Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

  • Hirschsprung's Disease

    What are the symptoms of Hirschsprung's disease? The main symptoms of Hirschsprung disease are constipation or intestinal obstruction, usually appearing shortly after birth. Constipation in infants and children is common and usually comes and goes, but if your child has had ongoing constipation since birth, Hirschsprung disease may be the problem. Symptoms in Newborns Newborns with Hirschsprung disease almost always fail to have their first bowel movement within 48 hours after birth. Other

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  • Disease

    Questions: Diseases of poverty and the 10/90 Gap. 1. What is the 10/90 gap? This is where 10 per cent of global health research is devoted to conditions that account for 90 per cent of the global disease burden. 2. What are neglected diseases according to this paper? Neglected diseases are diseases such as Leishmaniasis, lymphatic filariasis, Chagas’disease, leprosy, Guinea worm, onchocerciasis and schistosomiasis. 3. According to figure one how many people a year die from childhood disease

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  • Diseases.

    Alzheimer's disease (AD), also known in medical literature as Alzheimer disease, is the most common form of dementia. There is no cure for the disease, which worsens as it progresses, and eventually leads to death. It was first described by German psychiatrist and neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer in 1906 and was named after him. Most often, AD is diagnosed in people over 65 years of age, although the less-prevalent early-onset Alzheimer's can occur much earlier. In 2006, there were 26.6 million sufferers

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  • Chronic Kidney Disease

    prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease Contents page Definition of key terms used in the assignment Abbreviations used in the assignment Introduction Chronic Kidney Disease, a condition characterised by a gradual loss of kidney function. CKD is often misdiagnosed owing to the lack of knowledge about the disease. With early detection and prevention of the progression of the disease CKD patients can still enjoy life to the fullest while they manage their disease, however if the healthcare

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  • Heart Disease

    Slide 1 What is heart disease? Heart disease is a broad term used to describe diseases of the heart and the blood vessels around and through the heart. There are more than Eighty millions Americans that are affected by one or more types of heart disease. (Donatelle., 2011) This is a staggering number of Americans that have this disease. While this statistic does entail all of the different types of heart diseases we can get it still goes to show how much we are affect by problems with our hearts

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  • Crohn's Disease

    Crohn’s Disease is a condition suffered by many young men and women all around the world. Though more prevalent in Northern US and Canada, the disease has found its way to the farthest reaches across the globe. It is found more commonly in females and presents ages 20-30 years, though not strictly. The disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease and can affect any part in the gastrointestinal tract. Once known as auto immune, it is now classified as immune deficiency. No cure has been found,

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  • Heart Disease

    Lifestyle Diseases Assessment Task : Report Health Unit 1A Contents 1. Introduction………………………………………………………………….Page 2 2. Risk Factors………………………………………………………………….Page 3. Personal Health Behaviours………………………………………………Page 4 4. Roles…………………………………………………………………………..Page 4 1. Roles of Family ……………………………………………………...Page 5 2. Roles of Friends………………………………………………………Page

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  • Acid Reflux

    Acid Reflux: New ways to treat an old issue Stacy C. Darracott NS304 Professor Linda Flowers Park University For my position paper I plan to discuss the several techniques used in treating acid reflux. Since the majority of the population suffers from some form of Acid Reflux, myself included, I thought that this would be a great opportunity to do some research on the different treatments, and find out exactly why and what causes it. My paper will take a closer look at the non-pharmaceutical

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  • Infectious Disease

    Infectious Diseases Sharelle Taylor HCA 240

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  • Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer’s disease HCA/240 Veronica Brinson Mary Lou. Jenkins August 25, 2013   Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic progressive deterioration of the brain leading to dementia, incapacitation, and death. Dementia is a condition marked by memory loss plus a minimum of one other cognitive impairment. Alzheimer’s disease has been referred to as both the plaque of the ages and the plague of the aged. Alzheimer’s disease was so poorly understood that people who suffered this

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  • Crohns Disease

    Crohn’s Disease affects approximately 700,000 people in the United States. While it is most common in people ages 15-35, anyone at any age can show symptoms. Men are also just as likely to have the disease as women are. If someone, such as a parent, have the disease you are more likely to show symptoms. The risk is also higher if the person is Jewish or African American. The causes of this disease are not clear but some think that genetics, diet, smoking and stress play a role in the irritation.

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  • Disease

    Dracunculiasis (guinea worm disease): eradication without a drug or a vaccine, Gautam Biswas, Dieudonne P. Sankara, Junerlyn Agua-Agum and Alhousseine Maiga, June 2013. Introduction: Dracunculiasis is the first parasitic disease that has the potential to be eradicated without the need of drugs or vaccines. Since the parasite life cycle revolves around the host consuming the infected copepod in the water, the experimental designed was to focus on the introduction of water treatment educations into

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  • Alzheimer's Disease; a Disease Without a Cure

    Ryan Hermes Health 106 SP 13 “Alzheimer’s Disease; A Disease Without A Cure” Alzheimer’s disease, otherwise known as dementia, is a genetic disease that causes the brain to deteriorate until death. Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, and once the diagnosis is given the disease only gets worse. The disease isn’t very well understood, however researchers are working to help treat the symptoms of the disease. With all of the advancements in medicine there are no treatments

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  • Crohns Disease

    Imaging Sequences of Crohn’s Disease Crohn’s disease, a form of Irritable Bowl Syndrome, is an ongoing symptomatic disease that has affected as many as 1.4 million people in the United States.7 Although it may occur at any age, the most common onset for IBS is between 15 to 30 years old.7 IBS can be broken down into two categories such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.7 Crohn’s disease is one of the most difficult diseases to diagnose and uses a lot of distinctive tests

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  • Disease

    The disease I choose to write about is Cancer, specifically Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a large group of cancers of lymphocytes (white blood cells). The disease can occur at any age but most notably older than 60. Cancer is prominent on both sides of my family. On my mom’s side there is (my grandmother, my aunt) which have both passed with cancer and my mother, my uncle, and my grandfather all have cancer that is in remission at this time. On my dad’s side, there was my dad

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  • Chronic Diseases

    Associate Level Material Chronic Disease Risk Assessment The Life Resource Center (LRC) is a valuable free tool available to University of Phoenix students. Taking some time to explore its website to discover some of the many topics, resources, and tools available is a great way to find information to enhance and support health and wellness. Complete the following assignment: Take one of the health risk assessments located on the LRC website. After completing the assessment, write a 500-

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  • Disease

    Communicable Diseases Communicable diseases spread from one person to another or from an animal to a person. The spread often happens via airborne viruses or bacteria, but also through blood or other bodily fluid. The terms infectious and contagious are also used to describe communicable disease. Examples: 1. HIV/AIDS AIDS (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a disease caused by a virus called HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). The illness alters

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  • Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease that is the most common form of dementia. Its onset affects 24.3 million people in the United States (Leifer, 2009, p. 588). The earlier symptoms of this disease are memory loss and decline of cognitive functions. These symptoms are often overlooked as the normal signs of aging. Alzheimer’s often is not diagnosed until it has progressed to the more debilitating stages. Fewer than 50% of people with the disease are currently diagnosed

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  • Culture and Disease

    Culture and Disease – West Nile Virus Julia Williams HCS/245 October 7, 2013 Wendy Smith Culture and Disease – West Nile Virus West Nile virus is a mosquito borne virus that was considered a minor risk to humans until the early 1990’s and according to Wikipedia (2013), by 2012 was considered an endemic pathogen in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States, which has experiences one of its worst epidemics with West Nile virus. West Nile virus

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  • Disease

    A disease is a condition that impairs the proper function of the body or of one of its parts. Every living thing, both plants and animals, can succumb to disease. Hundreds of different diseases exist. Each has its own particular set of symptoms and signs, clues that enable a physician to diagnose the problem. A symptom is something a patient can detect, such as fever, bleeding, or pain. A sign is something a doctor can detect, such as a swollen blood vessel or an enlarged internal body organ.

