Study Looks Into the Eyes of Autism

When diagnosing children with autism, the eyes are an area of focus. That’s because the tendency to let eyes wander and avoid eye contact is a hallmark of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). And according to recent research, this hallmark may appear earlier in children than previously thought. In a study published in the journal Nature, … Read More

Study: Clot Risks Identified for Heart Pump

Mechanical heart pumps, or left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), are lifesaving devices for patients with advanced heart failure, but a new study from doctors at Cleveland Clinic shows that the HeartMate II has higher risk than originally believed. LVADs help weakened hearts do the essential, continuous work of pumping blood, often bridging the gap until … Read More

Diabetes: Know Your Risk (Infographic)

People can be at risk for type 2 diabetes without even realizing it. Know the  risk factors and work on what you can control. There is a lot you can do to prevent and if needed, control diabetes. For example, keeping your weight down and activity level up are worthy goals for good health and … Read More

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After Rare Transplant a Man Can Eat Again (Video)

Some of us fret about overeating during the holidays. People with serious digestive diseases wish they had that problem. For nearly two years a 47-year-old Alabama man named Kevin Decker couldn’t eat at all. Because he had no colon or small intestine, he developed short bowel syndrome, where the body cannot absorb enough nutrition because … Read More

Lung Cancer Surgery: Common Post-Op Issues (Video)

A lobectomy to remove lung cancer in patients diagnosed with stage 1 or 2 lung cancer can be a life-saving procedure. However, a lobectomy is a major surgery, so it’s important that patients are aware of common post-op complaints so they can let their doctors know if they are experiencing any issues. Thoracic surgeon Sudish … Read More

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How Science Can Fight the Obesity Epidemic

If you read the news, you know obesity and diabetes are epidemics sweeping the United States. You’ve heard the scary facts and figures and seen the troubling photos. The problem is undeniable. But how do we stop it? Some advocate banning fatty foods and abolishing sugary sodas in our schools to help curb childhood obesity. … Read More