— "We do not promise a pain-free or painless birth. We say easier, shorter, more comfortable," Mongan said. "But there are many, many who do birth painlessly. I was one of them. I never felt a smidgen of pain." Pain-free versus not pain-free is a tension that…
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— "Epileptic seizures must be accurately differentiated by potentially harmful paroxysmal events due to compression of the medulla, particularly by the cerebellar fits characterized by drop attacks, abnormal extensor posturing and apnea."
— Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes and treatment of this rare artery-narrowing condition.
— Sometimes therapy dogs help a healthcare provider with patient treatment. Sometimes they just spend time with patients. The health benefits are diverse.
— Mayo Clinic has built its own Facebook.
Don’t think of Mayo’s social network like Google+, another freshly launched direct challenger to Facebook. Instead, the healthcare titan launched its own patient-focused social network partly because it wants more control. Control over the look to keep the interface consistent.
— I write about health issues every day but I honestly thought that concussions happened only to football, soccer and hockey players. Since kickball is the only sport I play competitively - and there's an obvious limit to how cut-throat an adult kickball game can be…
— "Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of inherited disorders that affect your connective tissues — primarily your skin, joints and blood vessel walls. "
— We hear lots about breast cancer and prostate cancer. But you rarely hear discussion about pancreatic cancer.
— Social study - how protein content in the diet affect type 2 diabetes? And is vegan diet relevant to this question?
— ROCHESTER, Minn. — For nearly two decades, the medical world and the American public have grappled with the lightning-rod topic of stem cells, in particular the controversy surrounding cells from human embryos. But when researchers four years ago successfully "reprogrammed" adult body cells to become…