Archive for June, 2018

Can Prebiotics Help With Juvenile Arthritis?

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Frank W. Jackson, MD, Founder and Chairman Emeritus 

Updated:  June 29, 2018 

Juvenile arthritis isn’t a single disease — it’s actually a group of related illnesses, first occurring during childhood. These diseases haves names like juvenile idiopathic [“without clear cause”] arthritis, juvenile dermatomyositis, and juvenile lupus. While most children with juvenile arthritis will experience red, swollen, painful joints, some children do not.… Read more

Are You Ben? A Fathers Day Message…

Heart Disease Facts & How to Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease

Anne Mercer Larson
June 13, 2016
Revised June 13, 2018

Even though Ben was about 30 pounds overweight and didn’t always get the exercise he should, he felt better than ever at his 40th birthday party. Surrounded by family and friends, he helped himself to a big piece of birthday cake, drank some champagne, smoked his favorite cigars, and sat around a bonfire enjoying roasted marshmallows.Read more

Gut Microbiota and Obesity-Induced Inflammation: Men’s Health Month Edition

Anne Mercer Larson, June 13, 2016
Revised June 19, 2018

Since June is Men’s Health Month, it is a great time to take a closer look at one of the hidden ways obesity causes disease: obesity-induced inflammation. As the name implies, obesity-induced inflammation is an inflammatory state not caused by an infection, but instead caused by excess stores of body fat.… Read more

ARE YOU ONE? NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY IS SUNDAY JUNE 3

Anne Mercer Larson

June 3, 2016.

Updated May 31, 2017; June 1, 2018.

Amazingly, there are almost 15.5 million of us now in the United States who have survived some type of cancer. I am one, are you?

That fact is both a celebration and a challenge!

The rates of new cancer cases are decreasing in men and staying about the same in women, says the report.… Read more