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Does Birth Order Affect Who We Are?

Posted on January 28, 2019

Have you ever wondered if our birth order really does affect us or not?  If you are a firstborn or even an only child, you may be more likely to become a doctor or lawyer. The younger siblings more often turn to the arts or the outdoors, so we can partially credit our parenting to […]

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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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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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Your Dog Says “No” to These

Posted on December 31, 2018

It’s difficult to realize that your pampered and over-indulged pet that doesn’t have a care in the world can get stressed out. The stressors for canine are very different from those humans often experience. This stress can adversely affect a dog’s health and longevity when they live with a fear or anxiety disorder. When your […]

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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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Morning Health Habits of the Experts

Posted on December 18, 2018

I can remember my parents sometimes saying, “Did you get up on the wrong side of the bed?” Sometimes maybe I should have gone back to bed and got up on the right side. Ever feel that way? The choices we make after waking each morning can set the tone for our entire day and […]

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Alternative Medicine

Alternative Meds Go Mainstream

Posted on December 17, 2018

Even though billions of dollars a year is being shelled out for alternative medicines, the decision to try those hot new supplements is grounded on only a friend’s recommendation or gossip. Do you ever wonder why that is? Doctors are admitting to being unfamiliar with the products and unsure of their benefits. You might be […]

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Misconceptions About High Blood Pressure

Posted on December 13, 2018

Does high blood pressure worry you? If so, your concern is well-founded. If we leave this condition untreated, hypertension can lead to a range of other health problems, including heart disease and stroke. By knowing more about high blood pressure it can help you to prevent this from damaging your health or that of someone […]

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FDA Milk Prohibition

Posted on November 9, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gives warnings about consuming raw milk, but the wholesome and natural food has a loyal and growing following. Until the 19th century “pasteurization” did not exist. It actually allows the proliferation of the milk coming from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOS) that can be produced in filthy conditions, […]

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Is Ben & Jerry’s Protecting the Environment?

Posted on October 12, 2018

Their ice cream sure is good but are they contributing to destroying our environment?  This ice cream icon started in Vermont in 1978 and claims to be as devoted to stewardship to the environment as it is to creating new ice cream flavors.  The friendly image propelled the brand into one of Unilever’s (their corporate […]

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