What Is Anemia?

Anemia affects 3 million Americans, so most people have heard of the term. However, I have found that much confusion surrounds the disease. Anemia is a generic term for a low number of red blood cells or when the red blood cells don’t function properly.

Avoiding the Dreaded Flu

Author : Mary Ann Rodriguez, MD

There are so many advices going around these days on how to avoid the dreaded flu. Take this supplement, take the flu shot, cover your mouth when you cough, use this air filter, etc. Yes, advise those who are sick to stay home and practice cough etiquette.

Can exercise be used as medicine?

Exercise has been shown to decrease the risk of several diseases. According to an article published in the journal of British Pharmacology.

"There is evidence for prescribing exercise in the primary and secondary prevention of pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases (CHD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, intermittent claudication); metabolic disorders (type 2 diabetes, dyslipaemia, obesity, insulin resistance); muscle, bone and joint diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, osteoporosis); cancer; and depression"

The concluding remarks from this paper, "Exercise is so beneficial for health that it should be considered as a drug.

Let’s Talk About Herpes

Let’s talk about herpes simplex virus. There’re two main types of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV 1) and herpes simplex type 2 (HSV2). HSV2 is most often transmitted by genital or anal intercourse. HSV 1 is most commonly transmitted orally and is associated with cold sores.