Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is the leading known cause of mental retardation and birth defects today. But can having just one drink during pregnancy really cause permanent damage to your child? TMC labor & delivery nurse Carroll Morris has the facts related to this.
Weight loss surgery “is costly and does have treatment risks,” but studies in adults have found that it has long-term health benefits.
Sleep apnea device allows normal breathing, reduces stress on body, study suggests
Lack of awareness was most common reason cited for not having a living will
Research suggests CT scan screening might lead to needless worry, treatment in these cases
Finding may gain significance as legalization spreads across U.S., study author says
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's that time of year again: doctors caring for Medicare patients once more face a steep pay cut. But this time Congress is pursuing a permanent fix to the annual drama that has undermined the medical profession's confidence in the nation's premier health program.
Treating obstructive sleep apnea with continuous positive airway pressure could also help lower blood pressure among people with both the sleep disorder and hypertension. Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that is characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep, leading to disrupted sleep and daytime fatigue. Hypertension is considered a risk factor for sleep apnea, according to the Mayo Clinic. Spanish researchers found that for people with both conditions, receiving CPAP treatment for 12 weeks resulted in decreased blood pressure levels compared with those who didn't receive CPAP. ...
The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance. GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify solutions that work for you. We all have de-stressing "secret weapons" that we pull out in times of tension or anxiety, whether they be photos that relax us or make us smile, songs that bring us back to our heart, quotes or poems that