THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Given the choice of walking 3 miles or 1 mile, Amanda “Mandi” Tate always opts for the longer route at the Tampa Bay Heart Walk. In 2015, her boyfriend Patrick Shelley and childhood friend Jessica Dosio joined her. When Mandi ran off to grab something, Jessica […]Continue Reading ...
Even after all she had been through — the helicopters circling her house, the snipers on the roof and the car ride to jail — Lisa Abramson still wanted to have a second child. That’s because right after her daughter was born in 2014 — before all that trouble began — everything felt amazing. Abramson […]Continue Reading ...
[protected-iframe id=”66513ec5938d49b4a4221283149c9496-7618883-121704370″ info=”https://www.npr.org/player/embed/633979867/680559527″ width=”100%” height=”290″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”]Tammy Fox wanted to help after a friend took ill with a rare and difficult-to-diagnose autoimmune disorder that required many trips to the Mayo Clinic. Although Fox couldn’t do anything medically, she knew there was a way to ease some of the burden of medical bills and costs associated […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists are narrowing in on checklists of both errant genes and the environmental factors that could trigger those genes to more accurately assess type 1 diabetes risk and help children and their families avoid it. “The next five years is the time to put the puzzle together,” says Dr. Jin-Xiong She, director of the Center […]Continue Reading ...
A female baby was diagnosed with the deadly Ebola when she was only six days old. According to the health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), she seemed to have miraculously recovered from the viral infection. Ebola virus seen under a microscope. Image Credit: Studio_3321 / Shutterstock The baby named Benedicte was […]Continue Reading ...
According to a new announcement from the Morrison government on Sunday (9th of December 2018), patients who are suffering from severe forms of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia would soon have access to up to 60 appointments with psychologists and dieticians as part of their Medicare plan. At Butterfly house Prime Minister Scott […]Continue Reading ...
Maryam S. Hamidi, PhD, was working as a nutritionist with late-stage cancer patients at a research hospital in Toronto when she learned firsthand what it was like to experience professional burnout. “I felt tremendous pressure to help my patients, but nothing was working,” she said. “I began to feel hopeless, useless. Then I lost a […]Continue Reading ...
Standing outside the gun shop she co-owns, next to her SUV sporting “NRA” on the license plate, Christy Perry pledges full support for President Donald Trump. “He’s doing a good job,” said Perry, a four-term Republican member of the Idaho legislature who has voted for a litany of conservative causes, including weakening labor unions, restricting […]Continue Reading ...
Dr. Jin-Xiong She and Diane Hopkins. Credit: Phil Jones, Augusta University Scientists are narrowing in on checklists of both errant genes and the environmental factors that could trigger those genes to more accurately assess type 1 diabetes risk and help children and their families avoid it. “The next five years is the time to put […]Continue Reading ...
When a doctor steps into an exam room, patients can feel expectant, with a tinge of anxiety. Yet this simple entry can also trigger a flood of emotion for the medical professional, especially if they are a doctor in training. In a recent JAMA column, Stanford medical student Anna Goshua reflects on her first assigned encounter […]Continue Reading ...
Cori Poffenberger, MD, is a physician in the Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine, with three children under the age of six. At a recent department tailgate party, her daughter Eliza was an instigator in multiple games of tag, chasing her brothers and the other children across the soccer field outside the stadium. The sleek, low-riding […]Continue Reading ...
Dana Farrell’s car insurance is due. So is her homeowner’s insurance — plus her property taxes. It’s also time to re-up her health coverage. But that’s where Farrell, a 54-year-old former social worker, is drawing the line. “I’ve been retired two years and my savings is gone. I’m at my wit’s end,” says the Murrieta, […]Continue Reading ...
A 32 year old woman – Carly Barton, has been suffering from a long term painful condition called fibromyalgia. This was after a stroke she had suffered from in her twenties. In a new development, she became the first patient United Kingdom to have been prescribed medical cannabis after a change in the laws. Image […]Continue Reading ...
Olga Afanasiev, MD, PhD, did not plan on submitting an idea for the 3rd annual health++ hackathon, and she certainly didn’t expect to win a prize. The Stanford dermatology resident dropped in on the weekend-long event in early November to serve as a mentor for a few hours and to learn about hackathons for future […]Continue Reading ...
Janet Winston had a rash that wouldn’t go away. The English professor from Eureka, Calif., always had been sensitive to ingredients in skin creams and cosmetics. This time, however, the antifungal cream she was prescribed to treat her persistent rash seemed to make things worse. Was she allergic to that, too? Winston, 56, who works […]Continue Reading ...
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