Bone

Bone is a hard substance that makes up the skeleton, which supports the body and provides protection for the organs. Bone is composed of minerals, mainly calcium and phosphate, which it stores and provides to the body as they are needed. Bone consists of three layers: the outside covering of the bone (periosteum); the…

Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition in which sugar (glucose) remains in the blood rather than entering the body’s cells to be used for energy. This results in high blood sugar. Over time, high blood sugar can damage many body systems. Symptoms of diabetes include increased thirst and frequent urination (especially at night)…

Lungs

The lungs are the organs in the chest involved in breathing. The lungs are surrounded and protected by the rib cage. The lung on the left side of the body is a little smaller than the lung on the right. The lungs transfer oxygen from the air to the bloodstream and remove carbon dioxide (a waste material) from the blood…

Stress

Stress is what you feel when you have to handle more than you are used to. When you are stressed, your body responds as though you are in danger. It makes hormones that speed up your heart, make you breathe faster, and give you a burst of energy. Some stress is normal and even useful. Stress can help if you need to work…

Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the force of blood inside an artery. A blood pressure reading measures the force of blood against the walls of an artery. Blood pressure is measured by temporarily stopping the flow of blood in an artery, using a cuff placed around the upper arm. Air is added to the cuff until blood flow stops. As the…

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