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Your body is a walking miracle.  At any given time, at the cellular level, your body is fighting a very real war – a war against infections, bacteria and unwanted microorganisms.  But what if you are an unknown carrier of a genetic disorder that disables certain white blood cells, called phagocytes, from responding properly?  These important policing agents are responsible for killing harmful microorganisms like bacteria and fungi.  Moms who carry this defective chromosome pattern may pass the defect to their child, in which case chronic granulomatous disease may result.  This rare and once deadly disease can cause dangerous symptoms in babies, infants and young children including severe and recurring bacterial and fungal infections like staph, and inflammatory masses in their organs called granulomas.  Today, due to heightened awareness among doctors, available diagnostic blood testing for CGD, and advanced treatment options, survival rates are high and patients are living with and managing CGD well into adulthood.

An Education On Orthopedic Health And How It Benefits Your Overall Well Being

While the healthcare system has changed over the years the doctor-patient relationship remains one of the most important parts of medicine. And today on The Balancing Act we’ll visit Oasis Orthopedic and Spine Integrated Services to meet a group of doctors who not only excel in the craft of medicine but also have shown their […]

Big Bank with a Community Feel

As technology has evolved to offer greater modern day conveniences, service industries have been challenged to maintain a human touch in the face of increasing automation. Today on The Balancing Act, we’ll be profiling Apple Bank, a New York City institution that has been providing banking services to their customers for over a century. As […]

What To Consider When Choosing A Primary Care Physician

Primary care was the largest platform of health care delivery in the United States when measured in 1961. Four decades later, models continue to reveal more people seek primary care than any other type of healthcare service. The Balancing Act caught up with Dr. Vikram Gupta, founder of GMed Healthcare to learn in greater detail […]

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