Dog Training


A well-trained dog is a delightful companion and an intelligent member of the family. Training is a rewarding occupation requiring patience and kindness, which will bring you closer to your dog. Puppies have short memories and must learn by repetition. In the early ages aim for short daily training sessions with the minimum of distraction…
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Pyogenic Arthritis


What is Pyogenic Arthritis? Pyogenic is a pus infection, and is completely different from rheumatoid arthritis. It is usually caused by some infective organism, or may be an extension of an infection in some other place. For example, there may be an infection near a joint, or the joint is involved simply by a mechanical…
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Jacob and Esau Story


Genesis 25:27-34 Isaac and Rebekah were married and lived happily together but as the years went by they still did not have a little boy or girl. Rebekah and Isaac waited and waited until finally, Isaac prayed to God, asking Him to make it possible for Rebekah to have a baby. A short time later,…
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Heart Attack


Heart attack (also known as a cardiac infarct, coronary occlusion, coronary thrombosis or acute myocardial infarction) is the most serious form of heart disease. It is common for persons suddenly affected to drop dead during their normal activities. It is essential that you be aware of the symptoms of a sudden heart attack. Today, modern…
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Pinworm


These are the most common type of parasitic worms. They affect children in developed countries, but while certainly annoying, they are essentially harmless. Pinworms are gray, thin, and a quarter to an inch long. They maybe mistaken for a vegetable fiber until they move. The thirty-five day life cycle begins when eggs are unknowingly swallowed….
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Electromagnetism Facts


Electromagnetism is the combined effect of electricity and magnetism. Every electric current creates its own magnetic field. Maxwell’s screw rule says that the magnetic field runs the same way a screw turns if you screw it in the direction of the electric current. An electromagnet is a strong magnet that is only magnetic when an…
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Moss Facts


Mosses are tiny, green, non-flowering plants found throughout the world. They form cushions just a few millimeters thick on walls, rocks and logs. Unlike other plants they have no true roots. Instead, they take in moisture from the air through their stems and tiny, root-like threads called rhizoids. Mosses reproduce from minute spores in two…
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Iron


A mineral necessary for the production of hemoglobin, the protein within red blood cells that transports life-sustaining oxygen throughout the body. Without adequate amounts of iron, an infant or child can develop iron-deficiency anemia, characterized be small red blood cells containing abnormally small amounts of hemoglobin. Depending upon the severity of the anemia, the child…
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Gigantism


Gigantism starts in childhood and is usually quite apparent by the age of 10 years. Acromegaly develops in adulthood, becoming apparent usually in the third decade. It is slightly more common in women. Gigantism Symptoms Gigantism is caused by a growth in the pituitary gland, causing a massive overproduction of the body growth. The bones…
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Overactive Parathyroid Gland


The Parathyroid Gland is embedded in the back part of the thyroid gland. They are quite small, and have nothing to do with the thyroid or its hormones, for they have their own chemicals that are associated with the way the body uses calcium and phosphorus, two very important chemicals. The glands may be underactive…
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Osteoarthritis


What is Osteoarthritis? This occurs in all joints to a greater or lesser extent, and is part of the general degeneration of the body that occurs with advancing years. It commences commonly in the third decade, and is be expected. However, it is when the condition is in excess of the degree of degeneration that…
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Sunday School Lessons about Sin Topic Discussion


1. Jesus said, “For ye have the poor always with you” (Matthew 26:11). What are some proper and improper ways to react to this verse? We may see the poor as lazy and apathetic. Sometimes that is true (compare 2 Thessalonians3:10), but often it is not true. In reality, it may be that we have…
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Varicose Veins


What is Varicose Veins? These are unsightly, engorged and knotted veins quite close to the surface of the skin, usually in the lower limbs. They are more common in women than in men. Older people who are overweight frequently suffer from this complaint.Varicose veins in the rectum are known as haemorrhoids or piles, and in…
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Landscape Facts


The Earth’s surface changes all the time. Most changes take millions of years. Sometimes the landscape is reshaped suddenly by an avalanche or a volcano. The Earth’s surface is distorted and re-formed from below by the huge forces of the Earth’s interior. The Earth’s surface is molded from above by weather, water, waves, ice, wind…
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Spina Bifida


Spina Bfida is claimed to occur about once in every 1,000 births. It may even be less. Spina Bifida is a developmental abnormality, the spinal canal failing to completely close over. Various types are possible, but those occurring in the lower part of the back are more common. Spina Bifida Symptoms There may be a…
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Vomiting


The forceful ejection of stomach content-through the mouth. Vomiting is not the same as spitting up or regurgitating, when a small amount of previously swallowed material (usually breast milk or formalin reenters an infant’s mouth without force. Spitting up is not uncommon during the first year of life because the sphincter (a ring like muscle)…
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Bible Study Habakkuk


Author: Habakkuk Date: Seventh Century B.C. Habakkuk prophesied during the last days of Judah, just before its destruction by the Babylonians in 587 B.C. In the year 605, at the great battle of Carchemish, the Babylonians defeated what was left of the old Assyrian army and the Egyptians. That opened the way for Babylon as…
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Psoriasis


What is Psoriasis? While still talking about skin inflammations in general, let’s consider that nasty chronic disorder called psoriasis. Fortunately it’s uncommon in children before the age of three years, and is still not common under the age of ten years. It is a disease of the skin, and affects 1-2 per cent of the…
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