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    What Are Meningitis Vaccines?

    According to the CDC, there are two types of meningococcal vaccines available in the United States. The first is the meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or Menomune. The second is the meningococcal conjugate vaccine, which is otherwise referred to as Menactra, Menveo, and MenHibrix. Both vaccines work to prevent four types of...
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    Online School for Medical Billing and Coding

    With the busy schedules and the active lives that most of us lead, online education has become a very popular way to earn a degree in health care professions. Many aspiring medical professionals find promising opportunities at the intersection of online classes and medical billing and coding, a career that...
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    13 Things You Should Know About Medical Billing and Coding

    Medical billing and coding specialists have to know many healthcare terms in order to do their jobs efficiently and quickly. The healthcare system can be confusing because of the complex terms that change all the time. Here are just some of the many healthcare terms that an aspiring medical...
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    Money Needed for Medical Billing and Coding Education

    A degree in medical billing and coding usually requires between 30 and 40 college courses, weighing in at a little more than 100 credit hours. With a diploma in hand, you can find a job and begin what will hopefully be a lifelong career. But before any of this...
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    Monthly Salary of a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

    Medical billing and coding specialists, also called health information techs, compile and process health records so patients receive correct reimbursement from insurance in a timely manner. The specialists typically rely on codes to ensure objectivity and accuracy when entering information into both electronic and paper systems. This info can...
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    Searching for a Medical Billing and Coding Job

    Once you’ve completed your medical billing and coding education, you probably feel you’re all ready to find a job in that field and start this exciting and rewarding career. You may have some questions on how you should begin your job hunt Is there anything more you need to...
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    Understanding Medical Billing and Coding

    When visiting a hospital, patients come in contact with many different employees who contribute in different ways to the treatment and business aspect of patient care. Behind the scenes of bustling treatment centers are important professionals who hold the responsibility of coding medical procedures and assuring that insurance companies...
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    Everything You Need to Know About Meningitis Vaccines

    Meningitis is a disease that occurs when the meninges (coverings of the brain) become inflamed. The disease is caused by a bacterial or viral infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and the spinal cord. The disease causes symptoms such as intense pain, sensitivity to light, convulsions, fever, stiff neck,...
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    Should Your Child Get a Meningitis Vaccine?

    Meningococcal disease is caused by a bacteria strain known as Neisseria Meningitidis. This bacteria is one of the leading causes of bacterial meningitis in children between the ages of 2-18. You can protect your child by getting them the meningitis vaccine. There are two different meningococcal diseases: Meningitis: a...
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    Stages of Breast Cancer

    Once a person is determined to have a malignant tumor or the diagnosis of breast cancer, the healthcare team will determine staging to communicate how far the disease has progressed. Determining the stage helps to determine the best way to contain and eliminate the breast cancer. Staging is based...
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    Facts you Should Know about Breast Cancer

    Cancer is the malignant growth of body cells. Breast cancer affects the mammary tissues and is ranked second killer form of cancer in women after lung cancer. Although it affects men it is not common and only a small number get affected. However, with the laid out measures to...
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    Types of Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer begins in different areas of the breast: the ducts, the lobules, or the tissues in between. Differing types of breast cancer depend upon where the cancer cells originate. Learn more about these different types of breast cancer below, including non-invasive, invasive, recurrent, and metastatic breast cancers: Ductal...
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    The Newest Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatments Available

    Many of the cancer treatment and therapies nowadays are strong and efficient in the battle against cancer. Long gone are the days when humans were powerless against cancer and its consequences. It is widespread knowledge that cancer is still difficult to cure. However, the advancements in treatment strategies today,...
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    The Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes swelling, redness, pain and discomfort that gets worse if left untreated. The inflammation that the disease causes can affect internal organs as well. Eyes, lungs and heart are some of which can be affected by it. Despite the condition being a...
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    Rheumatoid Arthritis Explained

    Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic disorder resulting from an inflammation of the membranes or tissues that line the joints, typically in the hands and feet, that generally develops in an individual between the ages of forty and sixty. Over time, rheumatoid arthritis can destroy the cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and...
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    12 Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs and Symptoms

    While the signs of rheumatoid arthritis can seem hidden and unnoticeable, they may be more visible than you might think. Although there are indeed rheumatoid arthritis signs that some people might not be able to pick up on, there are still plenty of other symptoms that you’ll be able to...
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    All You Need to Know About Arthritis

    You’ll often hear older adults complaining about aching and soreness in their joints, even when doing tasks that don’t seem that strenuous. Medical experts estimate that nearly 50% of seniors get a diagnosis with a form of arthritis, making it a condition directly associated with aging. While it can...
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    Melanoma Types: What You Need To Know

