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By Dr. Raj MD on June 13th, 2015 in Nutrition and Diet

Okra Okra plant is a flowering plant that belongs in the family of mallows. It is highly known for its edible green seed pods. It is also known as “ladies’ fingers (in English Speaking countries), gumbo (in French), guigambo (in Spanish), or bamia (in Middle East) [1]. Scientifically, it is named as Abelmoschus esculentus. Usually, […]

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Date Fruit

By Dr. Raj MD on June 10th, 2015 in Nutrition and Diet

What is a date fruit ? A date is a fruit grown from the date palm, a tree that is native in Middle East and Northern America [1]. The English name of the fruit, date, as well as the species wherein it is classified from, the dactylifera, are both derived from the Greek word, daktulos, […]

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By Dr. Raj MD on June 3rd, 2015 in Nutrition and Diet

Jicama is a plant under the perennial vine type which grows in countries with tropical to semi-tropical climate. Its growth can be compared to lima bean or any other type of bean plants. However, what sets it apart from the other bean species plants is its fleshy, globular, starchy, and turnip-like edible root underneath the […]

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How Are Teeth Numbered ?

By Dr. Raj MD on May 30th, 2015 in Dental Health

Teeth Numbers Teeth are very important parts that serve as grinding apparatus in the oral cavity. They are fixed in the jaw.  Human teeth are diphyodont, i.e. they are replaced only once in the lifetime while teeth of nonmammalian vertebrates are polyphydont, i.e. they are replaced throughout life. The different types of teeth in a […]

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Pistachios – Nutritional Value and Health Benefits

By Dr. Raj MD on May 25th, 2015 in Nutrition and Diet

Pistachios : Complete Guide Pistachio is a plant that has a bushy, broad, dioecious, and medium-sized tree. It is known to have origins in the West Asia region.[1] Pistachio trees are mostly found in countries such as Greece, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Italy, and United States. The seeds that the tree produces are widely consumed […]

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Supernumerary Teeth (Hyperdontia)

By Dr. Raj MD on July 17th, 2014 in Dental Health

Definition and What are they ? Supernumerary teeth or hyperdontia are extra teeth that are not supposed to be there. These teeth are outside the normal number and position of dentition. It may be single or multiple, unilateral or bilateral, erupted or impacted, and morphologically normal or malformed. One or two supernumeraries occur in 90% […]

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Concerta Vs Adderall

By Dr. Raj MD on July 15th, 2014 in Pharmacy

Difference between Concerta and Adderall Concerta is a drug classified under the central nervous system (CNS) stimulant drugs. It is mainly prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is commonly used for ADHD patients who are 6 years of age for children and older, the adolescents, and adults who are aged up to […]

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Sunflower Seeds – Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

By Dr. Raj MD on July 13th, 2014 in Nutrition and Diet

Sunflower Seeds Sunflower seeds are fruits (they are not actually seeds – its a misnomer) which are harvested from the sunflower (Helianthus annuus) [1]. Sunflower is a plant which has bright yellow petals which is studded with seeds at its center. The scientific name of sunflower, Helianthus annuus, perfectly describes its appearance. Helios, in Greek, […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth and Dental Health

By Dr. Raj MD on July 11th, 2014 in Dental Health

Most commonly asked questions in Dental Health It is not uncommon when someone gets a doubt if teeth are made of bones. Both of them are  firm, hard and white and are made of calcium. So the doubt is reasonable. Are teeth, bones? The answer is No. Teeth are not a type of bone and […]

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Type C Personality

By Dr. Raj MD on July 9th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

Type C Personality Although this article will discuss type C personality, it helps to know about the other types as well. First, you need to know that psychologists break down personality theory into two general types known as Type theory and Trait theory.  Today, the Trait theorists seem to prevail, however we will look at […]

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