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Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale - most people don't even think about this constant action. Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, are usually very aware of the crucial act of breathing, and this month, the general public is being urged to become more aware as well.
For some people with aching bones and joints, knee or hip replacement surgery may be a treatment option. But pre-existing conditions may affect how a patient responds to surgery.
Children need sufficient sleep each night to function. But getting enough sleep might also affect other aspects of health, such as their weight.
When a worker smokes while on the clock, their fellow employees are also exposed to harmful cigarette smoke. Authors of a new study wanted to explore if a workplace ban on smoking had reduced secondhand exposure to smoke while on the job.
Diabetes requires constant self-care, which may lead to chronic stress and depression for some patients. Behavior therapy may lead to better self-care, ease depression and improve blood sugar control.
Exercising is good for your overall health; it may even improve mental health. And recent research suggests that exercise could benefit multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with depression.
Child athletes who get a concussion during play often have trouble focusing in the classroom. Bright lights and noise could add to the troubles for these kids.
It's not uncommon for children with autism spectrum disorders to have other mental health conditions as well. Children with autism can often experience anxiety symptoms.
Pinpointing the nature of serious brain injuries is key to those patients' care. Advances in treatment of these injuries may yield results for such patients. It also has consequences for other ailing people.
Illegal drug use can be one concern to watch out for among teens and young adults. But so can misuse of legal, prescription medications.