Endodontics is the treatment of the inside of a tooth. It is more commonly called root filling. Teeth with root fillings are dead. In the middle of each tooth, underneath the enamel, dentine and cementum, lies the pulp of the tooth. It is very much alive and, because it is so sensitive, is popularly called […]

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Without the activating presence of vitamins and minerals, the protein, fats and carbohydrates will not function either. By the same token, vitamins and minerals are each individually powerless or ineffective without the presence of the other. Nor are just some vitamins and some minerals good enough. All must be present in the right quantities if […]

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Protein’s main functions are to promote growth and to build and repair body tissue. Children need protein for growth in particular, and so do pregnant women with a “growing” baby. Adults need protein for repair and maintenance only. Proteins also assist the repair and replacement of different body tissues, such as bones, muscles, connective tissues, […]

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Combat neurosisis a special type of traumatic or transient neurosis. It has been called by several names, including combat fatigue, operational fatigue, and shell shock. It is delineated more by the special circumstances under which it occurs than by any unique and specific symptoms. In combat neurosis the individual, prior to the development of his […]

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Elephantiasis is a condition in which a part of the body becomes grossly enlarged due to a thickening of the skin and the underlying tissues. It results from a long-term interference with the flow of lymphatic fluid away from these tissues. The most frequently affected part of the body is the leg. The most common […]

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For centuries, the heart, like the brain, was considered to be territory forbidden to surgeons, and it was not until after World War II that cardiovascular surgery emerged as a valuable method of treating heart disease. Prior to World War II there were only a few cases in which surgical procedures succeeded in curing or […]

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A Heart Attack is the popular term for an acute failure of the pumping action of the heart, accompanied by lung congestion and the accumulation of fluid in the dependent parts of the body. The symptoms of a heart attack include coughing, copious frotiiy spittie, discomfort when lying down, labored breatiiing, rapid heart action, blueness […]

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Hodgkin’s Disease is a malignant tumor of the lymph nodes. It was named after the British physician Thomas Hodgkin, who first described the disease in 1832. Hodgkin’s disease is found throughout the world and may develop in both males and females at any age, although young adults are most commonly affected. It accounts for about […]

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Dear Sarah, I keep hearing about interval training. What is it? And what are the benefits? Shawn Dear Shawn, If you are short on time and yet determined to get in an optimal workout, then interval training is ideal. Interval training (in the fitness community we simply refer to interval training as I.T.) involves short […]

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Recently, a young couple in their early 30’s came to see me. They were having issues because she felt his interest in her was waning. He seemed unmotivated and he wasn’t initiating sex as often as he had in the past. Besides reporting some stress at work and feeling tired, he insisted everything, including their […]

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