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October 10, 2014

 

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The Battle Over Iron

Iron can be used by our body for good or bad, depending on which cells get a hold of it.

January 22, 2014

 

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Why Sore Throats Hurt

Ever wonder why sore throats hurt so badly? And why do they occur in the first place?

February 1, 2013

 

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Blue Sky + Looking Up = Seeing Tiny Dots And Swirls

Have you ever been staring into space, or gazing up at a clear, blue sky and suddenly noticed clusters of tiny dots and swirls?

October 23, 2012

 

human body book

How Does The Body Make Blood?

The body must produce the liquid part of blood, called plasma, and the cells that float in it.

March 22, 2010

 

herpes

What Is Herpes Simplex?

You've heard a lot of talk about herpes simplex... now it's time to get the facts.

March 8, 2006

 

A diagrap of the human body

What’s The Point Of The Appendix?

Can you really survive without an appendix?

July 19, 2005

 

Tonsils…Who Needs ‘Em?

Should my tonsils be removed? Why would this be done?

September 27, 2003

 

The Battle over Iron

We all know we need iron to live. How else would our blood carry oxygen to our lungs? And cells need iron in order to multiply. The problem is that our cells aren’t the only ones who need iron in order to thrive. Cancer cells and microorganisms like E. Coli and staph need iron too.

September 27, 2003

 

Why You Can’t Just Shed That Snake Tattoo

The top layer of skin, called the epidermis, is very thin–only 1/10 of a millimeter at most. This is where cells constantly divide from the base layer and move up to the surface to be sloughed off.

September 27, 2003

 

What’s a Fever For?

Turn up the heat in the body, and many body processes speed up, including the production of white blood cells and how fast they find infectious bacteria and viruses.

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