William F. Balistreri, MD February 04, 2016 The question of whether to adopt a gluten-free diet is especially timely, given its impressive increase in popularity over the past decade. In fact, gluten avoidance has become the most popular dietary trend in the United States, with approximately 100 million Americans consuming gluten-free products last year. Presently,…

On Wednesday, the CDC announced that the strain of influenza virus chosen as the basis of this year’s vaccine does not match the common strains of flu virus now circulating. On Thursday, the CDC warned of the severity of the upcoming flu season. David Muir interviewed ABC’s Chief Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser on ABC…

A new study of 9- and 10-year-olds finds that those who are more aerobically fit have more fibrous and compact white-matter tracts in the brain than their peers who are less fit. “White matter” describes the bundles of axons that carry nerve signals from one brain region to another. More compact white matter is associated…

What dermatologists tell their patients Even mild sunburn can cause psoriasis to flare. To protect your skin, use a fragrance-free sunscreen. Fragrance can irritate the skin and cause psoriasis to flare. Dermatologists recommend that everyone, including their patients who have psoriasis, use a sunscreen that offers: SPF 30 or higher Broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) protection Water resistance

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Girls who grow up eating PB&Js could be doing their breast health a favor. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School found an association between regularly eating peanut butter and having a lower risk of developing benign breast disease in early adulthood. Benign breast…

Dear Sir or Madam, In an effort to learn more about clinical trial participant experiences, CISCRP – a nonprofit organization dedicated to understanding patient opinions — is conducting an important online survey.  If you are currently participating in a clinical trial, or if you were in a clinical trial recently, we would like to hear…

Diabetes often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem so harmless. Recent studies indicate that the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing the complications of diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes Frequent urination Unusual thirst Extreme hunger Unusual weight loss Extreme fatigue and Irritability Type 2 Diabetes Any of the type 1…

We help patients get into clinical trials.  Patients help us by enrolling into clinical trials.  Sometimes we save lives: A patient was screened for our back pain study and had a serum glucose of 307. Our Coordinator called the patient to get more info about their medical history for our doctor and the patient denied…

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