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Food Allergies
Allergic reactions (commonly referred to as "allergies") occur when an individual’s immune system overreacts to a normally harmless foreign substance (allergen) as if it was harmful. With food allergies, such a reaction is caused by an adverse immune response to a food protein. According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), nearly 1 in 25 adults are allergic to at least one...
Fall and Winter Allergy Season
During the fall and winter, symptoms of nasal congestion, itchy eyes, runny nose and coughing are often attributed to the common cold. For many individuals, however, seasonal allergies may be the culprit. Ragweed is the primary allergen during the fall, but other weeds and outdoor molds can contribute to allergies this time of year. Increased time indoors during the fall and winter can also...
2013-14 Flu Season
Often referred to as "the flu," influenza is a highly contagious respiratory illness that is caused by the virus of the same name. The peak of flu season in the United States normally occurs in January or February, though it can begin as early as October and last through May. The overall health impact of the flu varies from year to year depending on the...
Urinary System
The primary function of the body’s urinary system is the maintenance of appropriate chemical and water composition in the body and the removal of waste from the blood. The urinary system also regulates the concentrations of electrolytes in body fluids, maintains the normal pH of the blood, controls red blood cell production and helps to maintain normal blood pressure. According to the...
Knee Health
The knees are essential to just about every movement that an individual makes. When the knees are healthy, individuals are able to perform tasks with ease and participate in a wide range of activities. When the knees are damaged, however, even the simplest tasks can seem very difficult. By understanding the components of knee health and functionality as well as the ways in which disease and injury risk...
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