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What Is Lard?

Lard refers to the fat of a pig that has been rendered. Lard is commonly used in baking and cooking, in fact, it is considered as a popular ingredient for many recipes. Because of the bad reputation lard has acquired over the decades (it is considered as an unhealthy food item) it has become quite...

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What Is LDL?

LDL, or low density lipoprotein cholesterol, is known by many people as the bad kind of cholesterol. Based on various medical studies a person who has high levels of LDL in his body is more likely to develop heart disease. In order to determine if a person has high LDL levels and has a high...

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What Is Perforated Bowel?

A perforated bowel refers to a condition that requires immediate medical attention. This refers to a hole in the bowel that opens, which allows the contents to empty into the abdominal cavity. The immediate result of this is usually sepsis or a blood infection. Left untreated, a perforated bowel...

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Obama Warned by Doctor "Quit Smoking"

Obama's routine physical and health exam were uneventful with the exception of his doctor's warning: "Quit Smoking." The results from Obama's physical indicated the President is in "excellent health" and "fit for duty." Jeffrey Kuhlman performed the physical and reported to the White House...

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What Is the Best Way to Get Rid of Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are thin, silvery lines that streak across the skin that has expanded and then contracted. This usually happens through extreme weight gain or loss, such as what happens to body builders, adolescents who go through rapid growth spurts, and pregnant women. Hormonal changes can also...

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What Is a Medical Expert Witness?

Like all other witnesses, a medical expert witness is usually called to testify in civil and criminal cases; also they may be hired to state their professional opinions at mediation or negotiation proceedings. These types of witnesses are called experts due to their professional knowledge about a...

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How Do I Find Medicaid Lawyers?

Medicaid lawyers specialize in Medicaid laws and helping people in processing their Medicaid requirements and making decisions for their future. This kind of lawyer could play a major role in helping a person or even the whole family decide for their medical care needs for the future. Medicaid...

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What Is a Personal Injury Expert Witness?

A personal injury expert witness is a qualified person to testify in a personal injury trial. The witness should have a professional background about the subject at hand. Both the defendant and the plaintiff can call on an expert witness to prove each of their case. However, not anyone can be an...

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Los Angeles Squirrel Tests Positive for Plague

A Los Angeles area squirrel tests positive for plague.  The Los Angeles County Public Health Director Jonathan Fielding has reported that the Los Alamos Campground within the Angeles National Forest has been shut down after a captured squirrel tested postitive for the plague.  The campground...

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When Is Massage Contraindicated?

A massage is very relaxing and helps soothe tired muscles and relieve stress. But there are some cases or situations where a massage may not be good for a person.In almost all cases, it is very important that you reveal any kind of medical condition you may have as well as any health concerns to...