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  • Disease

    Concerning disease, research papers report that the medical field believes that disease is the result of physical changes within the body. This philosophy of science has led to a narrow focus upon pathogens that create illness. Modern medicine looks to biochemical factors, levels of immunology, nutrition, and environmental toxins as causing disease. To eradicate disease or illness, then these elements thought to cause the difficulties must some how be changed. There are several implications of

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  • Lime Disease

    Disease Process Worksheet _______________________________________________ Name of Presenter ___________________Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)_______________________ Disease or Illness Note: You may use this form as your format or include these topics in a PowerPoint presentation. Overview of Disease or Disorder (what is it? What does it do to the patient? What are usual outcomes?) | Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common disorder among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS can have

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  • Lyme Disease

    Lyme Disease Eric Bickhart University of Phoenix student NUR/427 August 4, 2014 Amy Highland Personal Impact Paper: Lyme Disease “Since its identification nearly 30 years ago, Lyme disease has continued to spread, and there have been increasing numbers of cases in the northeastern and north central US. The Lyme disease agent, Borrelia burgdorferi, causes infection by migration through tissues, adhesion to host cells and evasion of immune clearance” (Steere, 2004). This disease is transmitted

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  • Communicable Diseases

    OHIO’S COMMUNICABLE DISEASE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS Who must report? Healthcare providers (physicians, hospitals, infection preventionists) with knowledge of a case or suspect case of a disease which is required to be reported Laboratories’ that examine specimens of human origin with evidence of diseases which are required to be reported any individual having knowledge of a person suffering from a disease suspected of being communicable WHAT must be reported? Diseases on Ohio’s ABC list

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  • Alzheimer’s Disease

    states that Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of mental decline, or dementia, and dementia also has other causes. Alzheimer’s disease damages the brain. It causes a steady loss of memory and how well you can speak, think, and carry on daily activities. Alzheimer's disease always gets worse over time, but how quickly this happens varies. Some people lose the ability to do daily activities early on. Others may still do fairly well until much later in the disease. Mild memory loss is common

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  • Acid Reflux

    D.Z., a 65-year-old man, is admitted to a medical floor for exacerbation of his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; emphysema). He has a past medical history (PMH) of hypertension (HTN), which has been well controlled by enalapril (Vasotec) for the past 6 years, and a diagnosis (Dx) of pneumonia yearly for the past 3 years. He appears as a cachectic man who is experiencing difficulty breathing at rest. He reports cough productive of thick yellow-green sputum. D.Z. seems irritable and anxious

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  • Crohns Disease

    Crohn’s Disease Crohn’s disease is a disease which causes chronic inflammatory swelling of the digestive tract. Patients suffering from Crohn’s develop ulcers anywhere from the mouth to the rectal area. The swelling can result in pain and can also cause diarrhea. The disease is more often developed among people ages 20 to 30, but it could affect people of all age groups. Once the disease begins, it tends to be recurrent with periods of remission. Although there are no known cures for the disease

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  • Pulmonary Disease

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease also referred to as COPD is the name that identifies a group of lung diseases. These diseases consist of bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and refractory asthma. An individual can have COPD for years and not know it. When the disease is in the early stages the symptoms are not completely

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  • Diseases

    that can be transferred from one organism to another. Non-transmissible among people, may be a chronic disease or carried through genes. They include measles, cols, influenza, chicken pox, and hepatitis. They include genetic diseases e.g. hemophilia, down syndrome, and diseases related to lifestyle and or environment. A Pathogen is any organism any organism that can produce and carry a disease. Pathogens range from viruses so miniature that thousands may fit side by side in in one millimeter to

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  • Communicable Diseases

    Communicable Disease Paper University Of Phoenix Communicable Disease Paper In the following paper a communicable disease will be identified. In addition, the disease and the efforts to control it, the environmental factors related to this disease will be described. Also an explanation of lifestyles, socioeconomics status, and disease management will be explained. Gaps and how this might link to other resources to meet needs that are not locally available, recommendation to expand the communities