    Melanoma is cancer that begins in your melanocytes—the pigment-producing cells that give color to your skin. Although common, melanoma can be serious, more so than other types of skin cancer, because it may spread to other parts of your body. Here is a look at the main types of...
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    Understanding Metastatic Melanoma

    The most dangerous part of melanoma is its ability, in later stages, to spread (or metastasize) to different parts of the body. Metastatic melanoma, also known as Stage IV melanoma, is the stage where melanoma cells of any kind (mucosal, cutaneous, or visual) have spread through the lymph nodes...
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    Skin Cancer: The Signs You Need To Watch Out For

    The majority of cases of skin cancer essentially happen on parts of the body that are not exposed to direct sunlight. Besides, many deaths due to skin cancer are actually not more than ten thousand in the complete population of the U.S. To be more exact, there is a...
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    Melanoma: Early Signs To Stage 4

    Melanoma is a type of skin cancer considered by medical professions to be the worst type. It develops deep in the cells that form skin pigment and is typically caused by overexposure to harmful UV rays such as those found in tanning beds or produced naturally by the sun. Skin...
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    Your Guide To Metastatic Melanoma

    Metastatic melanoma is a form of skin cancer. There are various types of skin cancer, but melanoma is the most severe. Melanoma can spread very fast to other parts of the body. Therefore, it is recommended to visit an oncologist detect and treat melanoma during its early stages. Most...
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    Making Sense of Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Deep vein thrombosis, commonly abbreviated “DVT,” is a condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs. DVT is a serious condition because if a blood clot in your vein breaks loose, it can travel through...
  • 10 Terms To Know About Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a clot forms in the deep veins, usually of the leg. You may notice swelling or pain in the calves, or there may be no symptoms at all. Although these may seem mild, DVT is a serious medical condition for which experts recommend immediate...
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    Ways To Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a clot forms in the “deep veins” of the body, specifically the legs. DVT is serious, and the complications that ensue can be fatal. While there are quite a number of risk factors for developing DVT, there are also things you can do...
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    The Main Causes of Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Deep vein thrombosis is a condition that occurs when a blood clot forms within one of the veins deep within your body, usually in the legs. The biggest danger of deep vein thrombosis is that the blood clot could break off and travel to your lungs, leading to pulmonary embolism,...
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    What Causes Deep Vein Thrombosis?

    Basically, Deep Vein Thrombosis is a blood clot and the majority of sufferers develop them in their legs but they can also form in other parts of the body. If you have developed DVP there are a variety of symptoms to look out for – swelling of the affected...
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    How To Treat Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Deep vein thrombosis is a condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in the legs. This condition sometimes develops when you don’t move for a long period of time, such as after surgery or an accident when you...
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    6 Tasty Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

    Diabetes is a condition where the amount of sugar in your blood is in excess because your pancreas doesn’t have enough insulin to regulate the glucose level entering your blood cells or the insulin produced doesn’t function well. You can manage diabetes well by healthy eating habits combined with...
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    Colon Cancer Treatment Options

    How is Colon Cancer Treated? Treatment for colon cancer depends upon the stage of the cancer when discovered. Initial screenings such as colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies can detect pre-cancerous tumors in the colon. These tumors can be removed and tested for cancer. These preventative screenings are extremely important in preventing...
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    Diagnosing Colon Cancer

    Colon cancer is the development of cancer in the colon, or large intestine. It generally begins as small, noncancerous lumps, known as adenomatous polyps, that are asymptomatic and can take some time to turn into full-blown cancerous cells. This is largely the reason yearly colon cancer screenings are recommended—the sooner...
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    What you Should Know About Colon Cancer

    Important Facts To Know About Colon Cancer The colon is considered as one of the most important parts of our digestive system. When the malignant tissue in Colon grows then the Colon Cancer is occurred. The digestive system is harmed by it very seriously. It is the most harmful...
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    The Causes of Colon Cancer

    What Causes Colon Cancer? Colon cancer is the name given to cancer in the large intestine, usually resulting from the cells of the colon mutating and multiplying to form cancerous polyps on the intestine. Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers identified in both men and women...
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    The Stages of Colon Cancer

    Colon cancer, or colorectal cancer, involves the growth of one or more tumors in the large intestine and rectum. As colorectal cancer is both preventable and treatable, it is important to recognize the symptoms: A change of bowel habits Blood in the stool Diarrhea, constipation, or a feeling that...
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    Symptoms Of Colon Cancer – What You Need To Know

