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Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
Obstructive sleep apnea and snoring occur when tissues of the upper airway, the tongue and the throat relax during sleep. Relaxation of these tissues and...
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MedicineNet.com - Head Lice Prevention
There are number of ways in which a child can contract head lice most commonly perhaps contact with an already infested person. Personal contact can be very common during childrens's activities such as school, playing sports activities.
MedicineNet.com - Diabetes and Exercise
Diabetics need to check their blood sugar before and after exercising. Diabetics who do not check their blood sugar run the risk of hypoglycemia which can cause dizziness, as well as other complications. Just because you are a diabetic doesn't mean you can't exercise. But it is important to check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program, especially if you are over the age of 35 and run the risk of heart complications.
MedicineNet.com - ADHD and Alcoholism
If it is undiagnosed and untreated, ADHD can be associated with sometimes significant academic and social problems. The teen can try and self-medicate with alcohol. Parents and educators can work together to monitor the symptoms.
MedicineNet.com - Exercises for Graceful Aging
The most important thing is that we remain active as we get older, with aerobic exercise, and also exercises like Tai Chi and yoga, things that improve balance. We want to be physically active in our daily life, and remain active in our heads so we don't feel dependent on other people. Resistance exercise is great for the elderly, as well as balance exercises. Walking activities are important because your heart gets stronger as you continue to practice. Aerobics can even decrease the onset of Alzheimer's so it's working in the brain as well.
MedicineNet.com - Avoiding Vacation Weight Gain
Vacations should be an opportunity to re-energize, refresh, and relax -- not an excuse to take a break from health. When planning your vacation, opt for locations that will allow you to engage in physical activities you enjoy. Keep in mind that physical activity is the ticket to enjoying extra calories without weight gain.
MedicineNet.com - The Role of Weightlifting in Weight Loss
Exercise is the best way to keep the weight off after you have lost weight. Most of the weight gain from weightlifting is from fluid in the muscle, and water is heavy.You want to gain muscle because when you lose weight, twenty five percent of your weight loss is from muscle. The fastest way to lose weight is to cut your calorie intake.
MedicineNet.com - The Prevalance of Autism Today
Autism spectrum disorders are the second most common serious developmental disability in the US, following mental retardation and intellectual impairment. CDC reports state that among 8-year-olds, 1 in 150 have autism spectrum disorder. That means 1.5 million Americans have autism spectrum disorder
MedicineNet.com - Kidney Stones Symptoms and Prevention
One in 20 people will develop a kidney stone throughout their life. Dehydration can result in decrease of urine volume, which can also lead to kidney stones. Those who have had kidney stones once are more likely to have them again. Drinking plenty of water is the best preventative measure against kidney stone formation.
MedicineNet.com - Prostate Cancer- The Importance of a PSA Test
An elevated PSA level in a patient with a history of cancer doesn't necessarily mean the cancer has recurred. There are no specific normal or abnormal PSA levels, but the higher the PSA level, the more likely cancer is present. When PSA levels continue to rise over time, other tests may be ordered.
MedicineNet.com - Osteoporosis- Symptoms, Risk Factors and Prevention
Osteoporosis features loss of the normal density of bone and fragile bone. It can operate silently for decades, because osteoporosis doesn't cause symptoms unless bone fractures. In the U.S, more than 10 million people have osteoporosis and almost 34 million more have low bone density.
MedicineNet.com - Gastric Bypass Surgery- Risks and Controversy
Gastric bypass surgery is a risky weight loss surgery and is only done on patients who are significantly obese. Patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery require lifelong changes in eating habits. Risks of gastric bypass surgery include infection, developing blood clots, leaking of the stomach contents, and stretching of the pouch.
MedicineNet.com - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome- Symptoms and Struggle
Symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome include extreme fatigue and weakness, headaches, tender lymph nodes, and muscle and joint aches. Although the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is still unknown, doctors think it might be derived from anemia, hypoglycemia, or an environmental allergy.
