Health and Lifestyle

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Genetic Immunodeficiency In Children

Posted on January 18, 2019

Prof. Adrian Liston and prof. Isabelle Meyts, along with a team of scientists, were able to characterize a new genetic immunodeficiency resulting from a mutation in a gene named STAT2. Patients with this mutation are extremely vulnerable to normally mild childhood illnesses such as rotavirus and enterovirus. The analysis of the genetic defect allows clinicians […]

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What Is Pheochromocytoma?

Posted on January 16, 2019

Pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor that usually grows in the middle of your lower back in your adrenal glands.  This is most commonly found in adults ages 30 to 50, but those of all ages can have it. About 10% of all cases are made up of children.  Few of these tumors spread to other […]

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Social Media

Posted on January 14, 2019

Can social media leave you socially isolated?  Randy Dotinga from HealthDay Reporter addressed this issue in a recent article.   When young people spend a lot of time on social media, mainly websites designed to bring people together, it seems to isolate them, according to new research. They also found that the heaviest users of social […]

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Meals Trigger Inflammation

Posted on January 11, 2019

We are not only taking in nutrients when we eat we are also consuming a significant quantity of bacteria. That’s certainly not fun to think about! In order to fight these bacteria, our body is faced with the challenge of simultaneously distributing the ingested glucose and fighting these bacteria. An inflammatory response is triggered that activates […]

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Surprising Sources Of Carbs

Posted on January 7, 2019

The normal foods that we associate carbs with are bread, pasta and cake.  We avoid these to keep the blood sugar level down. Carbs, however, can lurk in many less obvious places that we need to be aware of when counting carbs. Most people with diabetes aim for 45-60 grams of carbs per meal; however, […]

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Can Kindness Improve Your Health? — Science Explains

Posted on January 6, 2019

Did you know acts of kindness can cause several positive effects on your health? Kindness or benevolence is the quality of being friendly, empathetic, generous, and considerate. If you treat others the way you want to be treated, science says it may improve your quality of life. Here is what happens to your body after […]

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Emu Oil

Posted on January 4, 2019

Emu oil has many uses, benefits and also side effects. Jon Johnson has written an article that was reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT on the benefits, possible risks and side effects of emu oil. The popularity of emu oil usage has increased recently due to health claims surrounding its […]

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Facts About Melatonin

Posted on January 2, 2019

The pineal gland, a small gland in the brain, makes a hormone called Melatonin. This helps control your sleep and wake cycles. You can find very small amounts of it in foods such as meats, grains, fruits and vegetables and can also buy it as a supplement. We all have our own internal clock within […]

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First Aid For Seizures

Posted on December 27, 2018

It seems there are so many more people having and being diagnosed with seizures than ever before. Many times, we have needed to make an appointment for one of our patients and the neurologist did not have an opening for months. All neurologist are heavily booked with an overabundance of patients. Just in the last […]

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Health Fads?

Posted on December 26, 2018

These health fads may not be all that healthy! According to an article by Dennis Thompson, from HealthDay Reporter, there are actually some popular health fads that suggest they could be detrimental to a good diet. Juicing may be one of these as well as coconut oil, which is loaded with saturated fat but has […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon