March 2008

By Steven Hefferon, CMT, PTA, CPRS Let me start out by saying that I have had back pain and I have had sciatica. So I know the feeling. I know how frustrating it can be, and I know how it can suck the joy right out of your life. Be careful not to do dumb […]

If you have lupus, your immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues by mistake. This can damage your joints, skin, blood vessels and organs. There are many kinds of lupus. The most common type, systemic lupus erythematosus, affects many parts of the body. Discoid lupus causes a rash that doesn’t go away. Subacute cutaneous lupus […]

Prevention Lupus is not understood well enough to be prevented, but when the disease develops, quality of life can be improved through flare prevention. The warning signs of an impending flare include increased fatigue, pain, rash, fever, abdominal discomfort, headache and dizziness. Early recognition of warning signs and good communication with a doctor can help […]

Treatment of spider veins Your physician will first look for the source of the spider veins. This may be done with an ultrasound or special light to highlight veins beneath the skin. There are two modalities used for spider vein treatment: Laser Blood has a high affinity for laser light at certain wavelengths. Your physician […]

Anemia is a lack of red blood cells, which can lead to a lack of oxygen-carrying ability, causing unusual tiredness.The deficiency occurs either through the reduced production or an increased loss of red blood cells. These cells are manufactured in the bone marrow and have a life expectancy of approximately four months. To produce red […]

A vein is a blood vessel that carries blood low in oxygen content from the body to the lungs and heart. It is a normal part of the circulatory system.Veins can become bulge with pools of blood when they fail to circulate the blood properly. These visible and bulging veins, called varicose veins, are often […]

What helps your body absorb iron? Eating or drinking something rich in vitamin C at the same time you take your iron supplement or eat iron-rich plant foods can help your body absorb significantly more of the type of iron found in non-animal sources. Good vitamin C choices include a glass of orange or tomato […]

Over the past 50 years or so, science has been able to unlock the mystery of enzymes and has applied their knowledge to make better use of these amazing substances in an ever growing number of applications. One of the key benefits of enzymes is in the sphere of human health care. The human body […]

Autism (sometimes called “classical autism”) is the most common condition in a group of developmental disorders known as the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Autism is characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests. Other ASDs include Asperger syndrome, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, […]

Volumetrics gets the stamp of approval from most experts. And even those who have some reservations don’t attack the strategy on any deep level. While some people have concerns with the emphasis on making meals on your own, let’s face it – pre-packaged foods are often high in sodium. All in all, this is an […]

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