Author: Jennifer Smith

Health enthusiast and contributor Jeniffer Smith
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How Can A Family Help Their Loved One Conquer Addiction?

    Nobody naturally knows how to help an addict. While many former addicts and support workers have found effective ways to communicate with addicts, it can be affected by the confusion addiction creates. On top of the physical symptoms of addiction that are apparent, there are also a variety of mental health issues that can be […]

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    How to Help a Veteran With PTSD

      There are many veterans who have had at least some trauma in their experiences, and some suffer from what is known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. Some veterans even have suicidal thoughts and find it difficult to function, or to complete the day-to-day tasks of life. Although the symptoms may not always be overly […]

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      Antiperspirant: The Fight Against Sweat

        Antiperspirants work by removing the moisture underneath the armpits with an active ingredient called aluminum salts. The aluminum salts assist the sweat glands by blocking the release of sweat. Some believe blocking sweat glands is unhealthy and could cause symptoms associated with cancer. But they cannot prove this information. The National Cancer Institute and US […]

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        Aging: Common Medical Needs

        There are several theories on why we age from pre-determined hereditary genes to the lifestyle. Regardless, of which way the findings conclude the aging process causes the body to slowly malfunction and breakdown. There are many visible signs like your thinning graying hair, wrinkled, crepe-paper skin and lack of muscle. Just as you have these […]

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        Ways to Ensure Elderly Family Members Are Safe in Their Homes

          Americans are getting older. The average lifespan has increased significantly over the last 100 years thanks to better living conditions and medical advancements.  Many aging adults decide to move into new senior living communities that provide on-site assistance. However, some people want to remain in their homes. While this may make an elderly family member […]

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          How nanoDSF can be Used to Determine Protein Stability for Antibody-Based Therapies in Cancer Treatment

            As with anything, there are many obstacles that scientists must face in the production and delivery of antibody-based therapies.  One of the biggest of these hindrances is protein instability.  Differential scanning fluorimetry is one of the most efficient screening methods used to identify low-molecular-weight ligands, which in turn exposes protein unfolding.   An antibody (Ab), […]

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            What Is A Contract Research Organization And What Does It Do?

              Contract research organizations (CROs) work to provide research support for a variety of health care through clinical trials. They assist medical devices, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries, as well as universities, private foundations and government agencies. Essentially, a contract research organization is a third-party outsource company rather than an in-house extension of an organization’s research division. […]

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            Debating Care In A Nursing Home Vs. One’s Own Home

            As we age, we enter a time of transition. The baby boomers are on the cusp of assisted living, and they are researching options along with their families in hopes of achieving the most pleasant outcome for the golden years. It’s rapidly becoming a significant issue in southern California, where this particular generation located in […]

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            Harnessing Health Hazards is a Huge Hunk of Healthcare

              The things which kill us can also make us better. It sounds like the claims of a dangerous quack, but it’s a pillar of popular medical science. Across the board, from dealing with deadly bad habits to treating lethal cancers, the very weapons used by doctors and specialists to combat these afflictions are oftentimes […]

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