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Delirium: Defining a Syndrome Often Mistaken for Dementia

Delirium: Defining a Syndrome Often Mistaken for Dementia

Delirium is a medical syndrome—not a disease—in which there is a rapid onset of confusion, altered consciousness, and behavioral changes. Unlike dementia, which shares some of these symptoms, the onset of delirium is usually within hours or days (as opposed to months or years).

Delirium is considered a medical emergency.

Editor’s Note: Dealing With Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is among the most common complaints prompting visits to doctors’ offices. There are a myriad of possible causes, from serious bone problems to the far more common muscular sprains or tendon inflammation. How are you to know if the pain is the result of a minor ailment

The Surprising Healing Power of Sweating

Where I live in Seattle, August is the perfect month to get outdoors, enjoy the sun, and do some good old-fashioned sweating. For some ultra-therapeutic sweating, I’m hoping to make it to the mountains and hike up to some hot springs this month. But I’ll also be doing some day-to-day

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