Category: Autoimmune disease

Pertussis awareness 0

Pertussis awareness

PERTUSSIS IS A common disease in the United States, with frequent outbreaks and periodic epidemics every three to five years. It is also called whooping cough because of the “whooping” sound people often make...

Scratching the Surface 0

Scratching the Surface

Whether you bite, tap, or polish them, your nails serve a purpose that goes beyond nervous habits and decorative flair. Nails protect the tips of fingers and toes, while helping you pick things up....

Contain Your Irritation 0

Contain Your Irritation

As many as 20% of Americans have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Cramping, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea can be painful, disabling, and lead to more serious conditions such as cancer. Although you can’t cure IBS,...

Immune Boost 0

Immune Boost

Cold and flu season usually exits as winter comes to a close. But that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. During spring cleaning, germ stragglers can emerge and attack. Boost your immunity so you...

Foods to protect your immune system 0

Foods to protect your immune system

AT THE MOST basic level, the function of the immune system is to protect us from the harmful effects of noxious agents, including bacteria, viruses, environmental contaminants and a whole host of toxic products,...

Beat the Winter Blues 0

Beat the Winter Blues

Can’t seem to shake that tired feeling? Experiencing low energy and mood swings? You’re not alone. Many people feel a little down when Old Man Winter comes around. But you can make his visit...

Sickness for Your Health 0

Sickness for Your Health

We go to great lengths to avoid sickness. But research suggests that germ exposure promotes a more robust immune system, perhaps even priming your body to battle more serious diseases. Feeling under the weather?...

Be Smart about Antibiotics 0

Be Smart about Antibiotics

Antibiotics are amazing, lifesaving substances when used properly. The problem is that we tend to overuse antibiotics these days, taking them at the first sign of a cold or other illness. Antibiotics only treat...

Outsmart the Flu 0

Outsmart the Flu

Flu season officially starts this month. But other than incessant hand-scrubbing and getting vaccinated, what else can you do to arm your defenses? Get buggy. Probiotics are believed to prime your immune system. But...

Sinus Setback 0

Sinus Setback

If your nose begs for a tissue, and your head feels full, chances are you’re 1 of 17 million Americans who suffers from sinusitis — inflammation of the sinuses that connect to the nasal...

Influencing Influenza 0

Influencing Influenza

Each year 5%-10% of the US population will get the flu — and more than 200,000 will be hospitalized due to complications. But you can battle and beat the bug by arming yourself with...

Stopping Heartburn 0

Stopping Heartburn

It starts as a burning sensation in the chest, before slowly making its way up toward the neck and throat. At one time or another, nearly everyone experiences heartburn. Occasional heartburn is normal. However,...

Multiple Sclerosis Drug 0

Multiple Sclerosis Drug

Researchers believe they may have found a drug that reduces the number and severity of attacks in multiple sclerosis patients. The new drug slows the progression of the disease which leads to crippling disabilities....

Meningitis Treatment 0

Meningitis Treatment

A study hopes to speed up therapy for possible meningitis patients by identifying symptoms that indicate whether treatment will be well received. Lumbar puncture is the common treatment for suspected meningitis patients; however, because...

Filtering Blood 0

Filtering Blood

Imagine being able to clean blood by putting it through a filter. That’s what blood banks around the country are doing to make blood transfusions safe for patients with weak immune systems. Donated blood...

DHEA for Lupus 0

DHEA for Lupus

Lupus, it’s called an autoimmune disorder. It causes inflammation of various parts of the body including skin, joints, blood and major organs. Doctors say more people have lupus than AIDS, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis,...

Vertigo Treatment 0

Vertigo Treatment

Have you ever felt unsteady and lightheaded for no apparent reason? You could be experiencing vertigo. It’s a common disorder affecting 20-percent of the population. Researchers have come up with some simple exercises to...

Inner Ear And Vertigo Q&A 0

Inner Ear And Vertigo Q&A

Explain a little about the inner ear and balance problems. In the inner ear, there is the hearing portion and the balance portion and the problem is in the balance portion. The structure is...