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What is Myasthenia Gravis?

“Myasthenia gravis (MG), is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that causes weakness in the skeletal muscles, which are responsible for breathing and moving parts of the body, including the arms and legs.” This is the definition according to the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The name Myasthenia gravis

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Don’t Delay – Get Your Flu Shot Today!

With COVID-19 being the center of attention for 2020, as we enter the flu season, the fear of both viruses attacking at the same time is beyond scary for public health experts. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), explains that “As long as flu viruses are spreading and causing illnesses, vaccination

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Celebrating Abilities During National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), explains that “Down Syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial copy of chromosome 21.” Due to the extra genetic material, the course of development is altered leading to some common physical traits such as “low muscle tone, small stature, an upward slant to the eyes, and

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Am I Depressed or Just a Little Sad?

Everyone experiences sadness from time to time. According to Psychology Today, “Sadness is a normal human emotion….Sadness is usually triggered by a difficult, hurtful, challenging, or disappointing event, experience, or situation….This also means that when that something changes, when our emotional hurt fades, when we’ve adjusted or gotten over the loss or disappointment, our sadness

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Exercise Your Way to a Younger Looking Heart

We all know that consistent exercise can make us look good on the outside and lead to increased energy and overall well-being. But did you know that as we age, life-long exercise can slow down the aging process and even make our hearts, lungs, and muscles physiologically younger? In a study published in the August

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A Stiff Neck, High Fever, & Intense Headache Could Be Signs of Meningitis – Know the Signs & Seek Immediate Medical Attention

The Meningitis Research Foundation defines meningitis as an “inflammation of the lining around the brain and spinal cord- the meninges.” A more life- threatening form of the disease is called septicaemia, which is blood poisoning caused by the germs that cause meningitis. However, septicaemia can also occur without meningitis. The Mayo Clinic explains that swelling

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Understanding Lupus

The Lupus Foundation of America defines lupus as, “a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs).” The website, creakyjoints.org, explains that because its symptoms are often vague, lupus can be very difficult to diagnose. Here are some fast facts about lupus: It can be diagnosed at any

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