At least 30 percent of the U.S. population has insomnia at any given time. Learn what foods can help you sleep better. A lack of sleep can affect your weight and chronic conditions such as anxiety, depression, heart disease and certain cancers.
Sleep clinics, like those run by Baptist Health, Cleveland Clinic and UHealth-University of Miami Health System, are treating many common sleep disorders like insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep-depriving issues that can lead to heart attack, high blood pressure drowsy driving accidents and poor work performance. Sometimes help is as easy as breathing through a CPAP machine or new medications for insomnia.
Hospitals, EMS officials and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association have stepped up efforts to reduce the amount of time it takes from when a person exhibits signs of a stroke to the time they are treated.
There’s no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, which affects more than five million Americans and their families — but maybe there’s hope. Mount Sinai Medical Center, UHealth, Miami Jewish Health Systems and Cleveland Clinic Florida are all working with memory disorder patients, and a new five-year study is investigating normal aging vs. early signs of memory loss.
Technology has helped to treat epilepsy, the fourth most common neurological disorder in the United States. Surgeons are using an MRI in real time in the operating room and patients are benefiting from a pacemaker-type device that can help prevent seizures.
Snoring occurs in about 20 percent of children and is most common among children between 2 and 6. It can be a sign of sleep apnea, a condition that can affect a child’s physical and intellectual growth.
Q. I am a 42-year-old runner who has snapping on the side of my right hip. When I run and flex my knee, I feel a snap. Sometimes it hurts when it snaps. I did not injure it and it has gradually come on two months ago. I can still run but have had to cut down my mileage. It is getting annoying and I am also concerned if it is safe to run. What is my next step?
Elderly LGBT people often live out their lives lonely and closeted, often without friends, family and money. It’s for these people that the national group SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) exists. And on Wednesday, SAGE will announce its newest affiliate: Miami-Dade County.
A Miami home will help adult women who’ve been sexually exploited, including trafficking, prostitution, stripping and pornography, develop new skills to transform their lives. It will be the fourth home — and the first in Florida — for Refuge for Women, a nonprofit. Florida is the third-highest sex trafficking destination in the United States behind California and Texas.
If government regulators agree, researchers would inject paid volunteers with differing amounts of the Zika virus in the name of science and developing a Zika vaccine. The volunteers would be healthy and not pregnant.
What is your eating style and does it influence the amount of food you eat and how you feel? Taste, cost, availability and perceived health benefit are reasons a particular food is chosen but that doesn’t get to eating style. A recent article in the journal Appetite delved into this question.
Each year, measles outbreaks continue to occur around the country, including the largest number of cases in 2014 (383 cases) and last year with 189 cases from 24 states. This past June, an unvaccinated child who attended a Miami-Dade public school was confirmed to have contracted measles. An estimated 100 people were suspected to have been exposed by this one case.
Visitors to South Beach seemed mostly unconcerned that the popular Miami Beach tourist area had become the latest hot zone for the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that five new cases of Zika had been traced to South Beach.
Dermatologists often say that sunscreen is the number-one anti-aging product because it prevents the damage that eventually appears as visible signs of aging. But when it comes to anti-aging products that improve existing signs of aging, my product pick is retinol (and retinoids). Best, you can find effective products at all different price points at the drugstore, department store and your dermatologist’s office.
There are more than 500,000 people with Alzheimer’s in Florida. A nonprofit, Mind&Melody, is helping to improve the lives of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia by teaching them how to play musical instruments.
Black Americans 65 and older enjoy shorter active lives than whites do, and more of their late years are hampered by disabilities, researchers have found. The disparity with whites is widest for elderly black women.
Cupping — the treatment behind the purple blotches covering Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps’ skin — is a 2,000-year-old Chinese medical tradition. It’s designed to bring blood to an area of the body very quickly, replenishing muscle tissue and reducing inflammation. But does it work?
Q. Three weeks ago I fell on my right wrist. I felt a pop and it swelled and hurt. I went to the emergency room where they took X-rays and I was told nothing was broken. I wore a splint for a couple days. My wrist felt better and I was entered in a slot tournament. Just pushing the buttons was so painful I had to drop out. My wrist still hurts when I bend or rotate it. What should I do?
Tracy Towle Humphrey's concern about an outbreak of Zika near her Upper Eastside Miami neighborhood, especially while being six-months pregnant, inspired her and her husband to outfit their home and yard with a multitude of zappers, sprays and a 24/7 propane fueled mosquito magnet machine.
Zapping Zika fears during pregnancy
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Team USA will demonstrate footvolley at the Rio Olympics
Thanks to a "bionic eye," a blind man will see his grandchildren on Father's Day