Monthly Archives: June 2011

EAT YOUR WAY TO HEALTHY BONES: GRACE’S STORY

race smoked her last cigarette just weeks before her first bone scan. The smoking, a history of heavy drinking (though it ended thirty years ago), chronic digestive problems requiring various medications, and an extremely stressful job from which she recently … Continue reading

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COPING WITH SEIZURES AND EPILEPSY: THE FIRST “BIG” SEIZURE WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW – WILL MY CHILD BE RETARDED?

No! A single tonic-clonic seizure does not cause mental retardation or brain damage! Nor do recurrent seizures cause mental retardation or brain damage. It is true that tonic-clonic and other seizures occur more often among children who already have brain … Continue reading

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GUIDELINES FOR DIABETES CARE: CLINICAL ASSESSMENTS – DILATED EYE EXAMINATION

The presence of diabetic retinopathy is strongly related to the duration of diabetes. After 20 years of diabetes, virtually all type 1 and 60-70% of type 2 diabetics have evidence of retinopathy. In type 2 diabetes, duration may be difficulty … Continue reading

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