Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Posted Friday, March 18, 2016

The rates of new colon and rectal cancer diagnoses have been falling in the United States for people ages 50 and older. But for people under 50, for whom routine screening is not recommended, rates seem to be increasing significantly.

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Don't Ignore the Symptoms of Gerd

Posted Friday, March 11, 2016

60 million adults experience acid reflux at least once a month. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disease and occurs when stomach acid flows back into your esophagus, causing irritation of the lining of the esophagus. Although GERD is a common condition, the damage it may cause can be serious. Please share this guide with your patients to help them understand the symptoms, complications and treatment options for GERD.

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The Link Between Heart Disease and RA

Posted Wednesday, March 9, 2016

More than 50 percent of premature deaths in people with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) result from cardiovascular disease. Inflammation associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis is known to contribute to blood vessel damage and thus increasing the risk factor for heart disease.

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Living With Psoriatic Arthritis

Posted Monday, March 7, 2016

Psoriatic Arthritis is a chronic condition that causes inflammation of the large joints, especially the lower extremities, distal joints of the fingers and toes, and the back and pelvis joints. It is associated with psoriasis but not all psoriasis patients develop psoriatic arthritis, nor do all psoriatic arthritis sufferers have psoriasis.

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Raising Awareness - Glomerular Disease

Posted Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Glomerular Disease is a condition that reduces the ability of the kidneys to maintain a balance of certain substances in the bloodstream. Healthy kidneys filter toxins out of the bloodstream and excrete them in the urine, keeping red blood cells and protein in the bloodstream. With glomerular disease, however, red blood cells and protein are excreted into the urine while toxins are not.

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Kaposi Sarcoma (KS): A Form of Cancer

Posted Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Knowledge is power! By arming yourself with current data, facts and updated information around various diseases, patients are able to decrease their risk in developing other diseases associated with HIV/AIDS. Such as Kaposi Sarcoma (KS) which is an AIDs related cancer.

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Lateral Epicondylitis: Tennis Elbow

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2016

People affected by Lateral Epicondylitis are not necessarily all athletes. As people get older and engage in more physical activities, their bodies are exposed to more wear and tear, leaving them susceptible to developing Lateral Epicondylitis.

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Amblyopia: Unfocused Vision

Posted Tuesday, February 23, 2016

One would assume that a person’s vision is fully developed at birth. This isn’t the case, eye sight development continues throughout childhood, from birth to nine years of age. Amblyopia is most common in children but can be treated in the early stages of vision development.

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Allergies - Common Types & Treatment

Posted Thursday, February 18, 2016

Your immune system is well-equipped to keep you healthy by fighting infection and other harmful pathogens. When it detects anything that it determines as harmful to your body, it attacks the substance. The attack response may involve inflammation, sneezing, an increase in mucous production and other symptoms.

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