Diseases | Health Eagle - Part 3

Archives for Diseases

In Defense of the Big C?

by Lori Sciame July 6th, 2011 | Cancer, Diseases
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There’s a sadness that permeates my life. It’s a nagging ache that makes its presence known, day after day, year after year. I’ve known this sadness since
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Obesity Matters

by Lori Sciame June 20th, 2011 | Diseases
Have you heard the prediction that if current trends continue, all Americans will be obese by 2050? I heard this startling statement at a health conference a few years ago, and have wondered about its truthfulness ever since. Yes, Americans are getting fatter, but is it our destiny to all become fat?

Of course many will argue that it’s impossible our entire population will become overweight. There are athletes, fashion models, and others who will not join in this trend. That’s true, but can we deny that the average size woman in the United States is 165 lbs., when in
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Getting to Know Gout

by Lori Sciame April 26th, 2011 | Diseases
Gout, a disease that has been recorded since the earliest of times, affects many Americans; however, many have misconceptions about this old illness that was once dubbed a disease only of kings. One misconception is that it only affects men who drink a lot of beer and/or wine. Not true – there are other risk factors.

Research shows that gout affects men more than women (but a woman’s risk increases after menopause), and factors such as high alcohol intake, use of diuretics, and high meat and seafood intake increase a person’s chances for contracting gout. In addition,
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Tiny Ticks, Big Illness – Understanding Lyme Disease

by Lori Sciame April 8th, 2011 | Diseases
Lyme disease. Depending on where you live, you may or may not have heard about this illness. Caused by the tiny insect called a tick, this illness creates severe health effects such as skin, nervous system, heart, and joint problems. Although present across the nation, the disease occurs most frequently in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland and Massachusetts. One statistic from the New York State Department of Health shows the enormity of the problem: over 77,000 cases have been reported in that state since Lyme disease became reportable in
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What Do You Know About Celiac Disease?

by Lori Sciame March 7th, 2011 | Diseases
Over the past decade, more and more people have been diagnosed with celiac disease. Americans, however, know little about this debilitating illness. Basically, this disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the small intestine. Those that suffer from it have serious reactions when they eat gluten – a substance primarily found in wheat, barley, and rye.

It is true, for some people pasta, bread, cereal, and cake may make them sick!

Although health care providers are diagnosing celiac disease more effectively, The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center states that 97% of people with the illness do
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