    Colon Cancer is the third most common cancer in men after lung and prostate cancer according to the reports from the National Cancer Institute. The reports also find it to be the fourth most common cancer in women after lung, breast and cervical cancer. The symptoms are normally very...
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    Life Threatening Allergies

    Allergies are caused by a hypersensitive immune system that flags an otherwise harmless substance in the environment as if it were a disease-causing organism. When your immune system overreacts in this way, it sets off a chain of events with a goal of saving your life from a harmful...
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    Symptoms of a Miscarriage

    Miscarriage occurs when a pregnancy is suddenly lost before the 20th week. Between 10% and 20% of confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage, so it is important to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms if it happens to you. Warning Signs of Miscarriage If you start to experience...
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    How Often Can Miscarriages Happen?

    Miscarriages are unfortunately a fairly common part of the pregnancy process. Since there are so many different types of miscarriages, as well as several varying factors that can increase your risk, the statistics surrounding miscarriages can be confusing to understand on an individual basis. Here are the most important...
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    Abdominal or Spleen Pain? Relieve Your Symptoms Now!

    Someone has severe pain in their abdomen, and one jumps into the conclusion that it is appendicitis, while another person may consider it to be a problem in the spleen, a rupture spleen or an enlarged spleen perhaps. So how do we identify who is right, the first person...
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    Everything You Should Know About Fatty Liver

    About one-fourth of the world’s population is affected by this disease. The worldwide prevalence of this disease is estimated to be nearly 10-24%.  In the early stages, people are not aware that they have this condition. Most of them are diagnosed when they are being tested for other reasons. We...
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    Five Psoriatic Arthritis Diet Tips

    Over five million people in the United States alone have psoriasis. Psoriasis is a non-transmittable disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the skin causing all sorts of changes from hard scaly patches to sores and lesions. This surprisingly common problem can bring with it a number of...
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    Relieve Your Foot Pain With 6 Easy Tricks

    Foot pain is among one of the most common ailments that affect people of all ages at a certain point in their lives. Foot pain might occur anywhere in your foot including the heel, sole, ankle, toes or arch. It can be incredibly frustrating and debilitating to those who...
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    What To Expect At Your First Mammogram

    If you have never had a mammogram, then there are possibly just 2 things that you know about a breast cancer screening exam. Firstly, there is someone who is going to try squashing your boobs as flat as it’s the case with a pancake and you’ll have to let...
  • How to Live With And Proactively Manage Your Asthma

    How to Live With And Proactively Manage Your Asthma

    An asthma diagnosis can be limiting and frustrating at times. It may necessitate you to make some adjustments in your lifestyle. Many patients become extremely overwhelmed, and they let the disease control the way they live their lives. With all the advancements in treatment and the free flow of...
  • The 8 Most Unnecessary Medical Tests You Get Done

    The 8 Most Unnecessary Medical Tests You Get Done

    Some people’s view on good health means that they need to have more and more medical tests. They also think they should be having more visits to their doctor and to always remain vigilant. However, in some circumstances this really is not the best approach. Too much medical testing...
  • A Breast Cancer Symptom That is Scarily Easy to Miss

    A Breast Cancer Symptom That is Scarily Easy to Miss

    About one out of eight American women develop breast cancer at some point in her life. Even faced with such scary statistics, doctors still find it hard to say what exactly causes cancer in a person, how and why it starts. In many cases, the prognosis is optimistic, but...
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    Pros And Cons Of New Hepatitis C Treatments

    With the approval of new Hepatitis C treatments by the FDA into the market, there have been mixed reactions as to whether it is best for sick patients. With the price being the main reason for complaints, the new drugs are more welcomed as they have made the treatment...
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    Osteoarthritis: What You Need To Know

    Arthritis refers to joint inflammation. You might have encountered some stiffness in your joints, maybe some pain or shortcoming, or in serious cases even some weakness, swelling and inflammation. These side effects can frequently be credited to some type of arthritis, as there are more than 100 related conditions....
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    What Can Cause Diarrhea?

    In most comedy movies, diarrhea is at the butt of many jokes — a bad pun to say the least! Diarrhea can be cause for a good laugh, but wait until you have diarrhea in real life, then it will no longer be a laughing matter. Diarrhea, though common...
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    Do You Have IBS?

    You may have heard about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which refers to a digestive disorder that causes abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, gas, and changes in movements of the bowel. Women are affected more than men by IBS, even though this condition occurs mostly in the teens to early adulthood....