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CMV is Serious – 1 in Every 150 Children is Born with Cytomegalovirus

National legislation has been passed designating the month of June as “National Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month” recommending “more effort be taken to counsel women of childbearing age of the effect this virus can have on their children”.   In this second week, the theme is “CMV is Serious”. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report … Continue reading “CMV is Serious – 1 in Every 150 Children is Born with Cytomegalovirus”

A Little Bug with a Monster Name: Cytomegalovirus

Cytomegalovirus is a common herpes virus. Like so many other common viruses, many people are unaware they have it because they may show no symptoms.  Legislation has set aside June as National Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month.  In this second week of the observance, the theme is “Cytomegalovirus is Serious”. The virus, which remains dormant in the … Continue reading “A Little Bug with a Monster Name: Cytomegalovirus”

Medical News Florida | Can mangoes protect heart and gut health

Can mangoes protect heart and gut health? Published Today By Tim Newman Fact checked by Jasmin Collier   A new study inspects the benefits of mangoes. Mangoes have been cultivated in South Asia for thousands of years, and they now find homes across many of the warmer regions of Earth. They are the national fruit … Continue reading “Medical News Florida | Can mangoes protect heart and gut health”

What is knee arthroscopy | Medical News Florida

Knee arthroscopy is a surgical procedure. A surgeon inserts a tool called an arthroscope through a small incision. Using this scope and the camera attached, they can confirm diagnoses and often correct any issues affecting the joint. In this article, learn how to prepare and what to expect from knee arthroscopy. Uses and benefits Knee … Continue reading “What is knee arthroscopy | Medical News Florida”

Medical News Today: Can tea tree oil treat eczema?

Tea tree oil is a typical ingredient in many skin care products designed for oily skin and acne. But, can it also help treat eczema? This article looks at the research on tea tree oil and its potential use as a treatment for eczema. Learn more about its antiviral, anti-itch, and anti-inflammatory properties. Benefits of … Continue reading “Medical News Today: Can tea tree oil treat eczema?”

8 Great Ways to Create a Healthy LifeStyle

In 1994, Congress declared National Men’s Health Week should be observed during these days leading up to Father’s Day. It represents an opportunity to raise awareness of the diseases and illnesses that are most prevalent among American men and to reiterate the importance of early detection and preventative health practices.  During this week,  all men … Continue reading “8 Great Ways to Create a Healthy LifeStyle”

When Sharing What’s On Your Mind is a Struggle

My former Academy roommate had a brain tumor – an Oligodendroglioma, to be exact.  The operation to remove it was a remarkable success.  He was in fantastic hands at the major cancer center caring for him….and his family. Weakened by the cancer and the operation, while at home, he fell and injured the other side … Continue reading “When Sharing What’s On Your Mind is a Struggle”

12 Signs Your Gray Matter Needs a CheckUP!

My buddy had fallen off the radar.  After years of at least chatting on our birthdays and around the Army-Navy Game (Go NAVY!) and USNA homecoming, I wasn’t able to reach him and had not gotten a call from him the entire football season.  As the Chief Information Officer for a major medical center, he … Continue reading “12 Signs Your Gray Matter Needs a CheckUP!”

Slowly Silenced:  How Alzheimer’s Quiets Beautiful Minds

Most have been touched by the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s. We have lost family and friends to the disease that snuffs the light in bright minds.  For us, the first to lose their fight was a friend’s mom, way too young with a rapid onset.  Most recently, it was my wife’s dad, who went from … Continue reading “Slowly Silenced:  How Alzheimer’s Quiets Beautiful Minds”

This Leading Cause of Blindness Impacts 24 Million Americans

A family member hit a pole in a parking deck at full Speed a few years back.  While that is just around 15 miles an hour in a garage, you can still total a car at those speeds when dueling concrete.  She did.  More shocking to hear was that She just didn’t see it.  We … Continue reading “This Leading Cause of Blindness Impacts 24 Million Americans”