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Muscular Dystrophy: What Causes This Disabling Condition?

Muscular Dystrophy: What Causes This Disabling Condition?

We typically think of muscular dystrophy as a singular disease. But, per the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, it’s more complex than that: “The muscular dystrophies (MD) are a group of more than 30 genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that control

6. Evaluating Brain Supplement Claims

If you watch much television, you’ve no doubt wondered whether your brain might get a boost from a protein “originally found in jellyfish.” Touted as the top-selling supplement in the amorphous category of “brain health,” the jellyfish-protein pills are likened to supplements you may already be taking for your heart

ALS: What Is Lou Gehrig’s Disease?

ALS: What Is Lou Gehrig’s Disease?

ALS—the abbreviation for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis—is a rare neurological disorder that’s eventually fatal. It was July 4, 1939, when Lou Gehrig made his famous “luckiest man alive” speech at Yankee Stadium, an event that helped give widespread attention to ALS. Gehrig, when he was diagnosed, was only 36 years old

What Is Hashimoto’s Disease?

What Is Hashimoto’s Disease?

Hashimoto’s disease is the most common thyroid disease in the United States, affecting 5 in every 100 people. An autoimmune disease that frequently leads to hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormones), it is eight times more common in women.

According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), “Hashimoto’s thyroiditis occurs when

6. Putting Brain Supplement Claims To The Test

You can’t watch the nightly news or open a magazine these days without seeing ads for brain-boosting nutritional supplements that claim to protect your memory or improve cognition. These range from mega-doses of vitamins your body does actually need in very small amounts to novel concoctions, such as Asian herbal

Natural Energy Supplements: 4 Ways to Beat Fatigue

Natural Energy Supplements: 4 Ways to Beat Fatigue

Who couldn’t use a little more energy? It’s very difficult to lead a healthy, fulfilling, and productive life if you’re too fatigued to work, take care of your family and home, or exercise. Luckily, there are a number of natural energy supplements that promise to lift fatigue and boost energy, but before

Standard Blood Tests Can Illuminate Many Health Problems and Risks

A routine blood test that takes less than a minute is perhaps the most revealing tool ever invented to assess a person’s overall health. A blood sample contains information from every part of the body.

“The most commonly ordered blood tests include a CBC (complete blood count), iron studies for anemia

Supplementing Energy

Who couldn’t use a little more energy? A number of supplements and natural remedies promise to lift fatigue and boost energy, but before you heed their siren call—and open your wallet—here’s what you need to know.

Caffeine. At moderate doses, caffeine stimulates your central nervous system, making you feel more alert,

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