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AGING AND POWERFUL MINDS IN HISTORY: ART AND DEMENTIA

The Basque country, straddling the Spanish-French border, has long been regarded a land of mystery. The Basque language is itself unique, unlike any Indo-European language, its origins uncertain. The Basque people are presumed to represent the earliest population of Europe, … Continue reading

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BDD – SUGGESTED GUIDELINES FOR FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS: GIVE PRAISE FOR EVEN SMALL GAINS

Resisting the urge to comb your hair in the mirror for an hour, not asking for reassurance for a day, or going to the supermarket may not seem like big feats, but they can be major accomplishments for someone with … Continue reading

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SHIATSU – NATURAL THERAPY

Unlike Western massage the receiver remains fully clothed throughout. As a natural therapy shiatsu is most effective when you wear comfortable clothing of natural fibres, such as a cotton track suit. Many physical complaints are accompanied by some psychological conditions, … Continue reading

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THE BOWEL AS A DUMPING GROUND: THE EXPERIENCE OF OTHERS

Suzi had suffered with a swollen face, mental dullness, headaches and visual disturbances periodically since she was a child. When she was 24 she saw a nutrition counsellor who explained about the Toxic Colon Syndrome. She gave up tea, coffee … Continue reading

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EPILEPSY AS A PSYCHO-SOCIAL DISEASE: “HOW DO YOU HELP TEENAGERS COPE?” “HOW DO YOU RESPOND THEN?”

“I just say, ‘Hey, you’ve got to pay the piper. You know the rules and what you can do. It’s your choice.’ Teenagers want to be in control. Like all other children and adolescents, there is a need to test … Continue reading

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WHITAKER WELLNESS DIET FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: PROTEIN POWER

Protein is one of the most important nutrients required by the human body. People often equate protein with muscle, but your muscles aren’t the only part of your body made of protein. Approximately half of the solid substances of your … Continue reading

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LESS OBVIOUS CAUSES OF HYPERTENSION

A 17-year-old boy was admitted to the hospital with overpowering headaches, irritability, and heavy sweating, and he was found to have severe, life-threatening hypertension (200/130 mm Hg). After a full panel of tests was taken, including urine screening and blood … Continue reading

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HIV: ON LIVING-TAKING CONTROL: FIND COMFORTS AND INTERESTS IN THINGS OUTSIDE YOURSELF

“Don’t lock yourself in,” says Steven, “get yourself out.” The world is full of pleasures, beauties, people to get to know, wrongs that need to be righted, jobs that need to be done, places to visit, adventures to be had. … Continue reading

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ALLPOX: PATHOGENESIS AND CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS

The causative agent of smallpox is the variola virus, an orthopoxvirus within the Poxviridae family. Smallpox is a contagious disease characterized by fever and a vesicular and pustular rash. Pathogenesis Smallpox is readily transmitted from person to person via droplet … Continue reading

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TREATMENT OF ACUTE PYELONEPHRITIS: OUTPATIENT AND INPATIENT THERAPIES

Outpatient Therapy Most pyelonephritis patients can be treated as outpatients. Compliant women with pyelonephritis who have only slight elevations in temperature and white blood cell count and who have no nausea or vomiting can be treated as outpatients with 7 … Continue reading

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