When to panic and when to put your feet up over big health worries

Is your chest pain a pulled muscle — or a heart attack? Could your ‘caffeine headache’ be a brain tumour? Two top doctors reveal when to panic and when to put your feet up… Making a judgement call on your latest health symptoms can be tricky business  People fear over and under-reacting, which often leads to old-fashioned denial    Here, […]

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Am I bipolar? When to see a doctor

Bipolar disorder interferes with a person’s moods and activity level. Doctors diagnose people of all ages with bipolar disorder. However, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the average age of a person developing bipolar disorder is 25. There are many treatments available to help people with bipolar manage their symptoms. Signs and symptoms People with bipolar disorder can […]

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Why more people don’t call 911 when stroke symptoms hit

When stroke symptoms hit, not everyone calls 911—a decision that has perplexed experts. Now, a small study reveals some of the reasons. The research, being presented next week at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in Honolulu, included interviews with 38 stroke patients who drove themselves or had someone drive them to Baptist Health South Florida Hospitals rather than […]

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Building passion when you’re not in love with your job

(HealthDay)—Here’s some career advice for the new year. Experts often suggest that people follow their passion when looking for work that they’ll feel enriched by. But sometimes you don’t have a choice and have to take a job that you’re not quite wild about, to put it mildly. But rather than feel resentful and unhappy every day, over time you […]

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After naloxone, when can opioid overdose patients be safely discharged?

Naloxone has saved thousands of lives. But can patients be safely discharged from the Emergency Department (ED) just an hour after they receive the medication that curtails drug overdoses? According to the St. Paul’s Early Discharge Rule developed in 2000, that’s how long providers should observe patients after naloxone treatment, so long as their vital signs meet specific criteria and […]

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11 signs of an incompetent doctor, from whom better to stay away

If any of the following and you will hear, look for another specialist.Shouldn’t you got hurt! Pain need to give a warning signal: “Hey, here disorder, pay attention!”. If it were not for pain we would climb into the fire and suffered burns, broken limbs, and not paying attention, would run on — no pain. With the words of the […]

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Key Strategies When Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

SUNDAY, Nov. 25, 2018 — People caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia should focus on four main safety issues, an expert says. Nearly 6 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. About 16.1 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. “When approaching dementia families, I follow […]

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PTSD Patients Do Best When They Choose Their Treatment

TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 — When people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) choose their own treatment — be it medication or counseling — they respond better, a new study finds. The study included 200 adult patients, including military veterans and survivors of sexual assault, seen at outpatient clinics in Seattle and Cleveland. They were asked if they preferred treatment with […]

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