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Risk of Cipro-Induced Achilles Tendinopathy and Rupture

Achilles tendinopathy is considered an overuse syndrome from excessive loading of the tendon during vigorous training activity. Possible mechanical causes include poor gastrocnemius-soleus flexibility, low-flexibility shoes, muscle fatigue resulting in tendon elongation, and micro-tearing. Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) is a condition that manifests as a complete or partial rupture of the Achilles tendon. The prevalence…

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Indoor Mold-Related Illness

The issue of mold-related health problems, and in particularly Stachybotrys (“black mold”), is a controversial one. There are known health effects that can result from exposure to certain molds, a form of fungi, such as Aspergillus, which is known to cause occasionally respiratory symptoms. The generalized and often popularized “toxic mold syndrome” and its resultant…

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Discussion on Metal Working Fluid Exposure Limits

  Inhalation of Metal Working Fluid (MWF) mists that exceed OSHA levels can cause irritation of the lungs, throat and nose.  Irritation may affect upper respiratory areas including nose, throat, oral pharynx, lungs, and bronchi.  Symptoms reported after inhalation can include sore throat, red and watery eyes, itchy eyes, runny nose and other cold like…

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Discussion on Heroin and its Effects

Heroin (diacetylmorphine) is a semisynthetic narcotic that was first synthesized in 1874. It was originally marketed as a safer, non-addictive substitute to morphine. Soon after its introduction, heroin was realized to be clearly as addictive as morphine, prompting the US government to institute measures to control its use. By 1914, the Harrison Narcotics Act prohibited…

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