the better. You learn what's important, you learn to prioritize, and you learn not to waste your time. You tell people you love them” (Siegel 1). When cancer hits, it hits hard. It does not give a break, it does not give a day off. It takes a special sort of person to beat this growing disease. Leukemia is perhaps the worst of all cancers to date. It is especially affecting children more and more in today’s society. One might ask how could a parent that loves their child with their entire heart could cope with seeing their child go through so much suffering....   [tags: Healthcare, Pediatrics]
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Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia - Acute lymphocytic leukemia is also called acute lymphoblastic leukemia or ALL. This disease is primarily when the white blood cell, WBC, making tissue releases too many undeveloped lymphocytes. The immature lymphocytes then collect in lymph tissues. The tissues swell which makes it harder for the bone marrow to produce other blood cells. If the bone marrow cannot function properly the red blood cell, RBC, count decreases causing anemia. The bone marrow also cannot create the platelets needed to cause clots, therefore resulting in the body bleeding and bruising more easily....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia - General Description Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is slow-progressing or “chronic”, cancer of the blood and bone marrow. CLL is the second most common leukemia in adults and one of the four primary types of leukemia. Certain risk factors have been identified including age, race, sex, family history of blood and bone marrow cancers and chemical exposure. Most people diagnosed with CLL are white males over the age of 60. Occurrence increases with age and a marked increase after 60. Herbicides, insecticides and Agent Orange used in the Vietnam War have shown to increase the risk of developing CLL....   [tags: Health]
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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia is the most common childhood cancer accounting for around 20-30% of all childhood neoplasms. Annual incidence rates vary worldwide between one and four cases per 100,000, primarily in children ages two - six years old (1). The disease is less common in adults, with only around 1,000 cases being diagnosed annually and with a significantly lower cure rate, rarely exceeding 40%. In turn, infants diagnosed under the age of one have an even poorer survival rate of 30%. Several studies in monozygotic twins and neonatal blood smears have indicated a clear prenatal origin for childhood cases, detecting specific genetic abnormalities in prenatal samples, which may act as...   [tags: Disease, Disorders]
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Linking Down’s Syndrome and Leukemia - Many times two diseases show links between themselves. One example of a link is Down’s syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia. Down’s syndrome is a chromosomal disorder, and acute myeloid leukemia is the most common form of acute leukemia. Patients who have both of these diseases have to be treated separately and differently than those who suffer from just one disease. The survival rates of DS-AML patients are exceptionally high, especially in young patients. As a patient’s age increases, their survival rating decreases, however, comparatively to survival rates of other cancer, their rates remain optimistically high even at an older age....   [tags: chromosomal disorder, genetic information]
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Childhood Cancer-Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - There are many discussions that remain in the world about what is the number one killer in children today, cancer; and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is one of the most common childhood diseases, more likely to occur in children under the age of fifteen. (Leukemia-Lymphoma) There are few adults that may end up getting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia but the symptoms would be much harder to find than it would be in a child. Although cancer in children is getting to the point where it is becoming rare or well it may seem that way, one in every three hundred and fifty American children will start to develop the symptoms of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia just by the time they would reach the age of 21...   [tags: Disease]
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Leukemia: Treatment Through Biological Therapy and Chemotherapy - Leukemia is cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues, such as the bone marrow and the lymphatic system, and causes large amounts of abnormal blood cells to be produced and enter the blood stream (Mayo Clinic, 2013). Unlike normal blood cells, leukemia cells don’t die when they become old or damaged. Because of this, leukemia cells can build up and crowd out the normal blood cells making it harder for the body to get oxygen to the tissues, control bleeding, or fight infections. In 2013, more than 43,000 adults and 5,000 children and teens will be diagnosed with this disease in the United States (National Cancer Institute, 2013)....   [tags: cancer, bone marrow, blood cells]
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Leukemia - Leukemia Leukemia is a disease that affects blood-forming tissues, mainly bone marrow. Leukemia also affects the lymph glands and spleen. Leukemia causes the body to produce an extreme amount of abnormal white blood cells. This causes infections because the abnormal cells cannot stop infections like the normal cells do. Leukemia also causes anemia. Anemia is a disease in which the body makes less blood cells. This happens because the leukemic cells crowd the system. Leukemia also causes excessive bleeding....   [tags: Health Medical Cancer]
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Leukemia - Leukemia Leukemia is a disease characterized by the formation of abnormal numbers of white blood cells, for which no certain cure has been found. Leukemia is also conditions characterized by the transformation of normal blood-forming cells into abnormal white blood cells whose unrestrained growth overwhelms and replaces normal bone marrow and blood cells. Leukemias are named according to the normal cell from which they originate, such as Lymphocyte Leukemia. Lymphocyte Leukemia is where a Lymphocyte cell is transformed into a Leukemia cell....   [tags: Cancer Research Health Essays] 946 words
