You probably first heard of mononucleosis, or “mono” for short, while you were still in high school. You may have never had it yourself, but perhaps you envied (just a little bit) your friends who got it, if only because they got to spend a few weeks at home while … Read More
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Cystic fibrosis is a genetic or inherited disease of the mucus and sweat glands. It affects approximately 30,000 Americans, leading to chronic health problems and premature death. Advances in treatment, however, have dramatically improved outcomes in the past 20 years.
In people with cystic fibrosis, or CF, the mucus produced by … Read More
I can’t recall ever going to the movies with my family without buying a huge tub of hot, buttery popcorn. It’s the perfect companion to our favorite comedies, action flicks, and sob stories, and once you’ve had one handful, it’s hard to stop yourself from reaching for another. . . … Read More
It’s a question that should concern all women: “What is osteoporosis?" Yet it also should concern men, who may not be aware they also could be at risk for the disease.
What Is Osteoporosis? It Starts with an Imbalance
You may not realize that your bones—like all your body tissues—are metabolically active, … Read More
You may have heard the term scleroderma but what does it mean? The first half of the word has roots in the Greek word "skleros," or "hard." The second half of the word, "-derma," means "skin." According to the American College of Rheumatology, “Scleroderma (or systemic sclerosis) … Read More
Research over the past few years has provided a much clearer understanding about how sugar should be treated as part of a diabetic or sugar-free diet. Even so, there are still misconceptions about what a sugar-free diet means, exactly. Type 1 diabetes is a disease in which the … Read More
As technology advances, the world continues to search for ways to make life just a little more convenient for the next generation. And over the past century, food has been at the center of this mission. From canned and frozen foods in the 1920s to frozen pizzas in the 1980s, … Read More
Looking for a hair-loss treatment? Your most reliable and least-expensive first step is a consultation with a dermatologist. A mind-blowing number of thinning hair and hair-loss remedies are available, but the supporting research tends to not be peer-reviewed or duplicated by an uninvolved third party—two important criteria … Read More
Gray hair is viewed by many as a sign of wisdom, experience, and maturity, while others view it as a negative sign of old age and impending mortality. But whether you see it as just a natural progression of life or a cosmetic blemish that should be concealed, gray hair … Read More
The word “carbohydrate”—or “carb” for short—has become somewhat of a taboo word over the past few years when discussing a healthy, balanced diet. Many believe that a low-carb diet is the key to weight loss and maintenance, but a healthy carb diet is, in most cases, … Read More