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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

What’s New in Parkinson’s Treatment

Today’s Parkinson’s treatment options address the symptoms of tremors, stiffness, and slow movement to improve quality of life. However, they do little to slow the progression of this disease.  Fortunately, research is helping us better understand Parkinson’s. While early signs of Parkinson's disease can be overlooked, once it's diagnosed, treatment … Read More

White Coat Syndrome Is a Physiological Reality

A person with white coat syndrome experiences elevated blood pressure readings when he or she is in a medical setting. The blood pressure returns to normal when the person leaves the medical office. Here’s a clue you might have white coat syndrome and not even realize it: If the nurse … Read More

Sauna Benefits Are a Hot Commodity

Wikipedia says every house in Finland has a sauna, and it’s no wonder when you read about the many health-related sauna benefits.  Most recently, in January 2018, the University of Eastern Finland showed that 30 minutes in a sauna bath reduces blood pressure while increasing heart rate to the level … Read More

Don’t Let a BMI Score Weigh You Down

When you go to the doctor’s office, chances are you’ll have to submit to height and weight measurements, which are then calculated to determine your BMI. BMI is the acronym for Body Mass Index, and it’s the current standard for determining if your weight is appropriate for your health. A … Read More

Baker’s Cysts Can Cause Pain Behind the Knee

Most frequently occurring in women over 40, a Baker’s cyst is basically swelling in the form of a soft lump behind the knee. This area is called the popliteal space, which is the small indent in the back of your knee where the femur and the tibia meet. Sometimes called … Read More

Natural Remedies for Depression: Bach Flower Remedies

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen discovered that plant compounds from the South African flower species Crinum and Cyrtanthus (related to daffodils) may be useful in treating diseases originating in the brain, including depression. The study findings show why these plant compounds are so effective—they can cross the brain’s protective … Read More

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