Archive for October, 2018
Most people would prefer not to die in a hospital if possible, though it’s not something people want to think about. While deaths of hospital patients, and those in emergency rooms, have been on the decline, end-of-life care and advance planning are still important considerations.
The rising use of e-cigarettes among adolescents is worrisome, because they still contain nicotine and because using them increases the likelihood of later tobacco use. Parents should educate themselves about these devices and the risks they pose.
Localized prostate cancer that is diagnosed before it has a chance to spread typically responds well to surgery or radiation. But when a tumor metastasizes and sends malignant cells elsewhere in the body, the prognosis worsens. Better treatments for men with metastatic prostate cancer are urgently needed. In 2018, scientists advanced toward that goal by […]
While many common foot conditions can be helped with a pair of orthotic shoe inserts, they are not the solution for every problem, and there are different types of orthotics for different applications. But before investing in orthotics, you may want to consider a new pair of shoes.
Do you sometimes get a headache after drinking red wine or mixed drinks? It’s a common belief that red wine is more likely to give you a headache than other types of alcohol, but there is very little evidence to support this.
Legumes like beans, chickpeas, and lentils are full of healthy nutrients, fiber, and protein, and a diet that includes them regularly can help lower the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and more. It’s easy to incorporate more legumes into your eating pattern, starting with a recipe for hummus.
Trying to lose weight and keep it off can be frustrating, but adopting certain healthy behaviors in your food buying and eating habits can make the challenge of losing weight more manageable.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps people learn how to overcome negative thought patterns and behaviors. Now an emerging variant on CBT aims to concentrate treatment into a more compressed time frame.
As Halloween approaches, safety concerns should be on all parents’ minds. These tips and suggestions will help your kids and your trick-or-treating visitors have a safe and fun Halloween.
Dividing cells face daunting challenges when replicating the billions of letters of DNA in their genomes. For instance, DNA letters in new cells can get mixed up, and then the affected genes don’t function correctly. To fix that problem, healthy cells can deploy so-called mismatch repair (MMR) genes that put scrambled DNA letters back in […]