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As of Monday, November 13th, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology updated guidelines for high blood pressure for high-risk individuals. Prior to this update, high blood pressure was defined as 140 for systolic blood pressure and 90 for diastolic blood pressure.
Scientists at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), a research institute in Switzerland, have been studying the use of virtual reality to reduce phantom body pain in paraplegics.
Paraplegia is the impairment of motor or sensory function of the lower extremities. It is often the
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs over time. A defective gene affects cells that produce mucus, sweat, and digestive juices. These fluids are normally thin and slippery; in people with CF, the cells secrete sticky, thick
National Physical Therapy Month is celebrated every October to recognize the efforts and impact of physical therapists (PT) and PT assistants in restoring, maintaining, or improving mobility for patients.
Nurses often experience nurse burnout, which is characterized by physical, mental, and emotional fatigue.
September is recognized as Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. Atrial fibrillation, abbreviated as AFib or AF, is a form of irregular heartbeat that can increase the risk of blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications.
Normally, your heart rate is 60 to 100 beats per
Chronic kidney disease is the gradual loss of kidney function. Learn about the risk factors and symptoms of kidney disease here.
In a recent study from the University of Illinois, researchers investigated how upper respiratory infections trigger MS relapses.
In recognition of August as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, we are sharing information on some eye diseases that children are susceptible to and some of their warning signs.
From August 1st to 7th, Breastfeeding Week is recognized worldwide to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. In the United States, August is also recognized as National Breastfeeding Month.
This year’s theme is “Charting the Course Together”, which is intended to
Many of us have heard about the physical benefits of exercise: increased strength, endurance, and balance. A regular exercise routine can promote heart health and lower blood pressure, among a slew of other physical improvements. Exercise can also have a positive impact on the way
Whether it is planned or unplanned, spending time in the hospital can be stressful—especially for children—and the stresses of a hospital visit can negatively affect recovery. It’s important to prepare your child for the medical care he or she will receive and relieve your child’s
About 400,000 people currently live with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the United States, with 10,000 new cases diagnosed every year. Learn about MS, including the types, symptoms, and treatments.
It's important to be proactive about maintaining your eye health. In this post, we have put together 6 simple tips to help you keep your eyes healthy.