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We love a fresh cup of coffee. But is caffeine really good for us? Learn more about the health benefits and risks here.
Researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy of Sweden have successfully used RNA-based therapy to reduce the size of lung tumors in mice. This study is part of an extensive research project published in the scientific journal, Nature Communications. So far, the project has identified 633 new
Guest Post by Peninsula Doctor
Getting older is inevitable. But how you feel as you age is largely based on the choices you make. Sure, family history will play a role in your health as you age, but you can make a big impact on your
Making healthy choices is becoming harder and harder. Learn how sugar affects the brain and what the healthiest, low-sugar options are.
As we round into spring, it feels like summer is just around the corner. While everyone struggles with some aspects of summer and the heat it may bring, this can be especially true for MS patients, as heat can cause some patients’ symptoms to worsen.
Becoming a certified surgical assistant is a way to move out of an entry-level surgical technologist position into a higher-level job that includes leadership responsibilities. The role still assists in the operating room but includes administrative duties critical to patients, employees, and surgical teams. If
In the United States, there are currently 700,000 people affected by Crohn’s disease (CD). Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation of the digestive system, which is made up of the gastrointestinal tract (abbreviated as the GI tract or digestive
Intravenous (IV) saline solutions are incredibly common in healthcare. They are used to treat dehydration, flush wounds, administer diluted medications, and sustain patients through surgery, dialysis, and chemotherapy. But are they actually good for us?
Saline solution is a combination of sodium chloride and water at
Sleep is important. But after a long day’s work, or alternating schedules, you may be restless. If you find it difficult to fall asleep, or you simply want to experience a more restful night’s sleep, try the following tips.
Limit caffeine and nicotine. Both act
In the past, cancer treatments consisted of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted drug therapies. Over the last several years, immunotherapy has rose to the forefront of cancer treatments. It uses the patient’s own immune system to attack cancer cells, and it has been quickly
Learn about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), including the types, symptoms, diagnosis process, treatment options, and available resources.
In 2016, the American Association of Poison Control Centers reported 39 cases of people—between the age of 13 and 19—intentionally eating Tide pods. In 2017, that number grew to 53. In the first two weeks of 2018, 39 cases have already been reported.
Kids are posting
Type 2 diabetes affects the body’s ability to produce insulin, which is a hormone that helps the body break down sugar. Although people with type 2 diabetes still produce insulin, they don’t produce enough. They continuously monitor glucose levels via finger pricks and administer insulin
In the United States, there are currently 30 million people who have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Researchers have had their first success with a cellular approach to treating the disease.