Stroke Risk in Black Americans: Expert Q&A

Black people in the U.S. are more likely to have a stroke than people who are White, Hispanic, Native American, or Asian – and with worse outcomes. The odds of dying of a stroke are 3 to 4 times higher for Black Americans, compared to White Americans.  Many things affect someone’s chances of having a stroke, including social factors. Eseosa More...

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By admin On Friday, February 23rd, 2024
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CDC Could Cut COVID Isolation Time: What It Could Mean

Feb. 23, 2024 – Is shorter better? Or just more practical? The CDC is reportedly going to cut its COVID-19 isolation recommendations down from 5 days to 24 hours starting in April.  The agency appears to More...

By admin On Thursday, February 22nd, 2024
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Wegovy for Obesity in Kids?

To understand whether Wegovy should be used as part of the solution for childhood obesity, you first have to understand the problem. Megan Kelsey, MD That’s More...

By admin On Thursday, February 22nd, 2024
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How to Build a Support Network for Schizophrenia Care

If you’ve become a caregiver for a family member or friend with schizophrenia, it’s tough to go it alone. The demands on your psychological and physical well-being, and on your personal life and finances, More...

By admin On Thursday, February 22nd, 2024
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Focusing on Gut Health Can Aid Weight Loss

Feb. 22, 2024 — Injectable weight loss drugs like Wegovy, Saxenda, and Zepbound have been getting all the glory lately, but they’re not for everyone. If you’re looking to drop a few pounds or prevent More...

By admin On Thursday, February 22nd, 2024
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The Mystery Behind Idiopathic Hypersomnia

Idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) is a rare neurological disorder. Treatment can help, but there’s no cure. You may snooze upwards of 9 hours a night without feeling refreshed. You may fight to wake up in the More...

By admin On Thursday, February 22nd, 2024
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Adjusting to Life With It

Idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) is a sleep disorder without a cure. It’s not well-understood. Even experts don’t know what causes it. Your sleepiness might get in the way of your daily life. When that happens, More...

By admin On Thursday, February 22nd, 2024
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Hospitals Turn to Farm-Fresh Food for Better Health

Hospital food isn’t known for tasting good or even being all that good for you. But some U.S. hospitals are teaming up with farms to change that. You probably think of hospital food as premade, prepackaged, More...

By admin On Thursday, February 22nd, 2024
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How Does B-Cell Therapy Work for Multiple Sclerosis?

After Cherie Binns had breakthrough multiple sclerosis symptoms while being treated with an interferon drug, she weighed her options carefully.  In the end, her neurologist prescribed rituximab. It’s More...

By admin On Thursday, February 22nd, 2024
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B-Cell Therapy for MS: What to Share

Suppose a doctor has recommended B-cell therapy for you, or for a family member or close friend, to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). You’ve got good reason to feel optimistic. These medications have been helpful More...

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