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Hematology

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Blood consists of a liquid called plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Red bloods cells deliver oxygen from your lungs to your tissues and organs, white blood cells fight infection as part of your body's defense system, and platelets help blood clot when you experience a cut or wound. Blood is a constantly circulating fluid providing the body with nutrition, oxygen, and waste removal. Your blood group depends on which antigens occur on the surface of your red blood cells.
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Blood transfusions: Is there a limit?

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 15:00
When do you need a blood transfusion? Is there a maximum number of blood transfusions a person can have? Find out in this article.
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Eight cancers could be diagnosed with a single blood test

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 19:00
Researchers have created a blood test that can detect eight cancer types with high specificity, representing a major step forward in cancer diagnostics.
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What is hairy cell leukemia and how is it treated?

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:00
Learn all about hairy cell leukemia, a form of hematologic cancer. This article looks at the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for the disease.
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What to know about petechiae

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:00
A look a petechiae, small non-raised hemorrhages that appear on the skin. Included is detail on what they look like and when to see a doctor.
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What is palmar erythema?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:00
Palmar erythema is a rare condition that makes the palms of the hands turn red. Learn about the causes, including pregnancy and liver cirrhosis.
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Everything you need to know about anoxia

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:00
Anoxia occurs when a person's body or brain stops getting oxygen. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and types in this article.
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What is hyperphosphatemia?

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 17:00
Learn all about hyperphosphatemia, when levels of phosphate in the blood are too high. We examine the symptoms, causes, and treatment options.
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What to eat for hypoglycemia

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 15:00
Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar that can cause headaches, weakness, and anxiety. What foods should a person with hypoglycemia eat to reduce symptoms?
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What to know about hypercapnia

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:00
A look at hypercapnia, a condition where there is too much carbon dioxide in the blood. Included is detail on symptoms and risk factors.
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All you need to know about hemarthrosis

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 15:00
A look at hemarthrosis, a condition where there is bleeding around the joint cavity. Here we learn more about its symptoms, treatment and causes.
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