Shining a Light on Lupus

Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue which may result in damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, the heart, and lungs.

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High Blood Pressure (HBP) In Children

Posted Monday, May 23, 2016

Despite popular belief, teens, children and even babies can have high blood pressure, also called HBP or hypertension. It's not just a disease for the middle-aged and elderly. As with adults, early diagnosis and treatment can reduce or prevent the harmful consequences of this disease.

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Huntington's Disease - Raising Awareness

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Huntington’s Disease is a genetic neurological disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, which impairs a person’s functional abilities, resulting in cognitive, motor and psychiatric disorders.

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Prevent Blindness: Cataract Awareness

Posted Monday, May 16, 2016

Cataract Awareness Month is intended to shed light and educate the public on the most common eye disease. This guide is intended to help educate your patients on what cataracts are, facts, risk factors, symptoms and preventive measures they can take to decrease their risk.

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Keeping Children Safe During the Trauma Season

Posted Thursday, May 12, 2016

Summer is near which means children will be enjoying outdoor activities such as swimming, camping and skating. Although it is considered a nostalgic time of year filled with fun, summer is also referred to as trauma season by the medical community. In fact, emergency room visits increase by 20% in June, July and August.

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Pneumonia - More Than Just Your Common Cold

Posted Friday, April 29, 2016

Pneumonia ranges from mild to life-threatening and occurs when the air sacs of the lungs become inflamed and fill with fluid. Bacteria, viruses and fungi can all lead to pneumonia. The risk is greater for infants, people over age 65, or those with weakened immune systems.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors

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Playing It Safe With NSAIDS

Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2016

NSAIDs are some of the most commonly used medications and are generally recognized as a safe, effective treatment for many conditions. This information has been prepared for medical providers to share with patients to explain the importance of proper management of OTC & prescription NSAID medications to prevent gastrointestinal complications.

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The Correlation Between HIV and Kidney Disease

Posted Thursday, April 21, 2016

More than 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the United States. Many are at risk for complications stemming from the infection, including but not limited to chronic kidney disease.

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Bunion Surgery - Don't Suffer in Silence

Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The aim of Foot Health Awareness Month is to promote positive foot health and educate the public on issues related to foot health. Hallux Abducto Valgus, commonly known as a bunion, is a painful condition where a bony bump forms on the joint at the base of the big toe. Tight shoes, stress on the foot, arthritis and even genetics can all play a role in developing this condition.

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