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Disinfect to Kill Flu Germs

by Kimberly Hays February 2nd, 2017 | Common Conditions
This has been a rough flu season, and although some reports state that the number of cases is dropping in some areas in the United States, we are still in the middle of an epidemic. If you have anyone in your household that is experiencing the flu, or is getting over the flu, you need to take precautions to rid your home of flu germs. These tips are also good if you have any kind of contagious virus in your home, and they are great if you work in an office where viruses are rampant.

Use Paper Products – Instead
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Understanding Canavan Disease

by Editorial Team December 20th, 2016 | Common Conditions
Canavan disease is a genetic condition passed to a child when both parents carry the gene. We call this an autosomal recessive condition, and it’s most common in a specific in eastern and central European children of Jewish heritage known as Ashkenazi Jews. There has been very little research about Canavan disease in other ethnic groups because it is so rare.  Canavan currently affects 1 out of every 6,400-13,500 Ashkenazi Jews.

How does Canavan disease affect the body?

Canavan disease is caused by a mutation in what’s called the ASPA gene. ASPA is responsible for signaling the production of an enzyme
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The Most Common Health Conditions in Autumn

by R. Carnavale September 22nd, 2016 | Common Conditions
Now that fall is settling in, the days are growing shorter, the temperatures are changing from hot to cool, and the humidity levels are changing, too. As the weather changes, the body needs to boost its immunity as people head indoors and come into close contact with other people who have germs that cause respiratory and stomach viruses. In addition, in autumn, the prevalence of allergies and rheumatic and digestive disorders increases due to the change in weather. Here is some information about preventing and treating the most common disorders that occur in autumn:

Asthma--This chronic
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Lower Back Pain: Common Problem

by Kimberly Hays June 23rd, 2016 | Common Conditions
Lower back pain is a common condition. It affects 90% of adults in the U.S. at some point in their lives. It is also a symptom, and not a disease, and most often, actually 80% of the time, a physical examination cannot determine the cause. Usually when no specific cause is found, the pain usually dissipates over time on its own. Lower back pain is second in causes of loss of work, following the common cold. Because lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a month, medical professionals diagnose accordingly. If the pain has been ongoing
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Natural Remedies Doctors Use

by Kimberly Hays April 26th, 2016 | Common Conditions
It appears that the flu season is gone, but now we deal with the colds and allergies that come with spring. If your nose is stuffed up, or if you can’t get any rest because you cough all night long, you don’t need to grab prescription pills for relief. There are many natural cold remedies that doctors say will ease your symptoms right away. You can find these remedies in your local grocery or health food store to keep on hand when you catch a cold, or even for when you feel you are coming down with a cold
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All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your healthcare professional.