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The National Institute of Health (NIH) reports that the evolution of knowledge concerning Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and its components – emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthmatic bronchitis – covers 200 years.  Today, COPD is a steadily growing global healthcare...

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Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is not directly inherited or contagious, but more than one family member can be affected by it.  MG is an autoimmune disease that targets the communication point between the nerve and muscle (called the neuromuscular junction). In...

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Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and ulcers (sores) in the gastrointestinal system.  While UC and Crohns disease share similar symptoms and are both categorized as IBD, they are not the same illness. The...

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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia accounting for 60 to 80 percent of all diagnoses. [1] It isn’t accurate to say that someone who has dementia also has Alzheimer’s or that all dementias are a form of...

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