Don’t lose sleep over apnea, but treatment is crucial

June 21, 2017

… Facebook and Twitter. The most effective type of treatment for sleep apnea is use of a continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machine. These deliver air directly through the airway, ensuring that it remains open. Other treatment options include oral appliances or, in very severe cases, tissue removal or jaw surgery. Rosen, Schwab and Surkin all emphasized that diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea is crucial to ensuring heart health. “patients with sleep apnea may have this …

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Hospital designs that are changing the way you’re cared for

June 19, 2017

(CNN)While the healthcare system in America is in a state of crisis, the hospitals, care centers and research facilities that make up the industry — in the States and abroad — have never looked better. “We’re seeing a lot of intersections with corporate America, retail, hospitality and civic [architecture],” she says. “It’s about: How do you attract and retain your community and your patients? How do you attract and retain doctors and …

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Being married ‘protects your health’ – BBC News

June 7, 2017

… that is protective, not only in patients with heart disease but also those with heart disease risk factors. “We’re not saying that everyone should get married though. “We need to replicate the positive effects of marriage and use friends, family and social support networks in the same way.” Dr Mike Knapton, of the British Heart Foundation, said: “The take-home message is that our social interactions, as well as medical risk factors such as high blood pressure, are …

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Apple continues to push into healthcare, this time with developers

June 7, 2017

… diagnosed in 11 to 36 of every 100,000 Americans each year. Through the app, researchers are studying both whether a digital study of a rare disease with patients spread throughout the country and the worldcan even work, as well as the disease itself. The app provides its users information about Sarcoidosis that their local doctors might not be able to give them and then asks them to take surveys about their condition and general health. SEE ALSO: Apple’s first store in Southeast Asia is …

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Drug shrinks ovarian tumours in early trial – BBC News

June 3, 2017

However, ovarian cancer is a difficult disease to treat, and the prognosis in the advanced stages is very poor. Marianne Heath, 68, one of the patients who received the drug, said: “I had no other treatment choices, so I felt this was my only option. “I just want to keep going so I can keep the tumours at a level where I can enjoy my life. It isn’t a cure, but it is life extension for me.” Marianne had treatment over six months, and the drug shrunk all three tumours …

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Long waits for surgery ‘have tripled in four years’ – BBC News

June 2, 2017

… president of the Royal College of Surgeons, said: “We are now struggling to meet the standards and timeliness of care that the public rightly expect. “It is unacceptable for such a large number of patients to be waiting this long in pain and discomfort for treatment. This is the grim reality of the financial pressures facing the NHS.” She said many of those patients were older and waiting longer for surgery could have an impact on their quality of life and how well they …

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6 Relaxation Hacks For People Who Hate Meditating

June 1, 2017

… whistling 5. Free-writing before bed The objective is to relieve the pressure of thoughts analogous to a water tank too full of H2O, he writes in an email. I tell my patients to see their arm as a pipe and the notebook the reservoir into which the water flows. Cooking is filled with basic tasks that let you focus on all sorts of sights, smells, tastes and textures. Once youre done, you can practice mindfulness while you eat. …

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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

… with HIV finding that the local NGO delivering their medicine must shutter for lack of funds. Health care providers forced to lie to their patients, and women doing what desperate women have always done — taking matters in to their own hands, and sometimes not living to tell about it. This is pro-life? More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsMake Your Own Website with HTML and CSS Learn HTML and CSS here. Build your own website.Simple Click Tracker – ClickBank Video Empire …

May 20, 2017
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Twitter has things to say about that ‘new’ eyebrow wig trend but there’s more to the story

… (@gunsforfist) May 18, 2017 Many people have pointed out that bloggers are trying to make something used by people with hair loss into a fashion trend. Eyebrow wigs, which cost around $95 for a set, are used by people experiencing hair loss due to chemotherapy and alopecia, as well as people with sparse brows. All these people salty over eyebrow wigs. These can be used by chemo patients or people with alopecia. Quit being rude Sgt. Plep (@DJ_Platypus) May 18, 2017 …

May 19, 2017
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Superbug C. auris identified in 122 people across 7 states, CDC says

(CNN)The number of cases of an emerging and often multidrug-resistant fungus in the United States has grown from seven to 122 over the past nine months, according to a field report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fungus, Candida auris, can cause severe illness with high mortality, especially among high-risk patients, including those in intensive care units, those with a central venous catheter and those who …

May 19, 2017
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‘Fat but fit is a big fat myth’ – BBC News

In this study, researchers at the University of Birmingham analysed data of millions of British patients between 1995 and 2015 to see if this claim held true. They tracked people who were obese at the start of the study (defined as people with a body mass index of 30 or more) who had no evidence of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes at this point. They found these people who were obese but “metabolically healthy” were at higher risk of developing …

May 17, 2017
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