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Genetic Immunodeficiency In Children

 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 […]

What Is Pheochromocytoma?

 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 […]

Social Media

 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 […]

Repurposing Drugs

 January 9, 2019

Have you heard the latest? Oxford University have developed a unique way to identify existing drugs that could potentially be repurposed for treating Parkinson’s by putting together the cutting-edge stem cell technologies and computational biology.  This research was published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, and uses a stem cell technique to change a small […]

Can Kindness Improve Your Health? — Science Explains

 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 […]

First Aid For Seizures

 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 […]

Who Stole My Eyebrows After Cancer?

 December 25, 2018

Most of us hate plucking our eyebrows but just think how much those sweet women receiving chemo would give to have their back!  Sometimes we take things for granted, including our eyebrows. Sometimes the following chemo the eyebrows don’t grow back the same as before. No matter who we are, most of us never feel […]

Colonoscopy After 75

 December 20, 2018

Have you heard that the ’70s are the new 50’s? That’s what I have been reading lately. That’s great news if we do the things to take care of ourselves. Time Magazine recently came out with an article explaining the Blue Zones where people live to be in their 100’s. When you have time, look […]

Hints How to Live Longer

 December 19, 2018

I recently ran across an article that outlined 50 great ways to help us live longer. This includes a wide range of health advice that is backed by a scientific or government study that reveals new insight into what helps or hinders human longevity. Genetics do account for about 25% of the longevity and the […]

Morning Health Habits of the Experts

 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 […]