Archive for October, 2011

Get Ready for 2011-2012 Flu Season

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

It’s getting close to that time of year again – it’s the Flu Season! The days and nights are getting colder and the flu vaccine is already available in local stores such as CVS and Walgreens. The CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is strongly encouraging people to get the flu vaccine this [...]

Delusional Disorder

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Delusional disorder is a medical condition, in which the presence of 1 or more beliefs that persists for at least one month occurs. Delusional disorders are considered to be uncommon and functions are less impaired. A Delusional disorder usually first affects an individual in late or middle adult life. Delusional disorder’s delusions tend to be [...]

Personality Disorders

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Personality disorders are conditions, which are characterized by relating, relating, and perceiving patterns, that are relatively inflexible, fixed socially maladaptive across various situations. Individuals who have such disorders generally are not aware that their patterns of thought or behavior are improper; they frequently think their patterns are right and normal. Personality disorders consist of the [...]

Dementia

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Dementia is the decline of mental ability, that commonly progresses slowly, in which ability to learn and pay attention, memory, judgement, and thinking are impaired, and personality can deteriorate. Dementia may progress abruptly in young individuals when a disease, severe injury, or toxic substance (such as carbon monoxide) destroys cells of the brain. However, the [...]

Fabry’s Disease

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Fabry’s disease is a very rare hereditary disorder, that leads to fat metabolism product, called glycolipid accumulation. Because the abnormal gene is carried on the X-chromosome, the full-blown disorder happens only in men, who have just 1 X chromosome. The glycolipid accumulation results in noncancerous skin growth, called angiokeratomas, to form over the trunk’s lower [...]

Bronchiolitis

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Bronchiolitis is a viral contagious airway infection in young children and infants, that results in breathing difficulties, particularly, breathing out. Various viruses may result in bronchiolitis, such as parainfluenza viruses and syncytial virus. Bronchiolitis frequently happens in epidemics, especially, in children under eighteen months of age and more common in infants under six months of [...]

Gender Identity Disease

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Gender Identity Disease is an abnormal condition, in which desire of being the opposite sex or the belief of being  ”trapped” in the wrong sex body. The difference between gender and sex may be simplified as following: gender is how an individual sees herself or himself, whether feminine or masculine; and sex is biologic femaleness [...]

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