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Get to know your words: Thoracic

Thoracic

Between the neck and the abdomen. The thoracic cavity is where the heart and lungs are in humans and other mammals

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Get to know your words: Pre-Cancer

Pre-Cancer

Cells are present that have grown abnormally

It is important to note that pre-cancer DOES NOT mean you will develop cancer. It means a higher risk of cancer developing at some point. It is a sign that closer monitoring is needed to catch any cancer development early, or even to prevent it from developing at all.



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Get to Know Your Words: Aerobic

Involving free oxygen. Also commonly called “cardio” when referring to exercise due to the increase of oxygen use through the cardiovascular system to meet energy demands

Aerobic: involving free oxygen. Also commonly called “cardio” when referring to exercise due to the increase of oxygen use through the cardiovascular system to meet energy demands
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Get to Know Your Words: Major life activity

Major life activity:

caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, and participating in community activities. Impairment in one or more is the ADA definition for disability.

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Get to know your words: Antibody

Antibody

A protein produced by the immune system to recognize a foreign threat, attach to it, and begin the necessary process for neutralizing or killing it

Antibody
A protein produced by the immune system to recognize a foreign threat, attach to it, and begin the necessary process for neutralizing or killing it
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Get to Know Your Words: Antibody

Antibody

A protein produced by the immune system to recognize a foreign threat, attach to it, and begin the necessary process for neutralizing or killing it

 

Antibody

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Get to Know Your Words: Relative Contraindication

Relative Contraindication 

When two medicines or treatments may cause negative outcomes if used together. Caution must be used when two medicines are relatively contraindicated.

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Get to Know your words: Generic Drug

Generic Drug

A drug that uses the same active ingredient as a brand-name drug once the brand patent has expired; often costs less.

generic drug

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Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring.

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Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Mario CruzDr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development and mentorship. In 2019 he received the Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Award for Innovations in Healthcare.


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