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Portions of Measles Outbreaks Are Due to Vaccine Reactions and Not Wild Measles Virus

When you hear about reported cases of measles, did you know that a portion of those affected may be experiencing a reaction to the live virus measles vaccine? In a Journal of Clinical Microbiology paper,1 researchers describe new technology developed to "rapidly distinguish between measles cases and vaccine reactions to avoid unnecessary outbreak response measures...

Delectable Keto Coconut Cacao Nests

Recipe From Jennafer Ashley Lemon Coconut Pudding Recipe Gut-Healing Coconut and Ginger Kefir Every year, children and chocolate-lovers alike enjoy brightly decorated chocolate Easter eggs to celebrate Easter Sunday. Unfortunately, chocolate Easter eggs bought from supermarkets are often made from processed chocolate and loaded with excessive amounts of sugar that can put you or your...

The heal-better diet

Rich in healthy fats and plant-based foods, the Mediterranean diet is the ideal meal plan for fighting inflammation. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Looking for a better way to bounce back from a sports injury or orthopedic surgery? The solution may be as close as your fork.Experts say choosing the right foods—and avoiding the wrong ones—can...

KetoFast Explained

In the featured JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show podcast, I discuss my KetoFast protocol, which is the topic of my latest book by the same name. KetoFast is the term I coined to describe a protocol that combines three key strategies: a cyclical ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting and cyclical partial fasting. In this interview, I describe...

Salmon Foil Pack

Foil pack dinners offer the ease and convenience of single packs with zero clean-up: an attractive option for anyone looking to make the most of their evenings (while still putting a healthy meal on the table). We think this light and tasty salmon with asparagus pack is the perfect spring dinner—and Primal Kitchen Lemon Turmeric...

An Introduction to Ulcerative Colitis

The large intestine is partly responsible for allowing good bowel movement, which is something that most people usually take for granted. But as with other parts of the body, your large intestine can also encounter its fair share of problems over time. If you’ve been experiencing abdominal cramps that are accompanied by bloody diarrhea or...

Vertigo Causes and Treatments

Vertigo is a form of dizziness that makes you feel as though you're moving or spinning even when you're stationary. As noted by the National Health Service of England, vertigo is a symptom of an underlying condition involving either your inner ear (peripheral vertigo) or your central nervous system (central vertigo), it's not a...

How fall detection is moving beyond the pendant

For the over-65 population, falling can be a serious health risk. Three million older people each year are treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries, according to the CDC, and one in four older adults falls each year. But the options for guarding against falls are limited. For a long time, the standard of care has...

Florida House Panel Approves Bill Seeking Medicaid Work Requirements

Florida has not expanded its Medicaid program under the federal health law, so this measure, which now goes to the full House, would apply to the traditional Medicaid program. News outlets also report on Medicaid news out of Montana, North Carolina, Iowa and Tennessee, as well as proposals for changes in federal rules...

Swedish respiratory health startup NuvoAir raises $3M

This week Swedish startup NuvoAir, best known for making respiratory monitors, scored $3 million in new funding. The latest round was led by Inustrifonden, with participation from Investment AB Spiltan.  WHAT THEY DO The company made a name for itself with a smartphone spirometer able to conduct lung function assessments in a home environment.  Last year the...

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