Smartphone habits may force doctors to ask patients a few more questions when diagnosing vision or neurological problems. “I think if a person experiences a temporary loss of vision in one eye, that’s potentially a very important problem for which they should seek medical attention,” says Mayo Clinic neurologist Dean Wingerchuk. “But it doesn’t always mean there’s an abnormality.”
Jennifer Pallone's son Andy, of O'Fallon, Ill., has a chromosomal abnormality called 15Q24, resulting in developmental delays, some mild orthopedic problems, a hole in his heart and low muscle tone, his mother says. He was the first person in the United States to be diagnosed with the disorder and he is the oldest in the world with it.
Under the new guidelines, the number of adults with high blood pressure will rise to 103 million from 72 million. Hypertension is the leading cause of heart disease and heart-related deaths in the U.S. and worldwide.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted this animated video to its YouTube channel Nov. 7, 2017 to show you where to shelter in a radiation emergency, and how to take these important protective steps.
Spooky, colorful and weird contact lenses are widely available online. U.S. law requires sellers to get a prescription to sell any contact lenses, including decorative lenses that don't correct the wearer's vision. A correct fit and proper care reduce risks of damage to your eyes. http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article110974377.html
En California, infecciones por el virus Zika se han documentado sólo en personas que se infectaron durante el viaje a áreas con transmisión Zika en curso, a través del contacto sexual con un viajero infectado, o por medio de la transmisión materno-fetal durante el embarazo. virus Zika durante el embarazo puede causar microcefalia y otros defectos cerebrales graves en los bebés. Además, existe una asociación entre Zika y el Síndrome de Guillain-Barré, una enfermedad que afecta el sistema nervioso.
If you turn on the TV, you're bound to see advertisements for a variety of exercise programs guaranteed to help you get in shape and improve your cardiovascular health. But how much exercise do you really need to be heart-healthy? And what type of exercise is best?
Many decorative contact lenses can cause infection and injury, especially when they're sold without a prescription. The California Department of Public Health urges you to wear contacts that are safe and legal this Halloween.
April Doyle is living metastatic breast cancer. It has spread to her bones, and she knows it will eventually kill her. But she insists on a positive outlook, and on spending moment-making time with her young son.
You may be buying notebooks, erasers and crayons to prepare your kids to go back to school, but you should be thinking about preparing them from the inside out, too. Here are some healthy adjustments you can make to ensure your child gets off to a good start.
Rip currents are powerful, narrow channels of fast-moving water. Rip currents account for 80% of beach rescues, and can be dangerous or deadly if you don't know what to do. This video from NOAA Ocean Today shows you how to break the grip of the rip.
The CDC shares a few tips for a healthy pregnancy, including taking care of yourself and talking to your doctor. You should also get vaccinated against whooping cough and the flu during each pregnancy.
One mom tells the story of how her son, Adam, contracted a serious case of chickenpox that led to complications. Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases recorded the stories of 8 families affected by vaccine-preventable illness.