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Sudden Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder (SCID)
by Kimberly Allen, RN Severe combined immunodeficiency disorder, or SCID, is a term used to describe a group of disorders affecting the immune system.  It is considered a rare disorder occurring in approximately 1 in 50,000 births.  Though it is best known from the 1980’s reports on the little... Read more
Benefits of Probiotics

Many people cringe at the thought of willingly ingesting bacteria, I mean they cause infections right? Actually thousands of bacteria are natural inhabitants of our bodies. In the digestive system alone there are over 500 different ‘types’ of bacteria …

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Cat Scratch Fever, not just a song by The Nuge

Cat scratch fever or cat scratch disease is a bacterial infection that you can contract from an infected cat or kitten. There are approximately 22,000 cases diagnosed every year in the US. Most cases of cat scratch fever are diagnosed in children and most experts believe that is because their immune systems are …

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Shingles – the adult chicken pox

Shingles is a viral infection that causes a skin rash that is very painful. It is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox, the varicella zoster virus. Though it is a herpes virus, it is not related to the herpes virus that causes sexually transmitted or oral herpes. Once a person has had chicken pox the virus remains dormant in the nervous system …

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Noni your immune system

Scientists and researchers began to take notice of the noni fruit in the 1950’s. Since then, then there has been a great deal of research and numerous studies to determine just how the noni works and why it works. The noni was found to contain a diverse array of naturally forming compounds including phytonutrients, polysaccarides, antioxidants …

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Understanding the immune system

Our bodies function by using a complex array of different systems. The immune system is a complex set of organs designed to prevent and defend our bodies against the many types of invaders just waiting for the chance to take over our bodies. It protects us from millions of different bacteria, and other microbes from viruses to parasites…

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Five cool health facts

Five cool health facts

Health September 6, 2011

Having a healthy body means not only knowing how to feed and exercise it but also knowing fun facts that can keep you interested and motivated in losing weight and staying fit…

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The wonders of Garlic

Garlic has been one of the most valuable foods on this earth, being used since biblical times …

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