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Is Heartburn a Heart Burn?
Medicine / Health

Upper digestive tract. Heartburn is a bad name for a complaint that has nothing to do with the heart. TV ads call it acid indigestion. It's a burning sensation that begins under the breastbone and moves up into the throat. continue reading this fact

Who was Typhoid Mary?
Medicine / Disease

Pictured is a close up of Salmonella Typhosus. Mary Mallon lived in New York about 100 years ago, and worked as a cook. It seemed that every family she worked for suffered an outbreak of typhoid fever! The Dept. of Public Health found that she har continue reading this fact

My Aching Back
Medicine / Human Body

The back is an intricate structure of bones, muscles, and other tissues that form the posterior part of the body’s trunk, from the neck to the pelvis. The centerpiece is the spinal column, which not o continue reading this fact

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  2. Fighting Viruses
  3. Legionnaires' Disease
  4. Malaria and Sickle Cell Anemia
  5. Protozoa That Cause Disease
  6. Re-emerging Microbes
  7. Resistance is NOT Futile!
  8. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  9. SARS: Mother Nature Strikes Again!
  10. Smallpox, Chickenpox . . . Monkeypox?
  11. The Plague
  12. What Is Botulism?
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  2. Eating Disorders
  3. Encephalitis and Meningitis
  4. How Much Coffee Will Kill You?
  5. Is Heartburn a Heart Burn?
  6. It's Hay Fever Season!
  7. The Incredible Capacity Of The Immune System
  8. The Placebo Effect
  9. There's No Such Thing as a Safe Suntan
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  11. What Is Autism?
  12. What is Headache?
  13. What Is High Blood Pressure?
  14. What Is Narcolepsy?
  15. What's So Bad About Cholesterol?
  16. Why Is Blood Pressure Two Numbers?
  17. Your Friend, the Fat Cell
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  2. Hypotension
  3. My Aching Back
  4. What Is a Bruise?
  5. What Is A Cerebral Aneurysm?
  6. What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?
  7. When and Why is Blood Typing Done?
  8. When Motherhood Means More than One
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  2. Why Do We Call It A 'Vaccination?'

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