The Allied Times

Editor-In-Chief: Jenny Ewen

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It's RSV Time Again

It’s RSV Time Again This contagious virus spreads through the air and through surface contact.By Marven Ewen, MDMedical Director Overview It’s that time of year again: winter. With it comes seasonal medical conditions such as viral bronchiolitis. This is a condition common in young infants, usually under the age of one, where the very small…

Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma What you should know about a common type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system.By Jenny Ewen, BA, NREMTEditor-In-ChiefOverview Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a common type of cancer that involves the lymphatic system. Over 9,000 people (ages 16-34 and over 55) in the US are diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma each year. Cancer occurs when…

Chainsaw Injuries

Chainsaw Injuries These powerful tools can result in dangerous injuries from several different mechanisms.By Marven Ewen, MDMedical Director Overview Recently, I was considering renting a chainsaw to trim one of the trees in my yard. I should say I briefly considered it, until the thought of holding a running chainsaw while perched high on a…

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia A perplexing condition that causes widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep issues, and mood problems.By Jenny Ewen, BA, NREMTEditor-In-Chief Overview Fibromyalgia causes pain all over the body, and those with fibromyalgia could actually be more sensitive to pain (known as abnormal pain perception processing) than those without the condition. About four million US adults suffer from…

Shortcut to Fame is Too Hot

It was a reasonably quiet night in the Emergency Department. Busy enough to make the time pass but not so busy that I wished I was somewhere else. I was able to respond to the distraught young man when he arrived. At first, I wasn’t sure what the problem was. He was barely able to…

Munchausen Syndrome

In 18th century Germany, an officer named Baron von Munchausen became well-known for exaggerating the stories of his life – from this grew the mental illness known as Munchausen Syndrome (also known as Factitious Disorder Imposed on Self). Those who suffer from this act as though they suffer from a physical, emotional, or mental disorder…

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