If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), managing the condition is already part of your daily life. In the era of COVID-19, taking care of your health is more important than ever, as contracting the virus can cause additional harm to your kidneys.
Some younger women who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations are taking a pass.
One reason for the hesitancy is the worry that the vaccines can cause infertility.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in the United States. Colorectal cancer is a disease that starts in the lower portion of your digestive system. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 23 men and 1 in 25 women will develop this cancer at some point in their lives.
You probably know that bright lights and the blue glow of electronics at night can hinder your sleep. Well, it turns out that red light may also affect your sleep, but in a potentially helpful way.
Compared to children who don’t bully others, those who do bully are more likely to use drugs, alcohol, and tobacco later in life, according to a study published Feb. 17 in Pediatrics.
Yawning is involuntary, and its purpose isn’t entirely clear, but we all do it. Sometimes, a yawn can be rather satisfying. Other times, we try to stifle it or hide it. And some of us tear up when we yawn. Your eyes probably water when you yawn because your facial muscles tighten up and your eyes get all scrunched up, causing any excess tears to spill out. If your eyes water a lot when you yawn, it could be due to dry eyes, allergies, or other conditions that affect tear production.
Pandemic precautions are getting old, but they’re effective. That may be why many people in the United States plan to continue them after the threat of COVID-19 eases up. At least that’s how they felt in January when surveyed by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Colon cancer happens when tumors grow in the large intestine. Research estimates that about 15 percent of colorectal cancers turn out to be MSI-high (MSI-H). That means there’s a high amount of instability in the cancer cells. In recent years, new immunotherapy drugs have become available to treat MSI-H colon cancer.
Colon cancer, also called colorectal cancer, is an umbrella term for cancer that starts anywhere in the colon or rectum. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 104,270 new cases of colon cancer this year.
If your relationship has hit a bump in the road, rest assured that it happens to just about every couple. There’s no doubt you can iron out some of those bumps on your own. But sometimes things spiral out of control, and you just can’t find your way forward. That’s where marriage counseling, also known as couples counseling, can help.
Surge upon surge they come. People with COVID-19 in desperate need of care. Doctors, nurses, and other Los Angeles County healthcare providers struggle to provide it. A day off or a decent night’s sleep are hard to come by. Since before Thanksgiving, Dr. Mauricio Heilbron has had precious few days off. He says that’s not all that unusual for hospital staff these days.