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The major goal in treating diabetes is to minimize any elevation of blood sugar (glucose) without causing abnormally low levels of blood sugar. Type...
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The most common symptom of scoliosis is an abnormal curve of the spine. Often this is a mild change and may be first noticed by a friend or family...
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At this time, there is no cure for scoliosis. There are good treatment options as discussed above. Researchers are trying to find the causes of the...
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Treatment of scoliosis is based on the severity of the curve and the chances of the curve getting worse. Certain types of scoliosis have a greater...
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If you think you have scoliosis, you can see your doctor for an examination. The doctor will ask questions, including if there is any family history...
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Scoliosis is a disorder that causes an abnormal curve of the spine, or backbone. The spine has normal curves when looking from the side, but it...
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School screening programs have helped to identify many cases of scoliosis early. This allows people to be treated with either observation or bracing...
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Scoliosis can affect about 2% of females and 0.5% of males. In most cases, the cause of scoliosis is unknown (idiopathic). This type of scoliosis is...
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Scalded skin syndrome is a potentially serious side effect of infection with Staph bacteria that produce a specific protein which loosens the...
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In cases of minor skin infections, staphylococcal infections are commonly diagnosed by their appearance without the need for laboratory testing. More...
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No vaccine is available against Staphylococcus aureus. Since the bacteria are so widespread and cause so many different diseases, prevention of Staph...
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Minor skin infections are usually treated with an antibiotic ointment such as a nonprescription triple-antibiotic mixture. In some cases, oral...
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Anyone can develop a Staph infection, although certain groups of people are at greater risk, including newborn infants, breastfeeding women, and...
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Skin infections are the most common type of disease produced by Staphylococcus. Staph infections of the skin can progress to impetigo (a crusting of...
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Staphylococcal disease of the skin usually results in a localized collection of pus, known as an abscess, boil, or furuncle, depending upon the exact...