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Leukemia - Leukemia Leukemia strikes all ages and both sexes. In 1995 approximately 20,400 people died from Leukemia. The all time five year survival rate is 38%. This rate has gone to 52% in the mid 1980’s. Approximately 25,700 cases were reported in 1995 alone(American Cancer Society-leukemia, 1995). Leukemia is a form of cancer in the blood cells. Most forms of Leukemia occur in the white blood cells. These abnormal cells reproduce in large quantities and look and perform differently than normal cells(MedicineNet- leukemia, 1997)....   [tags: essays research papers] 798 words
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Leukemia - Leukemia Leukemia is a group of blood diseases characterized by cancer of the blood forming tissues. It was discovered in Europe during the XIX century when a group of doctors directed by John Hughes Bennett tested their patients and discovered their elevated number of white blood cells....   [tags: Papers] 888 words
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Leukemia and Its Treatment - Leukemia is something that we hear about a lot. I believe that people do not understand exactly what leukemia is and how dangerous it can be, I chose this topic to try to help them understand. In this paper I will explain what leukemia is and what treatments you can choose from to treat the cancer. Leukemia is a type of cancer. Cancer is a group of more than 100 diseases that have two or more important things in common. One is that certain cells in the body become abnormal. Another is that the body keeps producing large numbers of these abnormal cells....   [tags: Cancel Health Medical] 845 words
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The Application of Microarray Analysis in Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) - Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) is a heterogenous disorder characterized by the inhibition of myeloid differentiation in hematopoietic progenitor cells.1 It is one of the most common types of leukemia among adults. This type of cancer is rare under age 40. Median age of patients with AML is 63 years.2 Clinically, patients present with fever, fatigue, and spontaneous mucosal and cutaneous bleeding, and frequently have opportunistic infections such as fungi and Pseudomonas.1 Most patients with AML achieve complete remission after chemotherapy and/or stem cell transplantation (SCT)....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Application of Microarrays in Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia - Introduction Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is a heterogeneous disease characterized by clonal malignant hematopoiesis with a differentiation arrest and excessive proliferation of leukemic blasts.6 It is one of the most common types of leukemia among adults. This type of cancer is rare under age 40. The median age of patients with AML is 63 years.2 Clinically, patients present with fever, fatigue, and spontaneous mucosal and cutaneous bleeding, due to abnormalities in red blood cells.1 Opportunistic infections are also common, due to the lack of normal white blood cells.1 Most patients with AML achieve complete remission after chemotherapy and/or stem cell transplantation (SCT)....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Medicinal Industry: Serratia Marcescens - Serratia marcescens, a Gram-negative bacillus, was originally and solely considered a biological marker in the medicinal industry, due to its highly natural red pigment: Prodigiosin (Hejazi and Falkiner, 1997). The pigment has numerous roles within bacteria, which can be further translated into the pharmaceutical and medical domain. This bacterium naturally occurs in water, soil, on plants as well as in humans and animals (Khanafari et al, 2006), where it is deemed an opportunistic pathogen. S.marcescens is viable enough to flourish on standard media with the production of a pigment, which characteristically ranges from a red to a dark pink shade....   [tags: toxin, leukemia, red pigment]
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New Drug has Potential to Destroy Leukemia - New Drug has Potential to Destroy Leukemia White blood cells are the body's foot soldiers in its everyday battle against infections and diseases. Even when we are feeling well, they are working together in a carefully orchestrated manner to target and destroy dangerous substances in our body. Any disease that prevents the white blood cells from doing their job puts us at great risk for infection and illness. Leukemia is that kind of disease. It happens when our body's system for making white blood cells malfunctions, resulting in the uncontrolled production of abnormal white blood cells that cannot protect us against disease....   [tags: Papers] 1635 words
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feline leukemia virus - FELINE PANLEUKOPENIA VIRUS Virus Classification: Order: Mononegavirales Family: Parvoviridae Subfamily: Parvovirinae Genus: Parvovirus Species: Feline panleukopenia virus Also called feline infectious eneritis, feline “distemper”, and feline ataxia or incoordination. Examples of other viruses belonging to the same genus as Feline panleukopenia virus include Canine parvovirus type 2, Porcine parvovirus, Mink enteritis virus, and Raccoon enteritis virus....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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A Group of Diseases Charactereized by Uncontrolled Growth - Cancer is an incredibly life changing disease. For those who develop cancer, overcoming it is one of the most arduous battles that they will ever have to face. For the loved ones of a cancer patient, the battle can be one of the most painful events that they will ever witness. According to Proquest database, "Cancer is a group of diseases charactereized by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. If the spread is not controlled, it can result in dealth. Cancer is caused by both external factors (tobacco, infectoius organisms, chemicals, and radiation) and internal factors (inherited mutations, hormones, immune conditions, and mutations that occur from metabolism)....   [tags: cancre, leukimia, cigarettes, chemotherapy]
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Leukaemia - In a small subset of patients with precursor T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma, there is t (8; 13); consequently, the fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 locus and a zinc finger protein gene are involved. FIP1L1-PDGFRA fusion gene generated by del (4) has also been shown in patients with lymphoblastic leukemias and eosinophilia. However, the exact underlying mechanism of eosinophilia is not yet known (6-10). The majority of patients with ALL /Eo are boys with median age of 14. The definite diagnosis of ALL may be delayed from several months to even 2 years .This is in some part due to the lack of blasts in circulating blood.The cardio respiratory system is frequently involved in ALL/Eo that ma...   [tags: Health, T-Cell ] 550 words
