Mon Feb 19 2018

Category: General Medicine


Mitochondrial DNA and Aging

Posted in General Medicine, Geriatric Health, Men's Health, Women's Health

Centuries ago, explorers searched for the Fountain of Youth. Today the search continues, but it happens mostly in the laboratory. Certainly not that exotic. Not taking trips around the world. But a new report in the journal Science has fascinating information about how we age. Think back to high school. And think back to biology [&hellip

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Anosignosia and the Brain

Posted in General Medicine, Men's Health, Mental Health, Women's Health

Imagine being paralyzed, but unaware that you’re unable to move your limbs. In a medical condition called anosignosia, some alert and talking individuals who are paralyzed on one side of their bodies have no awareness of their paralysis and they claim their paralyzed limbs can still move. Now, Italian researchers have studied this bizarre condition, [&hellip

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Biking May Cause Handlebar Palsy

Posted in General Medicine, The Body

It is being called handlebar palsy, and if you’re a bike rider, beware. The problem is particularly serious in mountain bikers. If you like to exercise on mountain bikes, you probably have days when your wrists ache. Well, here’s the problem. When you grip the handle bars, the repeated shocks that occur when you bounce [&hellip

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Lyme Disease Developments

Posted in General Medicine, The Body

It is well-known that Lyme disease can develop into a devastating illness and it has caused a significant problem in many regions throughout our country. If left untreated, it can cause joint swelling and brain inflammation. The disease is caused by the bacterial agent Borrelia burgdorferi that infects the body through a tick host. Any [&hellip

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Preventing Falls in the Elderly

Posted in General Medicine, Geriatric Health

None of us plan on falling, and despite our best efforts to be clumsy and uncoordinated, most of us are able to avoid falls largely due to the fact that our body has a built in set of reactions to prevent them. Unfortunately, as we get older, many of these systems don’t work as well. [&hellip

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Doctors and Non-Reimbursable Counseling Time

Posted in Ache / Pain, General Medicine, Men's Health, Mental Health, Women's Health

There are more studies than I can mention which deal with stress and the important role of physicians discussing health issues with their patients. This counseling time is essential. A doctor and patient can talk about lifestyle, diet, family problems, dosages of medications, the need for elective surgery. You get it, this is the time [&hellip

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Research into What Triggers Psoriasis

Posted in General Medicine, The Body

There are treatments for psoriasis, an inflammatory disease of the skin and joints, but none are cures. Part of the problem is psoriasis is a condition that we don’t totally understand in the medical world. According to a report in the Journal of Science, it all comes down to this. In the past, scientists have [&hellip

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Transplant Drug May Increase Cancer Risk

Posted in General Medicine, Health Conditions, Pharmacy

Azathioprine is a drug that can be given to transplant recipients to help their bodies accept the new organs and not reject them. But a report in the Journal of Science suggests the drug may increase the transplant recipient's chances of developing skin cancer. According to the report, Azathioprine increases the risk of mutations of [&hellip

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