Health&Fitness Talk

Supporting Healthy Life Styles

Erythema multiforme
by Kimberly Allen, RN Erythema multiforme is a fairly common skin disorder that generally affects children and adults between 20 to 40 years of age.  It is also more common in males than females.  It appears to affect people of all racial and ethnic groups regardless of socio economic... Read more
The Dangers Of Acetaminophen
by Kimberly Allen, RN Most everyone I know has taken acetaminophen, which is more commonly known by its commercial name – Tylenol.  In fact, in the US, acetaminophen is the most commonly used medication for pain relief.  Most people believe that when taken as directed over the counter medications... Read more
Effects Of Positive Thinking On Your Health
by Kimberly Allen, RN Are you a “the glass is half empty” or “half full” type of person?  While it’s not realistic to believe you can avoid all negative thoughts and feelings in life more and more research is showing that  positive thinking can have as significant an  impact... Read more
Tangier Disease
by Kimberly Allen, RN Tangier disease is a very rare genetic disorder that was first discovered in 1961.  It gets it’s name from the island off the coast of Virginia named Tangier island where it was discovered in a young boy and his sister.  Though it was first diagnosed... Read more
Managing IBD With Diet
by Kimberly Allen, RN “Good nutrition is one of the ways the body restores itself to health”.  People suffering with any type of inflammatory bowel disease can feel helpless at times.  However, making some adjustments in your diet as well as your lifestyle can not only help you manage... Read more
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