Repairing Myelin as an Element in the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

By Sandy Hayes, PhD Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a degenerative neurological disease in which cells of the immune system invade and attack the central nervous system (CNS). A major target of this attack is myelin, the protective insulation surrounding axons (nerve fibers) that facilitates the rapid transmission of nerve impulses…

Sleep: It’s Good for Your Health

By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Sleep, some of us think we don’t get enough, some wonder why we need it at all and most wonder what it is. We all know when someone is sleeping but do we know what is happening when they sleep and we…

Tuberculosis: Age – Old Disease, Modern – Day Threat

By Hamsa Al-Aqaad What is Tuberculosis? Tuberculosis, or TB, is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis [1,2]. It typically affects the lungs, and in this case it is called pulmonary TB. Sometimes, other parts of the body can be infected; these include the brain and…

Aging in 2015

By Victoria Brewster, MSW The terms ‘Aging’ and ‘Seniors’ are hot topics right now due to the fact that soon there will be more in the 65+ demographic than the youth demographic. Is society prepared worldwide?  No. As a case manager who works with older adults, I see first-hand…

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) – All you need to know

WHAT ARE BRANCHED CHAIN AMINO ACIDS? BCAA stands for Branched Chain Amino Acids because of their chemical structure or formula. Each amino acid (as the name shows) has an amino group (NH2) and an acid group (COOH), and rest in between is a chain of groups like ––CH2 defines the…

Osteoporosis Overview

By Wendy Brody, Pharm. D. Osteoporosis is the most common bone disorder affecting humans12. Bone strength is compromised, thus predisposing one to an increased risk of fractures of the hip, spine and wrists.1Both men and women can develop osteoporosis, although men usually have a lower risk than women. During…

Chromosomal Shattering

By Perry McLimore, MD., JD. Introduction Our DNA is located on chromosomes in the cell’s nucleus. Human beings possess 23 pairs or 46 chromosomes within a cell. All normal cells in the human body contain 46 chromosomes. DNA is composed of 4 nucleotides: Adenine, Guanine, Thymine, and Cytosine, or…