Archive for July, 2011

 

GENDER ROLES

July 30th, 2011

On a television soap opera, a self-confident, smooth-talking businessman seduces a beautiful but not too bright female secretary. A children’s book describes a warm, caring, stay-at-home mother while depicting father as an adventuresome traveler. A newspaper advertisement for cigarettes shows a husky young man enthusiastically dousing a shapely, squealing female companion with water, her wet [...]

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REDUCING YOUR RISK OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE: WHAT IS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?

July 17th, 2011

High blood pressure is not an “all-or-nothing” problem. There are gradations in severity of high blood pressure; the significance of your blood pressure and the response you and your physician should make to alter it depend on how high it is.The diastolic pressure, the systolic pressure, or both may be elevated. Elevated diastolic pressure promotes [...]

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WILL THE BABY BE NORMAL?

July 3rd, 2011

Each chromosome also carries along its length tiny organs called genes. These are the heredity bearing elements. That’s why many children later have characteristics similar to those of their parents—and in some cases, those of grandparents.Actually, in recent years, by an ingenious scientific skill called ‘gene mapping’, many of the heredity characteristics can be accurately [...]

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