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Introduction Your spine, or backbone, helps hold your body upright. Everybody’s spine has natural curves. A certain amount of curvature is necessary for people to balance, move, and walk properly.   What is scoliosis? It is a condition that causes the spine to curve too much in the wrong direction. …

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What is pneumothorax? Pneumothorax is a collection of air or gas in the cavity between the lung and the chest wall because there is a leak in the framework of the chest and lung (pleural space) or the lung itself. This will cause the lungs to shrink. What are the …

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Health Service for Adolescent

This service is available in all government health clinics for individuals 10-19 years old in accordance with the National Youth Health Policy that emphasizes the well-being of adolescents’ overall physical, social, mental and spiritual attributes. When did the service start? The Adolescent Health Service started in 1996 under the expanded …

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Sports & Injury

Most sports are not free from injuries. Sports injuries vary with the kind of sport and the mechanism of its injury. However injuries are more common in contact sports.   What are the common causes of sports injuries? Collisions Direct blows – by the opponent or by a sport equipment …

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Adolescent Blood Cholesterol

1.      Introduction Sometimes high cholesterol levels are found in children and teenagers. It is usually a condition that runs in families (genetic condition) and is called Familial hypercholesterolemia. You may feel well and not realize you have this condition until you do a blood cholesterol test. It is important you …

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Adolescent Blood Sugar

1.      Introduction It is important you do a blood sugar test if: You are overweight You are unexpectedly losing weight but eating more Your parents have diabetes You experience unusual thirst, tiredness or pass a lot of urine You frequently have sores or infections You become pregnant A high blood …

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