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Do Baby Boomers have a higher risk of Hepatitis C?

Do Baby Boomers have a higher risk of Hepatitis C?

Americans born between 1945 and 1965 are popularly referred to as “baby boomers”. This population of people, now in their 50’s and 60’s, were part of an explosion of babies born following World War II. Recently, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a recommendation that in addition to screening individuals who are at ...
Why do temperature changes affect me as much?

Why do temperature changes affect me as much?

Many people feel uncomfortable at either end of the temperature range. In most cases, this is due to a normal variation in comfort levels at various temperatures and is no cause for concern. An extreme intolerance to heat or cold, however, may signal the presence of a condition that deserves medical attention. Heat Intolerance. People ...
What do I do if I am losing my sense of taste?

What do I do if I am losing my sense of taste?

Impairment of the senses of taste and smell are much more common than most people realize. The National Institutes of Health reports that over 200,000 doctor visits each year are for a sensory problem such as a taste or smell disorder. Their statistics also indicate that approximately 25 percent of Americans have lost the ability ...
What do I do if I am losing my sense of smell?

What do I do if I am losing my sense of smell?

Impairment of the senses of taste and smell are much more common that most people realize. The National Institutes of Health reports that over 200,000 doctor visits each year are for a sensory problem such as a taste or smell disorder. Their statistics also indicate that approximately 25 percent of Americans have lost the ability ...
Can regular food and drink affect prescription drugs?

Can regular food and drink affect prescription drugs?

Did you know that drinking grapefruit juice with certain cholesterol-lowering drugs can result in dangerously high levels of those drugs in the body? Were you aware that some over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications can be harmful if you are taking a prescription anti-inflammatory drug? These are examples of problems that can develop when one medication interacts ...
Is my office chair affecting my back?

Is my office chair affecting my back?

Most of our eDocAmerica clients regularly use computers at home or at work. In fact, it has been estimated that approximately 70% of the U.S. work force now sit while performing their jobs, many in front of computers. As with many other jobs, there are occupational hazards related to working on a computer. For example, ...
Why am I seeing spots, flashing lights, zig zags?

Why am I seeing spots, flashing lights, zig zags?

Popularly referred to as “ophthalmic” or “ocular” migraines, this common condition primarily causes visual symptoms and has the official classification from the International Headache Society of “ancephalgic migraine with aura.” Ancephalgic means that there is no headache and the term aura refers to the visual symptoms experienced. This condition is distinguished from a classic migraine ...
Why do my toes and fingertips change colors?

Why do my toes and fingertips change colors?

Raynaud’s (ray-NODES) is a condition that affects blood vessels, primarily in the fingers and toes. It was named for Dr. Maurice Raynaud, a French physician who first described the condition in a young woman whose fingertips changed colors when she was cold or under stress. There are two primary types of Raynaud’s. The first, known ...

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