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Is Twitching While Sleeping a Problem?

The clinical term for a sudden, involuntary muscle contraction at any time is myoclonus (see "Types of Myoclonus" sidebar below). Twitching while sleeping is called sleep myoclonus. It may be so mild that you and your bed partner are unaware it’s happening. But it can also be a big enough … Read More

What Is Lewy Body Dementia?

Dementia is frustrating. It causes tremendous heartache and anguish for so many families. As you can imagine, struggling with any type of dementia is difficult enough, but the burden is doubled when an incorrect diagnosis is made. Unfortunately, that’s often the case when it comes to Lewy body dementia, a … Read More

Anesthesia: What You Need to Know Before Surgery

The moment your doctor tells you that you’ll have to undergo a surgical procedure can be a frightening, confusing, and stressful experience. All kinds of thoughts will cross your mind—it’s natural to worry about the skills of your medical team, the operation’s outcome, and potentially high medical bills that will … Read More

8 Ways to Protect Yourself from Aluminum Poisoning

Paramount to protecting yourself from the toxic effects of aluminum poisoning is taking care to avoid ingesting it or exposing yourself to it through medications, skin care products, and other sources of aluminum contamination. But even with careful avoidance, aluminum is so abundant in the environment and so widely used … Read More

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