Successfully Manage your Vasculitis

Successfully Manage your Vasculitis

  Receiving a diagnosis of vasculitis can be overwhelming. The Vasculitis Foundation encourages patients, their family members and caregivers to learn as much as possible about vasculitis so they can effectively manage the disease. Assemble your medical team. Patients with vasculitis often have multiple specialists treating the disease. It is very important that…...

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Reservoirs of Staph can Lurk Deep within the Nose

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have revealed that formerly overlooked sites deep inside the nose may be reservoirs for Staphylococcus aureus, a major bacterial cause of disease. The results of the study were published in Cell Host & Microbe. The Stanford investigators further found an inverse relationship between the…...

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Natural Treatments for HSP

Henoch Schonlein Purpura, otherwise known as HSP, is a type of vasculitis that occurs largely in the pediatric population. In fact, HSP is the most common type of childhood vasculitis, and it often occurs following an upper respiratory infection. Like all vasculitis syndromes, HSP is characterized by inflammation in the walls of the…...

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Using Complementary Health Practices (Time to Talk Tips)

When patients tell their providers about their use of complementary health practices, they can better stay in control and more effectively manage their health. When providers ask their patients, they can ensure that they are fully informed and can help patients make wise health care decisions. Here are 4 tips to help you…...

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Hospital Stays and ER Visits

Talking with a doctor during a hospital stay or in the emergency room (ER) can be stressful. Hospital Schedules Most hospitals have a daily schedule. This means that things like your doctor visits, medical tests, and meals will be at a similar time each day. It may be helpful to…...

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