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Thymectomy Was a Success!!!! - (for now) by PLGARRICK Posted Tue 12 Mar 2013 11:06pm Sooooo I had a thymectomy almost 3 months ago and I'm finally blogging about it. I've been wanting to talk about it but busy with recovery from surgery, life with lupus, raising 2 teens and then I have some other health issue that started out of nowhere. THEN I realize that I'm letting my health stop me from what I wanna be doing - blogging.   ... Read on »
A Primer on Myasthenia Gravis by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 15 Jun 2009 4:19pm General Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease of the neuromuscular junction caused by immune-mediated loss of acetylcholine receptors and exhibiting characteristic clinical signs as well as drug responses. The disease prevalence is about 3 per 100,000, with a female predominance in cases arising before the age of 40. In some cases, MG r ... Read on »
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE FOR NECK PAIN… by Barmac Posted Thu 11 Aug 2011 1:54pm Lymphatic drainage is something that I had never heard of before but which my twin is being given for a problem with her neck and back. Lymphatic drainage massage is a therapeutic massage treatment. The massage uses very light pressure and long, gentle, rhythmic strokes to increase lymphatic flow. With an increase of lymph flow imm ... Read on »
Politics of health care reform distort reality by Neurodoc .. Patient Expert Posted Sat 28 Nov 2009 10:00pm The October 29, 2009 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine contains four separate articles on health care issues which, if taken in their entirety, represent the absurdity to which the health care debates in the United States have gone. The first article-- the best of the four-- describes how much FDA information never reaches c ... Read on »
Mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma associated with systemic sclerosis by Jan Posted Mon 21 Dec 2009 10:17pm Malignant lymphoma (ML) is frequently associated with several forms of collagen diseases such as Sjören syndrome, systemic lupus erythematodes, and rheumatoid arthritis. However, the occurrence of ML in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients has rarely been reported. Here we report an SSc patient who developed mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lym ... Read on »
MYASTHENIA GRAVIS – BODY ATTACKS THE MUSCLES by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted Sun 28 Mar 2010 12:00am Mar 28           Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease, which means the body’s defense mechanism, the immune system, begins to attack the body’s own tissues instead of foreign invaders, such as viruses.  It is a chronic (long-lasting) and rare disease that affects the w ... Read on »
MYASTHENIA GRAVIS DISEASE and MY TWIN SISTER... by Barmac Posted Thu 18 Aug 2011 3:16pm Myasthenia Gravis is a chronic auto-immune disease which is characterized by fluctuating, muscle weakness, and excessive muscle fatigue.The body's immune system, in the form of antibodies, attacks and damages the nerve signal reception areas on the muscles - causing a breakdown in communication between nerve and muscle; this results in a ... Read on »
Predicament of BBC’s Athens Correspondent: Dumped after Adverse Reaction to Vaccine by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 Dec 2011 12:00am By John Stone  Please sign a petition  highlighting the plight of BBC journalist Malcolm Brabant, left dangerously ill since  yellow fever vaccination in April .  The story, now reported  in the mail on Sunday , has been ignored by his employer and  denied by the product manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur , which is also allied with ... Read on »
"OR ‘SORRY THERE IS A NUCLEAR WA... by Raw Cuisine Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 9:29pm “OR ‘SORRY THERE IS A NUCLEAR WAR GOING ON RIGHT NOW - DON’T BE FOOLED BY LACK OF MUSHROOM CLOUDS VIEWABLE FROM YOUR BEDROOM WINDOW’ This article may look a long and complicated one but i highly recommend reading it all for a clearer picture of what is going on in the world today. Notice how the uranium, mercury and lack of vitamin D thr ... Read on »
Thymus alterations and systemic sclerosis by Jan Posted Sat 12 Mar 2011 1:26am Objectives. The pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis (SSc) includes complex alterations to the immune system, possibly responsible for diffuse microvasculature and fibroblast dysfunction. Previous anecdotal observations suggest a possible role for thymus alterations in some autoimmune rheumatic diseases, including SSc. This study aimed to inv ... Read on »