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Your Friend, the Fat Cell

A healthy, adult human body contains about 35 billion fat cells. Each contains about 0.5 micrograms of fat. Stored fat is essential to good health. Fat is the body's principal energy reserve. It is ... Continue reading

Mature fat cells filled with fat.

When Motherhood Means More than One

These days, twins, triplets, and other multiple births are becoming more common, but how do they happen? Fraternal twins (or triplets, quadruplets, or more) develop when two or more eggs are ... Continue reading

My Aching Back

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 ... Continue reading

What Is A Cerebral Aneurysm?

A cerebral aneurysm is the dilation, bulging or ballooning out of part of the wall of a vein or artery in the brain. The disorder may result from congenital defects or from other conditions such as ... Continue reading

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Disease:

  1. Facts About Angina
  2. Mad Cow Disease
  3. Mother Nature's Own Brand of Bioterror
  4. The Neurological Complications Of Lyme Disease
  5. What is Herd Immunity?
  6. What Is Sickle Cell Anemia?
  7. Who was Typhoid Mary?

Germs, Viruses, Microbes:

  1. Civets Lesson
  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?

Health:

  1. A Little OCD In Me And Thee?
  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
  10. What is Asthma?
  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

Human Body:

  1. Acupuncture
  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

Technology:

  1. Ultrasound In Medicine

Vaccines:

  1. How a Horse Can Save Your Life?
  2. Why Do We Call It A 'Vaccination?'