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Endometriosis: An Overview (Part 1)

Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that normally lines the uterus (endometrium) grows in other areas of the body, causing pain, irregular bleeding, and possible infertility. The tissue growth (implant) typically occurs in the pelvic area, outside of the uterus, on the ovaries, bowel, rectum, bladder, and the delicate lining of the pelvis. […]

Breast Cancer Awareness

“Feel your boobies.” I remember first seeing a breast cancer awareness car magnet while finishing my P3 year of pharmacy school in Winchester, VA. Admittedly direct, the magnet certainly piqued my curiosity for and awareness of breast cancer. Shortly after observing that magnet about raising breast cancer awareness, I received an e-mail for a breast […]

Celiac Disease: An Overview

A few weeks ago I decided to expand my social circle in an environment I have no familiarity with: at a networking party – in New Jersey, no less. I researched different groups who would be attending, giving away door prizes, offering jobs, and the like. Although initially excited and intimidated, I wanted to tell […]

Measles Outbreak: Informing Parents about a Once Dormant Disease Regaining Momentum

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While logging onto my Facebook account last Thursday, I came across a CNN article linked from my colleague in Kentucky. The intriguing, alarming title says it all: “U.S. measles cases in 2013 may be most in 17 years.” Even though the number of annual cases has significantly plummeted over the past few decades, measles still […]

Cystic Fibrosis: An Overview

Vision impaired? Listen to this article! Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disease and the most common lethal genetic disease in Caucasians. It occurs as a result of a mutation in CF gene, which is found in chromosome 7. The CF gene regulates the production of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator protein (CFTR) protein […]