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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
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, after the famous baseball player who was diagnosed with it. It is a chronic, progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord; it leads to the weakening of
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.
On October 8th, wildfires started burning just outside of Calistoga and raced towards Santa Rosa, affecting a large part of Sonoma County along the way. Known as the Tubbs fire, these wildfires burned over 5,000 homes. Two months later, the Thomas fire is one of many
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.