MedicineNet.com - Testicular Cancer, Symptoms and Detection
Symptoms of testicular cancer include a painless lump or swelling in the testicle and acute pain in the scrotum. Other symptoms of testicular cancer can be an ache in the lower back as well as in the groin and a collection of fluid in the scrotum as well. Early diagnosis of testicular cancer is critical, which is why it's important for men to be performing a testicular self exam every month to screen for testicular cancer.
MedicineNet.com - Surviving A Heat Wave-Without Air Conditioning
In summer, heat waves can strike areas of the country where cooler climates are the norm. In these areas, many homes do not have air conditioning, and surviving in the extreme temperatures becomes a challenge for everyone. There are steps you can take to keep cool during a heat wave even if you don't have air conditioning.
MedicineNet.com - Jellyfish Stings FAQs
Jellyfish stings are an all-too-common health hazard for beach vacationers. While most jelly fish stings are harmless (with a few exceptions), they can be extremely painful. The stinging sensation results when stingers at the ends of the tentacles of jellyfish and other aquatic animals come into contact with human skin, usually while wading or swimming in the ocean.
MedicineNet.com - Antibiotics 101
It's very important to remember to take all the medication your doctor has prescribed and for the length of time. Antibiotics tend to work fairly rapidly so, many people feel better after they take a few doses or a few days worth of antibioitics and then they stop taking the remainder of the prescription. You should never stop taking your medication before the recommended length of time.
MedicineNet.com - Dangers of Spider Bites
The majority of spiders found in the U.S. are harmless with two exceptions, the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider. Both of these spiders are considered dangerous to humans. Black widows and brown recluse spiders are more common in the southern states of the U.S. and prefer warm, dry climates and undisturbed areas to hide in, such as basements, closets, and attics.
MedicineNet.com - Battling Bulimia
American Idol runner-up recently disclosed her battle with bulimia. The risk of developing bulimia may come from: family history, substance abuse, cultural and social differences, etc. Medical complications may include: erosion of tooth enamel, ulcers, intestinal complications, and more. There is no known way to prevent bulimia but it helps to know the signs.
MedicineNet.com - Cosmetic Surgery Checklist: Buyer Beware
Over 10.2 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2005, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. If you're considering a cosmetic procedure, listen to Dr. Melissa Stoppler discuss questions you should be asking to help you choose the right doctor.
MedicineNet.com - HIV / AIDS Conference (CROI) Intro February 05, 2006
Hello this is Dr. Eric Daar calling from Denver, Colorado from the 13th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections or CROI 2006. This has been traditionally now one of the main HIV research meetings of the year. There are 3800 researchers from around the world who have converged on Denver to present new information on both clinical and laboratory based research as well as behavioral research related to HIV and AIDS. Numerous important presentations from many investigators around the world including some important opening keynote presentations on the evening of February 5th
MedicineNet.com - 1st Day HIV / AIDS Conference (CROI) February 06, 2006
Hello this is Dr. Eric Daar calling from Denver, Colorado from the 13th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections or CROI 2006. This meeting opened with a Plenary session and keynote lecture on Sunday, February 5th. The keynote was presented by Dr. James Kern on 25 years of the HIV pandemic, where he described his experience at the CDC in the first reported cases of AIDS in 1981 in Los Angeles. He emphasized the many advances in the following years as well as the obstacles overcome and the obstacles that are left to be overcome both with prevention, the development of vaccine, and the potential hope for eradication
MedicineNet.com - 2nd Day HIV / AIDS Conference (CROI) February 07, 2006
Hello this is Dr. Eric Daar calling from Denver, Colorado from the 13th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections or CROI 2006. Update on meeting on second full day (February 7th). There were actually a series of world presentations all dealing with the related topic of treatment interruptions. Recently, a great deal of attention came to this area with the announcement of the data safety monitoring board closing one of these very important studies that was presented as a late breaker. The study was called SMART. It was a study through the CPCRA and the strategy was to determine whether you could take individuals with greater than 350 T cells and randomly assign them to either continue on their current therapy or interrupt their treatment with the plan of them restarting therapy if their CD4 count should drop to less than 250.
