Health + Wellness Articles

Allergic Rhinitis
Allergic rhinitis affects more than 40 million Americans.  It is a reaction to allergens…foreign substances, e.g. pollen, molds, and pollution that to most people are normally harmless, which trigger the release of a substance in the body called histamine, a potent inflammatory agent...

Antibiotic Resistance
In 1953, Dr. Arthur Tye, professor of pharmacology at The Ohio State University, since deceased, told his class that if we (the medical profession and the public) were not careful with how we used this newly emerging class of drugs called antibiotics, it wouldn’t be too long before we created “super bugs” that the antibiotics could no longer stop...

Asthma
Asthma is a chronic lung disease.  1998 survey data showed 26 million Americans as having been diagnosed with the disease during their lifetime.  Of these 26 million, 10.6 million had an asthma attack during the previous twelve months with over one-third of them being children and young people under the age of 18... 

Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
A youngster who doesn’t pay attention in class, who can’t sit still, is frequently loud and disruptive, feisty on the playground, and repeatedly gets into trouble, may be struggling with a behavioral condition known as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or more recently Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)...

Childhood Immunization
Immunization is among the top medical achievements of this past century.  Major inroads have been made against vaccine-preventable childhood diseases. 

Fever
Fever is a symptom and not a disease.  It is most often associated with viral (flu or cold) or bacterial (ear or strep throat) infections.  The higher than normal body temperature which characterizes fever is one of the body’s natural defense mechanisms...

Influenza Vaccine: What You Need To Know
Note: Links to Centers For Disease Control 
Influenza is a serious disease.  It is caused by a virus that spreads from infected persons to the nose or throat of others.  The "influenza season"  in the U.S. is from November through April each year...

 

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