• How to detect and manage the various types of Diabetes

    How to detect and manage the various types of Diabetes

    Diabetes is a lifelong disease that mainly involves the hormone insulin. Healthcare professionals and researchers are projecting that diabetes will become a pandemic disease by 2030, with an expected prevalence projection in the Middle East that will reach 164%. These numbers can be reduced with a better understanding of the disease. Dr. Merheb, an Endocrinologist

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  • Dr. Carole Youakim: All Kinds of Allergies are Curable through Immunotherapy!

    According to the World Allergy Organization, approximately one billion people around the world suffer from allergies, which are reactions of the body’s immune system toward unfamiliar substances called allergens. Consequently, immunoglobulins (IgE) are produced as a countermeasure to protect the body from this substance. And, this leads to the secretion of histamine, the leading cause

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  • Dr. Gilbert HELOU: Beware of the dangers of antibiotics misuse!

    Many people take antibiotic therapy without consulting a specialized doctor for a clinical condition where antibiotics are not indicated. This misconception is due to the incapacity to differentiate between a viral and bacterial infection. Dr. Gilbert El Helou, an Assistant Professor of Medicine and an Infectious Diseases specialist at Mount Lebanon Hospital, elucidates the major

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  • How to Detect a Heart Attack

    Early signs of a heart attack may feel like flu or indigestion. Other signs include: Pain, pressure, fullness, burning or squeezing sensation in the center of your chest behind the breastbone Radiating pain that starts in your chest and spreads to the arms, neck, jaw, shoulders or back Chest pain accompanied by nausea, sweating without

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