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  • Diseases

    GLOBAL VARIATIONS OF CHRONIC DISEASE Name: Institution: Chronic diseases all around the world have been causing lots deaths and having devastating effects on families (CDC, 2011). In this essay, I will discuss coronary heart disease symptoms, detection, prevention, causal mechanisms, treatment, and effects. I will also analyze its global variations and recommend how public health officers can be able to promote prevention and

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  • Infectious Disease

    INFECTIOUS DISEASE Public Health Management Infectious Disease At what risks are the people of the United States and its government if the International Agencies control infectious disease in increasing countries? There are many people today at risk of infectious diseases than ever in our history. Infectious disease is an ongoing worldwide issue and requires much needed attention. A nation’s resources can be weakening because of an infectious disease. And emerging nations

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  • Causes of Disease

    Causes of disease A disease is defined as a physical or mental disorder or malfunction with a certain set of signs or symptoms. Diseases may be caused by a single factor such as a pathogenic microorganism or have many causes some of which may depend on lifestyle. Pathogens have many qualities that assist with the causing of diseases: they can gain entry to the host, colonise tissues of the host, resist defences of the host and cause damage to the host’s tissues. Microorganisms gain entry

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  • Disease and Disorders

    Written Assignment: Disease and Disorders Alzheimer’s disease Introduction Alzheimer Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in United States, not far behind cancer and heart disease as a cause of death of older people. It can’t be prevented, cured or slowed. One in ten people over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s disease. In 2015, 5.1 million American’s 65 and older will have Alzheimer disease and by 2025 that figure will grow by forty percent to 7.1 million people. Symptoms In the early

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  • Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    Obstructive Pulmunary Disease A. Hallmarks 1.Airflow limitation 2.Irreversible type disease: (COPD) Emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis,bronchiolitis 3.Reversible Type:Hyper-reactive airway disease, Athma, chronic inflammatory disease B.Airflow reduction REduced bronchiole Tone elevated air trapping FEV1 is reduced Emphysema: low elastic recoil of bronchiles, low air flow, low airway tone, pressure drive of air is low Asthma:Bronchoconstriction with higher

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  • Disease

    What is Health? Stated by The World Health Organization (April 7th, 1948) as being a vital conditional function in mental or social wellbeing- physical, absence of infirmities and diseases along with being characterized as an everyday life, positive concepts and spirit.  Even though all the definition are very explanatory the overall meaning using it depends on all the different cultures, countries, ethnicities and religion, back ground all these aspects deal with all kinds of different outlook

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  • Disease

    Disorders and Diseases Affecting the Lymphatic System Brittany Drake ITT Technical Institute Disorders and Diseases Affecting the Lymphatic System Filarises is a parasitic disease that is caused by a worm so tiny it can only be viewed by a microscope. The body’s lymph system is responsible for maintaining the body’s balance of fluid as well as fight infections. Filarises is spread from person to person via mosquito bites. When an infected person with filarises is bitten by a mosquito the circulating

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  • Parkinsons Disease

    Parkinson’s disease is a slowly progressive neurological disorder that’s cause by a depletion of dopamine in the caudate nucleus, putamen, and pallidum, structures in the neostriatum that normally contains high levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine. It was first discovered by a Doctor James Parkinson in 1817. The disease was first known as the “shaking palsy” before being named after James Parkinson. (Ramirez, 2004). One million people are affected by Parkinson's disease in the United States

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  • Disease

    Leukemia- a malignant progressive disease in which the bone marrow and other blood forming organs produce increased numbers of immature or abnormal leukocytes. These suppress the production of normal blood cells, leading to anemia and other symptoms. Types of Leukemia Acute leukemia- is characterized by a rapid increase in the number of immature blood cells. Immediate treatment is required in acute leukemia because of the rapid progression and accumulation of the malignant cells

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  • The Huntington's Disease

    The Huntington’s disease Author’s name University Affiliation Nancy Wexler is an American geneticist at Columbia University as the Higgins Professor of Neuropsychology. She is known for discovering the location of the gene causing Huntington’s disease. She works in the field of genetics despite earning a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Currently, she works as the president of the Hereditary Disease Foundation clinic initiated by her father. The personal situation that motivated her to take