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Vivencia Psicosocial de los Niños Diagnosticados con Leucemia - VIVENCIA PSICOSOCIAL DE LOS NIÑOS DIAGNOSTICADOS CON LEUCEMIA Sumario La leucemia es una enfermedad que consiste en una proliferación incontrolada de células. Actualmente se considera una enfermedad que amenaza con la vida del paciente. Por tal motivo, esta genera en el niño y en sus familiares diversas emociones como depresión, incertidumbre y ansiedad. El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo conocer la vivencia psico- social de los niños con leucemia que comprenden las edades de seis a doce años en la Asociación AMANC en la ciudad de Morelia, Mich....   [tags: quimioterapia, tratamiento psicológico]
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The Cancers of the 21st century - Nothing seems more rewarding than being able to hear that all the hard work paid off. After months or years of fighting an uphill battle with cancer, there is finally a moment of peace when the word "remission" is spoken. Unfortunately, this word does not mean the cancer has been permanently cured, and some people never get to hear that word which is longed for from every cancer patient. In general, cancer is one of the leading causes of death in both children and adults. Unlike many other diseases, cancer is an extremely versatile illness; it can be found in many different forms with an uncountable number of causes....   [tags: Cancer patients, Cure, Terminal Illness]
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Science Takes Over to Destroy - “There are those who say: 'the First World War was chemical; the Second World War was nuclear; and that the Third World War – God forbid – will be biological.'” (Foley) Throughout these recent years, humans have been fascinated with genetic engineering. The information of these are mostly public, for worse or for better. There is no such thing as just curiosity, some scientists think these as possibilities to save more human lives and possibly even find a cure for leukemia and cancer, nevertheless, there are people who think these as possibilities towards warfare – as biological weapons....   [tags: chemical, nuclear and biological war]
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Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie Literary Analysis - Siblings – the most annoying things in the world. They’re horrible, wonderful beings, and you would sacrifice anything for them in the end. In Jordan Sonnenblick’s novel Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie, Steven Alper, the main character, learns exactly how wonderful, and horrible, it can be to have a younger brother. Steven is your typical 8th grader – he’s continuously vexed by his younger brother Jeffrey, he has a crush on a girl who doesn’t acknowledge his existence, and he plays the drums in the All-City Jazz Band....   [tags: Jordan Sonnenblick, Literary Analysis]
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The Dark Side of Our Justice System in A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr - A civil action: A legal thriller of the decade Justice is created to investigate the truth and to provide justice to the people. Yet, truth and judicial process do not always go hand on hand. In the book, A Civil Action, the author, Jonathan Harr, portrays the dark side of our justice system. Here, Harr presents a true story of group of families that bring a civil lawsuit against two big corporations, but during the process their truth gets manipulated and proven meaningless by the tactics of judiciary procedures....   [tags: lawyer, a civil action, legal battle]
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Breast-Feeding: Just Do It! - Breast-Feeding: Just Do It. Who is to say that breast-feeding is the best for your baby. For years, breast-feeding tactics have been used as the best way to feed your infant. There was never any debate as to how you should feed your child, until a few years ago when artificial baby formulas were made. Now, researches have set out to figure out which way is the best for your baby. Studies upon studies have been done in search of the answer. Finally it was proven that breast-feeding, the natural way, was superior over artificial formulas....   [tags: Breast-Feeding Essays] 1447 words
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Symptoms, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment of Gingivtis - Gingivitis is a type of periodontal disease and is when the gums are inflamed. The gums in the teeth destroy the tissues because of the inflammation and infection known as periodontal disease (MedlinePlus n. pag.). Gingivitis typically precedes periodontitis but it is important to understand that not all gingivitis progresses to periodontitis (“Gum Disease” n. pag.). Most of the time gingivitis is from not brushing and flossing which may lead to the use of certain drugs and source of medical disorders....   [tags: Oral Health ]
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Symptom, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment of Gingivtis - Gingivitis is a form of periodontal disease and is when the gums are inflamed. Periodontal disease is inflammation and infection that destroys the tissues of the gums in the teeth (MedlinePlus n. pag.). Gingivitis typically precedes periodontitis but it is important to understand that not all gingivitis progresses to periodontitis (“Gum Disease” n. pag.). Most of the time gingivitis is from not brushing and flossing which may cause medical disorders or the use of certain drugs. Gingivitis is a common disease in which the gums turn red, swollen, and bleeds....   [tags: Oral Health ]
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Stem Cell Therapies - The world is experiencing change while the medical field is advancing day by day. Not only scientists, but also physicians are discovering treatments to diseases and shortcuts that are leaving the world in complete and utter shock. One rising topic is stem cell research and it’s therapies. Stem cells are an incredible discovery to the medical field because of their inexplicable capabilities. For all we know, in about ten years these microscopic “life savers” could be the cure for the world’s most fatal diseases....   [tags: medical field, bone marrow]
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