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Four Rare Diseases

These diseases only affect approximately 200,000 people in the United States. Diseases such as ABCD syndrome, Richter syndrome, Pancreatic Adenoma and Say syndrome are just a few of the rare diseases that many have never heard of before.

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Cochlear Implants: Hope for The Deaf

A Cochlear Implant is a small implanted electronic hearing device that helps provide sound to a person who is a deaf or severely hard of hearing. Cochlear Implants are used when there is damage to tiny hair cells in the cochlea.

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The Effects of Jimson Weed

Teens commonly misuse it for the hallucinogenic and euphoric effects. Other effects of Jimson weed are dry mouth, dilated pupils, high temperature, reduced sweating, skin reddening, enlarged pupils, fast irregular heartbeat, blurred vision, confusion and delirium.

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The Healing Properties of Turmeric and Valerian Root

Natural herbs and spices have been used for centuries to cure common medical ailments around the world. Turmeric and Valerian Root are two of those that have become increasingly popular. Turmeric has a wide range of healing properties, while Valerian Root is a proven sleep aid.

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Chronic Pain and Music

This is where the music comes in. Sometimes I just have to block out the world and re-center myself so that I can see what the next plan of attack is going to be. Most of the songs are uplifting, but I always keep a couple on my playlist that will make me cry on a bad day.

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The Emotional Toll of Fibromyalgia

There are two sides to the emotional toll that Fibromyalgia has on us. The first side is the illness itself. With over 100 symptoms that we experience randomly, it can get very frustrating. We never know how we’re going to feel, what symptoms we are going to experience and how bad the pain and fatigue are going to be. Some days we can’t get out of bed and that has a really bad effect on our mental stability.

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The Risks of Breast Augmentation

The top concerns of breast augmentation include the surgery itself, the implants, breast cancer and the risk of anesthesia. The risks and complications of breast augmentation are overwhelming. Risks include capsular contracture, nipple sensitivity, rippling, ruptures, immune systems disorders, synmastia, bottoming out, double bubble, Mondor’s disease and of course just an overall dissatisfaction with the results of the procedure.

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Types of Adrenoleukodystrophy: Lorenzo’s Oil Disease

Adrenoleukodystrophy is in a group of genetic disorders that are called the leukodystrophies. These genetic disorders cause damage to the myelin sheath which is the insulating membrane that surrounds nerve cells in the brain.

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Types of Bariatric Surgery

There are several different types of Bariatric weightloss surgical procedures, but they are all collectively known as "bariatric surgery". The surgical procedures fall into two categories which are Restrictive Operations and Gastric Bypass Operations.

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The Discouragement of Chronic Illness

I felt like everyone was against me and on top of that I had to deal with all these crazy symptoms that kept popping up, that I was too young to even begin to understand. Looking back now I understand everything for the most part, but back then I was lost, confused and scared. I shouldn’t have been on my own in this, but I was and although I was discouraged, I was determined to fight and that’s exactly what I did.

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