Jun
28
2012

Physical Findings

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Allergists describe an allergic look that can be seen among highly allergic individuals, especially children. Allergic children often breathe through the mouth rather than the nose, keeping the mouth slightly open. Read the entire post…

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Jun
27
2012

“Schizophrenia is not hard to diagnose in adults,” says McKenna. “It’s more difficult to diagnose in children because the symptoms are harder to distinguish. They can often masquerade as developmental problems or other disorders. Children may suffer more severely with schizophrenia if they have an early onset. Read the entire post…

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Jun
27
2012

“What we’ve done is move the idea of paternal age and new genetic mutations in regard to schizophrenia from the category of ‘It-couldn’t-possibly-be’ to the ‘There’s-a-remarkable-association’ category,” says Malaspina. “This is a remarkably complicated disease.” Read the entire post…

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Jun
27
2012

Statistically, a child fathered by a man older than age 40 has a one in 200 chance of having a genetic abnormality — not just schizophrenia. Consider this: While men make sperm throughout their lifetime, the older the man is the more gene mutations (or changes in the DNA code) there may be in his sperm because the sperm producing cells have had to duplicate so many times. Read the entire post…

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Jun
27
2012

For years, women have been alarmed by ticking biological clocks and limited-shelf-life-eggs, while men have neither nagging clocks nor expiration dates stamped on their sperm. They have all the reproductive time in the world. Read the entire post…

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Jun
20
2012

Tubing Exercises

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If you want to do resistance training to build strength and tone your muscles, but are either intimidated by or do not have access to free weights and weight machines, give tubing a try. Tubing with handles is available at many retail stores that sell exercise equipment. Or, you can pick up 12 feet of thick elastic tubing at medical supply stores and tie a loop at either end for handles. Read the entire post…

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Jun
11
2012

Between one million and two million people in North America, and perhaps millions worldwide, have inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD.

This chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract affects a wide, varied population with a similarly wide range of symptoms such as chronic abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever and weight loss. Some people with IBD experience relatively good health alternating with periods of flare-ups of the disease. Read the entire post…

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Jun
05
2012

April’s Journal: Week Three. Part 2

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Hi April,
I find that, when a person loses a large amount of weight one week, the next week they lose less. You dropped 4 pounds last week and none this week. You are still losing at a rate of 2 pounds per week. Read the entire post…

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Jun
05
2012

April’s Journal: Week Three. Part 1

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This week went OK far as eating goes. I maintained my weight this week and stayed under 30 grams of fat on all but two days. On those two days I know I went over but I feel like I’m starting to make some better choices. Read the entire post…

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Jun
01
2012

The inflammation and destruction of the small intestine that occurs in Crohn’s disease can lead to other complications:
Nutritional problems — Inflammation throughout the small intestine may inhibit the body’s ability to absorb food and nutrients. Children with Crohn’s disease often suffer from growth retardation, and in some cases this may be the main symptom. Read the entire post…

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