An Alternate Explanation For Strep Throat & Rheumatic Fever

KevinMD had a guest blogger who questioned the value of needing to treat one million strep throat infections with antibiotics to save one patient from rheumatic fever and heart disease. Typically, we only need to treat a particular strain of strep called Group A beta-hemolytic Strep (GABHS), which produces a particular type of toxin and […]

A Link Between Endometriosis and Sleep Apnea?

Endometriosis is a common condition that's estimated to occur in about 5 to 10% of all women. It's characterized by pelvic and abdominal pain, along with infertility, and not too surprisingly, hypothyroidism, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, autoimmune conditions, allergies and asthma.    Does this list sound familiar? Right — upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS). Doing […]