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Stem Cell Research: Gaining Popularity?

3-16-11

Stem cell research has been a highly controversial news topic in recent years, but polls suggest that as much as 72% of the public now supports stem cell research.[1] All multi-cellular organisms contain stem cells. These cells have the remarkable ability to divide and produce more stem cells or other specialized cells. Stem cells serve as a limitless internal repair system. Thus, scientists seek to research stem cells and their unique properties’ potential role in patient care.

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Medical Care in Ancient Ireland

3-17-11

Having a place to care for the sick and wounded, what we now refer to as a hospital, was a valuable institution in Ireland as far back as 1169 AD - 1607 AD. While many modern hospitals are secular organizations, most facilities in ancient Ireland had some connection to monasteries, either through management or support. Similar to modern-day hospitals, these ancient clinics could be designated as either general treatment facilities or for treating specific illnesses (such as leprosy).

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Guest Post: Travel Diary | NYC - BODIES...The Exhibition

3-11-11

The winner of our Facebook/Twitter blogger contest was Morgan Sheets. Here is her blog post reviewing BODIES...The Exhibition at the South Street Seaport in New York City.

I have wanted to see BODIES…The Exhibition for ages and was thrilled to see that it was open while I was in New York City. I had missed seeing BODIES…The Exhibition while it was nearby in the Midwest and had been asking them on Twitter when it would come my way again. I am a certified massage therapist and to be able to see the body in 3D and to see the muscles laid bare was an incredible opportunity.

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Tobacco: The Socially Acceptable Killer

3-9-11

Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. More than 440,000 Americans die from tobacco-related diseases each year; most of them start using tobacco before age 18.1

Carcinogens in the Body

Cigarette smokers inhale tar, nicotine, carbon monoxide and 200 other known poisons into the lungs.2 Smoking tobacco injures lung tissue, preventing the lungs from fighting infection. It also injures the vascular system, resulting in strokes, heart attacks, aortic aneurysms, and peripheral vascular diseases.3

Speeding Up the Aging Process and the Anti-Aging Skincare Market

The appearance of aging is a concern for many people, especially Americans. As the world's largest cosmetics market, valued at US $45.4 billion, "the anti-aging products sector and increased mass-market distribution of prestige products are the primary drivers of the U.S. cosmeceutical market... retail sales of skin care products [grew] by 4.8 percent to $5.8 billion in 2005 from 2004."4

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