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Folic Acid and Lowered Immunity

A high folic acid intake could lead to lowered immunity to viruses and cancer.

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Overeating and Depression

A new study finds that overeating could lead to depression and anxiety.

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Early Life Exercise and Health

Early life exercise could be linked to lasting brain and metabolic health

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Raynaud ’s phenomenon in Women

A new study finds that the previously thought harmless Raynaud’s phenomenon could lead to increased mortality in women.

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Long Term Opioid Use and Depression

Use of opioids for longer than 30 days could cause increased risk of depression.

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Inflammation and Depression

Are you depressed? You may also be inflamed…

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Should dysautonomia patients get the flu vaccine?

It’s a tough call for many of us—should dysautonomia patients get the flu vaccine? We often times will flare with symptoms after the vaccine, but is the flare worse than the flare we’d experience with the flu? It’s a decision each one of us grapples with every year! Here’s an…

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New gene found for EDS!

Yet another new gene found for EDS! It’s name? B3GALT6 (kinda’ catchy!)

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EDS Hypermobility type may be the same as TNX deficiency?

MUST READ article explaining how TNX deficiency may account for most of the Hypermobility forms of EDS! Better yet? This deficiency can actually be beneficial to the heart!

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A case of EDS and recurrent venous thrombosis—ONE CASE?

A case of venous thrombosis in EDS. ONE CASE, Dr. Diana asks. Her research is showing a high prevalence of venous thromboses in EDS patients, even without genetic abnormalities of clotting.

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Diet Sodas Heighten Risk for Vascular Disorders

Important information for those of us with vascular disorders. Watch those diet sodas!

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Patient Develops Dysautonomia When Struck by Lightning

A patient develops dysautonomia when struck by lightening. No one knows why he develops Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome! wink

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Surgical Failures—Don’t miss EDS!

Abstract discussing how the diagnosis of EDS is often missed prior to surgery—complicating the procedure and recovery. Surgeons! You don’t want to miss this!

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Poor response to anesthetics in EDS Hypermobile type

Great for your doctors! This article states that anesthetics are less effective in EDS, Hypermobile form.

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Salt linked to autoimmune diseases

One reason Dr. Diana is trying to find and treat the SOURCE of POTS / Dysautonomia . EDS/POTS patients are prone to developing a vast array of autoimmune disorders, including M.S., Rheumatoid Arthritis, psoriasis, etc. This article explains why the typical recommendation of salt loading may harm us (and our…

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Pregnancy and EDS/JHS

Are EDS/JHS women under higher risk when pregnant?

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Anxiety and Brain Function

A new study finds that anxiety could lead to decreased brain function and increased risk of dementia.

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Apple Shaped Bodies

A new study finds that people with apple shaped bodies are at a higher risk for binge eating

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When and Why Blood Clots Form

Researchers find a new way to determine when and why blood clots form

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Atherosclerosis and Blood Vessels

A new study suggests that “atherosclerosis is Alzheimer’s of blood vessels”

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