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How does congenital heart disese affect the growth and development of a child ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 16 Dec 2010 12:55pm Heart is the first organ to differentiate in the fetus.The first heart beat begins on the 22nd day of fetal life ! . From that day , it’s function is linearly determine the   fetal growth  .It continues in the new-born,  infancy and  up to late child hood. It is no surprise  then, to detect growth retardation in congenital heart disease. A ... Read on »
The New Normal Takes the Cake: American Children and Eosinophilic Esophagitis by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 01 Feb 2011 12:00am By Judy Converse How many kids do you know who would turn down a birthday cake? Few, if any.  But there are now millions of kids in the US who must, due to life threatening  anaphylaxis from foods, dangerous food allergies ,  gluten intolerance , or a painful condition called  eosinophilic esophagitis  (EE) – all conditions tha ... Read on »
Infertility Terms - making sense of the jargon ! by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 06 Apr 2009 11:44pm All this may be TMI, but if you need to talk to your GYN, or help your DH make sense of what your RE is saying, this is a useful crib sheet ! This is from the book How to Have a Baby: Overcoming Infertility by Dr. Aniruddha Malpani, MD and Dr. Anjali Malpani, MD. Abortion: the medical term for miscarriage. The various types include: ... Read on »
Celiac Disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate a protein called gluten, found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is found mainly in foods but may also be found in products we use every d ... Read on »
Understanding Bone Strength by OCnaturaldoc Health Maven Posted Sun 08 Aug 2010 10:50am Bone is a mineralized living tissue which is constantly being broken down and rebuilt or remodeled. In fact, the body grows the equivalent of an entirely new skeleton every 7 years. There are two main types of cells that are crucial to bone remodeling – osteoblasts, and osteoclasts. The job of osteoblasts is to build new bone, and the job of os ... Read on »
COELIAC DISEASE by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm What is coeliac disease? Coeliac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have coeliac disease cannot tolerate a protein called gluten, found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is found mainly in foods, but is also found in products we use every day, ... Read on »
Day #5: Understanding Macronutrients by Marni R. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 06 Jan 2010 12:33pm Your diet is probably comprised of macronutrients. Carbohydrates, protein and fat all contain calories and provide energy. Now, within those macronutrients, you will find micronutrients which are known vitamins and minerals. Macronutrients are needed in large quantities whereas micronutrients are needed in small quantities. Macronutrients will gi ... Read on »
Eat Up! Calorie-Free Foods The f... by Jeff C. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 5:06pm Eat Up! Calorie-Free Foods The fitness pros at eDiets can show you how to combine exercise and nutrition to get the best results. This is what you’ve been looking for. You will need to make the commitment, but isn’t it time to finally take care of you? A great way to determine the value of a certain food is by its generosity. The best fo ... Read on »
Health Tips for April 10 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Fri 10 Apr 2009 11:38pm Health Tip: Plan Ahead for Healthy Meals Many people have the best intentions when it comes to cooking and eating healthy, but late nights at work and juggling family schedules can make it a challenge. The American Diabetes Association says you should carefully plan your meals. It offers these suggestions: Create a menu for the week ... Read on »
Health Tips for March 21 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Fri 20 Mar 2009 3:40pm Health Tip: Your Body Needs Zinc Zinc is an important mineral found in almost every cell in the human body. The U.S. National Institutes of Health says that zinc stimulates the activity of approximately 100 enzymes, which are substances that promote biochemical reactions in your body. Zinc supports a healthy immune system, is needed f ... Read on »