Vitamin B12

By Hasina Akhter, Ph.D. INTRODUCTION OF VITAMIN B12 Vitamin B12 is one of the nine water-soluble B vitamins. It is also known as cobalamin or cyanocobalamin as it contains cobalt, the essential trace element to all animals. Methylcobalamin and 5-deoxyadenosylcobalamin are other forms of this vitamin that…

Taking a BiTE® out of Cancer

By Isharpal Singh, M.S. The Next Gen approach in Immunotherapy The era of modern antibody therapy began with the Prize-winning report on the basic structure of the immunoglobulin molecule given by Rodney Porter. His findings revealed two identical antigen-binding fragments (Fab) that blocked antigen precipitation by the…

Heart Diseases in Children

By Bhavana Sachdev, MS Heart is a muscular organ that pumps blood to all parts of our body. It consists of a network of blood vessels, such as arteries, veins, and capillaries which carry blood to and from all areas of the body. Any abnormality in the structure and function…

Vitamin A

Our bodies need a variety of vitamins and minerals to work properly and keep us healthy. One of those vitamins is Vitamin A, also known as Retinol. It is an important vitamin that is not often talked about. WHAT IS VITAMIN A? Vitamin A is considered to be a fat…

Sugary Drinks and Artificial Sweeteners

[icon name="user" class="" unprefixed_class=""]  By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Drinking soft drinks, whether sweetened with sugar or artificial sweeteners, is a highly visible and talked about public health issue as they are believed to be major contributors to obesity and other major health problems. While it has…

When Chronic Kidney Disease becomes End State, What Is Next?

By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Chronic Kidney Disease may continue to progress to the point where the kidneys are unable to filter enough of the waste products and excess fluid causing a build-up of fluid and toxins in the body. When this happens a person is said…

Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) of the Knee

Perry McLimore, MD., JD.   The knee joint is a hinge-type joint that allows for flexion and extension with a slight amount of rotation. It is one of the strongest and important joints in the human body. THE FOUR KNEE BONES Four bones make up the knee joint: the…

Vitamin B9 - Folic Acid

By Catherine Murari-Kanti, M.S. Introduction: Folic acid received its name from the Latin word folium which means leaf since it was isolated from spinach leaves in 1941. [1] Folic acid is also called Vitamin B9 making it part of the B-complex of vitamins and folate is the…

The Latest Scoop on Fish Oil Supplements

By Wendy Brody, Pharm. D. Many people take fish oil supplements for cardiovascular health benefits. Fish oil, refers to the two marine omega-3 fatty acids (FAs) EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Recent studies suggest fish oil may not have the cardiovascular benefits we once thought in certain…