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October is National Protect your Hearing Month

October is National Protect your Hearing Month to raise awareness about dangers to hearing from exposure to loud noises. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) Every October the National institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) observes National Protect your Hearing Month. The aim is to raise awareness about the causes of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).…

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A Diet High in Fish may Protect Against Asthma

A study by researchers from James Cook University in Australia found that a diet high in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) found in fish showed protection against the occurrence of asthma. On the contrary a diet high in n-6 PUFA found in vegetable oils showed an increase in the incidence of asthma. Results of…

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A TIA Mini Stroke Must Never be Ignored

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a mini stroke that starts with similar neurological signs as a major ischemic stroke. The only difference is in the amount of time that blood flow to the brain is blocked. In a TIA mini stroke blood flow is only blocked for about five minutes. In a major ischemic…

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Diabetics are at High Risk for Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD)

Diabetic Kidney Disease is a Chronic “Silent Disease” Diabetic kidney disease, like chronic kidney disease (CKD), is mainly a “silent disease,” that shows no symptoms. However, until it shows symptoms it slowly damages and destroys the kidneys. Even though there is no cure for it, treatment can be effective in controlling it and preventing it…

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Gastrostomy Feeding Tube Care

A gastrostomy better known as a feeding tube is called for when a person is unable to eat normally through their mouth. A minor surgical procedure inserts the feeding tube into the stomach. Liquid food is then poured straight into the stomach rather than by the mouth. Reasons for Needing a Gastrostomy There are several…

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Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), Lewy body dementia affects more than a million people in the United States. The name Lewy body comes from Dr. Friederich Lewy, a German neurologist who discovered in 1912 the abnormal clumps…

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