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Re-engineering Venom into Medicine

Re-engineering Venom into Medicine

Posted by on Jun 28, 2022 in Blog | 0 comments

Looking at other animals, reptiles, and insects with suspicion these days?  Despite the fact that the actual origins of the COVID-19 virus are still unknown, bats and the endangered pangolin were maligned as possible sources. We do know that the monkeypox virus originated in laboratory monkeys in 1958. To balance the bad publicity, there is also good...

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Diabetes prevalence differs by race

Diabetes prevalence differs by race

Posted by on May 25, 2022 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

Diabetes is complex. Many factors influence your risk of developing diabetes, including race. The way race is associated with diabetes risk may change the way physicians screen patients for the disease. Size  Being overweight has been identified as a factor in diabetes, and may serve as a cue for screening. The United States Preventive Services...

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Every Month is Stress Awareness Month, right?

Every Month is Stress Awareness Month, right?

Posted by on Apr 15, 2022 in Blog | 0 comments

Welcome to April, which is also Stress Awareness Month. For many of us, every month feels like stress awareness month. You don’t need one more article that says “stress is bad,” and that “you should go for a walk.”  Or do you?  Ask yourself this question:  Do you think that stress is just a feeling? Maybe you think stress is...

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ADA updates Diabetes Standards of Care for 2022

ADA updates Diabetes Standards of Care for 2022

Posted by on Mar 31, 2022 in Blog | 0 comments

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) published another update to its standards.  What’s the ADA Diabetes Standards of Care and why is it important?  For over 30 years, this living document has been developed by the ADA. It is important because it looks at research conducted over the last year to learn and share what the best quality of care is...

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Vacations for Adult Cancer Patients: Update

Vacations for Adult Cancer Patients: Update

Posted by on Mar 4, 2022 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

Two of our most popular previous blog posts described free vacation opportunities for adults with cancer. Given the uncertainty of the past two years, we thought it was time for an update.  Here is a short list of organizations that have made it their mission to provide needed respite to those affected by cancer. Each has been verified to have...

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A Silent Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease

A Silent Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease

Posted by on Mar 28, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Kidney stones, Stroke, Urinary tract infection | 0 comments

March is National Kidney Month. People don’t think about their kidneys until something goes wrong with them. Several Medivizor blog posts have described the structures in the kidney, the connection between kidneys and blood pressure, and  kidney stones and the risk of heart attack or stroke. Chronic Kidney Disease is another kidney problem but it is...

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