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Friedreich’s Ataxia
by Kimberly Allen, RN Although Friedreich’s ataxia is considered relatively rare it is the most commonly diagnosed form of inherited ataxia.  It affects approximately 1 out of every 50,000 Americans. Both males and females are equally affected. Friedreich’s ataxia is a neuro-muscular disorder that is caused by a mutation... Read more
Jewish Inherited Diseases: Tay-Sachs and Canavan
by Kimberly Allen, RN Tay-Sachs Tay-Sachs disease is considered a rare autosomal recessive genetic disease.  Tay-Sachs has always been commonly referred to as a “Jewish disease” with as many as 1 out of every 25 Ashkenazi Jews being carriers of the defective gene, however, that demigraphic is changing.  Today... Read more
Teen Pregnancy

Teen Pregnancy

Medical August 28, 2013

by Kimberly Allen, RN Teen pregnancy is a significant health issue not only in the US but worldwide.  Though it is a statistical fact that the rate of teen pregnancy has fallen by around 40% to it’s lowest level since 1976 according to the CDC at leas 3 out... Read more
The Importance of Prenatal Care
by Kimberly Allen, RN According to the CDC approximately 4 million women in the US give birth every year, of those approximately one third will experience some form of pregnancy related complication.  Women that don’t receive adequate prenatal care have a greater risk that any complications that develop will... Read more
Limbic Encephalitis
by Kimberly Allen, RN Limbic encephalitis is a type of inflammation of the brain involving the limbic system.  The limbic system is the area of the brain that controls our emotions, like love, anger, jealousy and sadness.  The limbic system includes the hippocampus, hypothalamus and thalamus as well as... Read more
What is NASH?
by Kimberly Allen, RN NASH or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that is caused by a build up of fat deposits.  NASH affects approximately 5% of Americans, however, as many as 20% of Americans have a “fatty liver” but has not developed the inflammation or damage... Read more
Amnesia
by Kimberly Allen, RN Amnesia refers to memory loss.  Although many of us can be forgetful it is not the same as amnesia.  Amnesia is more of a large scale memory loss of things that should not have been forgotten.  Though amnesia has long been used as a plot... Read more
Chanca Piedra – The Amazon’s Healing Herb
by Kimberly Allen, RN Chanca piedra is a well known and popular herb that is indigenous to the Amazon rainforest and parts of India.  It has been used for it’s medicinal benefits for years in every country it grows in.  Chanca piedra, also known as Phyllanthus niruri, is most... Read more
Treating Cancer Naturally
by Kimberly Allen, RN Since 1971 when Nixon began his “war on cancer” cancer has become big business.  The amount of money being spent on cancer research and treatment has skyrocketed from $50 billion a year in the 1980’s to over #300 billion a year today.  Despite the obscene... Read more
The Brain Eating Ameoba
by Kimberly Allen, RN Infection from a brain eating amoeba is a rare occurrence and until recently when a 12 year old girl named Kali from Arkansas contracted the rare infection at a local water park many people had never even heard of a brain eating amoeba.  The brain... Read more