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Two Good Hospitals in Chengdu, China

Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan, a province of People’s Republic of China. The city is located in the southwest of China and is an important economic, transportation and communication center for the country. This urban center is considered one of the best investment cities in China. Chengdu has many tourist hot spots and often referred to as China’s “party ...

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A Closer Look at Medical Supplies Your Clinic Needs Most

Starting a new clinic is something that definitely takes a lot of determination and spirit, but when you really feel called to start your own practice there’s really nothing stopping you but your own doubts and fears. One of the biggest concerns that new clinic physicians have when they begin opening their practices is that they aren’t quite sure where ...

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Toenail Fungus (Onychomycosis) Signs and Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of toenail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, are often cosmetic in appearance without physical pain or discomfort.  The symptoms depend on which subtype form of toenail fungus is present and how far it has progressed. In distal lateral subungual onychomycosis (DLSO), the nail begins to thicken and become cloudy.  In time, the nail bed will also ...

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Common Cichlid Diseases To Be Aware Of

As a fish owner, you must realize that they do not remain healthy all the time and tend to get sick. It is challenging caring for the sick fish. However as a cichlid grower, it is your responsibility to tend to them and ensure that they regain back their good health. If you neglect the initial symptoms of cichlid diseases, ...

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The Pregnant Traveler – Safety Tips and Immunization Schedule

Air travel while pregnant or with a small infant, as well as going overseas and having a baby in a developing country, have their share of medical risks for mother and child. Many parts of the world are prone to diseases such as encephalitis, typhoid, yellow fever, and malaria, all very damaging to the mother and the unborn child. Extra ...

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Beware of These Common Betta Fish Illnesses

Betta fish make fun and beautiful pets, but more than likely your betta fish is going to get sick at some point in time. It is important that you are prepared to treat your betta when he is sick and this includes being aware of various diseases that affect betta fish, their symptoms, and how you can treat them. Once ...

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How Herpes On The Face Manifests Itself & What Your Herpes Treatment Options Are

The technical term for herpes on the face is herpes simplex virus type 1. This particular virus causes the outbreak of cold sores, fever blisters, and in some cases, bumps on the inside of the mouth. Currently, approximately 80% of the population suffers from HSV-1, and that number is steadily growing. Everyone’s facial herpes outbreaks are different. Generally, the first ...

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Tropical Fish Disease – Why Do Healthy Fish Get Ill?

How many times have I heard the story of healthy fish getting ill for no reason?  Of course there is always a reason, it’s just that we haven’t figured it out yet.  But, there are lots of things that you can do to cut down the chances of tropical fish disease. I say tropical fish disease but obviously all fish ...

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Prepare For Long Term Travel

Preparing For Long Term Travel Traveling abroad is an art. It requires intellect to plan, courage to enact, and perseverance to endure. When planning your dream trip, you must walk a fine line between over- analysis and not-so-blissful ignorance (summer in Sudan, anyone?). There are several things you should consider before booking your travel, and the most important will be ...

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