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Dr. Allison King on Sickle Cell Disease and Learning

September 2020 Print this issue Excerpts from our conversation with Dr. Allison King, an NIH-funded sickle cell specialist at Washington University in St. Louis. NIHNiH: People with sickle cell disease—even children—have a higher than normal risk of stroke. What other challenges can sickle cell disease pose to the developing brain? King: Both overt and silent… Read More »

Early RA Treatment May Thwart Heart Disease

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Starting drug treatment early in rheumatoid arthritis patients may reduce their risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. Rheumatoid arthritis at least doubles the risk of heart disease due to its links with atherosclerosis (plaque buildup in the arteries), heart failure and… Read More »

One Disease Mosquitoes Don’t Spread: Coronavirus

News Consumer News One Disease Mosquitoes Don’t Spread: Coronavirus WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 — Although scientists haven’t nailed down how the new coronavirus jumped to humans, a new study confirms mosquitoes aren’t to blame — and you won’t get COVID-19 from a mosquito bite. “While the World Health Organization has definitively stated that mosquitoes cannot… Read More »

How to Manage Your Gum Disease

Advertisements Those who have experienced it will tell you that suffering from gum disease may be among the worst experiences of your life. You will simply not be at your best until you have the problem treated. Also, known as periodontal disease or periodontitis, gum diseases is an infection of your gums that is brought… Read More »

Promising treatment to slow kidney disease doesn’t prove out in clinical trial

Historically, half or more of people with type 1 diabetes develop kidney disease, which frequently progresses to kidney failure requiring hemodialysis or a kidney transplant for survival. The high rate of this diabetic complication has dropped slightly in recent years, with the advent of better ways to control blood glucose (sugar) levels and improved blood… Read More »