Monthly Archives May 2014

What to Do? Memorial Day – Sun Protection

Many people will be out in the sun enjoying the Memorial Day holiday. While the relaxing sun’s rays are good for the body and soul, too much or unprotected sun exposure can be harmful. In addition to painful sunburn, wrinkles and sunspots, prolonged exposure over time can lead to skin cancer. It is important to protect yourself daily, but most importantly if you will be enjoying outdoor activities during the heat of the day (10am-4pm). Here are a couple of tips to be safe in the sun this holiday: 1. Use sunscreen containing both UVA and UVB (a least 30
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What You Need to Know About Diabetes

by Abimbola Fasusi, PA-C, MIPC Physician Assistant The Basics Diabetes Mellitus has become a common condition in today’s society. DM is a disorder caused by the body’s inability to produce or utilize insulin (a hormone that breaks down sugar in the body for energy). Having persistently high glucose contributes to health problems such as heart disease, kidney dysfunction, and circulation issues. Although the etiologies of type 1 and type 2 diabetes differ dramatically, both lead to elevated levels of glucose. Symptoms Excessive thirst/hunger Excessive urination Weight gain Skin infection/ Rash Fatigue Weight loss (Type 1) Young age (Type 1) Prevention Diabetes
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MIPC Participates in Project CURE: Kits for Kids

by Jordan Hitchens, OMS I, former MIPC M.A. D.O. Candidate Class of 2017 Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine When I came across Project C.U.R.E and the Kits for Kids Program while enrolled at the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM), I was excited at the prospect of assembling and distributing 125 kits abroad.  The mission at Project C.U.R.E. married so well with my future goals.  Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to the developing world.  Their projects service over 130 countries. As part of the SOMA Executive Board, I
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What to Do? Tick Season

It’s Tick Season!!! As the warmer months approach, its very important to be educated about ticks and tick bite prevention. There a several different types of ticks, some carrying bacteria that cause disease. The most common tick-borne illness in the US is Lyme disease. It is caused by the bacteria, Borrelia Burgdorferi, and is transmitted by the deer tick. Symptoms of Lyme disease vary by stage, often starting with a distinct rash called Erythema Migrans. This rash begins at the bite, slowly expands, then clears in the center, giving it a characteristic “bull’s eye” appearance.  You may also experience a flu-like illness with fever, swollen glands, myalgias and
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