MedicineNet.com - 3rd Day HIV / AIDS Conference (CROI) February 08, 2006
Hello this is Dr. Eric Daar calling from Denver, Colorado from the 13th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections or CROI 2006. Last day of conference (February 8th). It has been an extremely exciting day with some very important presentations in the area of complications of antiretroviral therapy and new treatments. The first presentation was from the CDC describing the experience in Uganda in over a thousand individuals started on antiretroviral therapy for the first time. There has been a major rollout of therapy in the developing world and this one with another report, were one of the largest to describe the tolerability of such therapy. This looked at over 1,000 individuals from 2003-2004 started on standard first line regimen in the developing world.
MedicineNet.com - Hoodia, New Weight Loss Miracle?
Hoodia, the latest weight loss trend. This desert plant from South Africa is attracting widespread attention as a weight loss aid. But, does it work?
MedicineNet.com - Gout Update November 2005
Dr. Shiel reports from the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology held November 12-17, 2005 in San Diego. This segment covers the latest information on Gout and Gouty Arthritis.
MedicineNet.com - Fibromyalgia Update November 2005
Dr. Shiel reports from the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology held November 12-17, 2005 in San Diego. This segment covers the latest information on Fibromyalgia.
MedicineNet.com - Lupus Update November 2005
Dr. Shiel reports from the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology held November 12-17, 2005 in San Diego. This segment covers the latest information on Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus).
MedicineNet.com - Osteoporosis Update November 2005
Dr. Shiel reports from the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology held November 12-17, 2005 in San Diego. This segment covers the latest information on Osteoporosis.
MedicineNet.com - Osteoarthritis Update November 2005
Dr. Shiel reports from the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology held November 12-17, 2005 in San Diego. This segment covers the latest information on Osteoarthritis.
MedicineNet.com - Rheumatoid Arthritis Update November 2005
Dr. Shiel reports from the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology held November 12-17, 2005 in San Diego. This segment covers the latest information on Rheumatoid Arthritis.
MedicineNet.com - Prescription for Sleep
The amount of sleep you need depends on many factors, including your age and whether you've had enough sleep in previous days. Experts say that if you feel drowsy during the day, even during boring activities, you haven't had enough sleep. Here's what to do.
MedicineNet.com - Tips to Prevent a Cold
While it is impossible to completely prevent the spread of colds, there are steps you can take to reduce your chances of becoming infected with a virus that causes colds. Here's what you can do.
MedicineNet.com - No Diet Approach to Weight Loss
What if there was a way to lose weight without dieting, would you be interested? Dr. Stoppler gives specific examples and tips to help you eat healthy without worrying about dieting.
MedicineNet.com - Connection Between Fibromyalgia and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)?
There does seem to be a higher incidence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS or spastic colon) in patients who have fibromyalgia. Dr. Shiel discusses the relationship between these two diseases.
MedicineNet.com - Hurricane Disaster Health Concerns
Hurricane Katrina's devastation of parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast is the greatest natural disaster ever faced by the U.S. With tremendous loss of life and property, this catastrophe has resulted in serious and potentially life-threatening health concerns. Here's the latest on current health concerns.
MedicineNet.com - Tips To Help You Relax
We're born with the instinct to relax and sleep when our bodies or minds need a break. What happens over the years? Can you count the amount of activities you are responsible for on a daily basis? If a nap is out of the question, here's a list of tips to help you relax.
MedicineNet.com - Is Gastric Bypass A Cure For Diabetes?
Are you a candidate for gastric bypass? Usually patients with a BMI of over 40 or over 35 with health consequences that are obesity related are considered candidates. If you have diabetes, should you be thinking about this procedure or will it send your sugar levels through the roof?
