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What is dysentery?

Dysentery is an inflammation of the intestines that lead to severe diarrhea.  Traces of blood and/or mucus can also be found in the feces when a person has dysentery. The condition typically starts with pain in the abdominal area that leads to frequent trips to the toilet.  Dehydration is a common side effect if lost […]

What is chemotherapy?

refers to a type of treatment strategy that involves the use of various drugs or chemicals in the battle against cancer.  The basic goal of treatment is to stop the cancer cells from further growth and/or development.  In the medical field, chemotherapy is considered a very aggressive form of treatment procedure because of the chemicals […]

What is azathioprine?

Azathioprine refers to a drug that basically acts to suppress the activity of the body’s immune system.  Although the immune system is designed to activate whenever there are signs of infection or microorganism intrusion, there are certain instances and medical conditions that can be alleviated by suppressing it.  With this main action, Azathioprine is commonly […]

What Is Zumba?

What Is Zumba? Zumba is a Latin-inspired fitness program that involves aerobic dancing and other cardiovascular exercises.  The word “zumba” has its roots in Colombia and it means “to move fast and have fun”, which is exactly what the fitness program is all about.  Exercise is done with upbeat Latin music to create a fun […]

What is Uric Acid?

What is Uric Acid? Technically the uric acid is the end product of purine nucleotide metabolism, and it contains carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and hydrogen. By eating a lot o meat for example, especially red meat, the uric acid level grows in the body and it can become a serious problem after reaching certain limits. The […]

What Is HIPAA?

What Is HIPAA? HIPAA is an acronym for “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” of the United States. Introduced in 1996, HIPAA was put into law to help employees in between jobs to still have health insurance coverage.  It was difficult in the past to change insurance providers due to lowered coverage and high premiums. […]

What is BMI?

What is BMI? ‘“ Quick Facts for BMI What is BMI? BMI stands for Body Mass Index and it is a type of method used by medical professionals to determine if a person is in a healthy weight. As basis, BMI takes a person’s body height and weight. These factors help determine the levels of […]

What is Lupus?

What is Lupus? Lupus is a disease that affects the immune system wherein healthy cells cannot be distinguished by the immune system from unhealthy cells. Lupus cases chronic inflammation in many systems of the body including the blood, joints, kidneys and the skin. There are about 1.5 million reported cases of Lupus in the United […]

What is Yoga?

Yoga is a series of breathing patterns, poses and exercises designed to bring about better health and clarity of mind. In the traditional sense, as in the Hindu religion, yoga is a means to becoming enlightened and to become closer to God. For Buddhists, yoga is a way to greater wisdom. A practitioner of yoga […]