It’s important to pay attention to your bone health because as you age, if your body is losing bone mass more rapidly than it’s creating new bone, you could develop osteoporosis. This condition weakens bones, making them more likely to break.
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“Allergens such as pollen, dust or animal dander can create an inflammation of the nasal passage,” says Lehigh Valley Health Network family medicine doctor Beth Careyva, MD, of Bethlehem Family Medicine. “How you react to these allergens depends on your immune system. Some people have bad allergies. Others may not react at all.”
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“There are many medical conditions and wounds that are very hard to heal under normal circumstances,” says plastic surgeon Robert X. Murphy Jr., MD. “Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a natural way to help augment the body’s natural healing process.”
Hyperbaric oxygen treatments are provided in pressurized chambers designed specifically to deliver 100 percent oxygen at a pressure higher than sea level for a designated period of time. It will increase the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream two to three times the normal amount, which can make a major difference in the healing of wounds and damaged body tissues.
Despite advances in medical technology that make organ and tissue transplantation easier and safer than ever, people waiting for transplants still greatly outnumber the number of available donors. To raise awareness about this critical shortage, April is annually designated as National Donate Life Month.
“We need more people to understand the urgency and how they can help,” says transplant surgeon Lynsey Biondi, MD, of Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) Transplant Center. There are two ways to become a donor.