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Lyme Disease: Cause, Transmission, and Geography of Concern

Lyme disease is caused by bacteria of the genus Borrelia transmitted by the bite of a tick of the genus Ixodes. the is transmitted by ticks infected with various diseases in both Europe and North America. Both places are affected by a similar species of genus of bacteria. It is a spirochete belonging to B. burgdorferi sensu stricto are primarily found in America while in Europe it is Ixodes ricinus. the time needed to transmit the disease is usually within 12 hours of attachment. This is why it is so important to remove ticks as soon as found and to treat our pets with flea and tick preventative (Sertour, 2018).

Even the Best Facilities Need to do More to Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) can be reduced by up to 55% by systematically implementing evidence-based infection prevention and control strategies. HAI come at a considerable expense to patient and families but also cost the US healthcare system an estimated $9.8 billion each year. This study found healthcare institutions have a responsibility to improve the quality of patient care and reduced infection rates by effectively implementing customized multifaceted strategies and improved patient outcomes (Schreiber et al, 2018).

Probiotics: Uses to Treat Intestinal, Immune, and Other disorders

Cocktail with probiotics yogurt

Important factors that may contribute to both etiology and treatment and are increasingly being explored as targets for alternative treatment development. Diet and nutrition are important factors of disease. Many dietary compounds are transformed by the microbiome that can change the etiology of illness. Thus, the use of targeted probiotics has shown promise in the treatment of illnesses in humans.

Reasons Doctors are Leaving Their Calling: Burnout

Ever since the implementation of electronic health records and the restraints of the Affordable Care Act, doctors have been leaving the workforce in increasing numbers. Many doctors have said it is because of with the electronic records they are always waiting for someone to put the information in the system, creating sometimes life-threatening delays in care. In addition, there has been a decrease in the numbers of young adults entering medical schools. This combination creates the shortage of manpower and the greater chance of burnout.

Drug Resistant TB: A Growing Global Epidemic Even In This Modern Day of Medications and Treatments

Drug Resistant TB

Tuberculosis continues to be a major healthcare problem even in this modern day of multiple medications and treatments. With growing difficulty concerning drug resistance, new drugs and repurposing of old standbys are needed more than ever.

Rotavirus Vaccinations Can Cut Infant Diarrhea Deaths: Both Home and Abroad

Child Vaccination

Recently, WHO (World Health Organization) recommended the use of rotavirus vaccinations worldwide. The widespread use of these vaccines has the potential to prevent about two million deaths over the next decade. Even countries like Mexico are suggesting the use of rotavirus vaccine to have a substantial reduction of mortality of those affected.

Tick Related Illness On the Rise In North Carolina, 5 Ways To Avoid Being Bitten

Tick disease and five ways to prevent it

As Summer ramps up, here in the South we are inundated with creepy crawlers that bite, sting and just plain annoy us. But one really stands out as a serious danger. The dreaded TICK. Their favorite hiding places are behind ears, in skin folds and in hair just to name a few.

New Numbers in on Parkinson's Disease: Genetics and Environmental Factors

Parkinson's Prevalence

Parkinson’s disease does not seem as important as curing cancer or studying stem cells uses. However, as prevalence grows, perhaps, the money to research will follow. A very large sampling is projecting double the cases of Parkinson's Disease by 2030. It will be interesting to see if projections are accurate considering very little is known about the cause, and much less how to treat successfully.

How You Can Show Support During Porphyria Awareness Week: April 21-28th

Support

It is Porphyria Awareness Week (April 21-28th). Acute hepatic porphyrias (AHPs) is a family of rare genetic diseases characterized by potentially life-threatening attacks and debilitating symptoms. AHPs mostly affects women between the ages of 20-30. AHPs patients worldwide unite this week, raising powerful voices in an effort to turn the tide of this devastating disease.

This is how a woman reacted after breathing for the 1st time after her lung transplant

Woman breathing herself for the first time after lung transplant

Jennifer Jones looks incredulously around her. She does understand what is going on; she seems to be in a trance. Lying on a bed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, surrounded by machines that keep her balanced and with wires going in and out of her body, she will experience something new. And she is nervous. For the first time, she can breathe on her own after a lung transplant surgery.

Meet gammaCore: FDA-approved nerve stimulator that relieves migraine pain from outside

gammaCore migraine treatemtn

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a vagus nerve stimulator for the treatment of migraines in adults, which is called gammaCore. The portable device is placed on the vagus nerve in the neck, releasing a slight electrical stimulation to the afferent nerve fibers. gammaCore relieves migraine pain from the outside.

