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13 Things Only Perfectionists Understand (GIFS)

Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber. Being a perfectionist -- or a little OCD -- is sort of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, wanting everything to be orderly and tidy all the time can be a skosh exhausting, but on the other, you're handling life. Show More Summary

Lewy Body Dementia: Unfamiliar With This Common Disorder?

International conference Dec. 1 – 4 brings together experts, patients and caregivers ROCHESTER, Minn. — Lewy body dementia is the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. But if you’re not familiar with it, you’re not alone. “Lewy body dementia is the most common disorder you’ve never heard of,” says Bradley Boeve, M.D., a […]

In ISIS-Controlled Territories, Forcing Women To Cover Up Has Deep Psychological Effects

Dr. Phyllis Chesler, professor emeritus of psychology and women’s studies at City University of New York and author of “An American Bride in Kabul,” says that wearing a burqa for the first time – even willingly – can produce “sudden feelings of anxiety and claustrophobia.” “It’s very uncomfortable,” Chesler told Yahoo Health. Show More Summary

Therapeutic riding is so much more than horse play

7 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Eddie Brennan is all charged up. The 4-year-old, who is autistic, has already raced through a puddle, and he writhes as his nanny struggles to remove his shoes and socks.But when Brennan climbs on the back of Kattie, a dark bay therapy horse, something magical happens.Read full article >>

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2015: Follow the Science to Fast-Track the End of AIDS December 1, 2015

When the first cases of what would become known as AIDS were reported in 1981, scientists and physicians did not know the cause and had no therapies to treat those who were infected. Times have changed and today physicians can offer their patients highly effective medicines that work as both treatment and prevention. We can...

Obama's family has book-shopping day at Washington, D.C., indie Upshur Street Books

7 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Before President Obama left for this week's United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris, he got in a little book shopping. President Obama took his daughters, Sasha and Malia, shopping at Upshur Street Books in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, the Washington Post reports. The trip was in...

Combination Therapy Successfully Treats Hepatitis C in Patients with Advanced Liver Disease

A large multi-center clinical trial has found that a combination of antiviral medications can eradicate hepatitis C infection in more than 90 percent of patients with advanced liver disease.

Self-Care: Luxury or Lifestyle?

Recently I have noticed the tightness in my stomach, the rounding of my shoulders and the tension headaches. All trigger points that something is bugging me, you know when it just goes round and round in your head and you can't switch off. Show More Summary

11 Reasons to Get a Flu Shot This Year

A few years ago, a college freshman was admitted to our hospital with septic shock, a life-threatening condition resulting from a body-wide infection -- in his case, flu-related pneumonia. Unfortunately, this previously healthy, 19-year-old...Show More Summary

Books: Review: Science and Politics Collide in ‘The Death of Cancer’

8 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Dr. Vincent T. DeVita Jr. provides a rare view of the struggle to move cancer treatment into the modern age.

Staying Stress-Free During the Holidays

The holidays are a time for tradition and family, giving thanks and grand meals. But for many of us, these ideal notions are eclipsed by the absolute frenzy that accompanies the holiday season: extra traffic, endless shopping, and unwelcome guests at the dinner table. Show More Summary

Mobile medical alert systems can help when you’re away from home

8 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Traditional medical alert systems can get help when you have an accident at home. But now there are mobile devices sold with the promise that they can also connect you with a rescue team for medical emergencies that happen when you’re out and about.Read full article >>

Report: Rob Gronkowski will miss one game at most with knee injury

8 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

New England tight end Rob Gronkowski shouldn't be gone for long after being carted off with a right knee injury during the fourth quarter of the Patriots' 30-24 overtime loss to Denver on Sunday night. NFL Media's Ian Rapoport tweeted Monday morning that the superstar player "is unlikely to miss...

Cyber Monday sales on record pace to crack $3 billion

8 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

This Cyber Monday could be the largest online sales day ever, according to early numbers from Adobe Systems Inc. As of 7 a.m. PST, online sales totaled $490 million, 14% higher than the same period last year. Adobe expects sales to reach a record $3 billion for the first time ever. That number...

7 Reasons to Buy Maternity Clothes in Your First Trimester

Post by The Stir Bloggers. Congrats – you’re pregnant! You probably have quite the to-do list right now: telling close friends and family you’re expecting, scheduling myriad prenatal appointments, making tons of grocery-store runs for that one particular variety of chocolate snack cake that you just. Show More Summary

Sugar Free Drinks Cause Serious Damage on Teeth, Too

Research out of Melbourne University's Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre tested a wide rage of sugar-free soft drinks and found that many of them can be just as harmful to teeth as their sugared counterparts due to acidic additives.

Child Vaccination Rates Improve with Home Intervention and Education

A program by Stony Brook Children's Hospital that involves the use of trained community health workers on child immunization reveals that home intervention improves vaccine rates in at-risk children.

UF/IFAS Creates Trees with Enhanced Resistance to Greening

Researchers with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have developed genetically modified citrus trees that show enhanced resistance to greening, and have the potential to resist canker and black spot, as well. However, the commercial availability of those trees is still several years away.

3 Days Without My Phone With My Guru Kamlesh Patel, And This Is What I Learned

My favorite part about Innovation is how better our lives have become. Think about it; 40 years ago, the ability to travel as quickly as we can to other countries and experience a new culture was almost impossible. Or 20 years ago, having...Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Poor fitness in early adulthood linked to future death, cardiovascular risks

A study that examines cardiorespiratory fitness in young adulthood finds long-term cardiovascular benefits; previously, most studies have only examined this link in older adults.

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