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The Lupus Butterfly Rash or Malar Rash: Information You Need to Know. by Molly Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Nov 2012 1:58pm Derived from the Latin word ‘mala’ which means cheekbone, the Malar or Butterfly rash is a kind of skin condition typically characterized by the appearance of rashes across the cheekbones and over the bridge of the nose.  These rashes are usually red or purple in color in either a blotchy pattern or completely red over the affected area, a ... Read on »
Mystery Rash by Shannon .. Registered Nurse Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 3:08pm 6 Comments Last night when I was giving Gabi a bath, I noticed she had a rash that was covering her back, chest, neck and stomach. There were also a few red patches on her legs. I know what chicken pox looks like, and this definitely was not chicken pox. I'm just not sure what it was. I looked up various rashes online and the closest I see to what it looks li ... Read on »
Health Headlines - March 4 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:23pm Automated Procedure to Detect West Nile in Blood, Organ Donors Approved A system that automatically screens for West Nile virus in human donors' blood tissue and organs has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Called the Procleix WNV Assay on the Procleix TIGRIS system, the procedure is an automated way to detect the pr ... Read on »
Health Headlines - March 5 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:23pm Congress Members Call for Swift Action to Fix Military Hospital Conditions Conditions for treating veterans at the U.S. government's Walter Reed Army Medical Center dominated the Sunday television talk show circuit, a day before Congress convenes a series of hearings into what has caused deterioration of outpatient services. The Associate ... Read on »
West Nile Virus: What You Need To Know by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Sun 26 Aug 2012 10:01pm What Is West Nile Virus? West Nile virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness. Experts believe WNV is established as a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fall. As of August 21, a total of 47 states have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds or mosqu ... Read on »
Chikungunya Virus in Italy by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:33am The north-eastern area of Italy has recently been dealing with an outbreak of Chikungunya virus, for the last 2-3 months.  The villages of Castiglione di Ravenna and Castiglione di Cervia in the province of Ravenna appear to be the center of the ourbreak.  There have been approximately 131 suspected cases, since July of 2007.  More cases are ... Read on »
I'm supposed to be calling utili ... by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted Sat 21 Feb 2009 11:35pm I'm supposed to be calling utility companies and getting services established, and since it's one of my least favorite things to do, I'll just blog instead. I've been having a minor GvH flare up lately, which leads me to believe that the baby stemcells are done playing with strange viruses and bacteria and reverting to attacking my skin. Th ... Read on »
Medicine Mondays: Circumcision; Discipline and Young Children; Vitamins and Children; Bug Spray and West Nile Virus by Dr. Sheila Cason Medical Doctor Posted Sun 07 Sep 2008 8:39pm Hi Everyone! Welcome back to Medicine Mondays where each Monday I post the answers to questions that I have collected over the week. If you have a question please feel free to send me an email or leave me a comment. I welcome every comment and hope to help answer some questions. Just remember that my advice is not a substitute for a physical e ... Read on »
Common Rashes by Lucy J. Patient Expert Posted Mon 26 Jul 2010 2:46am Just thinking of rashes can make you feel itchy all over. The word rash covers a lot of territory. Common rashes alter the feel and look of your skin. Some appear on small areas and others cover the entire body. There are different causes of skin rashes and many different types of skin rashes. A person could have a bacterial rash, ... Read on »
What Do Dr. Phil and Mayo Clinic Have In Common? by Renee Patient Expert Posted Wed 11 Apr 2012 8:12pm This Friday Dr Phil is doing a show on Lyme Disease.  He had a staff member who fought the disease and  this got him interested.  Sounds like a good line up for the show too.  I plan to watch.  Hope you will too! Education is power. It is great he is talking about Lyme...and speaking of that, Mayo Clinic has already come out with a warning tha ... Read on »