4 horses in middle Tennessee sickened with infectious anemia
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state veterinarian says four horses have been sickened with anemia in middle Tennessee.
Tennessee's health department said Wednesday that the horses from a farm in Rutherford County tested positive at a laboratory for equine infectious anemia.
A news release from the health department says the disease is not contagious to humans. It is a blood-borne illness that can be fatal for horses. Symptoms may include fever, weakness, swelling, appetite loss or colic.
Radio host Delilah shares advice about losing a child
NEW YORK (AP) — One year ago, syndicated radio host Delilah Renee Luke — known professionally as just Delilah — experienced the unimaginable: Her teenage son Zack killed himself at 18.
She took some time away from her job to grieve but is now back on the air and also has a new book out called "One Heart at a Time," sharing personal stories and life lessons to hopefully inspire others to examine their own lives and find purpose about what really matters.
Incurable illness hits Colorado horse; others may be at risk
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — State officials say a horse in northern Colorado contracted a rare incurable disease called equine infectious anemia, and about 240 other horses may have been exposed to it.
The Greeley Tribune reported Saturday the horse tested positive in late August and was euthanized.
(BPT) - One in every four people is affected by anemia, a condition that occurs when the body lacks enough healthy red blood cells.1,2 Red blood cells carry hemoglobin, a protein that transports oxygen throughout the body, ensuring the body has energy and can function properly.3 Symptoms may vary in severity and can be acute or chronic. Further, many patients present with chronic anemia as a result of other health conditions — cancer, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, or blood or bone marrow disorders — which each come with their own challenges.2,4,5 For those with chronic anemia associated with other diseases, life after diagnosis often means adjusting to a new “normal.” Dizziness, trouble breathing and overall tiredness experienced by many with anemia may mean adjusting work schedules, changing exercise regimens, limiting social activities and generally slowing down.2
Dear Doctor: I have aplastic anemia. It is hard to explain this to people. Most of them hear the anemia part and get stuck there. I hear often: "Just take some iron" or, "My aunt had that and was cured with B12 shots." How do I quickly explain it better?
Q: I have aplastic anemia. It is hard to explain this to people. Most of them hear the anemia part and get stuck there. I hear often: “Just take some iron” or, “My aunt had that and was cured with B12 shots.” How do I quickly explain it better?
A: To put it simply for people, you could say that aplastic anemia is a bone marrow disease that leads to bone marrow failure.
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease originally identified by the rash it caused but now known to involve your internal organs in many cases. The red patches occur on exposed areas of the body. Patches on the cheeks and the bridge of the nose somewhat resemble a butterfly with open wings. Lupus strikes women nine times as often as men. Young females are most often afflicted. More people have lupus than AIDS, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, sickle cell anemia and cystic fibrosis combined. Between 1.4 million and 2 million people have been diagnosed with lupus. There are 16,000 new cases of lupus reported each year. Most people who develop lupus are in the age range of 15-44. Most people only develop a mild case of lupus affecting only a few organs. For others it may cause serious and sometimes life-threatening problems. Thousands of Americans die each year from complications caused by lupus.
3 horses sickened with blood viruses in Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials are advising horse owners in Tennessee to take precautions after three horses tested positive for viruses that infect the blood.
State veterinarian Charles Hatcher said in a news release Friday that a horse in Davidson County and a horse in Knox County recently contracted West Nile virus.
Also, a horse in Bedford County tested positive for equine infectious anemia.
Kansas confirms 2 more horses infected with equine disease
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say an incurable animal disease has now been confirmed in two more Kansas horses.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture's Division of Animal Health said Wednesday that it has received confirmation that a horse in Finney County and another in Kearny County have tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia.
Earlier this month, six horses in Finney County also tested positive for the disease.
6 horses in Finney County contract equine infectious anemia
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Six horses at a Finney County facility will be euthanized after becoming infected with equine infectious anemia.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture said in a news release Friday that it was contacted this month about a positive test for the disease. All the exposed horses were tested and five other horses tested positive. Because the disease isn't curable, the animals will be euthanized.
Deer Park Police rally around ‘little warrior’ battling sickle cell disease
On most days, two-year old Peyton Williams is laughing, smiling and playing, just like any other toddler.
On other days, she's getting blood transfusions.
"She's a tough kid. I call her my little warrior," said her dad, Deer Park police officer Brandon Williams.
GREENWICH — Peter Chieco’s daughter is about to get married, a milestone that seemed nearly impossible when she was diagnosed with Cooley’s Anemia as a toddler.
Chieco, of Bedford Corners, N.Y., is an executive director of Morgan Stanley in Greenwich who is the Westchester, Rockland and Fairfield County Chapter president for the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation.
For the thousands of individuals who suffer from the effects of sickle cell anemia, pain is a common part of their lives.
The inherited disease causes red blood cells of mostly people of African descent to deform into a sickle shape. This inhibits the red blood cells from carrying oxygen throughout the body, which can cause severe pain and organic damage.
So, many of those suffering from sickle cell anemia are prescribed a variety of powerful pain killer derivatives.
Anemia is a common blood disorder that can affect any age, race, ethnicity and gender.
"If you have anemia, your body doesn't get enough oxygen-rich blood," states the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. "As a result, you may feel tired or weak. You also may have other symptoms, such as shortness of breath, dizziness or headaches."
What is anemia?
The blood comprises different components, such as red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
Lupus is often thought of as a women’s health issue, but men get lupus, too. Ninety percent of lupus patients between ages 15 to 45 are women. New research indicates that there are just as many males as females that have lupus under age 18 and over age 50. Men shouldn’t discount the potential of getting lupus and the seriousness with which the disease presents.
The third annual Operation Wear Red Campaign to raise awareness of aplastic anemia will start Feb. 27 and last through March 5.
Schools, businesses and community groups in Sherman, New Milford, Danbury and New Fairfield have planned various activities for the weeklong campaign including exercise events, food and service specials, concerts and wear red days. Participants can also change their social media profiles using downloadable graphics or request a t-shirt from the campaign’s website.
Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men’s memories
CHICAGO (AP) — Testosterone treatment did not improve older men's memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government research that challenges the anti-aging claims of popular supplements.
Third Frohnmayer daughter dies of rare genetic disorder
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Amy Frohnmayer Winn, the last of David and Lynn Frohnmayer's three daughters, died Sunday, according to her family.
After living her 29 years with the rare disease Fanconi anemia, which killed her two older sisters, she came to the end rapidly, her brother, Mark Frohnmayer, said Monday.
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