November 2018 Print this issue Communities Affect Health You probably already know that your genes can affect your health. So can the choices you make, such as getting enough exercise and eating healthy food. But did you know that where you live can affect your health, too? NIH-funded researchers are looking at how the environment […]Continue Reading ...
Take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones during your cleanup after a hurricane, flood, or other natural disaster. Follow our cleanup tips and monitor your radio or television for up-to-date emergency information. General Safety Tips Get the right safety gear Hard hats Goggles N95 masks (or a respirator with a higher protection level) […]Continue Reading ...
The health of fast walkers declined at a slower rate than those of slower walkers, according to a USC study. Credit: Per Swantesson, Stocksy United During a doctor’s appointment, there’s a few measures that quickly get a physician up to speed on our current health, such as measuring blood pressure and checking our BMI. But […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Different from osteoarthritis, which is the wear-and-tear breakdown of joint cartilage experienced over time, rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is an autoimmune disease that causes both pain and intense fatigue. When you’re in the throes of a flare, exercise may seem like mission impossible and you might be advised to rest until it passes. But exercise […]Continue Reading ...
Most nosebleeds aren’t serious and will stop on their own or by following self-care steps. SEEK EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE IF NOSEBLEEDS: – Follow an injury, such as a car accident—Involve a greater than expected amount of blood—Interfere with breathing—Last longer than 30 minutes even with compression—Occur in children younger than age 2—Don’t drive yourself to […]Continue Reading ...
— Childhood is the perfect time to start healthy eating habits, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. While children need fat in their diets to get the daily energy they need, too much fat can lead to health problems, especially if it’s in the form of saturated fat that can lead to heart disease later […]Continue Reading ...
When I spoke with Stanford Medicine pain psychologist Beth Darnall, PhD, for this 1:2:1 podcast, she told me that what often gets lost in the national discussion about opioids is “how we treat pain and at the lowest risk.” She’s written a new book on the topic, Psychological Treatments for Patients with Chronic Pain, that […]Continue Reading ...
On this page: It helps the doctor—and you—if he or she knows about the non-medical parts of your life. Where you live, how you get around, and what activities are important to you—these are all things that can make a difference in decisions about your health care. The following are some examples of practical matters […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Dear Mayo Clinic: I have had hyperthyroidism for just over one year, and medication does not seem to keep it in check. I do not want to have my thyroid removed. But I’m nervous about radioactive iodine treatment, which is what was recommended. Is it safe? What are the risks? A: […]Continue Reading ...
What is an MTHFR mutation test? This test looks for mutations (changes) in a gene called MTHFR. Genes are the basic units of heredity passed down from your mother and father. Everyone has two MTHFR genes, one inherited from your mother and one from your father. Mutations can occur in one or both MTHFR genes. […]Continue Reading ...
What is a karyotype test? A karyotype test looks at the size, shape, and number of your chromosomes. Chromosomes are the parts of your cells that contain your genes. Genes are parts of DNA passed down from your mother and father. They carry information that determines your unique traits, such as height and eye color. […]Continue Reading ...
Image Credit: Makc/Shutterstock.com The fundamentals of digital content marketing and complex scientific industries can be considered at odds with one another. One is driven by the ease of digestibility and the other by a sense of quality in breadth and depth. Synthesizing the key points of innovations in bioengineering and analytical technologies into a brief […]Continue Reading ...
While living with a serious and complex health condition such as atrial fibrillation, there are many approaches and health behaviors that can increase your quality of life. My colleague Paul Wang, MD, director of Stanford’s Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, describes three steps AFib patients can take to improve their health: increase physical activity, eat a healthy diet, and […]Continue Reading ...
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(HealthDay)—If you’re overweight and thinking of starting a family, there’s compelling evidence that you should lose the excess pounds before you get pregnant. For starters, some health conditions associated with being overweight, like polycystic ovary syndrome (or PCOS), can make it harder for you to conceive. Once you get pregnant, being overweight increases your risk […]Continue Reading ...
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