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Achy Breaky......Body by Angel .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:16pm I got my test results from my doctor. Good news and bad news. The good news is..... It's not Rheumatoid arthritis, either. (Isn't that the *coolest* House graphic? I have to make a Tshirt with that. Found it on a House newsgroup.) The bad news........she doesn't know what's wrong with me. Same S***, di ... Read on »
Day +211 One ... by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted Sat 21 Feb 2009 11:36pm Day +211 One year ago today I was at work, feeling horrible and constantly out of breath. I thought that I was just having a hard time recovering from a case of strep throat in late October. I must have been out of breath because I was out of shape. Not so. Christmas was particularly special this year just because I survived to celebr ... Read on »
Homocysteine-Its Destructive Role in Cardiovascular, Cognitive and Bone Health by Cathy T. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 06 Nov 2008 10:09am Homocysteine is one of the most destructive compounds found in the human body. Although oxidized LDL cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol) is commonly considered the arteries’ worst enemy, homocysteine has emerged as an equally powerful threat to heart health. In fact, research now shows that damage from homocysteine paves the way for LDL to have ... Read on »
IDIOPATHIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted Sun 18 Jul 2010 8:50am           I remember as a child, a friend of mine had a disorder called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.  It sounded so awful and I thought she was really sick.  However, she had the acute form that disappeared and she was fine.  The blood disorder, referred to most commonly as ITP, is characterized by an abnormal decrease in the number o ... Read on »
Dose of platelets in prophylactic transfusions for severe thrombocytopenia by Mark Pool, MD Posted Tue 09 Mar 2010 8:18pm Slichter and colleagues published a multi-institutional randomized trial in the February 18 issue of New England Journal of Medicine (article abstract) that evaluates the effect of platelet dose on various transfusion and clinical outcomes in patients receiving prophylactic transfusions for severe hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia. The s ... Read on »
Thrombosis and the nephrotic syndrome by Matt S. Posted Thu 03 Mar 2011 1:59am Should patients with nephrotic syndrome (NS) be anticoagulated? Is there any level of proteinuria or albumin at which we should be especially concerned? The rates of venous thromboembolism (VTE) have ranged from 8-44% in observational studies and it is estimated that patients with NS are 8 times more likely to develop a clot than the general ... Read on »
A while back now I remember read... by Mark .. Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 1:57pm A while back now I remember reading a list of things that sugar can do to your body here is the list. 146 Reasons Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Health By Nancy Appleton, Ph.D. Author of LICK THE SUGAR HABIT and LICK THE SUGAR HABIT SUGAR COUNTER. ... Read on »
Coconut oil is good for you! by Stephen Tvedten Patient Expert Posted Fri 22 Oct 2010 7:32am This Cooking Oil is a Powerful Virus-Destroyer and Antibiotic… You've no doubt noticed that for about the last 60 years the majority of health care officials and the media have been telling you saturated fats are bad for you ... Read on »
This Cooking Oil is a Powerful Virus-Destroyer and Antibiotic… by tremedicure Facebook Posted Sat 06 Nov 2010 3:33pm 1 Comment Yes, I totally agree with Dr. Mercola's comments on cooking with coconut oil because I've been using home-made coconut oil in cooking for about 40 years. Am now about 60yrs old and still staying healthy without any health problems arising. Here's an article posted by Dr. Mercola:- You've no doubt noticed that for about the last 60 years the ... Read on »
146 Reasons Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Health: Guest Post by Dr. Nancy Appleton by Connie Bennett Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 28 Sep 2010 12:46pm Today, I'm reviewing information from my heroine and role model, Dr. Nancy Appleton, author of Suicide by Sugar: A Startling Look at Our #1 National Addiction and Lick the Sugar Habit , a powerful book that helped me kick sugar back in 1998. The reason I'm looking at Nancy's material is that tonight, she is my guest exp ... Read on »