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The Flu Shot Flopped for Seniors

by Kimberly Hays March 2nd, 2018 | Common Conditions
A study released on February 22 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that the elderly were only protected by 9% with the flu shot this year. This statistic reflects on those who are 65 and over. Seniors were hardest hit, as their immune systems are weaker than those of other age groups. This year's strain of flu was also more intense than previous years, which makes for a harmful combination. The belief is that the vaccine failed in protecting everyone from the H3N2 strain, and this may be the reason why seniors were hit the hardest.

The H3N2
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Different Methods to Ease Lower Back Pain

by Editorial Team December 17th, 2017 | Common Conditions
When you suffer from back pain, it can put a damper on every activity you do, whether for work or play. For most people, chronic back pain means seeing a doctor to figure out just how you can manage it. Most doctors will prescribe medications to deal with the pain, but since this won’t necessarily heal the pain, you’ll be on medication for the rest of your life. Other doctors will recommend surgery, and then there are those who recommend alternate methods of dealing with your pain. If you’re dealing with back pain, here are some ways you can try
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Foods that Heal – Common Injuries and Ailments and What to Eat to Speed Your Recovery

by Editorial Team August 21st, 2017 | Common Conditions
No one likes to go to the doctor. But when injuries and ailments are left unattended to, often we can make our situation worse by ignoring the pain. Thankfully, there are home remedies and foods we can eat that can put you on the fast route to recovery. Or at least keep an ailment under control until you can pencil in time to see a doctor.

Here's what you should stock up on the next time you're faced with any of these common ailments or injuries.

  1. Headaches.


Whether the result of a hangover, or low air pressure, headaches can range
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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 Editorial Team 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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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.