Allergic Reactions

In 1906, “allergy” was first defined as an “altered reaction” to a substance, meaning a reaction that most people did not get. Later, four types of classical allergy were described with specific immune system involvements: Type I- Immediate, Type II-Cytotoxic, Type III- Immune Complex, and Type IV-Delayed. Although these four categories are still used today, … Continue reading

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative brain disorder caused by a decrease in dopamine produced in the area of the brain called the substantia nigra.  Symptoms can include abnormal movement activity, cognitive abnormalities, and even psychotic symptoms like visual hallucinations. Primary Parkinsonism These unavoidable causes include genetic predisposition and certain illnesses such as Wilson disease, Huntington’s … Continue reading

Health Hazards of Gas Stoves

As the holiday season approaches, families often prepare special holiday meals with long traditions…and long cooking times too.  This can create problems for homes that have gas stoves. Methane, the main component of natural gas, can pose significant health problems, especially when the stove is not well ventilated and cooking times are long as with … Continue reading

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