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Hospital delirium is the most common complication of hospitalization among people ages 65 and over. When delirium isn't recognized, it can hinder recovery. Prolonged delirium is associated with poor long-term outcomes and a higher mortality rate. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid delirium or minimize its impact.
Food allergies typically begin in infancy, and can be
life-threatening if not outgrown. They are more common in people
who have other allergies, eczema, hay fever, or asthma. More
than 170 foods have been associated with allergic reactions, but
90% of all cases involve milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish,
shellfish, wheat, or soy. typically begin in infancy, and can be
life-threatening if not outgrown.
Food intolerance can cause discomfort but is generally less
serious. It usually results from the inability to digest or
metabolize a food completely. The symptoms — gas, bloating,
nausea, and diarrhea — overlap those of irritable bowel syndrome
(IBS), and food intolerance can trigger episodes of IBS.
Both are on the rise but it's important to know the difference.
People with uncontrolled high blood pressure who viewed DVDs of others from a similar cultural background talking about living with hypertension showed a reduction in blood pressure after six to nine months.
Women tend to develop heart disease about 10 years later than men. Because women develop heart disease later, they're more likely to have coexisting conditions, like diabetes, which can complicate treatment and recovery. And because they have smaller hearts and coronary vessels, surgery can be more difficult for them. Women are more likely to die after procedures such as bypass surgery and angioplasty.
A study suggests that one treatment for heart failure actually works better in women than men.
I had my hair straightened six months ago. Is there any danger in
getting these treatments twice a year? I hear they may contain
formalin or formaldehyde.