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  • Light at night may disrupt sleep and health

    “Light is a stimulus that can have impacts on health, well-being and performance,” for good and ill, says George Brainard, professor of neurology at Thomas Jefferson University. Light has this power because it drives our

    January 22, 2017 • Health News • Views: 1110

  • Brain Deficits in Preemies May Start Before Birth

    Study links weak brain wiring connections in fetuses with preterm delivery       By Robert Preidt Thursday, January 12, 2017 The study authors said that roughly 10 percent of American babies are born preterm. The findings

    January 16, 2017 • Health News • Views: 1003

  • Back pain may raise risk of mental health problems

    Interesting read A study, involving almost 200,000 participants, finds that individuals who have back pain are more likely to also experience a range of mental health issues. According to the Global Burden of Disease study, lower

    December 5, 2016 • Disease and Conditions • Views: 1194

  • November National Health Observances

    Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month (National) American Diabetes Month Bladder Health Awareness Month Epilepsy Awareness Month Family Caregivers Month

    November 27, 2016 • Health News • Views: 1311

  • Grocery shopping myth busters

    Myth 1: for better health, shop only the perimeter of the store Reality: the perimeter offers most of the perishable, often less-processed foods, but dodging the center aisles means you miss many important, highly healthful items

    November 20, 2016 • Nutrition • Views: 1722

  • Common skin care mistakes shares several face-washing mistakes to inspire you to clean up your act: In hot water. Lukewarm or cool temperatures provide a more gentle and effective cleanse. Hot water gets rid of the skin’s moisture,

    November 14, 2016 • Health News • Views: 1249

  • Bed down on AAP guidelines

    Many parents unintentionally place infants in unsafe sleep environments. Researchers recorded infants, for one night, ages 1, 3, and 6 months in family homes. In those recordings, 10 to 21 percent of infants were placed on a

    November 7, 2016 • Disease and Conditions, Health News • Views: 896

  • Optic neuritis

    Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve, the bundle of nerve fibers that transmits visual information from the eye to the brain. Pain and temporary vision loss are common symptoms of optic neuritis. This condition

    November 1, 2016 • Disease and Conditions • Views: 935

  • Polydactyly

    More than the normal number of fingers or toes. From the Greek “polys” (many) + “dactylos” (finger) = many fingers or, medically, too many fingers. Polydactyly is the opposite of oligodactyly (too few

    October 24, 2016 • Disease and Conditions • Views: 1799

  • HPV Cancer On The Rise

    Oropharyngeal carcinomas are diagnosed in more than 15,000 men and women in the U.S. each year. But public health experts warn that the number of cases in men over age 50 will rise dramatically in the coming years. Thirty years

    October 18, 2016 • Disease and Conditions • Views: 4775