Norovirus

Norovirus infection can cause the sudden onset of severe vomiting and diarrhea. The virus is highly contagious and commonly spread through food or water that is contaminated by fecal matter during preparation. You can also be infected through close contact with an infected person. Diarrhea, abdominal pain and vomiting typically begin 24 to 48 hours after […]

Home Remedies for Headaches Part 1

Headaches, including migraines, are extremely common. Because headaches can stem from a variety of causes, some headache sufferers seek treatment on a near-daily basis. Fortunately, there are several home-remedy treatments that can help alleviate migraine pain and other types of headaches. Read on to discover which headache remedies you may already have at home. Lavender […]

Home Remedies for Headaches Part 2

Scalp Massage:  Do-it-yourself scalp massages can be an effective way to alleviate migraine pain, and they feel great. Researchers in Brazil showed that massaging the greater occipital nerve — the area in the back of the head, at the base of the skull — reduces migraine pain. Massage in general has been identified as a […]

E. Coli & Its Symptoms

E. coli is a type of bacteria that normally live in the intestines of people and animals. However, some types of E. coli, particularly E. coli 0157:H7, can cause intestinal infection. Symptoms of intestinal infection include diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fever. More severe cases can lead to bloody diarrhea, dehydration, or even kidney failure. People with […]

Loss of Smell

Loss of smell — anosmia (an-OZ-me-uh) — can be partial or complete, although a complete loss of smell is fairly rare. Loss of smell can also be temporary or permanent, depending on the cause. Loss of smell is rarely a symptom of a serious condition. Still, an intact sense of smell is necessary to fully taste […]

Diabetes in Children – Part 3

There aren’t many known risk factors for type 1 diabetes, though researchers continue to find new possibilities. Known Risk Factors These include: A family history. Anyone with a parent or siblings with type 1 diabetes has a slightly increased risk of developing the condition. Genetic susceptibility. The presence of certain genes indicates an increased risk […]

Diabetes in Children – Part 2

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and we’re continuing to discuss diabetes Type 1 in children. The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown. Scientists do know that in most people with type 1 diabetes the body’s own immune system — which normally fights harmful bacteria and viruses — mistakenly destroys the insulin-producing (islet) cells […]

Living With Diabetes

National Diabetes Month is observed every November to draw attention to diabetes and its effects on millions of Americans.  People with diabetes can develop serious problems with their feet that can affect how easily they can walk, and even can lead to amputation.  Many of these serious problems can be prevented by taking good care […]

Peanut Allergy

Peanut allergy is one of the most common causes of severe allergy attacks. Peanut allergy symptoms can be life-threatening (anaphylaxis). For some people with peanut allergy, even tiny amounts of peanuts can cause a serious reaction. Peanut allergy has been increasing in children. Even if you or your child has had only a mild allergic reaction […]

Halloween Allergies

Halloween is approaching and with it comes many challenges for parents with children that have food allergies.  Chocolate is frightening if you’re allergic to milk, and a candy bar with nuts can be deadly. With eggs, soy and wheat also common allergies in kids, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, finding […]