The Most Common Foodborne Illnesses

Foodborne illness is most often caused by bacterial agents, which may cause symptoms directly or produce toxins that cause disease. However, viral agents such as Norovirus and parasites such as Toxoplasma gondii can also cause foodborne illness. The most recent …

Causes of Shin Splints

Shin splints are an extremely common complaint in athletes who frequently do high-impact exercises, such as running, basketball or gymnastics. “Shin splints” is not a single condition, but the term used colloquially to describe a certain kind of pain caused …

Treatment for Sjogren’s Syndrome

Sjogren’s (pronounced “show-gren’s”) syndrome is an autoimmune disease that affects the glands of the eyes and mouth. The salivary and lacrimal (tear) glands normally produce moisture to keep the mucus membranes of the mouth and eyes hydrated. In Sjogren’s syndrome, …

Diagnosing Foodborne Illnesses

Foodborne illness is a serious public health risk. Diagnosing cases of foodborne illness can be important, because in some cases, other people in the community may also be affected if there is an outbreak. An outbreak of foodborne illness occurs …

Treating Migraines

Migraines are severe, painful headaches that are generally incapacitating. Unlike a tension headache, which does not usually stop you from your daily activities, a migraine can cause someone to seek medical treatment or even go to the ER. In general, …