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f. moon; thought to affect the activity of parasites and position of babies before birth

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The month of March to May is the hottest period here in the Philippines. And during this period many people believe that there are sickness and infections arises that can spread. 674 more words


adj. refers to certain foods which are thought to cause wound infections, such as eggs, fish, avocados and beans. Patients need to be taught about diet to avoid malnutrition and poor wound healing.

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Not only because I think he resembles an impudent rascally adorable little boy — but because that’s actually his name!

I can hear you thinking, What is she talking about? 291 more words

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m., adj. cold; also used to describe medicines and other physical agents capable of causing/curing disease as well as the diseases themselves. In some areas, pills may be rejected on the basis that they are the incorrect color for the disease (red is hot; green is cold).

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Cure for the Bite of a Mad Dog

Infections, injuries, or chronic health problems were just as common in the 17th and 18th centuries as now. The difference is that today we have ready access to medical evaluation and antibiotics for the treatment of potentially life-threatening cases such as rabies caused by the bite of a rabid animal. 650 more words


The Doctor Is In

Remember the Clampett family from the television sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies?

If not…come and listen to a story about a man named Jed. A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed, 612 more words