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CHRONIC COUGH CONFUSION by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted Thu 04 Feb 2010 12:00am Feb 04                          In regards to a chronic cough, the main source of confusion is the common assumption among both patients any many health care providers that the cause ‘must come from the lungs.’  This assumption on the part of many physicians often leads to a ... Read on »
Allergy FAQ Part II: Frequently Asked Questions on Allergy by Lisa Lundy Posted Wed 11 Apr 2012 1:34pm In yesterday's post I discussed what an allergy is and how allergies are categorized. Today we will look at what are the symptoms for allergies. The symptoms that IgE and Non-IgE allergies (the difference between IgE and Non-IgE mediated allergies is discussed in Part I -  yesterday's post) can cause is lengthy and includes, but is not limit ... Read on »
Why treating your symptoms is a recipe for disaster... by Mark Hyman, M.D. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 17 Sep 2008 12:47am Just because you're treating your symptoms doesn't mean you're healthy. If you think your doctor is controlling your health problems because he or she has prescribed medication for them -- well, you couldn't be more wrong! That's because doctors are very well-trained to treat symptoms and diseases, but NOT to address the underlying imbala ... Read on »
How do I know if I have a bacterial sinus infection? by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:26am 3 Comments I am asked this question several times each work day. It's a good question. The answer is not so easy though. I make the diagnosis of a bacterial sinus infection based on the history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests. 99.99% of the time this diagnostic test is either a nasal smear or a nasal culture. 0.01% of the time this test may be a ... Read on »
Friday’s Newsletter From COPD Support, Inc. by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Fri 07 Jan 2011 5:04pm Volume 11, Issue 1 January 7, 2011 Richard D. Martin, Editor Nasal irrigation, the use of a salt water rinse to cleanse the nose and sinuses of mucus and debris, was considered alternative medicine only a few years ago. It has grown in popularity since then and has, for some, become both a preventive practice as well ... Read on »
How to eliminate migraines and headaches in less than a week... by Mark Hyman, M.D. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 17 Sep 2008 12:10am 4 Comments What disabling condition affects one in five Americans and is poorly treated with conventional medicine -- yet is nearly 100 percent preventable by addressing the underlying causes? Migraines! But these aren't just any headaches. These severe, nearly disabling headaches can occur from once a year to three to four times a week. They can l ... Read on »
How to eliminate migraines and headaches in less than a week... by Mark Hyman, M.D. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:06am 2 Comments What disabling condition affects one in five Americans and is poorly treated with conventional medicine -- yet is nearly 100 percent preventable by addressing the underlying causes? Migraines! But these aren't just any headaches. These severe, nearly disabling headaches can occur from once a year to three to four times a week. They can l ... Read on »
Psychosomatic Blindness? by Francine R. Patient Expert Posted Wed 05 Nov 2008 6:07pm As I have mentioned in previous posts, this school year, Micah has developed a strong case of psychosomatic asthma. He frequently labors to draw in a breath. This only occurs when he is resting, NOT during exertion. The pediatrician can find nothing wrong. Peak-flow is excellent, lungs are clear, etc. So we have told him to use some ... Read on »
Allergy Season is on it's way. by Respiratory Therapist Patient Expert Posted Fri 17 Apr 2009 11:03pm It's becoming that time of year for another bout of respiratory problems, the allergy season. This time of year brings on the great problem called Hay Fever and there are more than 35,000,000 Americans who suffer from this type of problem. Hay Fever is a type of allergen rhinitis triggered by pollens from different plants this time of year ... Read on »
7 Culprits For Embarrassing Conditions by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Embarrassing Conditions Managing embarrassing symptoms -- burping, intestinal gas, and the growling stomach --- may be as simple as changing your diet. By R. Morgan Griffin WebMD Feature Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD It's happened to everyone at least once. In an awkward silence on a date, or durin ... Read on »