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  • Meniere's Disease

    Meniere's disease is a chronic inner ear disorder that primarily affects the ears’ membranous labyrinth. When one has Meniere’s disease, there is an excess amount of fluid present in the inner ear, this affects the ears hearing and balance mechanisms. Although research on Meniere’s disease is still under way, that endolymphatic hydrops (increased pressure in the ear) is the main cause of the symptoms, which are experienced. Furthermore the endolymphatic hydrops causes an imbalance in the fluid management

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  • Kawasaki Disease

    Kawasaki Disease Bilitis Rangel Chamberlain College of Nursing NR281: Pathophysiology September 2015 Kawasaki Disease (KD) Introduction Many people in the United States are not aware of Kawasaki Disease (KD) as it mainly affects children under the age of five of Asian descent, however in the United States there have been cases in the African American community (Saguil, A.; Fargo, M; and Grogan, S.; 2015). The first case of Kawasaki Disease (KD) presented itself in Japan in 1961, to a 4

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  • Disease

    Meningococcal disease, also known as meningitis, is caused by the bacteria known as Neiserria meningitids, and is one of the leading causes of bacterial meningitis worldwide. Outbreaks of this disease are rare in the United States but are very common along an area of sub –Saharan African called the African Belt. The African Belt stretches from the Senegal in the west to Ethiopia in the east with 26 countries involved where it contains the highest rates of the disease. (Who, 2015).

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  • Alzheimers Disease

    Alzheimer’s disease General Psychology Term Paper Assignment Monday Night Class Abstract In the society that we are living right now, we can find a lot of different kinds of illness and health problems. A large number of these diseases have a cure and they also have a happy end; but there is one that does not. Over the past 20 years, Alzheimer’s disease came from an unknown dark side. Once studied as a strange disorder; it is

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  • Infectious Diseases

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  • Disease in the News

    Disease in the News Jamika McMillian 245 April 12, 2012 Professor Wendy Cockron Abstract Anthrax is a life threatening disease that harms not only animals, but humans as well. There are several types of anthrax and many different types of treatments to help cure them. Although some who are infected with anthrax do not always survive. Anthrax is not common in the U.S. but it does sometimes occur. Anthrax is nationally discussed in most of today’s disease trends. Disease in

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  • Communicable Diseases

    Communicable Disease Paper In the following paper a communicable disease will be identified. In addition, the disease and the efforts to control it, the environmental factors related to this disease will be described. Also an explanation of lifestyles, socioeconomics status, and disease management will be explained. Gaps and how this might link to other resources to meet needs that are not locally available, recommendation to expand the communities programs if there are gaps will be provided. In

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  • Alzherimer's Disease

    Alzheimer’s Disease: Not Just Loss of Memory Introduction Alzheimer's disease, a neurodegenerative brain disease, is the most common cause of dementia. It currently afflicts about 4 million Americans and is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Furthermore, Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of mental impairment in elderly people and accounts for a large percentage of admissions to assisted living homes, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities. Psychotic

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  • Communicable Diseases

    Communicable Diseases Jodi L. Smith HCS 457 June 4, 2012 Ms. Sally Kohls Communicable Diseases A communicable disease is an illness that is transmitted through contact of microorganisms. People, animals, and foods are all carriers of microorganisms that can pass an infectious illness from one host to another. A simple touch or exchange of fluids can be all it takes to spread a disease from one individual to another. There are several relevant communicable diseases in America today. In

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  • Disease Trends

    Cardiovascular Disease Information HCA/240 Cardiovascular disease strikes millions of Americans every day. Americans way of living, effects their cardio system. There is so much that Americans can do to help prevent cardiovascular disease. The first and most important is to not smoke. Smoking affects your entire system. Chemicals in tobacco affect your heart and blood vessels. When it comes to smoking, there is not much more to discuss about cardiovascular disease. Smoking is the leading cause

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