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Walking pneumonia:

Walking pneumonia (also known as atypical pneumonia) is a medical condition in which patient suffering from walking pneumonia does not have to be bedridden or hospitalized. Unlike normal pneumonia, a walking pneumonia patient can move around even when he/she is suffering from the disease. Symptoms of walking pneumonia:
Although walking pneumonia does not show noticeable symptoms in the initial stage, as time passes by, the patient may experience following symptoms:

Cold (the severity of cold increases with time as the disease reaches patient’s chest, this differentiates walking pneumonia from common cold)
Patient may experience sore throat because of ongoing cough condition
How walking pneumonia is treated?
Walking pneumonia is treated mainly with the help of antibiotics. Is walking pneumonia contagious?
Walking pneumonia is contagious. If you are diagnosed with walking pneumonia, follow treatment regime prescribed by your doctor strictly.

The symptoms of walking pneumonia can sometimes be very indistinct. If you notice the following symptoms, you are encouraged to seek medical attention promptly:

Low grade fever
Progress coughing
Extreme fatigue
Chest congestion
Upper back pain
Clammy skin

This symptom of walking pneumonia can be the only one present for up to three weeks prior to any other symptoms. Walking pneumonia is affected by more than two million people in the United States each year but the figures are somewhat skewed because many mistake the symptoms for colds or flu.

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Blood contains three types of cells

RBC - Red Blood Cells (Carry Oxygen)

WBC - White Blood Cells (Also called leukocytes, they are part of body's immune system. Platelets - Helps in blood clotting.

These cells are produced inside bone marrow that presents inside the bone cavities. Leukemia affected bone marrow produces large number of abnormal white blood cells making patient extremely fragile to infection. Leukemia can be acute or chronic. Acute Leukemia is most dangerous.

Examples of Acute Leukemia are.

o Acute myelocytic leukaemia (AML)

o Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)

o Chronic myelogenous leukaemia (CML)

o Weight Loss.

What cause Leukaemia?

In bone marrow failure steroid treatment is given to recover the bone marrow. Milder cases can be cured by regular blood transfusion. Patient need a matching bone marrow donor as body easily rejects foreign bone marrow. Fifty to sixty percent patients live normal life after bone marrow transplant.

Examples of blood tests used to diagnose cancer include:

1. Complete blood count (CBC): This common test measures the amount of various types of blood cells in your blood sample. The abnormality is in terms of too many or too few cells of a particular type or abnormal cells.

2. Blood protein testing (electrophoresis): This test examines various proteins in blood and can aid in detecting certain abnormal immune system proteins (immunoglobulins) that are sometimes elevated in people with multiple myeloma (cancer of plasma cells). Other tests, such as a bone marrow biopsy, are used to confirm a suspected diagnosis (like the blood cancer).

3. Tumor marker tests: Tumor markers are chemicals made by tumor cells that can be detected in the blood. But tumor makers are also produced by some normal cells in your body and levels could also be significantly elevated in noncancerous conditions. This limits the potential for such kind of tests to help in diagnosing cancer.

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Todays Mom Cozy Comfort Pregnancy Pillow Good maternity pillows are hard to find. It's all about mom's comfort when it comes to a pregnancy pillow and Today's Mom Cozy Comfort is an excellent maternity pillow. Sleeping on a Cloud Today's Mom has listened to the biggest concerns of...well, moms of course! One of the biggest pregnancy pillow problems has been hard edges digging into mom's shoulder. The Cozy Comfort has a curve shaped, shoulder support design, that contours to the shoulder an

This review is from: Todays Mom Cozy Comfort Pregnancy Pillow (Baby Product)
I did a lot of research before deciding to order this pillow, and I am satisfied with my purchase. I am 26 weeks pregnant and my main problems were waking up during the night with lower back pain, trouble just "getting comfortable" in bed, and back pain throughout the day. Since I started using this pillow my pain has all but vanished! I still wake up during the night but I am able to fall back asleep much more quickly because it is easy to get comfortable. While I think I made a good purchase, there are definitely some pros and cons to consider:

--You can switch from side to side without having to move or adjust the pillow
--The pillow holds its shape and doesn't get flat
--The pillow has awesome back support!
--Removable, washable cover in a neutral color (mine is brown)
--I think this will make an excellent nursing pillow, supporting both mom and baby

--Cover is not very soft...I sometimes get the urge to put a soft blanket between my head and the pillow
--It gets kind of noisy when I switch sides or am trying to get "adjusted"....not so good if your husband is a light sleeper. Luckily mine could sleep through a tornado!
--It's pretty big. If you are sharing the bed with your husband, it would be best to have a king size.
--It's a little pricey, in my opinion. But then again, can you put a price on comfort and sleep? At least the shipping was free!

I would definitely recommend this pillow to other pregnant women. Just keep in mind how much space you have in your bed and if you have room to store it!

Product Features

Pregnancy pillow includes Shoulder Comfort System
Keeps mommy's back cushioned and keeps baby supported while nursing
Inner curve keeps mom's back and belly supported
Designed to caress the natural curves of the body
Cradles entire body and keeps it in constant comfort

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