January, 2012
A Close Call
Jean is the manager of a local bank and has been very busy recently because of the upcoming holiday season. Several clients have been calling to refinance their mortgage loans. She has been working 16 hour days and she has not been sleeping well. Coffee and donuts were her main source of energy for the last few months. Lately, she has been feeling tired and noticed recently that she was feeling somewhat fatigued when she climbed stairs. Read More

Chronic Kidney Disease
Michael is a 62 year old man with a history of high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. He has not seen his doctor for several years, and he has not been checking his blood sugar or his blood pressure. Over the last three weeks he has been noticing puffiness around his eyes and his ankles. He has also been more short of breath. He has been feeling rather weak, and feels very tired at the end of the day. Read More

A Curious Cough
It was an enjoyable evening. Jennifer, a teacher at a local elementary school was having dinner with a few close friends from her old high school. One of her girlfriends, Lisa was getting married. One week before the big day, they decided to have dinner in her honor. Simone made some silly comment as usual and the entire group erupted in laughter. Jennifer’s laugh, however, seemed to linger a little longer than the others. It evolved from a joyous sound to a rasping cackle that would not die. Read More

Vitamin B12 deficiency
According to the CDC, roughly 3 % of people over 51 years old have vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 is important for the formation of red blood cells and is essential for proper functioning of the neurological system.We need about 2 to 5 micrograms of vitamin B12 per day. If we consume more than our daily requirement, excess vitamin B 12 is stored in the liver. Read More