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What is Chronic Kidney Disease by Jenna Schneider

By at June 10, 2014 | 10:35 am |

In the United States researchers estimated that 31 million people suffer with chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease is a serious illness that can be prevented with taking some measurements, although once the patient has the disease it can be fatal if left untreated. There are several factors that go into CKD, risks, preventable measures, function, and treatments more...

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What is Iliotibial Band Syndrome by Jeff Schmidt

By at March 31, 2014 | 8:26 am |

Ever have a severe pain in the side of the knee when performing activities such as walking, running, or cycling? Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is a pain in the side of the knee and is thought to be an overuse injury. The iliotibial band (IT band) is a thick, dense band of fibrous connective tissue. The band is attached at the hip bone and runs down the lateral side of more...

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What is Melanoma

By at March 8, 2014 | 9:22 am |

Melanoma is a tumor of melanin-forming cells. The malignant tumor is associated with skin cancer. Malignant melanoma can be very difficult to treat but treatment and an early diagnosis will increase the survival rate. Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. The cancerous growths develop when unrepaired DNA causes damage to skin cells triggering mutations. more...

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What is Pancreatic Cancer by Emilie Arl

By at March 3, 2014 | 11:47 am |

Pancreatic cancer is not to be taken lightly.  The pancreas is a very important organ in the body.  This organ produces enzymes that help break down food and helps control blood sugar levels.  It is very important that the pancreas works properly because of the important functions that it does on a daily basis.  Without the pancreas working properly, the rest of the more...

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What is Celiac Disease by Tomasina Floresvega

By at February 10, 2014 | 8:16 pm |

Bread. Cereal. Pasta. Beer. Cake. What if someone told you, you should not eat or drink any of these products after 25 years of having them in your life? These are just a few of the items a person shouldn’t have if diagnosed with Celiac Disease (CD). Celiac disease is a very common digestive disease that many have, but don’t even know it. It is when your body more...

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