Taking Folic Acid with Methotrexate for Arthritis: 9 Things You Must Know

This supplement can help minimize many bothersome side effects from MTX. Methotrexate is the leading disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) given to people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and many other types of inflammatory arthritis. By reducing your immune system’s ability to produce cells that cause inflammation, methotrexate (MTX) reduces arthritis symptoms and, over time, the destruction […]

“Sometimes, art can communicate what words cannot”

A new monthly art series – which draws on the experiences of people with Parkinson’s and their carers – launched last month as part of the Framing OFF Through Art initiative.   We spoke to Julie B., the artist behind the initiative’s first piece, about what motivated her to get involved, how art can offer […]

Stage IV (Very Severe) COPD: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

When you’re in stage IV of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD), years of living with the disease may have led to a lot of lungdamage. While you can’t reverse it, you can still do a lot to manage the symptoms. Just like in the earlier stages, the more you keep up with your care and appointments, the better. […]

7 Omeprazole Side Effects Heartburn Sufferers Need To Know About

That fire in your chest might be the least of your problems. Raise your hand if you want to physically rip your throat out of your neck after eating a spicy meal—or, honestly, after eating anything at all. I feel you; heartburn is no joke. Luckily, there’s a drug for that: omeprazole. Omepra-what? You’ve probably heard of […]

This vaccine could help people with celiac eat gluten again, but it’s not for everyone

Gluten free pasta, one of the few foods that you can generally make taste as good as the regular version. Despite the explosion of gluten-free food in the last few years, actually being on a physician-prescribed GF diet isn’t easy. Millions of people with celiac disease spend their lives fretting over cross-contamination at restaurants and […]

How to Prepare for Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery is a type of bariatric surgery used to help people struggling with severe obesity lose weight. This is a major surgery, which will require significant recovery. If you receive surgery you will need to make major lifestyle changes.[1]Before committing yourself to this procedure talk with experts in the field about whether this is […]

10 Facts About Graves’ Disease, The Thyroid Condition Affecting Wendy Williams

Williams said she is taking a break from her show for three weeks, and fans offered their support. Josh McBride ✔@JoshyMcB Sad that my girl @WendyWilliams is taking time off for 3 weeks but glad she is getting healthy. Sending love. #Wendywilliams 16 8:10 AM – Feb 21, 2018 Twitter Ads info and privacy About […]

Top 10 Migraine Triggers and How to Deal with Them

The sudden onset of a migraine means a dark room, bed and a cool towel for most of us. While these seem to come out of nowhere, many will find that there are usually some signs that a migraine attack is on its way. These signs can reveal a pattern in your symptoms, and even […]

8-year-old Belleville girl has beaten cancer and leukemia

Maranda Wilborn and her family have battled together to beat her first bought of cancer “rhabdomyosarcoma” and then leukemia, now Maranda’s biggest challenge is 2nd grade. BELLEVILLE One might think that after missing kindergarten and first grade for stays in hospitals with chemotherapy and ports and blood draws and needles, a young girl might be […]

12 Things I Wish People Knew About Lyme Disease

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and over on Instagram, I’ve been sharing some tidbits about Lyme disease that a lot of folks don’t know (I certainly didn’t before I came down with it). Lyme is a disease that most people have heard of but is incredibly misunderstood. Being a Lyme Disease sufferer is exhausting […]

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