Mon Mar 19 2018

Category: Diseases

Getting Treatment for STDs Is Essential

Posted in Diseases, Infections, Medications, Sexual Health, Viruses

They are called sexually transmitted diseases and they are embarrassing to talk about.  I know that and people who suffer from them know it.  But the bottom line is if you don't get them treated, and you don't deal with the problem and don't have your partner treated, it can cause all sorts of problems [&hellip

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A Look at Gout

Posted in Diseases, Feet

Various studies are suggesting that the number of cases of gout in this country have doubled in the last three years.  Basically, we're now realizing there are a lot of people with severe disease and this is not a surprise.  The typical case these days is not going to be someone like King Henry VIII.  [&hellip

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Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Posted in Brain / Memory, Diseases, Geriatric Health, Mental Health, Research

Alzheimer's disease remains one of the most puzzling conditions that modern medicine is facing despite millions and millions of dollars poured into research.  The problem is even more frustrating because we know that as baby boomers age, there will be a growing number of people who are going to go down this road.  That's not [&hellip

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High Leptin Levels May Decrease Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Posted in Diseases, Geriatric Health

Over the next five decades it is expected that Alzheimer's disease and dementia will strengthen their grip on the elderly. A new study shows higher levels of a protein called leptin, may lower the risk of developing those diseases.&nbsp

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Eating a Mediterranean-Type Diet and Staying Active Both Linked to a Lower Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted in Diet / Weight Loss, Diseases, Geriatric Health

About four to five million people in the U.S. are currently estimated to have Alzheimer’s Disease, a non-reversible brain disorder characterized by mental decline that progressively gets worse. While genetics play a part in determining a person’s risk for the illness, new research finds that several modifiable factors may also have an impact

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Higher Risk Transplant Procedure Found to Be Worth It for Many Patients with a Form of Acute Leukemia

Posted in Blood / Arteries, Cancer, Diseases

A treatment strong enough to cure patients with an acute form of leukemia has been limited in use due to concerns about its serious, potentially fatal, side effects. But new research shows that for the majority of patients, the benefits far outweigh the risks

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Understanding Celiac Disease

Posted in Digestion / Stomach, Diseases, Foods / Drinks

It is estimated that one out of every hundred people in the United States has a condition called celiac disease.  The problem with celiac is the body has an inappropriate response to the dietary protein called gluten.  The warning signs often come in the form of symptoms like increased gas, stomach pains, diarrhea, and weight [&hellip

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Exercise and Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted in Diseases, Exercise / Fitness, Geriatric Health, Mental Health

Researchers at the University of Kansas made national news when their study found that patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease who performed better on tread mill tests had less atrophy in the areas of the brain that control memory.  Basically, they're making the point that if you exercise and stay in top shape you [&hellip

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Chemotherapy and Stem Cell Transplant may Help MS Patients

Posted in Diseases, Immune Disorders

Using chemotherapy followed by transplantation of stem cells seemed to help patients with early multiple sclerosis, a recent study reported.  Peter Calabresi, an MS expert at Johns Hopkins, describes the results

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Diabetes and Alzheimer’s

Posted in Diabetes / Blood Sugar, Diseases, Geriatric Health

Cognitive decline has been known to occur more often in people with diabetes than those who don’t have the condition, but now a recent study demonstrates that such decline happens even when glucose control appears to be adequate and when people are relatively young.  Constantine Lyketsos, an Alzheimer’s disease expert at Johns Hopkins, comments

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