I have a variety of health and medical articles that have been published on Yahoo!
Overview: Measles is a virus that is highly contagious and can cause serious illness or death. The largest outbreak in 2011 was among unvaccinated individuals.
Overview: Shingles is related to Chickenpox. Complications from Shingles can be severe. I was misdiagnosed.
Overview: Dengue Fever is caused by a virus spread person to person by mosquitos. Incidences of Dengue Fever have been increasing in the US.
Overview: Acupuncture is a treatment that is being used to reduce the severe nausea and vomiting that can occur after chemotherapy treatment for cancer. Acupressure and Vitamin B6 injections have also been evaluated.
Overview: Corticosteroids are commonly prescribed for dog allergies. However, try fish oil first as it helps not only allergies but diseases such as cancer –with no significant side effects.
Overview: Sjogren’s Syndrome is a common autoimmune condition. For the first time, there is agreement on objective clinical criteria in deciding who indeed has Sjogren’s Syndrome and who does not.
Overview: A parasite found in cat feces and under-cooked meat can cause pregnant women to miscarry or have premature delivery and severe eye and brain damage in newborns. A new screening test has just been developed by scientists at NIAID to identify the parasite.
Overview: It is not necessary to use a chemical insect repellent with DEET as there are natural alternatives such as vinegar and natural oils that can be used instead.
Overview: Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is defined as a blood clot in a deep vein in the body–usually the legs–but it can occur elsewhere. DVT is thought to occur in more than 1 in 1,000 adults every year. This type of clot may be deadly.
Overview: Substantial morbidity and mortality can be associated with vesicoureteral reflux; therefore, it is important for the condition not to be overlooked. My child had kidney damage already by the time of her diagnosis.
Overview: As a health and life insurance agent specializing in seniors, I hear about all kinds of myths regarding what Medicare does and does not cover. I will discuss six of the most common ones.
Overview: Medicare Part A misconceptions about hospital coverage as well as skilled nursing care, hospice care and home care.
Overview: Methotrexate is a drug being tested in a new NIH study for its ability to reduce heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular deaths. However, the drug can have deadly side effects.
Overview: SCID or severe combined immunodeficiency is a group of inherited immune system diseases that usually kill children by the age of two if their immune system cannot be significantly improved to ward off infection. Gene therapy is a promising new treatment.