Lyme disease – Diagnosis and treatment

Diagnosis Many signs and symptoms of Lyme disease are often found in other conditions, so diagnosis can be difficult. What’s more, ticks that transmit Lyme disease can also spread other diseases. If you don’t have the characteristic Lyme disease rash, your doctor might ask about your medical history, including whether you’ve been outdoors in the […]

7 Ways to Cope with the Side Effects of Parkinson’s Drugs

Prescription medication is one the primary ways to manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Several drugs can be used to delay the progression of this disease. You might need to take a combination of them to control your symptoms. Although Parkinson’s drugs are considered safe, they can cause side effects. Some of these medications can […]

If You Have Acid Reflux, Don’t Eat or Drink These 20 Things

Acid reflux can be painful. Burning in the throat, pressure in the chest, tension in the stomach… The symptoms go on and on, and they often don’t truly go away until you fall asleep. Acid reflux, otherwise known as heartburn, occurs when contents of the stomach travel back up through the esophagus. Since your stomach is […]

Top 10 Tips for Helping Kids Cope with Celiac Disease

It can be difficult for kids to understand and manage celiac disease or gluten intolerance, and it might be just as hard for parents to watch their children struggle. But a celiac diagnosis doesn’t have to mean a lifetime battle. Here are my top ten tips for parents to help their children cope at any […]

10 Ways to Stay Healthy If You Have HIV

If you have the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, you need to be especially vigilant about keeping your immune system strong and healthy. HIV kills important cells in the immune system called CD4 lymphocytes, or T cells. In people with HIV, the number of T cells can fall dangerously low, leading to a weakened immune […]

Top 3 Myths About Adult Scoliosis Surgery

Treatment for adult scoliosis is becoming more prevalent as individuals strive to live longer and healthier lives. Many adults in their 30s and 40s that avoided treatment earlier in life are now noticing physical changes in posture and balance common of scoliosis. In an era where patients gain the majority of their information from online resources, it’s […]

10 Surprising Facts About Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis isn’t a disease of old age, and the majority of people who develop it have no risk in their family. Find out more about RA. For decades, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was a puzzling condition and doctors could do little to slow the progression. Now, thanks to new information about what causes it — as well […]

29 Things Only Someone with Ankylosing Spondylitis Would Understand

1. First of all, learning how to pronounce it is kind of important. 2. Learning to spell it will make you feel very smart. 3. You can make 1 and 2 a whole lot easier by calling it AS. 4. If you have AS, you can try to blame your Uncle Joe, if he has […]

5 Tinnitus Relief Exercises

Tinnitus can be exasperating – that irritating noise just won’t go away! Many people find relaxation exercises are helpful. Here are a few you can try at home.Tinnitus can be exasperating – that irritating noise just won’t go away! Many people find relaxation exercises are helpful.  Here are a few you can try at home. The […]

7 Myths and Facts about Celiac Disease

Walking through the aisles of your neighborhood grocery store, you’re sure to see any number of gluten-free products, ranging from breakfast cereal to shampoo. If your child has been diagnosed with celiac disease, you may know that they need to avoid gluten – a protein found in grains like wheat, barley and rye – but you may […]

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