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Diagnosis and Management of Iron Deficiency Anemia

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world. In the United States iron deficiency most commonly occurs in toddlers (7%) and adult/adolescent females (9-16%).1 Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) is identified by abnormal iron laboratory values in addition to low hemoglobin levels. Patients with IDA may be asymptomatic, or may have signs and symptoms such as headache, fatigue, tachycardia, exertional tachypnea and pica (a craving for substances that are generally non nutritive such as ice, chalk and soil).

Cold and Cough treatment

The common cold, a self-limiting viral infection of the upper respiratory tract, is responsible for approximately 62 million cases per year in the United States.1 These viral infections, characterized by rhinorrhea, sneezing, nasal congestion, throat irritation and cough, account for three-quarters of all illnesses in infants and nearly one-half of all illnesses in adults.2 More than 75 percent of cases are in children,3 with preschool children having as many as 12 colds per year. Adults typically have two to three colds annually. Not only are colds and cough bothersome to the patient, they are also a huge burden on the health care system, including direct and indirect costs.

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux With An Emphasis On Diagnostic And Therapeutic Considerations

First coined by Kaufman in 1981, laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) has also been recognized under other aliases including extraesophageal reflux, reflux laryngitis, and posterior laryngitis. LPR has been postulated to play a role in up to 50% of laryngeal complaints that present in an otolaryngological practice.

Anorexia and Bulimia: Destructive Disorders

Each year, millions of people in the United States are affected by serious and sometimes life-threatening eating disorders; the two most common being anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. (Hoffman 1) Over 90 percent of those afflicted with the disorders are young women. Approximately 1 percent of adolescent girls develop anorexia nervosa, a dangerous condition in which they can literally starve themselves to death while another two to three percent of young women develop bulimia nervosa, a destructive pattern of excessive overeating followed by vomiting or other “purging” behaviors. These disorders have reached epidemic proportions.

Autoimmune Disorders: Nail Signs and Therapeutic Approaches

Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma, SSc) is an autoimmune disease that targets small and medium-sized arteries and arterioles in the involved tissues, resulting in a fibrotic vasculopathy and tissue fibrosis. Several prominent nail and periungual changes are apparent in scleroderma. Examination of the nail fold capillaries can reveal the nature and extent of microvascular pathology in patients with collagen vascular disease and Raynaud’s phenomenon. Among the complications stemming from Raynaud’s phenomenon can be painful ischemic digital ulcers.

Acute and Chronic Otitis Media

Otitis media is one of the most common illnesses for which preschool-age children visit their pediatrician, accounting for more than US $3 billion in expenditures annually.1,2 Up to 80% of children under the age of six will experience at least one ear infection. 3 Children with acute otitis media typically present with otalgia or pulling of the ears, irritability, and fever, and it is often associated with a viral upper respiratory infection.

Anxiety Disorders

The word anxiety comes from the latin word anxieta which means troubled in the mind about some uncertain event, and has a Greek root anxo which means to squeeze, strangle or press tight. Anxiety disorders are a group of disorders with symptomatology that are different from each other, yet show the same basic emotion of anxiety as its predominant symptom.

Using Dietary Reference Intakes in Planning Diets for Individuals

The goal of planning a diet for an individual is to achieve a low probability of inadequacy while not exceeding the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) for each nutrient. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) or Adequate Intake (AI) is used as the target nutrient intake for individuals, and planners should realize that there is no recognized benefit of usual intakes in excess of these levels. Food-based nutrition education tools are regularly used to help an individual plan a healthy diet.

Deliciously Healthy Family Meals

Do you feel challenged to serve your family healthy meals each day? Nutritious food doesn’t have to be bland or take a long time to prepare. You can prepare healthy recipes that taste great and that your children will love. Keep the Beat™ Recipes: Deliciously Healthy Family Meals dishes up all that and more. With kid tested recipes, such as Southwestern Beef Roll-Ups, Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken, and Mexican Lasagna, these meals are sure to be winners on your table.

Heart Health and Celiac Disease

Currently, the only treatment for Celiac Disease (CD) is strict adherence to a gluten-free (GF) diet. Individuals on a GF diet quickly become adept at scrutinizing foods for hidden gluten. With dietary adherence, the damaging effect of gluten on the intestines is halted. Intestinal healing is followed by improved nutrient absorption and frequently weight gain. Once gastrointestinal function is normalized, the person with CD should be evaluated for risks that plague the population in general.

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