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Knowledge is Power: Help For People With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Knowledge is Power: Help For People With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Blog, Hodgkin's lymphoma | 1 comment

“Family and friends can be great sources of support but truth be told, no one can ever really know what you are going through other than those who have been there themselves….” ~Rachele Chaar Ghosn For Rachele Chaar Ghosn, a 24-year-old woman with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, finding others going through treatment for Hodgkins was paramount....

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Chocolate, Need I Say More…

Chocolate, Need I Say More…

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Recently published, another research article about the benefits of chocolate!  In this case, the Danish are following a large group of people, ages 50 to 64 over a number of years to find out how their consumption of chocolate affects their health.  In this study, they looked at atrial fibrillation, a condition in which the upper chambers of your heart...

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Over 13 Facts About Bones-Medivizor

Over 13 Facts About Bones-Medivizor

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

We don’t think about them but our bones give our bodies, our internal organs and our muscles, structure and protection.  Your skeleton is the birthplace of blood cells.  And it store minerals that are essential to life.   What Mom Never Told You About Osteoporosis! is a post that describes the composition of bones.  Here is a cross section of a...

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Take A Daytime Sleepiness Quiz

Take A Daytime Sleepiness Quiz

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

In a previous post, Why do we sleep? we puzzled through the purpose of sleep for our bodies. In a recent TED talk, neuroscientist Lisa Genova (see her talk below) connects the dots explaining how good sleep clears out the toxic amyloids that are associated with Alzheimer’s. (learn more about Alzheimer’s here) “In slow-wave deep sleep, our...

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Chicken Pox Again? No, It’s Shingles

Chicken Pox Again?  No, It’s Shingles

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

If you have had chicken pox,  you might get shingles later in life.  Shingles is caused by the herpes zoster virus (also called the varicella zoster virus).  After you have had chicken pox, the zoster virus stays in your body and lying dormant.  For 1 in 3 people in the US, the virus activates and causes shingles. The symptoms of shingles are pain,...

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Being Judged: The Swinging Pendulum and Pain Management

Being Judged: The Swinging Pendulum and Pain Management

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Blog | 5 comments

Did you know that before the year 2000, poor pain management was called a major medical problem and was synonymous with poor medical care in the US?  On January 1, 2001, Congress declared 2001 to 2010 the Decade of Pain Control and Research.  Assuring that effective pain management occurred in hospitals, in 2003, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of...

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