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  Pocket Guide to Christmas Tree Diseases
Diseases affecting trees in their natural settings may be relatively harmless, but in intensively managed nurseries and plantations, they can have a devastating impact (fig.
Winter injury can be distinguished from the needlecast disease by lack of needlespots and fruiting bodies, browning on the entire length of affected needles, and by green foliage on bottom of tree that was protected by snow cover (fig.
The primary disease that affects this native spruce in Christmas tree plantations is Rhizosphaera needlecast.
www.ncrs.fs.fed.us /epubs/pgctree/pgctree.html   (2103 words)

 Coagulation Disorders | AHealthyMe.com
Christmas disease, also known as hemophilia B or Factor IX deficiency, is less common than hemophilia A with similar in symptoms.
Christmas disease, or hemophilia B, is also hereditary but less common than hemophilia A. The severity of Christmas disease varies from mild to severe, although mild cases are more common.
Christmas disease will be checked against normal bleeding and clotting time, as well as for abnormal serum reagents in factor IX deficiency.
www.ahealthyme.com /topic/topic100586627   (2645 words)

 Christmas disease - christmas eye disease
Christmas disease: a condition previously mistaken for haemophilia.
A disease is any abnormal condition of the body or mind that causes discomfort, dysfunction, or distress to the person affected or those in contact with the person.
The subject of systematic classification of diseases is referred to as nosology.
www.medicalgeo.com /Med-Diseases-C---Ch/Christmas-disease.html   (264 words)

 Medical Dictionary: Christmas disease - WrongDiagnosis.com - WrongDiagnosis.com
Christmas disease: A deficiency of blood coagulation factor IX inherited as an X-linked disorder.
Christmas disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
This means that Christmas disease, or a subtype of Christmas disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /medical/christmas_disease_printer.htm   (336 words)

 WHO | Genes and human disease
It is the result of a deficiency in clotting factor 8, while haemophilia B (Christmas Disease) is a deficiency in clotting factor 9.
Each time two carriers of the disease conceive, there is a 25 percent chance of passing cystic fibrosis to their children ; a 50 percent chance that the child will be a carrier of the cystic fibrosis gene; and a 25 percent chance that the child will be a non-carrier.
Tay-Sachs disease is a fatal genetic disorder in which harmful quantities of a fatty substance called Ganglioside GM2 accumulate in the nerve cells in the brain.
www.who.int /genomics/public/geneticdiseases/en/index2.html   (3064 words)

 'Grinch'fungus threatens Christmas trees
Sneaking in like the Grinch, a fungal disease is quietly stealing a symbol of Christmas, the Christmas tree.
The disease is particularly threatening to California's choose-and-cut Christmas tree industry, which is primarily comprised of small farms of fewer than 20 acres each The fragrant evergreens with their long needles grow well in a variety of California climates and make up about 70% of the industry.
In Christmas trees, infection usually occurs at the trunk and rapidly kills the tree.
frap.cdf.ca.gov /pitch_canker/research/grinch_fungus.html   (1270 words)

 » Alek's Christmas Lights & Decorations
The Christmas Webcams are over for the season, so you'll have to wait until Thanksgiving/2006 to view and control the thousands of christmas lights.
While you are waiting for Christmas, consider using your PC's idle CPU cycles for Stanford's medical research - help 'em find a cure for stuff like celiac disease.
I was glad to see them mention the fund-raising effort for Celiac Disease Research, and my Christmas wish is that this type of increased awareness about Celiac Disease will result in other parents not having to go through what we did with our first-born and eventually a cure will be found.
www.komar.org /christmas   (2406 words)

 RedOrbit - Health - DOCTOR's Q&A What is Christmas Disease - and How Can It Be Stopped?
A Christmas Disease is a form of haemophilia.
It is a bleeding disorder resulting from a congenital deficiency of one of the essential factors, factor IX, needed for normal blood clotting.
Christmas disease is therefore much more common in males, affecting one in 30,000 of them, and it can vary in severity from very mild to severe.
www.redorbit.com /news/health/340410/doctors_qa_what_is_christmas_disease__and_how_can/index.html?source=r_health   (862 words)

 Donate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Christmas Seals are special holiday stamps from the American Lung Association that are used to raise money to fight lung disease.
Christmas Seal contributions keep kids from smoking and help children who struggle to breathe with their asthma.
Christmas Seals have been a holiday tradition in Arkansas since 1908, when the Arkansas Tuberculosis Association was formed.
www.lungark.org /donate.htm   (711 words)

 Christmas' disease (www.whonamedit.com)
A form of haemophilia caused by deficiency of Christmas’ factor.
It is a disturbance of coagulation that may easily be confused with classical heamophilia, with which it is clinically almost identical.
It has not been named for Santa Claus, but for Stephen Christmas, a five year old British boy who was the first patient in whom this was recognized to be different from classical haemophilia.
www.whonamedit.com /synd.cfm/2321.html   (179 words)

