Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome
The alcohol withdrawal syndrome is a cluster of symptoms observed in persons who stop drinking alcohol following continuous and heavy consumption. Milder forms of the syndrome include tremulousness, seizures, and hallucinations, typically occurring within 6-48 hours after the last drink. A more...
Prescriptions to Help Smokers Quit
In the 1950s, smoking was depicted as a sophisticated, enjoyable activity, and advertisements brimmed with smiling, happy people puffing away. Although ads still depict smoking as sophisticated and enjoyable, in the 1990s the health dangers of smoking are widely known--and about 76 percent of the... Obesity in Children:
When is it "baby fat" and when is it a problem? In this article, Peggy Patten offers some information parents may want to consider in determining whether their child is unhealthy and what parts of modern family life contribute to rising rates of children who are overweight or obese. Definitions ... Tips For The Savvy Supplement User:
FDA, as well as health professionals and their organizations, receive many inquiries each year from consumers seeking health-related information, especially about dietary supplements. Clearly, people choosing to supplement their diets with herbals, vitamins, minerals, or other substances want to...
American Medical Association questions Guantanamo force-feedings
By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - The Navy sent extra medical personnel to the Guantanamo detention camp because of a growing hunger strike, and the American Medical Association questioned whether doctors were being asked to violate their ethics by force-feeding prisoners. The reinforcements arrived... Video: The danger of medical misdiagnosis
The journal of the American Medical Association says 150-thousand Americans are misdiagnosed every year. And one-in-three patients die or are debilitated. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Holly Phillips reports. JAMA Suggests Chiropractic for Low Back Pain
An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests patients try chiropractic services for the treatment of low back pain. According to the article, surgery is not usually needed and should only be considered if more conservative therapies fail. AMA president opposes Guantanamo forced feedings
WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- The president of the American Medical Association, in a letter to the Pentagon, said he opposes the forced feeding of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
You Need Time Away From an Adopted Sibling Group
October 16, 2007, 6:51 am
Taking on a sibling group can be quite stressful. While you may feel that it is important for the children to have you at home to bond with, it is just as important for you to be in the right frame of mind. Therefore, you need to make time for yourself and for your significant other, if you have... Family Trees And Adoption
September 26, 2007, 7:30 am
On the Russian adoption forum right now there is a thread that both enlightens and infuriates me. It's about telling a teacher that your child was adopted and those elementary school family tree projects . If you bear with me, I'll explain both reactions.
I've written before that I have told... MRSA Infections Kill More Americans Than HIV/AIDS
October 24, 2007, 6:35 am
Yesterday, I learned that our local elementary school had reported a case of MRSA. Usually if something is going around the school, a note comes home with my child. However, this school infection was actually reported as news on a local radio station, which caused me to do some research....