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Beta-2 Transferrin: The Tau of Trauma by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 17 Apr 2009 11:10pm Jeannie Williams, a laboratory technician at Memorial Hospital in Springfield, IL, posed a question about beta-2 transferrin testing on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Because beta-2 transferrin is a normal constituent of CSF, but not of plasma or mucosal secretions, it is useful in determining whether a patient's nose or ear is leaking CSF versus some ... Read on »
“Metal Detector” Gene May Influence Lead Absorption: Variants Predict Higher Blood Lead Levels in Children by Environmental Health Posted Sun 31 Aug 2008 9:00pm “Metal Detector” Gene May Influence Lead Absorption: Variants Predict Higher Blood Lead Levels in Children Formal Correction: This article has been formally corrected to address the following errors. ... Read on »
NUTRITIONAL PROFILE: Glutathione Depletion and Blocked Methylation Cycle (Post 10) by Carlitos G. Patient Expert Posted Tue 20 May 2008 11:56pm Remember that this is juat a post of my blog, and it evolves, so to see the full story go to: www.pochoams.blogspot.com (English) or www.sfc-tratamiento.blogspot.com (Spanish) My current doc: Josepa Rigau Av Catalunya, 12, 3º, 1ª 43002 Tarragona Spain +34977220358 (I do recommend! hoeopathy and biological medicine, significant improvement) ... Read on »
You Ask, I Answer: Iron/Vegetarianism by Andy B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 6:55pm For women with low iron stores, [who therefore] need to consume beef, does [soy ground beef] contain iron that can help keep the stores up? -- Micah and Katie (Via the blog) Great question! Let’s start with a few basics. Iron is located in hemoglobin, a protein within our red blood cells (picture ... Read on »
Health Headlines - February 11 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm Computer Program Guides Medical Students Through Complicated Hip Surgery Using a computer program similar to the GPS navigation system, 32 medical students at four hospitals in the United Kingdom have successfully completed a complicated hip surgical procedure that usually takes years to perfect. BBC News reports that the procedure, known ... Read on »
The Mathematics of Iron Overload by Tosin Ola Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Mon 02 Jul 2012 2:05am Written by LBailey on 01 July 2012 Iron overload is one of the complications that many sickle cell warriors face. Did you know there was a calculation to iron overload? Our resident nerd, Dr. Lakiea Bailey breaks down the math. THE MATHEMATICS OF IRON OVERLOAD The discussi ... Read on »
A couple things about iron by Pam Tremble Patient Expert Posted Fri 16 Oct 2009 10:01pm I was doing a bit of electronic organizing the other day -- yes, I have a million bits of WLS information saved on my computer and a flash drive I carry with me at all times. I came across some info about iron that I wanted to share. Iron is a mineral that can be found in plants, animals, soil, air, water, meteorites, and rocks, including on t ... Read on »
You Ask, I Answer: Iron/Vegetarianism by Andy B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 13 Nov 2009 10:01pm For women with low iron stores, [who therefore] need to consume beef, does [soy ground beef] contain iron that can help keep the stores up? – Micah and Katie (Via the blog) Great question! Let’s start with a few basics. Iron is located in hemoglobin, a protein within our red blood cells (pictured at left). Hemoglobin is respon ... Read on »
How is iron handled in the body? by pathologystudent Posted Thu 22 Apr 2010 1:04pm Q. I’ve never been clear on the way iron is handled and was hoping you could clarify. Basically, I don’t understand the difference between serum iron and serum ferritin. And then to confuse me even more is distinguishing the difference between serum ferritin and transferrin…I was hoping you could walk me through the journey that iron tak ... Read on »
1 in 8 people carry a copy of the mutated gene for Hemochromoatosis by rickisjourney Posted Fri 07 May 2010 12:00am Hereditary Hemochromatosis  Key Facts 1 in every 200 people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are suffering with this iron overloading deficiency Hereditary hemochromatosis is a genetic disorder caused by a mutation on a gene that regulates iron absorption Kids who test positiv ... Read on »