 Christmas Factor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The oldest blood diseases are referred to as hemophilia, and Hemophilia B, which is also known as Christmas Disease, is incurable, affecting approximately 2,800 Americans.
The name "Christmas Disease," in contrast to many medical diseases, comes from the surname of the family in which the disease was first studied and identified as a hereditary disorder in 1952.
R.G. Macfarlane used the patient's surname, Christmas, to refer to the disease and also to refer to the clotting factor, called the "Christmas Factor" (Factor IX), which is part of a complicated blood-clotting cascade.
www.owled.com /essays/christmas.html   (227 words)

 PA Christmas Tree Growers Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Christmas Tree Marketing, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension publication, is reprinted in Country Folks Grower (Aug. '05).
Stay alert to trends as you are growing Christmas trees, and modify your marketing plans to the best advantage.” The article gives detailed advice on a marketing time frame from before planting through the growing phase and into the year of harvest.
Learning to identify these diseases is the first step in prevention and control.” The article details the diseases that affect pines, fir, and spruce trees.
www.christmastrees.org /archived_articles/05aug.htm   (289 words)

 Hematology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hematology (BE: haematology) is the branch of internal medicine and pediatrics that is concerned with blood, the blood-forming organs and blood diseases.
Hematology includes the study of etiology, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention of blood diseases.
Blood diseases affect the production of blood and its components, such as blood cells, hemoglobin, blood proteins, the mechanism of coagulation, etc.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blood_diseases   (318 words)

 American Lung Association of Oregon - Christmas Seals® 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Christmas Seals® are the warm, holiday stamp-like stickers that the American Lung Association of Oregon has been sending to Oregon homes each year since 1915.
When you use Christmas Seals® on the envelopes of your holiday cards you show your support in the fight against lung disease.
The Christmas Seal Campaign® is ALAO's largest source of funds for crucial research, education and advocacy programs that battle asthma, emphysema and other lung diseases afflicting more than 300,000 Oregonians.
www.lungoregon.org /programs/christmas   (266 words)

 Protein Spotlight Issue 41: The Christmas Factor
The Christmas factor is indeed a protein whose deficiency was first discovered in the 1950s in a little boy by the name of Stephen Christmas.
Hemophilia B is caused by a mutation resulting in the deficiency of the Christmas factor (FIX), and is in fact also known as the Christmas disease.
The message is that FIX or the Christmas factor is essential in the blood clotting process and its deficiency causes severe problems.
www.expasy.org /spotlight/back_issues/sptlt041.shtml   (1442 words)

 The Story of Christmas Seals
The first seal, bearing a picture of the Queen and the Danish word for Merry Christmas, was issued in 1904 and sold in post offices throughout the country.
Since the Christmas Seal was not a government issue, it could not be sold along with other stamps in the post office.
Emily approached the Sunday editor, who listened to her politely but was shocked at the thought of linking Christmas with disease.
www.kylung.org /christmas.html   (1761 words)

 Factor IX Deficiency
Human traits including the classic genetic diseases, are the product of the interaction of two genes for that condition, one received from the father and one from the mother.
Von Willebrand Disease is a hereditary blood clotting disorder transmitted as a dominant trait.
This disease entry is based upon medical information available through the date at the end of the topic.
hw.healthdialog.com /kbase/nord/nord480.htm   (1439 words)

 kyw.com - Health: Heart Disease Prediction, Christmas Trees
Traditional risk factors for heart disease are things like family history and high cholesterol or blood pressure.
Researchers said it appears to indicate that sexual dysfunction in men is an indication of future heart disease because both are related to poor circulation.
Researchers said pine trees contain high levels of an acid that is the main ingredient in Tamiflu, the anti-viral drug used to fight the flu that is in short supply.
cbs3.com /seenon/local_story_023155741.html   (367 words)

 Hemophilia Galaxy | About Hemophilia
Two of the most common forms of hemophilia are A and B. In persons with hemophilia A (also called classical hemophilia), clotting Factor VIII is not present in sufficient amounts or is absent.
In persons with hemophilia B (also called Christmas disease), clotting Factor IX is not present in sufficient amounts or is absent.
Hemophilia later developed a reputation as the "royal disease" because it passed from Queen Victoria of England to her descendants throughout the royal houses of Europe.
www.hemophiliagalaxy.com /patients/about/index.html   (401 words)

 eMedicine - Hemophilia, Musculoskeletal Complications : Article Excerpt by: Ray F Kilcoyne, MD
Presumably, this disease occurred because of a mutation in one of Queen Elizabeth's X chromosomes.
Close intermarriages between European royalty caused the disease to spread from the English royal families to the German, Spanish, and Russian royal families in the 19th and 20th centuries.
In this disease, life-threatening bleeding into the head or the abdomen may occur at any age and is not described in this article.
www.emedicine.com /radio/byname/hemophilia-musculoskeletal-complications.htm   (605 words)

