Immunization Awareness

Posted Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Most often when you think immunizations, it usually relates to children. However, vaccines are for all of us – from babies to older adults. Efforts to vaccinate adults have not been nearly as successful as similar efforts to vaccinate children. While adults generally recognize the importance of childhood vaccination, often they don't keep up with their own recommended vaccines.

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HIV & Kidney Disease

Posted Thursday, August 20, 2015

Normal kidney function allows waste to be filtered from the blood, helps control blood pressure and hormone levels. Chronic kidney disease, also called chronic kidney failure, is a gradual loss of kidney function. Kidney function is measured by the glomerular filtrating rate (GFR) which is the best indicator of how well the kidneys are working. There are five stages of kidney disease that measure the severity and disease progression including:

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Eight Ways to Prevent Acid Reflux

Posted Thursday, August 13, 2015

More than 33% of the U.S. population is dealing with burning and pain in their esophagus caused by Acid Reflux. Acid Reflux, also called gastroesophageal reflux, is caused by stomach acid that flows back up the esophagus. If symptoms are ignored or go untreated, severe health issues can occur, such as esophagitis, esophageal bleeding, ulcers or worse esophageal cancer.

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Nutrition's Role In Fighting Cancer

Posted Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Fighting cancer can be likened to waging a war. To win the war, physicians utilize many weapons. Their arsenal shouldn’t fail to include the vital role of nutrition.

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Cataract Awareness & Risk Factors

Posted Thursday, August 6, 2015

Approximately 22 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts. In fact, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness globally. August is Cataract Awareness Month a national focus dedicated on shedding light and educating 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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Get To Know Psoriasis

Posted Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Psoriasis is the most prevalent autoimmune disease in the U.S. According to recent studies approximately 7.5 million Americans and as many 125 million people worldwide have psoriasis. This resource is intended to help you educate your patients on what psoriasis is, common types and treatment options.

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Medical Imaging: A Deeper Look

Posted Thursday, July 30, 2015

X-Ray, CT Scan, MRI and Ultrasound are all well-known as effective tools used for diagnostic purposes. Many patients tend to feel apprehensive when their medical provider recommends additional testing. This guide will help you to educate your patients on available diagnostic tools and their purpose, the diseases and problems they can detect and how your patients can benefit from the procedure.

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Rhinitis: Know the Facts

Posted Thursday, July 23, 2015

Rhinitis is the inflammation of the mucous lining of the nose. The nose normally produces fluid called mucus. This fluid is normally thin and clear and helps keep dust, debris and allergens out of the lungs. When the nose becomes irritated, it may produce more mucus, which becomes thick and pale yellow.

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Preventing Summertime Injuries

Posted Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Summer is upon us which means children are enjoying outdoor activities such as swimming, camping, skating and more. 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. This guide is being provided to educate your patients on the importance of summer safety, common injuries, prevention and what to do if an accident occurs.

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Cord Blood: What You Need to Know

Posted Friday, July 17, 2015

Tens of thousands of patients undergo blood-related transfusions each year as a result of a debilitating disease diagnosis. Treatments used to treat certain diseases can cause red and white blood cell counts to decrease to an extremely low number. While there are methods to restore these counts, an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 patients in the United States have been unable to use blood donations because no suitable DNA match can be found. However, there is an alternative solution that offers many advantages, called Cord Blood.

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