Fans of 56-year-old actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus were shocked last month when she announced she was battling breast cancer, partly because she’s so young and partly because we don’t think it can happen to anyone we know. It was a sad coincidence that she revealed her diagnosis just days before the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, observed every October.
Approximately one percent of the population suffers from celiac disease, and their reaction to the gluten in even a small crouton can be diarrhea, abdominal bloating and pain, fatigue, seizures or migraines, severe weight loss, and many other unpleasant and even dangerous symptoms.
Every two minutes in the United States someone dies of sepsis, according to the Sepsis Alliance. That death toll is higher than deaths from prostate cancer, breast cancer, and AIDS combined. Every year, eight million people around the world die of sepsis, 258,000 in the U.S. alone. One in three people in this country will develop sepsis in their lifetime. It is the number one cause of rehospitalization.
It’s not officially summer, yet we’ve already seen an onslaught of record-high temperatures here in South Florida. Your concierge physicians at MD 2.0 in Jupiter, Florida, want to remind you of the risks of dehydration in children.
For years, the medical community has been touting statins as the silver bullet to save lives, but a report last month in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) only served to cloud the picture further.