 Hemophilia B (Factor IX Deficiency, Christmas Disease)
This disease interferes with the blood's ability to clot.
People with this condition are usually males who inherit an abnormal X chromosome from the mother.
That is why there is a range of severity of the disease.
www.3-rx.com /hemophilia-b/default.php   (201 words)

 On the M.V. Christmas Seal - Tuberculosis: Old Disease, Continuing Threat - CBC Archives
Each summer the M.V. Christmas Seal visits the remote coastal communities of Newfoundland to test residents for tuberculosis.
The benefits are clear: the death rate from TB in 1959 was the lowest ever recorded in the province.
It was named for the Christmas Seal campaign, an annual fundraising effort by provincial tuberculosis associations.
archives.cbc.ca /IDC-1-75-883-5332/science_technology/tuberculosis/clip3   (413 words)

 The American Lung Association Christmas Seal Campaign(R) - 2001
Over the years, Christmas Seals® have evolved as a symbol of support and encouragement for the people dedicated to helping others afflicted with lung disease.
Christmas Seals® have been designed of America’s most popular artists, including Norman Rockwell, and at times, by children under the age of twelve, the colorful creations have decorated Christmas card, letters, and packages.
Ninety percent of the money raised through donations to the Christmas Seal Campaign® stays at the local Lung Association and helps fund the work of thousands of volunteers who contribute their time, talents and energies to the mission of preventing, curing, and controlling all types of lung disease.
www.christmasseals.org /evolution_01.html   (252 words)

The second type, hemophilia B, is sometimes called Christmas Disease after Steven Christmas, a Canadian who in 1952 was the first person diagnosed with this distinct form of hemophilia.
In addition to multiple studies aimed at further improving the results of the mini-transplant, Storb's team is examining the potential of immature blood stem cells to be changed into developing muscle cells or cells that line many organs and tissues in the body called, epithelial cells.
Should such transdifferentiation, as it is called, prove feasible, it may become possible to regenerate muscle lost to such degenerative diseases as muscular dystrophy.
www.fhcrc.org /research/diseases/hemophilia   (1304 words)

 American Lung Association
The Story of Christmas Seals® begins in 1871 when a young doctor name Edward Livingston Trudeau was diagnosed as having TB.
But despite the growing belief that the "rest cure" was at least a partial answer to their TB scourge, there were far many more stricken with the disease than there were funds to provide them with adequate facilities and care.
This method was the sale, during the Christmas season, of small seals to raise funds for fighting TB.
www.christmasseals.org /history_00.html   (1382 words)

 2006 Georgia Pest Management Handbook | Christmas Tree Disease Control   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Begin spraying at first sign of disease in a full coverage spray at 7-10 day intervals throughout season.
This disease does not pose a serious threat the first year, so applications can be delayed until the second growing season.
Use lower rates in areas of low disease incidence and higher rates in areas of severe disease incidence.
www.ent.uga.edu /pmh/Trees/Christmas_Tree_Disease_Control.htm   (269 words)

 Pine Pitch Canker - Safe Christmas Tree Disposal
Pine pitch canker, a fungal disease recently introduced to California, causes dieback and mortality in native and ornamental pine trees.
While every attempt is made to sell only disease-free Christmas trees, some trees could harbor the disease without showing symptoms.
The disease is present in 16 coastal and adjacent inland California counties from Mendocino to San Diego.
frap.cdf.ca.gov /pitch_canker/news_press/xmas_tree.html   (334 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Hemophilia B
Fifty percent of the male offspring of female carriers will have the disease, and 50% of their female offspring will be carriers.
To prevent a bleeding crisis, people with hemophilia and their families can be taught to administer factor IX concentrates at home at the first signs of bleeding.
Depending on the severity of the disease, factor IX concentrate may be given prior to dental extractions and surgery to prevent bleeding.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000539.htm   (811 words)

 Twas The Night Before Christmas/Childhood Disease Version   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
These children are spending Christmas in Heaven this year.
If you have lost a child/grandchild stop out to the new Christmas Stocking Memorial and have a stocking added in loving memory.
heavenlylightspoetry.homestead.com /Christmas.html   (707 words)

 Christmas 2005
CHRISTMAS RUN - Santa has over slept and needs your help to deliver presents to the children of the world.
CHRISTMAS CATCHER - Santa's slay was hit by lightning and the presents are leaking out the back of his sled.
DRIFTERS CHRISTMAS - An introduction to the Drifters.
www.newgrounds.com /collection/christmas2005.html   (1765 words)

 Graves' Disease: Christmas
Posted by : Diane B on 12/15/2005 at 9:18:26 AM Just wanted to remind everyone that the best Christmas gift that you can give is to take care of yourself.
They are wanting to spend an enjoyable Christmas with you, all they want is your time.
If anyone has any hints as to how they make the Christmas season simplier for themselves or how to take care of themselves post it so we all can learn from each other.
www.ngdf.org /Messages/0974/95974.htm   (383 words)

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