Sat Nov 18 2017

Healthy Living Tips

Long Flights Increase the Risk of Blood Clots

Posted in General Medicine

This is the time of year when families are traveling, and with flights to faraway places like Europe and Asia discounted, it’s more affordable than ever to travel the world. That’s why a recommendation by the World Health Organization is so important. They have recommended that passengers on long flights exercise their legs and resist [&hellip

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Allergies and Food Choices at School

Posted in Health Conditions, Men's Health, Parenting & Pregnancy, Women's Health

We talked earlier this month about the food choices at school. One of the reasons they’re narrowing many of these choices is there is concern that there is a growing number of allergies in young adults. What they’re trying to do is find out what allergic reactions are occurring and why, and what we can [&hellip

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Penicillin Allergy Desensitization

Posted in Health Conditions, Men's Health, Pharmacy, Women's Health

Every now and then I see people with penicillin allergy, and I ask them if they remember what the allergy was, and most people don’t. It may have been a rash. It may have been a slight problem associated with it. But the bottom line is this. With penicillin allergy comes a frustration. A frustration [&hellip

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Nanotechnology and Colon Cancer Research

Posted in Cancer, Genetics, Research

We are entering the age of nanotechnology in medicine; the smaller, the better.  In essence, we are trying to find ways to get treatments into the body, almost as part of the body.  Take, for example, the work of Johns Hopkins researchers with small peptides.  A peptide can be thought of as a very small [&hellip

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What Causes a Yeast Infection?

Posted in Sexual Health, Women's Health

Yeast infections can occur quite commonly. Normally when there is enough bacterial flora in the vaginal area, the bacteria essentially eat or take care of the yeast. But in a case where someone might be on an antibiotic or perhaps they have a blood sugar problem, yeast can actually overrun. When yeast grows, it can [&hellip

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