Archive for July, 2009

Seeing the “Invisible” in Fibromyalgia

[ 0 ] July 31, 2009 |
Seeing the “Invisible” in Fibromyalgia

Misunderstood and misdiagnosed, fibromyalgia is a complex disease that mostly affects women and promises them a life largely overrun with pain. Until recently, very little has been understood about the condition, but now some research is starting to help take the mystery out of the disease.

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Cuckoo, “Swine Flu”, and the ICU

[ 0 ] July 27, 2009 |
Cuckoo, “Swine Flu”, and the ICU

The Intensive Care Unit of a hospital is a place designed to maximize survival of high risk patients, but while it excels in this manner, the stresses of the environment can be extreme for some patients and can lead to a damaging condition called ICU Psychosis.

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Understanding Hemochromatosis And Iron Overload

[ 0 ] July 23, 2009 |
Understanding Hemochromatosis And Iron Overload

Hemochromatosis, a condition that primarily affects men, is considered to be the most common genetic disorder among Northern Europeans with 1 in 10 carrying the genetic mutation and 1 in 200 affected by the disease that causes accumulation of iron in organ tissues and can be fatal.

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Health Care Reform in My Pocketbook

[ 0 ] July 18, 2009 |
Health Care Reform in My Pocketbook

With the recently announced costs of health care reform pegged at 1 trillion dollars, many are asking whether spending the money makes sense. When compared to how much the current system is costing, the real question should be how fast can we reform the system.

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Understanding The Types Of Kidney Stones And Their Treatment

[ 0 ] July 15, 2009 |
Understanding The Types Of Kidney Stones And Their Treatment

Having affected humankind throughout history, kidney stones cause much pain for those who develop them. A key cause of hospital visits, kidney stones are treatable, but still not well understood.

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Researchers Slowly Pushing Alternative Remedies To The Mainstream

[ 0 ] July 10, 2009 |
Researchers Slowly Pushing Alternative Remedies To The Mainstream

Alternative medicines are called alternative often simply because no one has proven their effectiveness in scientific studies. However, with no incentive for pharmaceutical companies to test common remedies without the patent possibilities, other organizations are filling the void.

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The Growing Obesity Epidemic: We’re fat, we’re fat, we know it, we’re fat…

[ 0 ] July 5, 2009 |
The Growing Obesity Epidemic: We’re fat, we’re fat, we know it, we’re fat…

From the response to the H1N1 flu, we can see that our governments do have the ability to unite behind an urgent issue and can promote corrective action. Sadly, with a crisis bigger than any flu, the rate of obesity continues to rise without any national plan.

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