July 2020

A Brain Wasting Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a progressive brain-wasting disease. There is an irreversible destruction/loss of brain cells (neurons) that result in the impairment of memory, reasoning, and intellectual abilities. As the brain cells die, the brain itself shrinks, which then progresses to the point of an inability to perform normal activities of daily living, and eventually …

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A Bout of Gout

If you’ve ever had a bout with gout, you know firsthand how painful it can be. Gout is a subclass of arthritis, replete with intense pain and inflammation, although its etiology differs. Gout is a buildup of too much uric acid in the body. Your body naturally forms purines, that when they break down, cause …

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