I graduated from medical school in Seattle where is ranked #1 suicide ratio in the US.  There are many people with depressive disorders or committing suicide particularly in winter time. Environments or climate can influence people emotionally. Even in Southern California where it is blessed with warm and sunny weather, we still have to face an unstable economy or other gloomy news that make us feel depressed. The symptoms of the depression vary. Typical symptoms are losing /gaining weight by excessive hunger or loss of appetite, sleeping too little or too much, sluggishness, loss of interests in activities, decline of libido, fatigue, self-hate, guilt, trouble concentrating or focusing, and constantly […]

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In the United States, over 30 million people suffer from diabetes and more than 86 million people have pre-diabetes. Diabetes is ranked as the seventh leading cause of death in the US, and it is said that it will rank first in 10 years. There are two types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes is caused by the destruction of cells that secrete insulin in the pancreas. Type 2 diabetes is caused by obesity and dietary habits such as eating too much sugar, lack of dietary fiber, and lack of exercise. In this blog, I will write about type 2 diabetes (lifestyle-related diseases). The symptoms of diabetes, […]

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Pathologic features of atopic dermatitis Typical symptoms of atopic dermatitis are itching and swelling of the whole body and dryness or irritation of the skin. Scraping skin by scratching the area makes it easier to become infected. Most atopic dermatitis patients have a food allergy which can cause asthma and hay fever also. Atopic dermatitis and allergy The first thing that you can do is to know which foods you are allergic to, so you can avoid those foods. Breastfeeding is also a great way to prevent and treat atopic dermatitis as well as other diseases. If your baby shows atopic dermatitis symptoms when you are breastfeeding, you’d better stop […]

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