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Vitamin C and Immunity
Vitamin C and Immunity

What do humans and guinea pigs have in common? For both mammals, Vitamin C is an essential nutrient in their diets to maintain good health. Human and guinea pigs lack the enzyme that converts glucose, our blood sugar, to ascorbic acid, the chemical name for Vitamin C.   The first human controlled clinical nutrition study was

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Itching for spring? Vogue Knows!
Itching for spring? Vogue Knows!

The term eczema often refers to dermatitis (itchy, red skin) related to a persons allergic tendency. This atopic dermatitis commonly presents in infancy or childhood and later progresses to asthma and hay fever in later life. Although the term eczema is also used as a synonym for atopic dermatitis which is very confusing to the

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Dupixent and Side Effects!
Dupixent and Side Effects!

Many patients crippled with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis were ecstatic when Dupilumab, whose brand name is Dupixent was approved in 2017. During the trials that led to its approval, there were few reported minor, though manageable side effects. The only serious side effect reported at that time was inflammation of the transparent lining of

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Treatment of Abrasions for the Skin!
Treatment of Abrasions for the Skin!

Abrasions of the skin are very common among active kids and adults. The upper or superficial layer called the epidermis is rubbed away by a shearing force such as moving contact with a rough surface leaving raw denuded skin. Usually, the deeper layer of the epidermis becomes exposed. Abrasions usually display minimal bleeding and fortunately

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What Insect Bite Me?
What Insect Bite Me?

This patient was bitten by a mite or bug called Chiggers or Trombiculid mites.  They are also called berry bugs, harvest mites, red bugs or scrub-itch mites. The usual reaction to insect or chigger mite bite is a small itchy bump (papule) or a hive or even a blister. Chigger bites usually cause lesions that

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Is slime safe for my Kid?
Is slime safe for my Kid?

Slime is the rage amongst kids. Unfortunately, while there are many ways to make slime, many commercially available slime is made by mixing sodium borate or borax with water. The resultant gooey substance might be fun to play with but is not without health risks to children. Slime made from Borax may contain high levels

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Diet and Wound Healing!
Diet and Wound Healing!

There are 3 stages for wound healing. Wounds become inflamed, then fresh, new skin begins to proliferate and grow, and finally, in the last phase, the wound remodels itself and heals. Wounds that are non-healing are stuck in the inflammation stage. Wound healing requires a tremendous increase in the need to eat calories, especially protein. 

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