Clinical Talk: Questions and Answers About Avoiding Infection

As simple as the procedure may seem, having to undergo any surgery can be intimidating. This Covid-19 pandemicIt makes it even more stressful for patients with new health risks and protocols to follow. while the pandemic initially subsided number outpatient surgeries Even if it was done, they returned to pre-pandemic levels, which were on the …

What is the 411 in the new 988 Helpline? 5 Questions Answered About

With Derek Lee, Ohio State University From 16 July 2022, people struggling with mental health crises can call 988, a new number focused on providing life-saving suicide prevention and crisis services. But the 988 isn’t a shorter, easier-to-remember alternative to the existing suicide hotline. Congress and the Federal Communications Commission also established 988 Lifeline to …

Clinically Speaking: Questions and Answers About Insomnia

Medically reviewed. Dr. Smita Patel Everyone can have trouble sleeping occasionally, but if it happens a lot, you may have a sleep disorder called insomnia, and millions of Americans fall into this category. we talked to Dr. Smita Patelan integrative neurologist and sleep medicine physician and a member of HealthyWomen’s Women’s Health Advisory Councilto learn …

Questions to Ask Your Child’s Health Care Provider About Meningitis B

Medically reviewed. Shelley Kim Meningitis B is a rare but serious illness caused by bacteria. Neisseria meningitidis. Anyone can get meningitis B, but rates of the disease peak during adolescence, with the highest rates among teens and young adults aged 16-23. Meningitis B can lead to infection of the protective layer of the brain and …

Speaking Clinically: Important Questions to Ask About Antimicrobials

Medically reviewed. Chad Sanborn decades overuse and misuse of antimicrobials posed a global health threat. antimicrobial resistance (AMR), when germs changes over time and no longer responds to common medications. This makes infections difficult to treat or incurable at all. Every year, More than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the United States aloneand more …

Speaking Clinically: Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Psoriatic

Medically reviewed. Dr. Stuart Kaplan psoriatic arthritis (PsA) It is a chronic disease of the joints and can be a difficult disease to navigate. But getting it under control is extremely important because living with chronic pain can feel devastating and cause long-term damage. While early detection is important for treatment, people don’t always get …

Talking Clinically: Questions to Ask Your Health Care Professional About Birth Control

Medically reviewed. Erica Montes In the past, the birth control dilemma seemed simple: Go to the doctor and take the “Pill.” But now there are so many options to choose from, including non-hormonal ones that are a bit more complicated. Which pill? And why? What side effects are there? What are the other options? These …