This article is not fear mongering, but its intention is to provide what is known so far about this epidemic outbreak in Western Africa (Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone) occurring earlier this year, and about to be pandemic spreading to other continents. Microscopically, it’s in the filovirus family with Marburg virus, together with

Breast Cancer De Facto

Most breast malignancies arise from epithelial elements and are categorized as carcinomas. They differ based upon their appearance under a microscope and biologic behaviors. Breast cancer appears physically as a lump or changes in the anatomy of the breast, including dimpling of the skin, inversion of nipple or discoloration of the skin. To evaluate changes

When Enough is Enough

When it comes to the end of life care, it can be a difficult process to manage a loved one actively dying from a life-threatening illness. It is a process that involves input not only from the patient but also from his/her physician, caregiver, and family members, the latter especially applicable in situations where the

Are you an addict?

ADDICTION is a compulsive physiological and psychological need for a habit-forming substance, behavior or activity, accompanied by impaired control over the need despite harm or cravings. An individual with an addiction will seek out that substance, behavior or activity in a persistent and uncontrolled manner despite whether it is maladaptive or counterproductive to the individual. The
On a daily basis, many of us, especially in Western civilization, resort to self-medication for any stress we face in our lives. We feel the urge to medicate ourselves for a myriad of reasons, ranging from body aches, sorrow, and grief, to poor attention span and poor sleep. A number of us tend to live for

Obesity

OBESITY is a condition in which a person has a lot of excess body fat. A formula called Body Mass Index (BMI) is used to calculate its severity based upon weight in kilogram divided by height in meter squared. A BMI between 25–29.9 kg/m² is considered overweight, whereas a BMI greater than 30 is considered obese,

Hairloss

Throughout life, hair follicles undergo normal cycling characterized by periods of growth (anagen), involution (catagen), and rest (telogen). At any given time, 90 percent of hair follicles on the scalp are in the anagen phase. The rate of hair growth and duration of anagen vary with type and location of hair. For example, scalp growth

Elderly Well-Being

Longevity of life, it is important to stay healthy by following the simple rules of life, so to speak. If you are already healthy entering your (chronologically) elderly period, i.e. older than 65 years of age, it is wise to keep your mental and physical well-being going in the right direction by applying the following

Hypertension

Hypertension (HTN) afflicts 29-31 percent of adults in the U.s. and is increasing in incidence as our population ages beyond 65. Approximately 46-51 percent of patients with HTN have blood pressure (BP) under control, i.e. less than 140/90. BP includes two numbers—the top number called Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP) and bottom number Diastolic Blood Pressure
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