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A few weeks ago, I took my oldest daughter in for a flu shot. I signed the paperwork, looked over the informational pamphlet, and reassured her when the medical assistant brought the imposing-looking syringe into the room. And then, I cringed when she proceeded to...read more
Sandra is in the middle of her third 12-hour shift this week. She works on the med-surg floor of a local hospital. Today she has 6 patients and one of the CNA’s called in and the hospital doesn’t have another CNA that can float to the floor. Four of her patients...read more
Summary Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that causes mucus to build up and damage organs in the body, particularly the lungs and pancreas. Signs and symptoms may include salty-tasting skin; persistent coughing; frequent lung infections; wheezing or shortness...
Description Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease characterized by the buildup of thick, sticky mucus that can damage many of the body's organs. The disorder's most common signs and symptoms include progressive damage to the respiratory system and chronic digestive...
About Cushing Syndrome Cushing syndrome occurs when the body’s tissues are exposed to too much of the hormone cortisol or a medication similar to cortisol for too long.1 The syndrome is named after Harvey Cushing, the brain surgeon who first described the condition.2...
Description Cushing disease is caused by elevated levels of a hormone called cortisol, which leads to a wide variety of signs and symptoms. This condition usually occurs in adults between the ages of 20 and 50; however, children may also be affected. The first sign of...
Summary Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a cancer of the lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). It begins in the stem cells of the bone marrow and then spreads to the blood. Over time, CLL may also spread to the lymph nodes and other organs, including the...
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