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  1. ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

    1. Alternative Medicine General Chat

      General Discussion about Alternative Medicine

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    2. Traditional Chinese Medicine

      Discussion on Traditional Chinese Medicine in which  practitioners typically use herbs, acupuncture, and massage to help unblock vital energy in patients in an attempt to bring the body back into harmony and wellness.

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    3. Acupuncture Forum

      Studies have documented acupuncture's effects, but they have not been able to fully explain how acupuncture works within the framework of the Western system of medicine.

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    4. Ayurvedic Medicine Forum

      Discussion on Ayurvedic Medicine in which Ayurvedic treatments, born in India, include diet, exercise, meditation, herbs, massage, exposure to sunlight, and controlled breathing.

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    5. Naturopathy Forum

      Discussion on Naturopathy which is a system of healing, originating from Europe, that views disease as a manifestation of alterations in the processes by which the body naturally heals itself.

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    6. Homeopathy Forum

      Discussion on Homeopathy, in which Its founder, German physician Samuel Christian Hahnemann (1755-1843), hypothesized that one can select therapies on the basis of how closely symptoms produced by a remedy match the symptoms of the patient's disease.

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  2. DISEASES

    1. General Chat about Diseases and Conditions

      General discussion on Diseases and Conditions, especially those not covered by another forum in the category

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    2. Coronary Artery Disease Forum

      Also called ischemic heart disease, Coronary Artery Disease  occurs when the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart become narrowed

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    3. Stroke Forum

      Discussion on Stroke, which occurs when an artery in your brain is blocked or leaks. This causes the oxygen-deprived brain cells to begin dying within minutes.

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    4. Lower Respiratory Infections Forum

      A Lower Respiratory Infection is an infection in your airways and lungs. It can be due to: influenza, or the flu, pneumonia, bronchitis and tuberculosis

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    5. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      Forum on  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) which is a  long-term, progressive lung disease that makes breathing difficult.

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    6. Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung Cancers

      Forum on Respiratory Cancers which include cancers of the trachea, larynx, bronchus, and lungs.

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    7. Forum on Diabetes Mellitus

      Discussion on Diabetes, which is a group of diseases that affect insulin production and use

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    8. Forum on Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias

      When you think of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you might think of a loss of memory, but you might not think of a loss of life. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and interrupts normal mental functions.

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    9. Tuberculosis Forum

      Tuberculosis (TB) is a lung condition caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It’s a treatable airborne bacterium, although some strains are resistant to conventional treatments. 

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    10. Cirrhosis Forum

      Discussion on Cirrhosis which is the result of chronic or long-term scarring and damage to the liver. The damage may be the result of a kidney disease, or it can be caused by conditions like hepatitis and chronic alcoholism.

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    11. Forum on Dehydration due to diarrheal diseases

      Diarrhea is when you pass three or more loose stools in a day. If your diarrhea lasts more than a few days, your body loses too much water and salt. This causes dehydration, which can lead to death.

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    12. Forum on Multiple Sclerosis

      Discussion on Multiple sclerosis (MS), which is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks myelin, the fatty substance that surrounds and protects the nerve fibers in the central nervous system

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    13. Forum on Crohn's & Colitis

      Discussion on Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis (UC);  both also known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), are autoimmune diseases in which the body's immune system attacks the intestines.

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    14. Forum on Lupus

      Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) is a chronic, systemic autoimmune disease which can damage any part of the body, including the heart, joints, skin, lungs, blood vessels, liver, kidneys and nervous system.

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    15. Forum on Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Discussion on Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks its own tissues, primarily the synovium, the membrane that lines the joints.

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    16. Forum on Allergies & Asthma

      Discussion on Allergies and asthma, which are immune mediated diseases that occur when the body's immune system overreacts to a foreign substance (an allergen), such as pollen or animal dander, that in most people is generally harmless.

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    17. Forum on Celiac Disease

      Discussion on Celiac disease which occurs when the immune system attacks the small intestine after exposure to gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye and barley). This causes inflammation and damage to the small intestine, which can prevent the absorption of water and nutrients into the body.

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    18. Forum on Scleroderma

      Discussion on Scleroderma which is a rheumatic autoimmune disease of the connective tissue which causes skin thickening, spontaneous scarring, blood vessel disease and varying degrees of inflammation.

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    19. Forum on Liver Disease

      Discussion on  Liver Disease, which are many diseases and disorders that can cause the liver to stop functioning properly. Some of the different causes of liver disease include viral infection, alcohol or other environmental toxins, autoimmune disease and genetics.

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    20. Forum on Infectious Diseases

      Discussion on  Infectious diseases, which are caused by pathogens ("germs") including viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites, and are ranked as the second leading cause of death worldwide by the World Health Organization.

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    21. General Forum on Cancer

      General Discussion on Cancer, which represents more than 200 different types of malignancies—diseases caused by the uncontrolled and destructive growth of cells. When cancer cells grow unregulated, they can develop into tumors, invade nearby parts of the body and spread throughout the body.

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    22. General Forum on Heart Disease

      General Discussion on Heart disease, which encompasses many diseases of the heart and blood vessels, such as high blood pressure, heart attacks, angina pectoris (chest pain or discomfort caused by a reduced blood supply to the heart muscle), stroke and heart failure.

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  3. FITNESS

    1. General Chat on Fitness

      General discussion on all types of Fitness.

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    2. Forum on Aerobic fitness

      Discussion on Aerobic fitness. Aerobic activities condition your heart and lungs. Aerobic means "with oxygen." The purpose of aerobic conditioning is to increase the amount of oxygen that is delivered to your muscles, which allows them to work longer.

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    3. Forum on Muscle Strengthening

      Discussion on Muscle strengthening. Stronger muscles can mean either more powerful muscles that can do bigger jobs (such as lifting heavier weights) or muscles that will work longer before becoming exhausted (endurance).

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    4. Forum on Flexibility Exercises

      Like aerobic fitness and muscle strengthening, flexibility is a result of physical activity. Flexibility comes from stretching. Your muscles are repeatedly shortened when they are used, especially when exercising. They need to be slowly and regularly stretched to counteract the repeated shortening that happens through other activities.

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  4. HEALTH CARE

    1. General Chat on Health care

      General Discussion on Health care, which is the maintenance or improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings.

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    2. Forum on Primary care

      Discussion on Primary care, which refers to the work of health professionals who act as a first point of consultation for all patients within the health care system. Such a professional would usually be a primary care physician, such as a general practitioner or family physician.

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    3. Forum on Secondary care and Tertiary care

      Discussion on Secondary care, which includes acute care: necessary treatment for a short period of time for a brief but serious illness, injury, or other health condition. This care is often found in a hospital emergency department. Tertiary care is specialized consultative health care, that has personnel and facilities for advanced medical investigation and treatment, such as a tertiary referral hospital. The term quaternary care is sometimes used as an extension of tertiary care in reference to advanced levels of medicine which are highly specialized and not widely accessed. Experimental medicine and some types of uncommon diagnostic or surgical procedures are considered quaternary care.

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    4. Forum on Health Insurance Comparison

      Discussion which compare Health Insurance Plans. Health insurance is insurance that covers the whole or a part of the risk of a person incurring medical expenses, spreading the risk over a large number of persons.

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    5. Forum on Health Care in USA

      Discussion on Health Care and Public Care in the United States of America.

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    6. Forum on Health Care in Canada, Australia and New Zealand

      Discussion on Health Care and Public Care in Canada, Australia and New Zealand

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    7. Forum on Health Care in United Kingdom and Ireland

      Discussion on Health Care and Public Care in United Kingdom and Ireland

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  5. PHARMACY

    1. General Chat on Pharmacy

      General Discussion on Pharmacy, Pharmacists and, pharmaceutical industry.

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    2. General Forum on Medical Prescription

      General Discussion on Medical Prescription and Prescription of drugs

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    3. Forum about Online Pharmacy

      General Discussion about online pharmacy, Internet pharmacy, or mail-order pharmacy.

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    4. Forum on Medical Billing

      General Discussion on Medical Billing which is a payment practice within the United States health system. The process involves a healthcare provider submitting, following up on, and appealing claims with health insurance companies in order to receive payment for services rendered; such as testing, treatments, and procedures.

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