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SEO - Search Engine Optimization 101 - Mike Delgado

SEO - Search Engine Optimization 101 - Mike Delgado | The Best of Google Knol | Scoop.it

Search engine optimization simply refers to the process of helping a website rank better in search engine results for targeted keywords. There are hundreds of factors that influence a website’s ranking in search engines. And the importance of each of these factors will fluctuate depending on the competitiveness of each keyword in a particular search engine.

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Gallbladder disease

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The gallbladder is a small, pear shaped organ adherent to the undersurface of the liver, whose purpose is to store bile produced by the liver to assist in digestion. While gallstones are very common, the majority of patients with gallstones are asymptomatic during their life, with only 1 to 2 % developing symptoms each year (1). The incidence of gallstones increases with age, and by the age of 70 approximately 20% of Americans have gallstones. Many patients are discovered at autopsy to have stones which were silent throughout their lifetime.

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10 Key Principles for Designing Video Games for Foreign Language Learning - Ravi Purushotma

10 Key Principles for Designing Video Games for Foreign Language Learning - Ravi Purushotma | The Best of Google Knol | Scoop.it

In opening his book describing the ways in which school environments need to adapt to the digital age, Seymour Pappert (1993) imagined two groups of time travelers arriving in the present from a previous century: a group of surgeons and a group of teachers. The surgeons enter a present-day operating room and are overwhelmed, trying to make sense of the strange devices and complex operations that, in earlier times, they could not have even imagined; but the teachers are able to walk into reasonably familiar surroundings and deliver their lessons almost as if they had never traveled through time at all.

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Osteoporosis - Nelson B. Watts MD

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Osteoporosis is defined as “a skeletal disorder characterized by compromised bone strength predisposing to an increased risk of fracture. Bone strength reflects the integration of two main features: bone density and bone quality.”(1)

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Priapism: Prolonged Erection of the Penis - Tom F. Lue

Priapism: Prolonged Erection of the Penis - Tom F. Lue | The Best of Google Knol | Scoop.it

Priapism is the condition where a man has a prolonged and oftentimes painful erection of the penis that is not related to sexual desire or stimulation.

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Gmail Help Wiki - Gmail Team Member

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The Gmail Help Wiki is a place for you to collaborate with other Gmail users, to share troubleshooting steps, tips, and tricks.

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Knol Analytics Guide - Peter Baskerville

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For the time poor, here is the 12 Step Guide with a presentation summary below

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Hepatic Encephalopathy - Tim Davern

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Hepatic encephalopathy is a potentially reversible disturbance of brain function due to liver (hepatic) failure. The syndrome is characterized by a broad spectrum of neuropsychiatric derangements including personality changes, intellectual impairment, and a depressed level of consciousness, and appears to be the result of neurotoxins that accumulate with liver failure.

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Assessing Behavioural Manifestations Prior to Clinical Diagnosis of Huntington Disease - Anthony L Vaccarino

Assessing Behavioural Manifestations Prior to Clinical Diagnosis of Huntington Disease - Anthony L Vaccarino | The Best of Google Knol | Scoop.it

Earliest clinical manifestations of Huntington disease (HD) are poorly characterized, and there is a need for clinical scales specifically designed to measure early changes in HD gene expansion carriers. The Functional Rating Scale Taskforce for pre-Huntington Disease (FuRST-pHD) is a multinational, multidisciplinary collaboration to develop a valid functional rating scale to assess severity of manifestations in HD gene expansion carriers who do not yet meet criteria for a formal clinical diagnosis (prodromal HD or prHD) or are early manifest.[1] Such a measurement tool is essential to better understand the earliest manifestations of HD and to evaluate novel therapies early in the course of disease.

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What is Global Warming? - Irina Gray

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What is global warming? Here we discuss the science of global warming, its causes and effects, and why it is one of humanity's biggest challenges.

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Arctic Exploration - Russell Potter

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Fascinated by exploration of the far north? This knol will tell you something of its history, especially in the so-called "heroic age" from the 1840's through the early 1900's. Consider it a guidebook for the armchair traveller headed north.

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Bruxism - Noshir R. Mehta

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Bruxism is the act of gnashing and grinding the teeth. Bruxism is common in children and adults of both sexes, affecting about 25-30% of children and roughly one in twenty adults. There is no significant difference between males and females

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Rationalism - Michael McGovern

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In our science-driven society the idea that we can gain knowledge without using our senses seems crazy, yet this is the view of several notable philosophers including Descartes!

