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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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Dietary Supplement Warning, Again!

Dietary Supplement Warning, Again!

Posted by on Feb 19, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Lots of people take dietary supplements. Unfortunately, they are not all that their producers claim. A previous post notified readers of FDA warnings to dietary supplement producers. Today another dietary supplement warning has come out and it is especially pertinent as so many of us are experiencing sadness and depression due to social distancing and the...

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The effect of COVID-19 on the brain

The effect of COVID-19 on the brain

Posted by on Feb 13, 2021 in Coronavirus / COVID-19 | 0 comments

Brain fog, hemorrhaging in the brain or in the space between the brain and skull (subarachnoid space), changes in cognition, personality and behavior: these are some of the alterations that patients who have had COVID-19 experience.  One of the changes has been onset of psychosis in people who had never had any history of mental illness. A New York Times...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials: “Part of something bigger than myself”

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials: “Part of something bigger than myself”

Posted by on Feb 1, 2021 in Blog, Coronavirus / COVID-19, Lung cancer | 0 comments

Barry Nelson, Patient Advisor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Patients and Families participated in a webinar on January 11 organized by  The Center for Health Education Research Service in Boston, Massachusetts. [1] During the webinar, Nelson described his experience as a cancer survivor.  “I was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer...

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Resilience and Hot Chocolate

Resilience and Hot Chocolate

Posted by on Jan 31, 2021 in Blog, Coronavirus / COVID-19 | 0 comments

“…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM EST TUESDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 14 to 18 inches. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Blizzard like conditions possible Monday and Monday evening.” ~Weather Underground Looking at the weather forecast...

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Biofilms? Sorry, not another name for nature movies

Biofilms? Sorry, not another name for nature movies

Posted by on Jan 27, 2021 in Blog, Urinary tract infection | 0 comments

When bacteria are stressed, they stop living their lives singly, the way plankton do. Their adaptation is to find co-locate with other bacteria and build a type of fortress. That fortress is called biofilm. Biofilm is an organized structure made of sugars (polysaccharides), proteins and DNA and of course, bacteria. In some cases other microbes like fungi,...

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Keep Wearing Masks Even if Vaccinated: COVID-19 Vaccine

Keep Wearing Masks Even if Vaccinated: COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted by on Jan 24, 2021 in Blog, Coronavirus / COVID-19 | 0 comments

On January 19, in the online news website MedPage Today, two prominent scientists debated if people should be able to go without masks 14 days after they have received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The January 24, Sunday New York Times just published, Why Vaccines Alone Won’t Stop the Pandemic . The January 19 debate was between Vinay Prasad,...

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