Tachypnea: Rapid, Shallow Breathing

Tachypnea is a fast, shallow breathing symptom with which a patient has more than twenty breaths per minute. This symptom has many possible causes. Tachypnea is, in most cases, a medical emergency. Indeed, the patient receives less oxygen, and in many cases, death is possible. Treatment depends on the underlying cause of tachypnea but the […]

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The Shadow of Osteoporosis

One of the realities of getting older for some people is osteoporosis. This is a serious condition, a bone disease in fact, and not to be confused with the natural tendency to lose bone density as we age. Osteo refers to bones and porosis to being porous, so porous bones are the appropriately named effects […]

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Doctors Are Finding Chronotherapy More Effective in Treating a Wide-range of Diseases

In a recent news piece on ABCnews.com, it was reported that “…..Many of our body’s internal processes are cyclical. There are daily patterns, like waking and sleeping, monthly patterns, like a woman’s menstrual cycle, and even seasonal patterns, like those that cause seasonal-affective disorder (SAD) during the winter months. But doctors are only recently beginning […]

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Stopping The Stimming?

Autistic children and adults do many things that typical children and adults cannot understand, and the one that is often most prominent is self-stimulation. Called “stimming” in the autism world, self-stimulation is repetitive behavior used solely to engage the senses. Examples include humming, clapping, hand flapping, manipulating objects (such as ripping paper), or running in […]

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Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

What are the stages of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), and what should we know about each stage? In the early stages of the illness, signs of the disease are often subtle and not alarming. Patients are most likely less energetic and less spontaneous. They have minor memory gaps and mood swings and tend to be quite […]

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