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Infusions and Transfusions are Used to Treat Many Conditions
3Mar, 2015

Infusion vs Transfusion

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A number of treatment therapies may seem to utilize similar mechanisms in order to enact an effect, although the treatments themselves can be quite different.  This is often the case when people refer to infusions and transfusions.  Both of these treatments come under the same general heading, but they are used to describe different aspects of the similar processes. As both an infusion and a transfusion are given through IV drips, it can be easy for people to assume that they are the same.  Infusions essentially refer to when an […]
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29Jan, 2015

About FDA Clinical Trials

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Although most people are aware of the fact that approval by the FDA can clear a medication or treatment course for public use, individuals are not always aware of what this truly means.  Clinical trials are conducted under strict guidelines in order to both gauge the safety of a substance and support the efficacy of that pharmaceutical for a specific use.  For this reason, stating that a drug is just FDA approved does not always mean that it has been found applicable for the use that is being promoted.  This […]
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15Jan, 2015

About Chronic Plaque Psoriasis

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Chronic plaque psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis and is an inherited illness that actually affects the autoimmune function of the body.  As the immune system misinterprets tissue and cells as foreign bodies, the symptoms for this illness can be expressed as flare-ups of skin patches and rashes which are actually an attempt for the body to try and remove the perceived toxins.  The evident plaques are actually malformations of the squamous cells that result as the proteins that are released by the immune system reach a loading […]
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12Jan, 2015

Oral Oncology Drugs

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Although a number of common cancer therapies rely on infusion delivery systems and highly regulated medication protocols, more oral oncology drugs are being approved for patient care.  In many respects, it is hoped that this development is likely to allow patients better access to drugs and to be able to follow treatment methods with greater convenience and consistency.  However, the use of oral oncology drugs also means that there may be less overall monitoring of side effects by healthcare professionals. There are a number of benefits that patients do see […]
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19Dec, 2014

Treating Red, Dry Skin Patches on Your Face

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The occurrence of red, dry patches on the face can be attributed to environmental factors as well as internal issues that show this symptomatic expression. The outside factors that can often exacerbate this condition include: Seasonal changes Cold weather Wind Dampness Excessive rubbing of the nose and cheeks This makes these patches more common in colder weather, and the remedies that are often employed are ones that can calm the inflammation on the skin and also offer preventive measure by creating a barrier between the skin and the elements. However, […]
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11Dec, 2014

Caffeine and Bone Loss

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The correlation between caffeinated drinks and lowered bone density has been well established, although other chemicals in many of these beverages can also contribute to calcium loss.  The rate of damage can often be associated with contributing factors, such as: Age Genetics/predisposition or risk factor for osteoporosis Amount and frequency of caffeine intake Other nutritional intake Types of caffeinated beverages that are consumed Does Caffeine Affect Bone Density? Overall, it is highly recommended that individuals who may be at risk for osteoporosis either limit or completely eliminate caffeine consumption.  This […]
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3Dec, 2014

The Risk Factors for Osteoporosis

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Although osteoporosis can result in a chronic lessening of the density of bones, it is also a preventable and treatable disease. Learning about the causes of the disease and the treatment options can allow many patients to find relief from the symptoms while actively making lifestyle changes that can halt the progression of the illness. What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is essentially a condition in which the bones become porous and brittle. This can lead to larger health concerns such as fractures and breaks, as well as back and joint pains […]
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22Aug, 2014

Advancements in Cancer Research with Immunotherapy

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One of the most exciting and innovating things evolving in cancer research is experimental immunotherapy. With the ability to disguise itself from the immune system, cancer is an extremely cunning disease. The way that the body usually responds to an abnormal cell is to eradicate it with white blood cells. In petri dishes, white blood cells can do this to cancer cells. However, in the body, it’s a totally different scenario. The immune system is an enormously powerful mechanism. A collection of organs, substances, and special cells, our immune system […]
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