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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ulcerative Colitis

By Dr. Kenneth Wang Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic medical condition characterized by inflammation of the inner lining of the colon and rectum. The inflammation usually begins in the rectum and lower intestine and spreads upward to the entire large intestine, which causes ulceration of the surface of the colon, and results in pus, […]

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

By Dr. Kenneth Wang Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, inflammatory disorder of connective tissue that usually arises without obvious cause and is regarded as an autoimmune disease. It affects many different organ systems of the body and varies in severity between patients and, over time, within the same patient. Typical features of SLE are a symmetrical […]

Stroke

By Dr. Kenneth Wang Stroke, sometimes called “brain attack” or in earlier times “apoplexy,” is medically known as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA). It occurs when a blood vessel is so severely blocked or damaged that part of the brain is deprived of oxygen long enough for brain tissue to die. It is one of the […]