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Medicine: Featured Facts
Why Is Blood Pressure Two Numbers?
Medicine / Health

Blood pressure cuff measures systolic and diastolic pressure. Blood pressure might better be called heart pressure, for the heart's pumping action creates it. To measure blood pressure, health workers determine how hard the blood is pushing at two different time 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

The Neurological Complications Of Lyme Disease
Medicine / Disease

Lyme disease is caused by a bacterial organism that is transmitted to humans via the bite of an infected tick. Most people bitten by an infected tick develop a characteristic skin rash around the area continue reading this fact

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  7. Resistance is NOT Futile!
  8. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  9. SARS: Mother Nature Strikes Again!
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  11. The Plague
  12. What Is Botulism?
Health:
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  2. Eating Disorders
  3. Encephalitis and Meningitis
  4. How Much Coffee Will Kill You?
  5. Is Heartburn a Heart Burn?
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  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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  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
Technology:
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