Living With Chronic Conditions

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Can an Engineered Body Pillow Prevent Your Acid Reflux?

Can a Specially Designed Body Pillow Prevent Your Acid Reflux?

Tags: acid reflux, antacids, Barrett’s esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), GERD, innovations, sleep, sleep hygeine

Lying on your left side at night has been shown to reduce acid reflux. Researchers are studying a new body pillow that keeps patients on their left sides at night as a help for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).


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Deep Brain Stimulation Now More Comfortable for Patients

Tags: brain health, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), essential tremor, Parkinson's, Parkinson's Disease, tremors

A frameless deep brain stimulation procedure abandons the heavy, metal frame in the OR and customizes the platform for each patient. A more comfortable approach achieves the same results.


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How to Protect Yourself from Tick Bites and Lyme Disease

Tags: bug bites, celebrate spring, fall season, insect repellent, insect sting allergy, Lyme Disease, ticks

If you’re an avid outdoors person, learn how to avoid tick bites or deal with a bite to protect yourself against Lyme disease.


Surgical Team Working In Operating Theatre

Hard-to-Treat Epilepsy? Surgical Advances May Help You

Tags: ablation, electroencephalogram (EEG), epilepsy, hypothalamic hamartoma, hypothalamus, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), MRI, responsive neurostimulation therapy (RNS), seizures, Tumors

A new surgical procedure implants a neurostimulator to relieve seizures in people with epilepsy that have not been helped by medications and have no other surgical options.


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New Research Works to Unlock Mystery of Huntington’s Disease

Tags: brain health, dimentia, essential tremor, genetics, Huntington's disease, memory, mental health, mTORC1, Parkinson's, Parkinson's Disease, protein, study, tremors

New research offers insight about Huntington's Disease, a devastating, progressive condition that can cause uncontrollable movement, emotional disturbances and psychiatric problems.


Oxygen

How Breathing Pure Oxygen Can Heal Tough Wounds: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Tags: diabetes, diabetes treatment, feet, foot ulcers, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), peripheral neuropathy, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, wound care, wounds

If you have a wound that won't heal, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is effective and painless. Patients can nap or read as they breathe 100 percent pure oxygen in a large, clear, tube-like chamber.


sleep walking girl

What to Do If You or Someone Else Is a SleepWalker

Tags: sleep, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, sleep testing, sleepwalking

How do you know when someone is sleepwalking and how do you help them? Learn about causes, symptoms and prevention of sleepwalking in adults and children.


FMD - A Hidden Threat

FMD: A Hidden Threat for Middle-Aged Women

Tags: fibromuscular dysplasia, FMD, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, vascular disease, vascular disorders

Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) is a little-known form of vascular disease that leaves many women vulnerable to stroke and severe high blood pressure in the prime of life.


Diabetes Test Strips

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Diabetes Test Strips from Resellers

Tags: blood glucose test, diabetes, diabetes treatment, insulin, patient safety, product recalls, safety standards, type 1, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2, Type 2 diabetes

Purchasing blood glucose test strips from resellers is a cheaper alternative, but they can give you unreliable test results and could even endanger your health.


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Why Women Who Don’t Drink Can Still Get Cirrhosis

Tags: addiction, alcohol, autoimmune disorders, autoimmune hepatitis, cirrhosis, drinking, drugs, fatigue, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, liver disease, non-alcohol fatty liver disease, pregnancy

Women who don’t drink may still be at risk for cirrhosis, even in their late teens and early 20s. Learn what you can do to protect yourself.