Health&Fitness Talk

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The Changing View On Vaccinations Part 2
by Kimberly Allen, RN Read Part 1 Last month there began a significant outbreak of the measles in Texas involving at least 21 people that attend the Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, Texas because a pastor at the church has concerns about there being a link between autism... Read more
Ulcerative Colitis
by Kimberly Allen, RN Ulcerative colitis is one of the most common types of inflammatory bowel disease along with Chron’s disease.  In the US between 10 to 12 new cases of ulcerative colitis are diagnosed per 100,000 people every year.  Ulcerative colitis affects both males and females.  It is... Read more
Paget’s Disease
by Kimberly Allen, RN Paget’s disease is a chronic condition that affects normal bone growth.  It affects approximately 3 million people in the US though most experts believe that figure to be low because many people with Paget’s disease don’t have any noticeable symptoms so they have never been... Read more
Charcot-Marie-Tooth – CMT
by Kimberly Allen, RN Charcot-Marie-Tooth or CMT is one of the most common inherited neurological disorders.  CMT affects approximately 1 out of every 2,500 people in the US.  CMT which is also known as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HMSN) is a group of conditions that affect the peripheral... Read more
Hydrocephalus
by Kimberly Allen, RN Hydrocephalus is a condition in which there is a build up of cerebral spinal fluid around the brain, that’s why it has been called “water on the brain”.  It is one of the most commonly diagnosed birth defects with at least 1 out of every... Read more
Kennedy Disease
by Kimberly Allen, RN Kennedy disease is a member of the group of genetic diseases that are autosomal recessive known as spinal muscular atrophies.  In the US the spinal muscular atrophies are second only to cystic fibrosis as the most commonly diagnosed autosomal recessive genetic diseases.  Kennedy disease affects... Read more
Cauda Equina Syndrome
by Kimberly Allen, RN Cauda equina syndrome or CES is considered a serious neurological condition that in most cases is also a surgical emergency.  Damage to this area of your spine causes an acute loss of function in the nerve roots that extend from the end of the spinal... Read more
Medical Marijuana And Dravet DSyndrome
by Kimberly Allen, RN Despite what many critics want you to believe, the marijuana plant is one of the oldest and “most powerful plants on the planet.”  Marijuana has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years.  In the mid 1800’s the use of marijuana for medical purposes... Read more
Treat Back Pain The Right Way
by Kimberly Allen, RN Low back pain is one of the leading reasons for visits to primary care physicians with 1 out of every 10 visits being for low back pain at a cost of approximately $90 billion very year and that’s not counting the economic cost of lost... Read more
Herniated Diisc
by Kimberly Allen, RN I can’t tell you how many times a person with back pain has told me they have a “slipped disc”.  The problem with that is that the discs in your spine are securely fastened to your vertebrae and can not “slip”.  However, they can herniate... Read more