Experts share why older adults need flu vaccine: 8 things to know

Experts warn why you shouldn't skip the flu shot, especially if you're 65 or older

Experts share flu season is likely to be severe, making it important to get your flu shot, especially for those age 65 and above. EmaxHealth asked Dr. Adam Welch, Associate Professor at the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University and Gina Venditti MPAS, PA-C, Board of Trustees, Physician Assistant (PA) Foundation why it is so important for older adults to get an annual flu vaccine.

Seven inappropriate and stupid questions people with disability are asked

Stupid things people with disabilities get asked

Anyone with a disability has likely suffered through questions that are - so to speak - truly insufferable. Some people are upfront about their disability and willing to share; while others may not have any visible signs. One should never assume. Here is a list of seven stupid and inappropriate things that people with disabilities have been asked.

2 Contrasting Psychological Approaches to The Frustrations of Having Hashimoto's

Thyroid disease

Thyroid disease, whether it is hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's, or Graves, affects patients in two contrasting types. I have been both types, and I want to empower you through my own healing journey of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis to find the courage and permission to heal yourself.

The 5 health benefits of eating oranges you never knew

The 5 health benefits of eating oranges you never knew

We often hear that orange is the best citrus fruit to boost vitamin C levels, but there are other health benefits of eating oranges, which are mostly because of a plant molecule called hesperidin, which is abundantly found in orange fruit. So, below are some scientific studies on the 5 health benefits of eating oranges you never knew.

5 vegan foods to prevent glaucoma or stop its progress

5 vegan foods to prevent glaucoma or stop its progress

According to the Global Prevalence of Glaucoma and Projections report, in 2013, the number of people (aged 40–80 years) with glaucoma worldwide was estimated to be 64.3 million, increasing to 76.0 million in 2020 and 111.8 million in 2040. So, if you have a family history of glaucoma disease and want to do something about it, the 5 vegan foods below may be able to prevent glaucoma or stop its progress.

Natural approaches to prevent glaucoma or stop its progress

Natural approaches to prevent glaucoma or stop its progress

Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye's optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye, and according to the National Eye Institute from 2010 to 2050, the number of people in the U.S. with glaucoma is expected to increase by more than double, from 2.7 million to 6.3 million. Glaucoma treatment consists of using beta-blockers medication or surgical procedures. However, there is evidence that dietary choices can prevent glaucoma from progressing. So, below are some natural approaches to prevent glaucoma or stop its progress.

3 vegan foods that are anti - acne

3 vegan foods that are anti - acne

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million americans annually. The mainstream treatment for acne, consists of using of pharmaceutical formulations to control break outs, but there are studies that have shown that nutrients and their metabolites can influence skin hydration, hyperproliferation and metabolism. So, here are 3 vegan foods that are anti – acne.

3 vegan foods that provide L- arginine to improve fertility

Vegan food to improve fertility

According to the Word health Organization infertility, infecundity and childlessness affects one in every four couples in developing countries. Boosting L- arginine to improve fertility is a well - known procedure used by holistic doctors. So, below are 3 vegan foods that provide L- arginine to improve fertility.

3 natural ways to improve fertility that will make you healthier

3 natural ways to improve fertility that will make you healthier

According to the CDC About 6% of married women aged 15 to 44 years in the United States are unable to get pregnant after one year of trying (infertility), and about 12% of women aged 15 to 44 years have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term, regardless of marital status (impaired fecundity). Fertility treatment clinics advise exercise, eating foods that promote fertility and undergoing other natural therapies to promote uterine health. So, here are the 3 natural ways to improve fertility that will make you healthier, based on scientific research.

The vegan way to lose weight and keep it off

The vegan way to lose weight and keep it off

Obesity is rapidly becoming a worldwide phenomenon and serious issue for the public health system. According to the CDC, the healthcare costs of obesity in the US alone are of nearly $147 billion per year, and obesity is associated with poorer mental health outcomes, reduced quality of life, and the leading causes of death in the U.S. and worldwide, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. So, here you will find out more about vegan ways to lose weight and keep it off

Expert suggests that type 2 diabetes can be reversed with a plant - based diet

type 2 diabetes can be reversed with a plant - based diet

The Centers for Disease control estimates that in the US, between 90 to 95 per cent of the 29 million people diagnosed with diabetes, have what is called type 2 diabetes, which is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar ( glucose). But, expert from nutritionfacts suggests that diabetes can be reversed with a plant -based diet. Below is how.

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