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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Atrial Fibrillation & Why You Should Care

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Atrial Fibrillation & Why You Should Care

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

I linger on the flathouse roof, the moonlight is divine. But my heart is all aflutter like the washing on the line.~Nathalia Crane What happens when your heart actually is “aflutter”?  FYI:  You need to see a doctor. 1) What is Atrial Fibrillation? A heart that is aflutter may be in Atrial Fibrillation. The word atrial refers to the atria, the...

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It’s Not Contagious: Psoriasis Awareness Month

It’s Not Contagious:  Psoriasis Awareness Month

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Blog | 3 comments

“The biggest disease today is…the feeling of being unwanted.” Mother Teresa Why Psoriasis Awareness Matters Psoriasis is a systemic autoimmune condition affecting the skin.  This means that the immune system of an individual affected by is attacking their skin.   Because of its appearance, people with psoriasis often endure isolation and...

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Increasing Awareness: What is Cachexia?

Increasing Awareness:  What is Cachexia?

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in Blog | 3 comments

Eating Together For many, being able to commune around a table–talking, laughing and eating–is a sign of health and well-being.  That’s why, when someone is sick, and doesn’t eat, conflict can result. Caregivers may feel enormous anxiety, guilt and hopelessness as their loved one loses weight. Yet, caregivers need to know what is...

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Gastroparesis Awareness: What is it? What causes it? Is there a cure?

Gastroparesis Awareness: What is it?  What causes it? Is there a cure?

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Blog | 4 comments

August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month. In February 2015, Medivizor received a guest post by Melissa Adams VanHouten sharing her journey with this disorder. Since then, Medivizor has tried to bring light to this disorder. There are a few articles on gastroparesis in the Medivizor library. These include Diabetic gastroparesis: what treatment options are...

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What Do You Know About Tanning?

What Do You Know About Tanning?

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Fooled by Advertising? Have you heard or seen this myth about how a “base tan” protects you? It is present online and at your local tanning bed establishment (sometimes called “solarium”).  Here is the statement taken directly from the American Sun tanning Association, “These two steps combine to create a powerful natural sunscreen that...

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Side Effects of Chemotherapy for Cancer: Infographic

Side Effects of Chemotherapy for Cancer: Infographic

Posted by on Jul 9, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Chemotherapy Side Effects Resources Cancer survivorship is impacted by side effects of treatment.  Survivorship health information abounds on Medivizor:  from the post on neuropathy to the new guidelines that have been created for physicians to care for the side effects for breast cancer survivors.   In addition,  the Medivizor Library provides a...

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