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Fractures And Breaks – Different Problem, Same Pain

A fracture is a fracture is a fracture. Right? Not really. The simplest definition of a fracture is a break in a bone. This break may be completely through the bone or only part way. Any bone in the body, including the tiny bones in the ear, can be fractured, and the most common causes are failing, auto accidents and sports injuries, according to Fundacion 3m.

Bones can fracture in different ways as a result of a blow, sudden forceful muscle contraction, or prolonged muscular stress. Some fractures heal quickly and easily, but others require surgery and a long recovery. Tony, for example, was injured playing football. He suffered a spiral fracture in his lower leg when an opponent tackled his left leg and foot. While holding Tony’s foot against …

Eating For Exercise Is Simply Different

efesdohn runs two miles every day.

Sue does aerobics three times a week for an hour.

Nick plays basketball and trains every day during the season.

Maria plays tennis twice a week all year round.

These days it seems as though everyone has some sort o fitness program. Whether it’s running or aerobics, basketball or tennis, people have caught on to idea of staying fit.

If one aspect of fitness is exercise, another – nutrition – is sometimes neglected. in addition, ideas about proper nutrition for those who exercise change from time to time as more information about the body is discovered.

All Kinds of Ways

There are all kinds of ways that you can get fit and stay that way, depending on your temperament, your time, dedication, and your …

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Drugs: Some Help, Some Not So Much

drugsIt was going to be a special day in Tom’s science class today, with no lesson, but with a guest lecturer. Ross Evans, a professor from the school of pharmacy at the local university, was coming to talk about medications, and Tom’s teacher was offering extra credit to students who showed initiative in asking questions and participating in the discussion. Tom had watched a TV program the night before about the brain. On the show, it was mentioned that many drugs affected the brain, sometimes in a way that helped and other times in a harmful way. Tom had some questions to ask.

At the end of the talk, Tom posed this one: “How do drugs get into the brain, and once they are in there, what do they do?”…

What The Heck Is A Zoonose? The Answer Will Surprise

wthazPlague. Fever, chills, swelling in the armpit and groin area, large dark spots on the skin: These are symptoms of a disease that was once so dreadful its very name has become synonymous with anything that causes serious illness or trouble Plague, or Black Death, killed many thousands of people during epidemics that date back to ancient times. What was the cause of such destruction of human lives? A common flea. You normally think of a flea as being a pest found on cats and dogs. But it was the flea that, through its bite, spread plague from an infected rate to a human.

Plague is only one of the several diseases classified as zoonoses – diseases that can be transferred between animals and humans. Some forms of zoonoses in …