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Multiple Myeloma - Jeffrey Wolf, M.D.

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Multiple Myeloma (also known as Myeloma or Plasma Cell Myeloma) is a malignancy of plasma cells, which are the white blood cells responsible for the production of antibodies (proteins). Antibodies protect humans from infections. It is a cancer with a vast spectrum of presentations...

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Gmail labels and filters - gravi_t

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A description of how labels work, how you can create, find and remove them, and why you should be careful when you delete emails.

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Approach to a Swollen Joint - Kenneth H. Fye, MD

Approach to a Swollen Joint -  Kenneth H. Fye, MD | The Best of Google Knol | Scoop.it

Swelling in the joint, whether or not accompanied by pain and tenderness, is a sign of disruption in articular anatomy or function.

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PLANTS OF EAST ANTARCTICA - Khwairakpam Gajananda

PLANTS OF EAST ANTARCTICA - Khwairakpam Gajananda | The Best of Google Knol | Scoop.it

East Antarctica is a unique and fragile ecosystem with very low species diversity for both plant and animal kingdom. No higher life forms exist, however, lower forms of plants and invertebrate organisms are believed to be surviving there since millions of years. However, they are under constant threat from external influences.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D. | The Best of Google Knol | Scoop.it

ADHD is characterized by difficulties with frequent distractibility, coupled with an inability to sustain attention to tasks or persist toward goals as well as others, particularly if the situation demands effort. Just as problematic are difficulties with making impulsive decisions and otherwise being less able to control behavioral impulses.

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Fifteen Essential Questions About Cholesterol - Salim Djelouat

Fifteen Essential Questions About Cholesterol - Salim Djelouat | The Best of Google Knol | Scoop.it

Cholestrol is essential for vital cell and body functions and is therefor essential for life. High levels of cholesterol are good marker for cardiovascular diseases like narrowed or blocked arteries(atheroscelrosis) resulting in reduced oxeygenated supplies to vital organs and tissues leading to angina, heart attack, heart failure and other related diseases. We have attempted to cover the topic as answers to 15 frequently asked questions.

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Pharmacologic Stress Testing and Imaging - Eli Botvinick

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This Knol provides the practical, clinical, and scientific foundation needed to understand pharmacologic stress testing and physician decisions related to these tests. Focus will be placed on methods based in scintigraphy, imaging with tracer doses of radioactive medicines, which are most commonly applied.

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The Five Senses - a knol by Kevin Spaulding

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Turn off all the lights, electronics, or other contraptions in your room, close your eyes, sit very still and, if you can, try to imagine that you cannot see, hear, taste, smell, or feel. You would be nothing but a brain hovering in the middle of an endless abyss of space. The world or your existence would have absolutely no meaning. Lacking feedback from your surroundings you would most likely die of starvation unless someone was there to take care of you.

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What are accruals in accounting? - NowMaster Accounting

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Accruals in accounting are special journal entries that are made by accountants and bookkeepers at the end of each accounting period and prior to the preparation and distribution of the financial statements. Accruals are the practical application of the matching period where income and expenses must be recorded in the accounting period where they are respectively earned and incurred. Accrual entries involve bringing to account revenue that has been earned but not yet invoiced and expenses that has been incurred but not yet billed.

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Patient Safety - Robert Wachter

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This Knol, written by the author of two books on patient safety and lead editor of the Federal government's two leading safety websites, describes our new understanding of the field of patient safety -- namely, that medical errors are primarily caused by bad systems rather than bad people.

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HDL-Cholesterol - Robert Rosenson, MD

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Low levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol (HDL-C) are defined as less than 40 mg/dL (<1.03 mmol/L) according to current National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) guidelines (see High Cholesterol Knol). By this definition, low HDL-C levels are relatively common in the United States, occurring in approximately 35% of men and 15% of women in the general population.

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Bone Marrow Transplantation - Lloyd Damon, M.D.

The bone marrow is the organ responsible for the production of blood cells. Bone marrow transplantation (also called stem cell transplantation) is a treatment used primarily for blood and bone marrow cancers (called hematologic malignancies), and also for some other cancers and benign bone marrow conditions...

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