Category: arthritis

  • Cabbage Leaf Wraps for Arthritic Knees

    Unbelievably, a randomized controlled trial of cabbage leaf wraps for arthritis was published. In a section of the British Medical Journal called “Minerva,” where interesting little snippets are compiled, a picture was published of a woman who had taped a cabbage leaf to her knee. She said that was the only measure that provided relief […]

  • Help Your Patient Be an RA Warrior

    By Mary Schmalfeldt, BSN, RN Clinical Support Educator, VMS BioMarketing Recently, I had an opportunity to do something for a friend I wish I could do for every person who receives a frightening or confusing new diagnosis such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Simply put, I let her talk. I listened to her fears and concerns, […]

  • What White Blood Cell Count Should We Shoot for?

    At the start of my video What Does a Low White Blood Cell Count Mean?, you can see what it looks like when you take a drop of blood, smear it between two pieces of glass, and view at it under a microscope: a whole bunch of little, round, red blood cells and a few […]

  • Adult Exposure to Lead

    “Children in approximately 4 million households in the United States are being exposed to high levels of lead.” As I discuss in my video The Effects of Low-Level Lead Exposure in Adults, “Despite the dramatic decline in children’s blood-lead concentrations over the decades, lead toxicity remains a major public health problem”—and not just for children. […]