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What is Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura ?

Our six year old came in from playing on a warm summer’s day.  She seemed her normal, happy and carefree self, but when she jumped into my lap, I noticed dime sized bruises all over her legs, evenly spaced.  It looked odd to say the least, and she couldn’t say anything had happened, so we … Continue reading “What is Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura ?”

WebMD Animation: White House Garden

From the WebMD Archives: First Lady Michelle Obama describes the White House garden to a young girl in the audience at WebMD’s town hall, “Simple Tips for Healthy Families.” Watch the garden come to life in this fun animated short for families to enjoy! Source by [author_name] White House,First Lady,Michelle Obama,White House Garden,American Grown,childhood obesity,gardening

Talking to Your Kids About STDs

  Talking to Your Kids About STDs It is important for parents to talk to their kids and teens about STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). Your kids need to understand how STDs spread and how to protect themselves. What Are STDs? STDs (also called sexually transmitted infections, or STIs) are infections that spread through sex (vaginal, … Continue reading “Talking to Your Kids About STDs”

Asthma: Diagnosing, Treating and Managing this Condition – Mayo Clinic

Arveen Thethi, M.D., an asthma and allergy specialist at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., shares information about the chronic condition asthma, which affects more than 235 million people, according to the World Health Organization. Asthma is a treatable — but not curable — condition that causes inflammation, mucus and spasms in the small airway. It … Continue reading “Asthma: Diagnosing, Treating and Managing this Condition – Mayo Clinic”

12 Proven Ways a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine Can Help

Chiropractic came into being on this day in 1895 — a time when confusion about health was widespread.  Tools in conventional medicine were scant. The famous Flexner Report[1] had not yet been commissioned, and health care in the U.S. in general could only be classified as dismal (at best) or futile (at worst). Fast forward … Continue reading “12 Proven Ways a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine Can Help”

Hypothermia – The Basics

Know how to spot hypothermia and what steps to take if someone has it. Subscribe to WebMD here: https://www.youtube.com/user/WebMD Follow WebMD here: Website: http://webmd.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WebMD/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/webmd/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/WebMD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/webmd/ Source by [author_name] hypothermia causes,hypothermia treatment,cold weather,winter,low body temp,signs of,hypothermia symptoms,hypothermia signs,hypothermia prevention,hypothermia explained,hypothermia 101

Hyperthyroidism and Graves’ Disease

  What Is the Thyroid? The thyroid is a small gland below the skin and muscles at the front of the neck, at the spot where a bow tie would rest. It’s brownish red, with left and right halves (called lobes) that look like a butterfly’s wings. It weighs less than an ounce, but helps … Continue reading “Hyperthyroidism and Graves’ Disease”

New Esophageal Cancer Treatment-Mayo Clinic

Cancer of the esophagus is like many other types of cancer. It’s often curable if caught early. Treatment for esophagus cancer, even in the early stage, has traditionally been surgery — removal of the entire esophagus. But now, doctors at Mayo Clinic are using minimally invasive endoscopies to treat early cancers. Patients have the procedure … Continue reading “New Esophageal Cancer Treatment-Mayo Clinic”

The Basics: Blood Donation

Want to give blood? Find out what your need to do before, during, and after donating. Source by [author_name] WebMD,health,blood,blood donation,donating blood,what to do before donating blood,what to do while donating blood,what to do after donating blood,blood bank,the basics,blood donation requirements,first aid,what to expect,can I donate blood,how to donate blood,what happens when you donate blood

Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

  What Is the Thyroid? The thyroid is a small gland below the skin and muscles at the front of the neck, at the spot where a bow tie would rest. It’s brownish red, with left and right halves (called lobes) that look like a butterfly’s wings. It weighs less than an ounce, but helps the … Continue reading “Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis”