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Access to Dental Care Among Hispanic Subgroups in EE.UU.

Access to Dental Care Among Hispanic Subgroups in EE.UU.

Oral health is a significant component of overall health, a fact underscored by the recent release of a special report on oral health by the Surgeon General. The two leading dental diseases (i.e., car..

Frostbite: How to Spot, Treat, and Prevent It

Frostbite: How to Spot, Treat, and Prevent It

Frostbite is a treatable but potentially serious condition that affects the skin. It happens when a body part isn't properly covered when you’re outside in freezing temperatures. Just like water ..

New Year’s Resolution: Forget About Weight, Let’s Eat for Better Health

New Year’s Resolution: Forget About Weight, Let’s Eat for Better Health

For many people, the New Year is a time for resolutions, particularly resolutions to lose weight. But there is a problem with weight-loss resolutions: Weight is not what matters.If we care about how w..

What is a hernia?

What is a hernia?

A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. For example, the intestines may break through a weakened area in the abdominal wall.Hernias..

Taxi Drivers and Urinary Health

Taxi Drivers and Urinary Health

By Dr. Alon MassMen who are taxi drivers in New York City have high rates of genito-urinary health problems, such as stones in the urinary tract, infections of the bladder, and reproductive health pro..

WHAT IS A SYNTHETIC DRUGS?

WHAT IS A SYNTHETIC DRUGS?

A number of synthetic drugs on the market, including Ecstasy, LSD and methamphetamine, are described in other booklets in The Truth About Drugs series. This booklet gives the facts about “synthet..

The Effects  of Using Cocaine

The Effects of Using Cocaine

Cocaine is a powerful and highly addictive substance. Cocaine hydrochloride remains a schedule II controlled substance, as it has some legal therapeutic application as a pain reliever and vasoconstric..

Heat and Sunstroke health hazards

Heat and Sunstroke health hazards

Heat stroke or heat exhaustion, is given by excess sweat that causes loss of salt and other body fluids. This condition often precedes heat stroke and is accompanied by various conditions such as musc..

COMMON EYE DISORDERS

COMMON EYE DISORDERS

Typically, common eye disorders can be broken down into major eye symptoms, making it easier to sort them out and come up with specific guidelines. Major categories include:• Redness• Itching• Swellin..

They are at least 12 Infectious diseases that can fly

They are at least 12 Infectious diseases that can fly

Key facts • Vector-borne diseases account for more than 17% of all infectious diseases, causing more than 1 million deaths annually. • More than 2.5 billion people in over 100 countries are at risk ..

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