What Is Atrial Fibrillation?

By medical ID bracelet. This type of irregular heartbeat affects millions of Americans. Understanding the causes and symptoms of atrial fibrillation can help you manage the condition and prevent additional complications. Atrial fibrillation is a condition that affects millions of Americans. This type of irregular heart rhythm, also known as an arrhythmia,…

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Allergy Awareness Day at the Ballpark: Chicago

This just in from Chicago White Sox: The Chicago White Sox will host an Allergy Awareness Day presented by Mylan, LP on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 3:10 p.m. against the Cleveland Indians. Fans interested in purchasing tickets and seating in the peanut-free section should email or call Dustin Milliken at…

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What You Can Do to Make Life a Little Safer for Children with Food Allergies

This article was recently published in US News. The author, Tamara Duker Freuman, MS, RD, CDN, is a NYC-based registered dietitian whose clinical practice specializes in digestive disorders, Celiac Disease, and food intolerances. Her personal blog, www.tamaraduker.com, focuses on healthy eating and gluten-free living. It Takes a Village To Raise a Child…

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Food Allergy Bullying: It’s Real and It’s Not a Joke

Brought to you by our friends at FARE, Food Allergy Research & Education: Food allergy bullying is a growing problem in schools across the country. About a third of kids with food allergies report that they have been bullied specifically because of their allergies. FARE’s “It’s Not a Joke” Campaign…

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Hormone offers hope for diabetes treatment

Article by DAN VERGANO of USA Today, originally published April 29, 2013. Triggers growth of pancreatic ‘beta’ cells A newly discovered mouse hormone may open the door to better treatment for diabetes, researchers suggested Thursday. The hormone, called betatrophin, triggers the growth of pancreatic “beta” cells lost or ineffective in diabetes. Insulin…

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May is Stroke Awareness Month: Prevention of Strokes

Stroke risk can be controlled easier than one might think. With the help of a doctor, many diseases that increase risk can be treated, while lifestyle risk factors such an unhealthy eating and smoking can be changed. High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) High blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke. Blood pressure…

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