Lantus – Medication Information

Lantus, a brand name for insulin glargine, is a prescription medication used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Lantus, a long-acting form of insulin, works by replacing the insulin that is normally produced by the body and by helping the body use sugar for energy. It also stops the liver from producing more…

Helicobacter pylori

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Duchenne & Becker muscular dystrophy – causes, symptoms, treatment & pathology

With muscular dystrophy, “dys” means bad or difficult, and “troph” means nourish; so muscular dystrophy basically refers to the muscle appearing poorly nourished because of degeneration, which leads to muscle weakness. Under a microscope, a biopsy of the tissue shows changes in the muscle itself but not in the nerve or neuromuscular junction; this distinguishes…

What Is Stress?

Today we have Mrs. Nanette Cheatham, a learning strategies consultant and the assistant director for the Center for Academic Success, here to talk about managing stress. Thank you for being here. Thank you. So, let’s talk about stress. What is stress? Stress is a physical or mental tension that may be the result of a…

Parkinson’s disease – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

Parkinson’s disease, which is sometimes called Parkinson disease, Parkinson’s, or PD, is a movement disorder where the dopamine-producing neurons in the substantia nigra of the brain undergo degeneration. Parkinson’s is one of the most common neurological disorders. It’s a progressive, adult-onset disease, and it gets more common with age. Most of the time, there’s no…