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
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
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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May
23
2012

Skin cancers have very minimal, if any symptoms. Itching of a pigmented spot may be a symptom of the development of malignant melanoma. Basal cell cancers and squamous cell cancers are usually asymptomatic but alert you to their presence by growth, crusting or roughness. Read the entire post…

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May
21
2012

WellMax Center for Preventive Medicine. Part 2

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A newly instituted membership program, costing anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 for the baseline data, then $5,000 yearly for all retesting, doctor time and access to the facility, gives patients the option of long-term care. Read the entire post…

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May
21
2012

WellMax Center for Preventive Medicine. Part 1

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Turning Wellness Inside-Out

The most obvious benefits of exercise, inches lost and muscle gained, are appreciable in a good, old-fashioned mirror. Fitness facilities are covered with them, floor to ceiling, wall to wall. But at the WellMax Center for Preventive Medicine in La Quinta, Calif., people appreciate their fitness progress in a different way: by monitoring changes exercise brings about inside their bodies. Read the entire post…

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May
11
2012

Women and Bone Disease, Part 3

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The Arthritis Foundation recommends that folks with arthritis eat a balanced, healthy diet that includes a variety of foods low in fat, cholesterol, sugar and salt. Studies indicate diet may change the way the immune system reacts in certain kinds of arthritis that involve inflammation. Eating foods high in unsaturated fatty acids, called Omega 3 fatty acids, can help lessen inflammation. Foods that contain these acids include cold water fish like cod, halibut and tuna. Read the entire post…

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May
11
2012

Women and Bone Disease, Part 2

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Symptoms usually start in the hands or feet — but can affect almost any joint. In addition, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease — it causes the body to turn on itself by attacking healthy parts of the body. Nearly one-quarter of folks with rheumatoid arthritis develop rheumatic nodules — lumps under the skin caused by inflamed blood vessels — which can be surgically removed. Read the entire post…

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May
11
2012

Women and Bone Disease, Part 1

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Arthritis is a pain.
It’s also aches, stiffness and inflamed joints. At least 26 million women of all ages have some type of arthritis — that’s nearly two-thirds of all Americans living with the disease. Right now, researchers are hard pressed to say why women are so hard hit by certain types of the more than 100 different — and sometimes life-threatening — types of arthritis. Some say genetics, others are considering environment and some are suggesting a link to the hormone estrogen. Read the entire post…

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