Heart, Blood and Circulatory System
The heart, blood and circulatory system move nutrients, gases, and wastes, to and from cells. They help keep the body alive and healthy and fit to fight disease.
Many heart diseases and circulatory system diseases can be life threatening, and our support group of doctors and patients will enable you to find the help you need.
The term "rheumatic" refers to synovial joints of the body ("rheum" refers to viscous fluid, such as synovial fluid), hence "rheumatic fever" connotes an illness associated with abnormalities of synovial joints. Synovial is a clear fluid that helps in lubrication of a joint. Any joint in the body which produces this fluid is known as a synovial joint. When a common strain of bac ... Read More
Thalassemia comes from the Greek word "thalassemia" which means "anemia by-the-sea." The name thalassemia was coined at the University of Rochester in upstate New York by the Nobel Prize-winning pathologist George Whipple and the professor of pediatrics William Bradford from the Greek thalassa for sea and -emia meaning the blood.
Thalassemia was first described by Cooley and Lee in 1925. Most of t ... Read More
Varicose veins are veins which have become enlarged and painful. Usually this happens in the leg among people who need to stand or walk a lot. It looks bad and it can be painful and itchy.
This varicose veins support group will help you meet others with the same problem and doctors who specialize in treating varicose veins.