Everyone enjoys a good night's sleep, yet for many of us the recommended eight hours is a rare luxury. However, UCLA sleep experts caution that being well-rested should be viewed not as a luxury but...
There is a quote from John F. Kennedy that adorns refrigerator magnets, coffee mugs and tote bags: “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” It is a simple but important message. I...
Nearly one in every two adults 50 years or older develop varicose veins, which usually appear as swollen, twisted clumps of blue or purple blood vessels near the surface of the skin in the legs or...
A Johns Hopkins-led analysis of data previously gathered on more than 3,000 elderly Americans strongly suggests that taking certain blood pressure medications to control blood pressure may reduce the...
"The surgery simply allows patients to get much more benefit out of proper eating and physical activity. But it will not do the job for them." A controversial marketing campaign for the laparoscopic...
Transitioning from a pediatrician to an adult healthcare provider is not always easy, particularly for young patients who have grown up with a congenital or chronic illness. For them, finding an...
Type 2 diabetes is preventable, but its incidence is increasing nationwide — fueled in large part by the fact that a large percentage of the population is either overweight or obese. As the number of...
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is not only a potential benefit for patients with wounds that won't heal due to diabetes or other causes, but it is beneficial for the treatment of other medical conditions...
A one-time vaccination for shingles, recommended for all adults, can prevent the occurrence of a painful condition that is most common in the elderly, according to UCLA experts. Shingles (herpes...
Traumatic injuries — body damage from a physical impact or accident such as a motorvehicle accident, gunshot wound, blunt force or drowning — represent the leading cause of death of children and...

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