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Preventing Hepatitis.....

Preventing Hepatitis…..

The best way to prevent hepatitis A & B is through vaccination. Vaccination is recommended for all children age 12 months and older, for travelers to certain countries, and for people at high risk for infection with the virus. What…

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Hepatitis & Vaccination

Hepatitis & Vaccination

The best way to prevent hepatitis A & B is through vaccination. Vaccination is recommended for all children age 12 months and older, for travelers to certain countries, and for people at high risk for infection with the virus. What…

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About Pain in Arthritis

About Arthritis Pain….

Coping with pain can be the hardest part of having arthritis or a related condition. In conditions like osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), pain results from the breakdown of cartilage, the rubbery substance that covers the ends of bones…

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What is Arthritis?

What is arthritis?

What is arthritis? The word “arthritis” is derived from two Greek words: arthron, meaning a joint, and –itis, meaning inflammation. Inflammation typically involves redness, heat, swelling and tenderness. So, technically speaking, arthritis describes a joint that is red, hot, swollen…

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Caring for older women

Caring for older women

With adequate health care and a supportive environment, women can remain active and healthy well into old age. However, health-care provision, especially in low- and middle income countries and in times of humanitarian crisis, may be biased against the old…

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Women And Ageing

Women And Ageing

Because they tend to live longer than men, women represent a growing proportion of all older people. Worldwide in 2007, 55% of adults aged 60 years and over were women, a proportion that rises to 58% at age 70 and above.2…

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Women’s health during the reproductive years

Women’s health during the reproductive years

For many women, the years between puberty and menopause offer multiple opportunities for personal fulfilment and development. However, this can also be a time of health risks specifically associated with sex and reproduction that may result in a significant burden…

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