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Improving Education in Medication-Resistant Epilepsy
There are hundreds of thousands of people in the United States with medication-resistant epilepsy. For many, their condition could be better managed by learning more about it and finding the right specialist who can help.
There are currently close to three million people in the United States with epilepsy. Of that total, close 500,000 are classified as medication resistant. Work is underway to help bring that number down and help more people with the condition.
There are many reasons that women and their healthcare providers may not want to discuss female sexual dysfunction – for one, it can be awkward for both parties. However, it doesn't have to be.
On a daily basis endocrinologists are treating a wide variety of conditions that require their own specifics of care. Because of that there is an increased need for not only more specialists in the field, but also for general practitioners to provide care for more controlled patients.
The CDC has long recommended that all kids ages 11 and 12 get three doses of the HPV vaccine. While the ages haven’t changed, the recommended number of shots has.
For many people with thyroid issues a medication can help them better manage their condition. For 10 percent there are lingering problems that need to be addressed.
As more is learned about thyroid diseases in endocrinology one of the questions looming now is why does the thyroid hormone affect the body the way that it does. There are also questions about whether some health conditions are really tied to the hormone or another part of the anatomy.
Gut microbiota can influence intestinal mast cells (MMC) activation through the ingestion of fat, according to findings published in Gastroenterology.
With Congenital Zika Syndrome affecting not only the brain, but also the ears and eyes of patients it is important to have properly trained specialists in these fields and others to give them the treatment they need.

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