Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases
One of the functions of the immune system is to protect the body by responding to invading microorganisms, such as viruses or bacteria, by producing antibodies or sensitized lymphocytes (types of white blood cells).

What is Parkinsonism?

Parkinsonism is a disease that occurs when a person has symptoms and brain dysfunction commonly associated with Parkinson’s disease but also has other symptoms related to an additional condition or cause. A person who has Parkinsonism will also have another disorder that causes additional neurological symptoms, ranging from dementia to the inability to look up […]

What should you consider when choosing a doctor

Five tips for choosing a new primary care physician 1. Determine Which Doctors Are “In-Network” Most health plans have negotiated special, discounted rates with certain doctors and hospitals in your area, and you will pay less out of pocket for visiting those doctors, who are called “in-network” for insurance purposes. Ensuring that you select an […]

Sports Medicine Without Opioids

The problem of opioid addiction now affects us all. For me, the biggest shock came when one of my patients, former National Football League quarterback Erik Kramer, tried to commit suicide after his 18-year-old son, a high school quarterback, died of a heroin overdose.[1] It’s a vivid illustration of the way the ripples from drug […]

Stylish New Look

Choosing to have plastic surgery is an important decision. So is selecting a board-certified plastic surgeon. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), established in 1931, is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. Whether you’re considering cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery, you want the skill of an ASPS Member Surgeon—a doctor with […]

Global Gains in Life Expectancy Slow to a Creep

People’s chances of living longer have been increasing dramatically for decades. But, that seems to have slowed recently, a new worldwide study has found. The sharpest decline has come in countries that already had the shortest life expectancy, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. They said the […]

Low-calorie sweeteners may promote metabolic syndrome

New data — presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, held in Chicago, IL — suggests that consuming low-calorie sweeteners could put people at risk of metabolic syndrome.    Are low-calorie sweeteners worse for health than they seem?   Around 34 percent of adults in the United States have metabolic syndome, the umbrella […]

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