Making Choices Can Be Stressful

2012-10-10 / Conditions and Diseases / Comments Off on Making Choices Can Be StressfulComments

Sometimes making simple everyday decisions can bring about a small amount of stress that may accumulate over time. This author looks at this sort of stress in a humorous yet though-provoking way while also suggesting a solution. Read the rest of this entry »

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How Yeast Attacks Your Immune System

2012-10-02 / Conditions and Diseases / Comments Off on How Yeast Attacks Your Immune SystemComments

Many scientists and doctors have been telling us for years, to control the amount of intake of certain types of foods. Those of us who don’t heed the warnings have probably, over the years, shown traces of wear and tear on our bodies. Here are the many advantages and disadvantages of not following the Dr.’s orders. Read the rest of this entry »

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Digestive Disease Week 1999 Annual Meeting

2012-06-27 / Conditions and Diseases / Comments Off on Digestive Disease Week 1999 Annual MeetingComments

Hepatitis C: Achieving Maximum Results Putting Combination Therapy for HCV into Practice

Interferon/ribavirin combination therapy may induce a sustained response in previous nonresponders to interferon monotherapy, including those with normal ALT levels and those with predictors of poor response. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aging ? Gracefully?

2012-05-29 / Conditions and Diseases / Comments Off on Aging ? Gracefully?Comments

As one of those aging baby boomers everyone keeps trying to reach and relate to, I’ve about had enough on the subject of growing older.
True, I don’t intend to look granny-like, knitting booties, anytime soon, but I can’t exactly picture myself on the back of a Harley, as I’ve seen some of us boomers portrayed in ads. I didn’t relate to “Easy Rider” all that much the first time and, if my enjoyment of the exercise bike is any indication, riding that Harley now could get darn annoying real fast. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fever in Children

2012-05-17 / Conditions and Diseases / Comments Off on Fever in ChildrenComments

A fever of 100 degrees or higher is often the first signal that your child may be sick. Although 98.6 degrees is considered normal, body temperature varies with age, activity and the time of day — it’s usually lower in the morning and higher in the late afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

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What Does Liver Biopsy Involve? Part 2

2012-05-02 / Cancer / Comments Off on What Does Liver Biopsy Involve? Part 2Comments

A.The latest method of liver biopsy appears to combine the best of the other two strategies. Called “guided biopsy,” it uses high-tech imaging (either by ultrasound or CT scan) to help doctors pinpoint abnormal areas of the liver to target with the standard needle biopsy. Read the rest of this entry »

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What Does Liver Biopsy Involve? Part 1

2012-05-02 / Cancer / Comments Off on What Does Liver Biopsy Involve? Part 1Comments

Q.My son, 51, has been told he has fatty tissue around his liver and a biopsy is needed. Exactly what is the procedure for a liver biopsy?

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Medical Detectives Tracking Anthrax Cases

2012-01-24 / Conditions and Diseases / Comments Off on Medical Detectives Tracking Anthrax CasesComments

Rare disease hits two at Florida newspaper; FBI enters investigation

One place of business, two men exposed to an extremely rare strain of anthrax. Do those numbers add up to terrorism? The world of medical science may only be able to provide part of the answer.

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Identifying Markers for Lung Cancer and Genes for Therapy

2011-09-12 / Cancer / Comments Off on Identifying Markers for Lung Cancer and Genes for TherapyComments

Medical Researchers are working to identify markers that predict cancer risk, target cancer-causing genes for therapy and develop inhaled treatment to prevent cancer.

Lung Cancer is the second most common cancer among both women and men. Read the rest of this entry »

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Exercise and Diabetes Post 2

2011-08-17 / Diabetes / Comments Off on Exercise and Diabetes Post 2Comments

Weight loss was not really impressive, but, importantly, it was accompanied by waist-to-hip circumference ratio increase indication that body fat distribution became less harmful. Read the rest of this entry »

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