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Jane’s Blog Hair loss and Stress

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Jane’s Blog Hair loss and Stress

Since COVID 19 has made its way around the world everyone’s stress levels are through the roof! It's very common for hair to change in texture and thickness over the course of one's life. Hair loss can be the result of heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions, medications, medical treatments and stress. Normally we all lose about 100 hairs per day, out of approximately 100,000 contained by the average scalp. The average lifespan of a single hair is 4 ½  years; the hair then falls out and is replaced within 6 months by a new hair. After the age of 30...

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Jane's Blog Allergies or COVID-19

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Jane's Blog Allergies or COVID-19

More people than ever before say they are suffering from allergies, particularly seasonal. In fact, over 67 million Americans suffer from allergy symptoms, including hay fever. Experts say the mild winter and early spring could mean higher-than-average pollen counts.  Those with allergies will face a rougher go than in years’ past.  This year is an even bigger challenge as many people are concerned if their symptoms are due to allergies or the COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 symptoms include shortness of breath, cough, and a fever. Dr. Aaron Kobernick,...

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Jane’s Blog Chronic Lyme Disease

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Jane’s Blog Chronic Lyme Disease

The Centers for Disease Control estimates more than 300,000 infections will occur this year in the United States. Lyme disease patients are typically prescribed tetracycline antibiotics, however approximately 10-20% of them later develop symptoms of fatigue, pain in their muscles, joints or nerves, and cognitive impairment which can continue for years after their initial infection. Studies suggest that this may because of drug-tolerant ‘persisters,’ a group of bacterial cells that survive the initial dose of antibiotics. Called "chronic Lyme disease," or "Post-treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome” the numbers are escalating. Jayakumar Rajadas, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and director of the...

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Jane's Blog Stress and Infection

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Jane's Blog Stress and Infection

As the coronavirus Covid-19 continues to spread around the world and here in the United States we are all getting very stressed and anxious watching the headlines and wondering, “What is going to happen next?” For many people, the uncertainty surrounding coronavirus is the hardest thing to handle. Continuous stress not only affects us mentally but also physically too.   The body's stress-response system is usually self-limiting. Once a perceived threat has passed, hormone levels return to normal. As adrenaline and cortisol levels drop, your heart rate and blood pressure return to baseline levels, and other systems resume their regular...

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Jane’s Blog A Healthy Body Wards Off Infections Better!

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Jane’s Blog A Healthy Body Wards Off Infections Better!

More than ever before it is important to help your body stay healthy. Preparing your body to fight infections can help you from becoming vulnerable to many types of pathogens including viruses. For an upper respiratory infection to occur, a virus enters the body, usually through the mouth or nose. A person may transmit it through touch, or by sneezing and coughing. A virus is a tiny invader that uses your cells to copy itself by reproducing itself inside the cells of living hosts. Viruses don’t have the machinery to make copies of themselves. Instead, they trick your cells into...

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