“Beep, beep, beep” – the one sound you dread to hear at 3 AM. As you get up from what you thought might be a few “clutch hours” of precious sleep, you see the numbers “6666” on your beeper – and your heart sinks… It’s the ER with your 7th admission of the night. Sleep deprived and bleary eyed, you drag yourself down to meet your 86 year old female patient from the nursing home with presumed urosepsis. But there’s something different about this case. You notice that her electrolytes are off – and not what you’d expect from a uroseptic patient. You note that instead of being acidotic as you might expect, she’s alkyotic. And it’s 3 AM…
People have long suspected that stress and anxiety can cause health problems in the long term, particularly heart problems. Now, new research suggests that this is more than just a suspicion.
It’s been a truism for as long as science has known about germ theory that letting children get dirty is good for their immune systems. Now, new research has shown that overprotecting children from germs is correlated with the most common form of childhood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
For years we’ve been on a roller coaster ride over whether or not eggs are good for you, or if they contribute to obesity and heart disease. Anytime a new study was released that claimed one or the other, you could start the clock on the publication of new research that would contradict it. Well, there’s a new study out that favors eggs. Get your skillets warmed up, egg fans because things are looking up for you.
The common cold, it’s just a fact of life, right? You’re going to get it. No one is immune - technically speaking. If you want to lower your chances of getting a cold, the thing to do is eat right, exercise, and practice good hygiene... and don’t go outside with wet hair.
The Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was signed into law in 1996 What HIPAA is universally known for is protecting the privacy of your medical information. On April 14, 2003, the law was revised with the following provisions:
New research has emerged which appears to indicate that Body Mass Index, (BMI) may not be a reliable way to measure total body fat. BMI is still a fair indicator of body fat for general purposes. It can be effectively used to indicate whether a person is healthy based on weight and height and it works for the vast majority of people. However, it is possible that two people of the same height and weight could get drastically divergent BMI numbers.
Scientists have proven that we may pass the benefits of physical and mental exercises to our brain onto our children through improved learning ability. And that happens without any alterations in the DNA.
For the longest time, we’ve been made to believe that fighting obesity is all about willpower. However, medical research proves otherwise. The truth About Obesity featured on BBC April of this year, reveal 5 surprising factors that can affect your weight.
Medical students have noticed that nutrition and diet receive scant attention in their course of studies. Now, they want change—in the form of dietary knowledge they can use to treat common health problems.