RA & Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Posted Monday, January 18, 2016

For years, women with rheumatic disease have been discouraged and/or advised not to get pregnant. We now know that with careful medical and obstetric management most women can have a successful pregnancy. If your patient(s) with rheumatic disease are considering pregnancy here are a few guidelines of what women should know about pregnancy and rheumatic disease.

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Ulcerative Colitis (UC)

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2016

Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is very similar to Crohn’s Disease. However, Crohn’s Disease can affect any part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, from an individual’s mouth down to the rectum; whereas UC only affects a specific portion of the GI area. It is important to understand both diseases as they are the two most common types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

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Traumatic Brain Injury & Surgery

Posted Friday, January 8, 2016

Repeated TBI Can Cause Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a Degenerative and Irreversible Brain Disease Severe head injuries cause swelling of the brain. Unlike other areas of the body that can expand with swelling, the protective nature of the skull prevents the brain from expanding,

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The Link Between Glaucoma & Blindness

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2015

Healthy living isn’t just focusing on the foods you eat; eye care is also an essential key focus area to living a healthy lifestyle. Glaucoma can affect adults, the elderly and children of any age.

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Type 2 Diabetes in Children

Posted Thursday, December 24, 2015

Winter break – the time of year when children are enjoying extended time with family. Unfortunately, easy access to sugary foods and a lack of physical activity has led to an increase in Type 2 Diabetes among American children. Formerly known as Adult-Onset Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic illness with serious complications if not managed properly.

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Oral Cancer Awareness

Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Oral cancers are part of a group of cancers commonly referred to as head and neck cancers. Oral cancer can be dangerous because in its early stages it may not be noticed and it can frequently thrive without producing readily recognizable pain or symptoms.

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Breast Cancer: Partial Mastectomy

Posted Friday, December 18, 2015

Studies have shown that either a lumpectomy (plus radiation) or mastectomy are equally effective treatments in removing breast cancer within the first stage.

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Polycystic Kidney Disease

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder that causes numerous cysts to grow in the kidneys. PKD cysts can greatly enlarge the kidneys while replacing much of their normal structure, resulting in chronic kidney disease (CKD), which causes reduced kidney function over time.

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Chronic Diseases: What You Should Know

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Chronic Diseases affect a majority of the countries in the world, accounting for an estimated sixty percent of adult deaths.

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