Immune System

immunodeficiency

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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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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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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Immunotherapy

Posted on November 28, 2018

Immunotherapy, sometimes called biologic therapy, has been a game changer for many types of cancer. This might actually improve your life and extend your years longer than with other treatments. With allergies, you might have gotten allergy shots. With each shot they provided a very small amount of the allergen, which was the thing that […]

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Causes of High White Blood Cell Count

Posted on November 25, 2018

As I always tell our patients at New Hope Unlimited, our immune system is an amazing thing! Vital components of the blood are the white blood cells. They fight infection and are essential for our health and well being. It may indicate an infection if a person has a high white blood cell count. The […]

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Our Toxic Roads

Posted on November 23, 2018

  The new coal-tar pavement or sealant that is laid on a driveway, street, parking or playground lot is something you’ve probably smelled many times. We have all wondered about the toxicity of the horrible smelling stuff. It is toxic as it contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). A study recently released by the U.S. Geological […]

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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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Sick Girl

Mistakes We Make When Getting Sick

Posted on October 29, 2018

We all want to get better really fast when we get sick. Some of our habits may actually make our symptoms worse though. Some things we should avoid when evading that common cold and flu as we fight our way to recovery are: Strive to power through and don’t keep the usual routine. Our body […]

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Immune System Drugs for Multiple Myeloma

Posted on October 8, 2018

The immune system takes a real hit with multiple myeloma and makes it much harder to fight infections.  For this reason, your immune system is a focus in many of the mainstream treatments for multiple myeloma.  You might want to consult with your doctor to consider the different immune system drugs out there, what they […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon