Feb 082012

Diagnosis can be difficult and may take years. Lupus can affect all the body’s organs. Its symptoms overlap with many other diseases and the intensity of those symptoms may fluctuate. Because of this, it may take years to get a conclusive diagnosis of lupus. Continue reading »


A new study reported in the May 2000 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that very high doses of supplemental vitamin C cannot reverse established blood vessel abnormalities in smokers.

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Parents who fear that their children will suffer from severe side effects after receiving vaccinations now have less reason to worry. A new study published in the August 30 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine finds that although two common vaccines in rare cases may cause high fevers that can cause seizures, there are almost always no long-term, harmful consequences.

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Federal health officials have created an expert panel charged with aiding research into ‘alternative’ cancer therapies.

The formation of the Cancer Advisory Panel on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAPCAM) “represents a vital step toward rigorously evaluating the efficacy and safety of various (non-traditional) cancer therapies,” said Dr. William Harlan, acting director of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a branch of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Continue reading »

Mar 032010

It’s hard to live for the moment and most of us wait until something tragic happens before we remember what really matters. Being ill reminds you of your own mortality and it feels as if your running out of time. Attempts to project, plan and play catch-up when your illness prevents you from going about your daily duties are energy zapping and frustrating. Here are 7 ways to live for the moment.
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