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By Tehniyet Azam According to the Center of Disease Control, the flu attacks the lungs, nose, and throat of its victims. Young children, older adults, pregnant women, and people with chronic disease or weak immune systems are at high risk for infection. Common symptoms include fever, chills, muscle ...

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By Shahneel Ahmed The flu is a contagious viral infection that can spread through the air in droplets when someone with the infection coughs, sneezes, or talks. One can inhale the droplets directly, or the virus can be picked up from an object or surface, such as a telephone, or doorknob, and the vi...

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By Shahneel Ahmed 30.3 million adults in the U.S. currently have diabetes, and in the last 20 years, the number of adults with diabetes has more than tripled. Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose levels are too high. Glucose is your body’s main source of energy and comes from the ...

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By Tehniyet Azam   According to American Diabetes Association, in 2012, 29.1 million Americans were diagnosed with diabetes. This includes all the types of diabetes. About 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes on average each year. The number of Americans diagnosed increases eve...

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By Tehniyet Azam I studied cancer in a few of my courses while I was attending school but I did not know that I would soon be involved in caring for someone with breast cancer. You hear and read about cancers but you don’t grasp the severity of these diseases till it hits home. I experienced t...

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By Tehniyet Azam Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of deaths in women. According to breastcancer.com about 1 in 8 women will develop the invasive form of breast cancer. In 2017, 252,710 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer can be prevented if women check for signs r...

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By Tehniyet Azam Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease beyond infancy. It is estimated that in 2014 there were around 15,780 children from ages 0 to 19 who were diagnosed with a type of childhood cancer. The different types of cancers that have affected these children are leu...

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By Sue Perbody When a child is diagnosed with cancer it is never something easy to digest. However, during this delicate time it is important for a parent to remain emotionally and psychically healthy for their child especially as they undergo treatments. The child is not the only one affected b...

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