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  • What is Kidney Disease?

    What is Kidney Disease?

    1- What is the role of the kidneys in the human body? Kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs in the renal system. They perform several crucial functions, including: Regulate water and maintain overall fluid balance, Eliminate waste products and toxic substances, Adjust and filter minerals from the blood, Produce essential hormones, Promote bone health,

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  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Article

    Colorectal Cancer Awareness Article

    What is Colorectal Cancer? Colorectal Cancer is the 2nd most common type of cancer for both men and women and accounts for 10% of cancer cases worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified Colorectal Cancer as the 4th leading cause of cancer-related deaths. What are the risk factors for Colorectal Cancer? Polyps are lumps

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  • Pesticides as a Major Health and Environmental Concern

    Pesticides as a Major Health and Environmental Concern

    In parallel with the growth of the population worldwide, pesticides were manufactured to increase the production of fruits and vegetables. However, the widespread use of pesticides may cause unexpected effects on our health and environment both directly and indirectly. Maya Haddad, clinical dietitian at Mount Lebanon Hospital, explains important facts about pesticides. Pesticides are defined

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  • NIPT: a new screening tool during pregnancy

    NIPT: a new screening tool during pregnancy

    NIPT stands for Non-Invasive Prenatal Test, which is a regular blood test for the mother, holding no risks on the mother and her baby. Although pregnancy is a happy time during which future parents prepare for their newborn’s birth, it remains crucial to run some screening tests to identify any genetic disorder requiring further investigations.

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  • Eating disorders: a relationship with food

    Eating disorders: a relationship with food

    Eating disorders are chosen lifestyles based on how people perceive and associate themselves with food. These disorders are serious and can have severe negative consequences on a person’s physiological and psychological well-being if they are not treated. Some common eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating. Dr. Karine Nassar, a clinical psychologist at

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  • Troubles can be emerging from your thyroid glands!

    Troubles can be emerging from your thyroid glands!

    Troubles can be emerging from your thyroid glands!

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  • Heart health: should I be concerned?

    Heart health: should I be concerned?

    What makes our heart vital for life? The human heart is an organ that pumps blood throughout the body via the circulatory system, supplying oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and removing carbon dioxide and other wastes.   Can the heart suffer from certain defects, and who is mostly at risk? Like any other organ,

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  • How to detect and manage the various types of Diabetes

    How to detect and manage the various types of Diabetes

    Diabetes is a lifelong disease that mainly involves the hormone insulin. Healthcare professionals and researchers are projecting that diabetes will become a pandemic disease by 2030, with an expected prevalence projection in the Middle East that will reach 164%. These numbers can be reduced with a better understanding of the disease. Dr. Merheb, an Endocrinologist

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  • Dr. Carole Youakim: All Kinds of Allergies are Curable through Immunotherapy!

    According to the World Allergy Organization, approximately one billion people around the world suffer from allergies, which are reactions of the body’s immune system toward unfamiliar substances called allergens. Consequently, immunoglobulins (IgE) are produced as a countermeasure to protect the body from this substance. And, this leads to the secretion of histamine, the leading cause

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  • Dr. Gilbert HELOU: Beware of the dangers of antibiotics misuse!

    Many people take antibiotic therapy without consulting a specialized doctor for a clinical condition where antibiotics are not indicated. This misconception is due to the incapacity to differentiate between a viral and bacterial infection. Dr. Gilbert El Helou, an Assistant Professor of Medicine and an Infectious Diseases specialist at Mount Lebanon Hospital, elucidates the major

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