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What Is Sickle Cell Anemia?

Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disease. That means you are born with it and it lasts a lifetime. Sickle cell anemia affects the red blood cells. Normal red blood cells are smooth and round ... Continue reading

The sickle-shaped red blood cells tend to get stuck in narrow blood vessels, blocking the flow of blood.

Malaria and Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle cell anemia is a genetic disorder in which the red blood cells collapse into a 'sickle' shape and cannot carry oxygen very well. They also tend to get stuck in narrow blood vessels, causing ... Continue reading

The Incredible Capacity Of The Immune System

By age two, infants in the US can receive up to 20 vaccinations. In view of that, concerns had been raised that too many immunizations could overwhelm an infant's immune system. ... Continue reading

Lymphatic vessels form a circulatory system that operates in close partnership with blood circulation.

Mad Cow Disease

In 1986, the first case of 'mad cow' disease or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was found in cattle in Great Britain. Irritable personalities, fearful behavior, and a staggering gait preceded ... 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?'