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.
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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.
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.
Genetically manipulated medicine or crops are not the evil substances many have been led to believe. Farmers and animal breeders have been manipulating their crops and stock for years, This is an aspect of medicine that is not just necessary but vital to the treatments of famine and pestilences
Testing by using already approved medications are being used to aid in treatments for fatal diseases like HIV-1 and Ebola
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Social insects like bees and ants can help us develop new drugs against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This is due to the fact that they have developed alternative strategies to defend themselves against the higher exposure to pathogens associated with social life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Yellow fever is contracted via a type of flavivirus carried and transmitted by the Aedes or Haemagogus mosquitoes. Currently, there are no antiviral approved therapies for the treatment of human disease caused by flaviviruses. However, there are studies showing that certain plant derivatives that kill the yellow fever virus are not only available, but are also effective.
The use of medicinal cannabis (also known as Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica) seems to be a topic that is getting a lot of attention in the media. This is because all around the world cancer patients are using cannabis oil to either heal their cancer, or deal with pain related to this disease. In addition to that, there is growing scientific evidence that cannabis oil does have anticancer compounds. Recently, however trials are focused on the anti seizure activities of cannabis oil, and below are the latest findings.
Watermelon is a juicy fruit that mostly reminds people of summer, because of its high water content of approximately 92 percent. According to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Centre, The U.S. annual per capita consumption of watermelon is at approximately 14 pounds per person. But, besides being juicy and delicious, consuming watermelon is great for health. So, below are 5 health benefits of eating watermelon you never knew.
According to the World Health Organization, these annual flu epidemics are estimated to result in about 3 to 5 million cases of severe illness. Man flu as a real condition, has been discussed, and laughed at, but polls revealed that men do suffer more and for longer periods from viral illnesses, which makes it all the more necessary to consume foods that will boost immunity. So, these 5 easy vegan recipes to fight the man flu will do just that.
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