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Jun

14

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Is a Missing Protein the Cause of Eosinophilic Esophagitis?

Posted by on June 14th, 2018 0 comments

A National Institute of Health funded study finds that the absence of SPINK7 in cells lining the esophagus may be impacting those who have eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). The lack of this protein may cause inflammation and tissue damage. EoE is a chronic disease of the esophagus where white blood cells build up causing tissue damage… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, General (all entries), NIH, Research

Jun

12

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Vitamin D and Pregnancy

Posted by on June 12th, 2018 0 comments

A NIH study shows a correlation between Vitamin D and miscarriage. “Our findings suggest that vitamin D may play a protective role in pregnancy,” said the study’s principal investigator Sunni L. Mumford, Ph.D. Vitamins aid in helping with normal growth and development in the body. Vitamin D is used to absorb calcium, one of the… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, General (all entries), NIH, Research

Jun

06

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Men’s Health Month

Posted by on June 6th, 2018 0 comments

June is Men’s Health Month. Coming up is also Men’s Health Week, which takes place the week leading up to Father’s Day. This year’s dates are June 11-17, 2018. According to menshealthmonth.org, “the purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease… Read More »

Posted in: Advocacy, Blog, Community Engagement, Consumer Health, Electronic Resources, General (all entries), Health History, Resources

May

31

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New Guidelines for Treating Hypertension Implemented

Posted by on May 31st, 2018 0 comments

Nearly 1,000 Americans are dying daily from hypertension.  This is one of the reasons cited for the new guidelines released that recommend treating patients for hypertension earlier than previous guidelines directed. MedlinePlus defines blood pressure as “the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries.”  Hypertension, or high blood pressure, occurs when… Read More »

Posted in: Aging, Blog, Consumer Health, General (all entries)

May

16

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Telehealth 101

Posted by on May 16th, 2018 0 comments

You may have heard terms like telemedicine, telehealth, or mhealth in discussions around providing clinical care or education from a distance. MedlinePlus defines telehealth simply as “using electronic communications to provide or get health care services.” Some definitions that might be found in around telehealth policies and legislation include:  Synchronous – live video and/or audio  Asynchronous – also known as “store and forward” and not live  Remote… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, EHR, Electronic Resources, General (all entries), Health Literacy, Resources

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