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Diabetes Treatment
1Nov, 2015

3 Ways To Create A Diabetes Diet Meal Plan

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Although medications are strongly used in order to control the symptoms and effects of diabetes, there are also behavioral and lifestyle changes that can provide strong support in managing blood sugar and healthy approaches to both nutritional needs and gaining greater health literacy in regards to the issue.  The use of medical nutrition therapy (MNT) has become one of the most critical and pivotal components of diabetes care.  This is not only because MNT is applicable to both type 1 and 2 diabetes, but also because the practice raises accountability […]
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Aloe Helps to Heal Burns, Rashes, and Wounds
16Apr, 2015

Aloe Vera and Popular Skin Care Products

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There’s no question that our country loves home remedies and natural health products. The issue is that with many of them there is little evidence to support the claims made about them. However, certain natural herbs and remedies really do seem to have a strong impact on our health, and a perfect example of this is the aloe vera plant. It has been utilized in herbal medicine since the first century, and throughout the centuries it has remained an important part of numerous treatments for a variety of issues. The […]
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5Feb, 2015

Advanced Dermatology Therapies

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Conditions of the skin can pose a particular challenge for patients, since this can encompass issues that are both cosmetic in appearance and systemic in cause.  While many people consider the visual impact of skin diseases, it should also be noted that these can alter the metabolic function of the body.  This is because skin is the largest eliminatory organ of the body, and the presence of skin conditions can frequently indicate that a systemic condition is also present. Advanced dermatology therapies can address a number of issues with the […]
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29Jan, 2015

About FDA Clinical Trials

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Although most people are aware of the fact that approval by the FDA can clear a medication or treatment course for public use, individuals are not always aware of what this truly means.  Clinical trials are conducted under strict guidelines in order to both gauge the safety of a substance and support the efficacy of that pharmaceutical for a specific use.  For this reason, stating that a drug is just FDA approved does not always mean that it has been found applicable for the use that is being promoted.  This […]
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1Dec, 2014

Living with HIV

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Although the two diseases are associated with one another, HIV and AIDS are technically different illness stages that are linked. While people with AIDS have HIV, not all patients who are HIV positive progress to the stage of AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks the T cells in the body, and thus causes a reaction that leads to a compromised immune system. AIDS is the outcome of when HIV has progressed to the point that the immune system can no longer fight off any illness. This means that the […]
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10Nov, 2014

How to Prevent Diabetes

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If diabetes were an infectious disease, the United States would be in the midst of an epidemic. With 24 million Americans diagnosed and 6 million Americans unaware that they have diabetes, it’s projected that 48 million people will have diabetes by 2050. The symptoms associated with diabetes are sprawling, ranging from weight gain to vision complications to nerve damage so severe it results in the loss of a limb. Living with diabetes can be an emotional roller coaster for the person diagnosed, and their loved ones. Like MedicoRx® Specialty Pharmacy […]
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8Oct, 2014

The Symptoms of Joint Disease and a Few Treatments

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Do you have chronic joint discomfort and pain? If so, it might be time to take it seriously. Stiffness, bodily pain, loss of flexibility, or a grating sensation in your joints can all be difficult to live with. If you experience these symptoms on a regular basis, you may be suffering from degenerative joint disease, or osteoarthritis, and should make an appointment with your doctor to talk about it. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage between your bones that keeps joints lubricated becomes worn down, and friction develops, creating discomfort and […]
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21Aug, 2014

FDA Approves New Treatment for Rare Genetic Disease

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The FDA on Tuesday granted approval to Genzyme’s eliglustat (Cerdelga), the only first-line oral therapy for patients with Type 1 Gaucher disease. The rare genetic disease occurs in patients who do not produce enough of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase, which causes fatty materials to collect in the spleen, liver, and bone marrow. Eliglustat inhibits the metabolic process that forms the production of the fatty materials in those with the disease, which currently affects approximately 6000 people in the United States. In a press release, Amy G. Egan, MD, MPH, deputy director of […]
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