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Skin Tags and Warts Both Protrude from the Skin but Warts Are Caused by a Virus
14Jul, 2015

How Are Skin Tags Different from Warts?

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For many people in our prevention conscious society, early detection of certain ailments can mean the difference between developing a chronic condition and simply attending to a health issue.  This can be particularly true for diseases that may be managed, but may not be curable, especially once they are advanced. While cancer is always a concern for any individual, melanomas and skin cancers have become considerably more prevalent as environmental conditions in the atmosphere continue to change.  For this reason, many people can become overly worried about strange blemishes and […]

Mesothelioma Mainly Affects the Lungs, Digestive Tract, and Heart
28May, 2015

Mesothelioma Treatment Options

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Although mesothelioma is a fairly rare cancer, it is highly malignant and can impact several major organ systems in the body.  This condition is correlated with exposure to asbestos, which had been a common building and insulating material throughout the mid to late twentieth century.  However, when asbestos dust of fibers are inhaled or enter the body through the mouth, the result is an ongoing irritation of mucus membranes, which eventually leads to the proliferation of cancerous cells. Since asbestos has the most profound effect on the lining of organs, […]

Helsinki Criteria is Used to Correlate Lung Cancer Diagnosis to Asbestos Exposure
15Apr, 2015

Asbestos and Lung Cancer

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Throughout history, mankind has unfortunately had to learn about some health risks the hard way. A perfect recent example of this is in the now well-established link between asbestos and lung cancer. Lung cancer is already one of the most dangerous types of cancers one can contract, and knowing that it came from exposure to materials once thought safe can be frustrating. It’s important to understand that technically, the type of medical condition most commonly linked to asbestos – mesothelioma – isn’t actually an official form of lung cancer. The […]

Careful Consideration is Important When Choosing a Live-In Nurse for a Loved One
8Apr, 2015

10 Tips for Hiring a Live-In Nurse

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As we progress through life, there may come a time when it is necessary to get assistance with our basic care. And for some people, that is already a reality. Children with special needs or debilitating conditions such as cancer, aging parents, and adult patients with special medical issues such as multiple sclerosis are all among those who might end up needing persistent care throughout each day. For those family members who are in this situation, the sad reality is that sometimes hiring a live-in caregiver is a must. What is […]

21Nov, 2014

What is a Specialty Pharmacy?

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Although a number of specialty pharmacies exist as stand-alone treatment providers, the rise of chronic and complex conditions has also led to specialty pharmacies that may operate out of a traditional pharmacy setting. The brief definition is that these providers are trained and certified to handle specialty pharmaceuticals, which can include chemotherapy drugs. What are Specialty Pharmaceuticals? The specialty pharmaceuticals definition is any class of drug that often has a complex process for manufacturing or administering. These will often include biological or bio-pharmaceutical drugs, but can also include synthesized compounds […]

29Sep, 2014

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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Across the United States, the month of September is observed as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to recognizing our brave children diagnosed with cancer, remembering the young lives taken too soon, and standing with the families facing childhood cancer. The leading cause of death by disease in children under fifteen, cancer is diagnosed in 15,780 children under the age of 21 each year in the US; one fourth of them will not survive the battle. The objective of this month is to highlight the various types of […]