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Medication Safety Tips

Medication Safety Tips

As we get older, the odds of us taking more medications go up. Whether it be prescription, over-the-counter, or even vitamins, medications taken incorrectly and haphazardly are a great health risk. Below are some guidelines to follow when dealing with medications. Take medicine as prescribed. Following the label and directions on the bottle is key
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PTSD Research Helps Track Down a Cause of Alzheimer’s

PTSD Research Helps Track Down a Cause of Alzheimer’s

New Research involving PTSD may be uncovering a genetic cause of Alzheimer’s.Researchers from the University Medical Center Goettingen in Germany studied mice to see if there were any molecular connections between fear conditioning and early onset dementia. They came to this hypothesis after examining studies that have shown links between PTSD and Alzheimer’s before. Those
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Fighting Cancer Fatigue

Fighting Cancer Fatigue

One symptom that many cancer patients know is fatigue. Whether caused by the cancer itself, or a byproduct of treatment, fatigue is a burden on the lives of cancer patients. Fatigue is draining and prevents people from living out their lives. Other factors linked with fatigue are pain, anxiety, sleep problems, and depression. It’s important
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Diabetic People Having Increased Prevalence of Rare Neuropathy Types

Diabetic People Having Increased Prevalence of Rare Neuropathy Types

It’s thought that half of diabetics will eventually develop neuropathies. Neuropathies are a series of conditions that cause damage to the nervous system. Two rarer neuropathies are having an increased rate of prevalence, particularly in younger diabetics. These are autonomic neuropathy and small fiber neuropathy. It’s important to recognize the symptoms of both to discover
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A Look at Post-Intensive Care Syndrome

A Look at Post-Intensive Care Syndrome

Nearly 5.7 million adults receive care in intensive care units (ICUs) each year. These units and the doctors working in them provide amazing care to patients and do some miraculous service for people. Nevertheless, these units can be chaotic and the treatments received there can be traumatic for patients. It’s not uncommon for people to
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