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Epilepsy - Seizure First Aid: A seizure is an electrical disturbance in the brain that can cause confusion, muscle jerking, and loss of memory. A person who suffers more than one seizure is said to have epilepsy. Poorly controlled seizures can lead to injuries, limitations at school or work, and an inability to drive. If you are with someone who has a seizure, it is important to have a general idea of what to do, and what things to avoid. Also, be aware of things to look for that would require calling emergency medical services.
Living with epilepsy means learning about the condition, getting support from others, being prepared for seizures and making your environment as safe as possible.
The flu season is in full effect and it now qualifies as an epidemic in the United States. With all the chatter about vaccine safety and who should or should not get a certain flu shot, it can be hard to know if you should receive the seasonal flu vaccine. So, what’s the bottom line? The CDC recommends that all people over the age of 6 months receive a flu vaccination – with a few exceptions.
American Diabetes Month: Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases, which are characterized by the body’s inability to produce insulin properly. With roughly 29 million Americans living with the disease, the diabetes is currently the 7th leading cause of death.
Stitches have been used in medicine for centuries, and the procedure hasn't changed much. Due to advances in sutures and suture alternatives, surgeons are able to close wounds faster and with less trauma to the patients. The type of material used is determined by factors such as the type of injury being repaired or procedure being done, healing time, and the patient's condition. It is important to be aware of the properties of each, so that you can have a meaningful discussion with your physician/surgeon.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the two primary cannabinoids that occur naturally in the Cannabis sativa plant, most commonly known as cannabis.
Both of these substances interact with the cannabinoid receptors found in the human body and brain, but they differed dramatically in their effects. Check out this infographic for a quick comparison of THC and CBD:
Bipolar disorder is the 6th leading cause of disability in the world and results in 9.2 years reduction in expected life span.(1)