Posts Categorized: Wellness

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What can we do to prevent Alzheimer’s disease?

Dementia or “memory loss” is a term familiar to all of us. Dementias are subdivided on the basis of their underlying pathology, largely defined by accumulation of specific types of abnormal protein in the brain cells. An accurate number of individuals affected by dementia is difficult to estimate secondary to diagnostic challenges and absence of…
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What is celiac disease?

What do cereal, beer and soy sauce all have in common? While these items may seem to have nothing in common, taking a closer look reveals they all contain something called gluten. Gluten is a form of protein that certain grains use to store energy and maintain the food’s shape. Many common cereals, fries, beer,…
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Learn more about ALS

The ice bucket challenge swept the nation pre-TikTok, as you might’ve been challenged by a friend or relative who had participated. But how much do you know about the disease that incited the fundraising phenomenon that swept across the internet in 2014? Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects motor neurons, the…
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Pelvic Floor Disorders

What is a pelvic floor?Both men and women have a pelvic floor that contains tissues, muscles and nerves that support the bladder and other pelvic organs. In women, the pelvic floor includes muscles surrounding the uterus, vagina and rectum. Sometimes, women need treatment for their pelvic floor during pregnancy due to the changes to accommodate…
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