MedicineNet.com - 5 Diet Traps To Avoid
It's reported we spend about $30 billion a year on diet products and programs. So, why can't we keep the weight off? Here are some common diet traps that trip us up.
MedicineNet.com - Hurricane Katrina: Should Volunteers Be Concerned?
Reporters, volunteers, national guard, and those that lived in the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina are currently subject to health risks, including many infectious diseases. Listen to Dr. Shiel discuss precautions for everyone that's been exposed to Hurricane Katrina.
MedicineNet.com - Steroids and Athletes: What's The Connection?
Dr. Melissa Stoppler discusses steroids and anabolic steroid abuse in sports
MedicineNet.com - Tips to Reduce Dietary Fat In Your Diet
Dr. Melissa Stoppler provides tips to reduce dietary fat in your diet
MedicineNet.com - Knee Osteoarthritis and Benefits of Losing Weight
Dr. William Shiel discusses the latest research on how losing small amounts of weight benefits osteoarthritis of the knees
MedicineNet.com - Heart Attacks: Are They Different In Women?
Are heart attacks different in men and women? Dr. Daniel Lee Kulick discusses this topic and explains common symptoms of a heart attack.
MedicineNet.com - Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis): What Is It and How Did I Get It?
Dr. Melissa Stoppler discusses pink eye (conjuctivitis) and pink eye symptoms and treatment
MedicineNet.com - HIV / AIDS Conference Update #3 July 27, 2005
Dr. Eric Daar reports from the 3rd International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. July 27, 2005. Many of the most important presentations related to the treatment of HIV infection occurred today. Many of these studies challenged current treatment strategies and described new drugs that may provide options for the future. Topics such as new ways to use old drugs - "OK Study", single drug treatment with Lopinavir / Ritonavir caution, other important studies on Lopinavir / Ritonavir, undetectable viral loads, new regimens and side effect profiles, and the new drug Reverset are discussed.
MedicineNet.com - HIV / AIDS Conference Update #2 July 26, 2005
Dr. Eric Daar reports from the 3rd International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. July 26, 2005. Hundreds of presentations were made on day 2 of this meeting with many being informative about the disease itself, select side-effects and treatment. Topics such as Genetic Factors and HIV and Antiretroviral Therapy and Drug Resistance are discussed.
MedicineNet.com - HIV / AIDS Conference Update #1 July 25, 2005
Dr. Eric Daar reports from the 3rd International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. July 25, 2005 highlights include: Diversity of HIV strains from around the world - recombination, co-infection, and superinfection. Growing epidemics of HIV, particularly in Eastern Europe. Presentation by Dr. Blick on "Patient zero: The Connecticut source of the multi-drug resistant dual-topic, rapidly progressing HIV-1 strain found in New York City." Increasing transmission of drug resistant virus.
MedicineNet.com - Heart Bypass Surgery: The Talk Show Host and The President
What do David Letterman and Bill Clinton have in common? They both had the same type of heart bypass surgery and recently compared notes.
MedicineNet.com - 10 Tips For A Good Night's Sleep
For many of us with busy lives, a good night's sleep is a thing of the past. In this segment, Dr. Stoppler offers some easy-to-follow tips to help us dream away.
MedicineNet.com - Women, Hormones, and Lupus
Here's why lupus, a condition of chronic inflammation caused by an autoimmune disease, occurs more frequently in women.
MedicineNet.com - Am I Having A Heart Attack?
Sometimes, it could just be indigestion. Or, it could be more serious. It's good to know the symptoms of a heart attack, it could save your life.
MedicineNet.com - Choosing A Doctor That's Right For Me
Choosing a new doctor can be a difficult task, especially if you have moved to a new community. Did you know there are websites to check physicians certification and if any disciplinary actions have been taken against them? There's much to consider and there's a helpful list of questions to think about.
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