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Your Pet Could Be Making You Sick

Health Articles by Dr. Victor Marchione

Pets can pose a health risk to their owners when they harbor parasites, bacteria and/or viruses. A hundred zoonotic diseases come from domestic pets. Here are some simple precautions you can take to keep you and your pet healthy.Pets can be a real blessing. In a world that values pharmaceutical drugs and the medication of symptoms, pets can offer an alternative to help improve mental and physical health. But researchers at the University of California School of Veterinary Medicine say you might want to think twice before letting Spot climb onto the bed.

Even healthy pets can carry parasites, bacteria or viruses that cause mild to life-threatening illness in people. Of the 250 zoonotic diseases — meaning infections… Read More

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Get Moving to Improve these Painful Symptoms

Health Articles by Jeff Jurmain

A new study has found that exercising can help cut symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. These included abdominal pain and stool problems (constipation, diarrhea), as well as a lower quality of life overall.A new study has found that exercising could help cut symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome(IBS). These included abdominal pain and stool problems (constipation, diarrhea), as well as a lower quality of life overall. Score yet another one for physical activity, the one thing we can all do to help ourselves.

The study, based in Sweden, included 102 patients with IBS between the ages of 18 and 65. Half the patients were randomly chosen to increase their physical activity and… Read More

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Could Pneumonia Guidelines Be Making it Worse?

Health Articles by Cate Stevenson

Treatment guidelines issued by the Infectious Diseases Society of America may not be the best approach to battling drug-resistant pneumonia, according to a recent study. Why influenza sometimes evolves into pneumonia.When you come down with a case of pneumonia that lands you in the hospital, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has laid out some guidelines regarding the best course of treatment to ensure your recovery. It is likely that you have a type of pneumonia that has become drug-resistant if you’re hospitalized for the condition. Current guidelines call for immediate antibiotic treatment of patients at risk for this kind of multiple-drug-resistant infection. The guidelines state that patients should… Read More

 

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