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Archive for May, 2015

The First Sign of Alzheimer’s may be Depression


Date: May 21st, 2015

The latest research into Alzheimer’s and the progression of the disease suggests that many people show signs of developing depression before they start to show signs of diminished cognitive abilities.

The Differences between an MD and a DO


Date: May 20th, 2015

A Doctor of Medicine and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine are actually both certified medical doctors, and the truth is that they treat almost the same types of ailments. The real difference in the MD and the DO is the way in which they are trained.

7 Ticks that May carry Lyme disease


Date: May 19th, 2015

Lyme Disease Prevention

Ticks are small little pests that feed on the blood of their hosts. Many times we pick up these interlopers without even knowing it, and they can become firmly attached to us before we find them. Before you simply pull that tick off and go on with your life know that these small creatures can carry bacterial and viral infections that can leave you very sick.
You need to know the difference between the types of ticks, and take the proper precautions to avoid them.

Oral Insulin May Prevent Diabetes in Children


Date: May 18th, 2015

A small group of kids at high risk for developing Type I diabetes were recently given daily doses of oral insulin to see if it could help them to prevent the inevitability of diabetes. The results were promising.

Five Diseases you can get from Pets


Date: May 17th, 2015

According to Susan Rehm, MD who is the acting vice chairperson of the Cleveland Clinic Infectious Disease Department the possibility that you can catch an infectious disease from your pet, especially if you are a person with a weakened immune system.

Things you should know about Listeria


Date: May 16th, 2015

Recently Blue Bell ice cream recalled their products because several cases of food poisoning, three that resulted in death, were linked to listeria bacteria in their products. This food poisoning scare has caused many people to become concerned, and rightfully so.

Mosquito Born Encephalitis Kills 6 yr. old


Date: May 15th, 2015

A bite from a mosquito carrying the La Cross virus recently caused the death of a 6 year old in Tennessee. When a mosquito carrying the La Cross encephalitis virus bites you the result could be nothing more than an itchy bump, or you could develop into a severe brain infection that results in death

Snoring can hurt your Heart


Date: May 14th, 2015

What is Atrial Fibrillation?

This is an irregular heart rhythm that happens in the upper chambers of the heart. The heart beats rapidly during periods and it causes people to experience shortness of breath.

9 Things your Breath can reveal about Your Health


Date: May 13th, 2015

Bad breath is blamed on poor dental hygiene practices. People assume that you have not brushed, or flossed when your breath is unappealing, but did you know that halitosis can also be used as a medical diagnostic tool? Your breath can often alert your doctor to things happening inside your body,

Celiac Disease may Increase Pre-term Deliveries


Date: May 12th, 2015

 Celiac disease may be an underlying cause for women who have miscarriages or pre-term deliveries. There are many reasons why a pregnancy may not go to term, but when a woman is having difficulty carrying a child to term, and there is no obvious reason,