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Those suffering from bone fractures should apply ice to the affected area. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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Bone Fracture Healing

Read about bone fracture healing methods.
Bone fracture healing can differ by patient, but the basic techniques are the same. Read about bone fracture healing.

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Iatrogenic illness may be cause for litigation. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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How is an iatrogenic illness defined?

Learn the cause of iatrogenic illness.

Hippocrates developed an oath of conduct that doctors strive to honor to this day . [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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What is the Hippocratic Oath?

The Hippocratic Oath, as it was originally written, puts a great deal of responsibility on doctors.

Dogs can be a conduit for hookworm. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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How is the term zoonosis defined?

Learn about zoonosis, disease that is transmitted from animals to humans.

Doctors use a sphygmomanometer to check blood pressure. [©Shutterstock 2009]

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Blood Pressure

Learn about blood pressure and what your blood pressure should be.

Abbreviations used by doctors help druggists understand what is being prescribed. [© Shutterstock, 2009]

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What is the meaning of the abbreviations often used by a doctor when writing a prescription?

Find out the meanings behind the abbreviations on doctors' prescriptions.

The Caduceus is a powerful symbol that represents medicine. [© 2009 Jupiter Images.]

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Which symbol is used to represent medicine?

The symbol used to represent medicine is an enduring and ancient symbol.

Though simple first aid techniques are recommended for first-degree burns, more severe burns require a physician's attention. [©

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How are burns classified?

Learn how burns are classified according to type and severity.

A mosquito is an example of a vector, an animal that can transmit infectious disease. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

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What is meant by vectors in medicine?

Find out how a vector can transmit infectious disease.

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Pathology

Pathology is the study of disease through the examination of body fluids, organs, tissue and whole bodies.

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