Why did the mushroom go to the party? Because he's a fungi! But there's so much more to a mushroom than a good time! A new study in Food & Nutrition Research uncovered the amazing nutritional bounty the happy 'shroom can add to your diet.
About five medium white button mushrooms or 3 ounces (84 grams) of cremini or portabellas increase the ...Read more
LOS ANGELES – When Linda Yoon, a Korean American psychotherapist, heard about the Atlanta-area spa shootings two weeks ago, she braced for what would likely come next.
After the killing of eight people, including six Asian women, she and the other therapists in her Los Angeles-area practice were virtually flooded with calls and emails from ...Read more
After COVID-19 forced Olivia Goulding’s Indiana middle school to switch back to remote learning late last year, the math teacher lost contact with many of her students. So she and some colleagues came up with a plan: visiting them under the guise of dropping off Christmas gifts.
One day in December, they set out with cards and candy canes and...Read more
PHILADELPHIA — Trey Gillece, 20, was nervous as he rode the escalator up to the second floor at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia and entered a concourse remade Saturday as a coronavirus vaccination clinic.
"I don't know, guys," he said. His father, Jim, patted him on the back, leading him toward the folding table.
Trey sat down and ...Read more
It was almost Shabbat, but Ariel Friedman was too busy to bake challah.
Anxiety among the Bay Area therapist's clients was spiking. It was mid-March 2020: More than 1,500 Americans had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Forty-one had died. Friedman's clients — some with post-traumatic stress, others with obsessive-compulsive disorder ...Read more
In the 2002 movie "Insomnia," Al Pacino plays a Los Angeles detective looking for a suspect in the land of the midnight sun -- an Alaskan town named Nightmute (we kid you not). His character, Dormer, is racked with insomnia caused by personal and professional problems and the endless daylight.
For the 32.5 million Americans with osteoarthritis,...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: What is celiac artery compression syndrome? I'm told I have this, and it's causing an aneurysm that needs to get repaired. I found out on a scan taken for another reason. I have had some pain after eating. -- I.J.M.
ANSWER: The celiac artery is one of three large arteries that provide blood to the abdominal organs, especially ...Read more
A “cluster” of patients experiencing hallucinations and memory loss has doctors in northeast Canada concerned that they’re seeing a new kind of brain disease.
The Guardian reports that for over the course of more than a year, public health officials in New Brunswick have encountered 43 cases of suspected neurological disorders with no ...Read more
Soon after the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines came to market, doctors began to notice something different in the mammogram images of a small fraction of women who'd recently gotten their shots: enlarged lymph nodes.
Swollen lymph nodes under one arm can be a rare sign of breast cancer, and when doctors find that, they usually ...Read more
A recent data review by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices shows that over 30,000 women who are pregnant have been safely vaccinated for COVID-19. The preliminary safety study, which took place between December 2020 and January 2021, compared women who were pregnant and not pregnant, and who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 ...Read more
Besides the obvious physical benefits, youth sports provide social interaction that also provides a degree of mental health. Since most sports require getting up close and personal with other athletes, the COVID-19 pandemic has created some challenges.
"Initially, there was a fear of transmission of COVID-19 among athletes, especially with the ...Read more
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the body's germ-fighting network. The main two subtypes are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Because of breakthrough research, this once fatal diagnosis has been transformed into a curable condition.
In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Stephen Ansell, a Mayo Clinic ...Read more
Nutritional yeast could be one of the tastiest and healthiest ingredients missing from your pantry. Though it is a great food for vegans and vegetarians, all people can gain health benefits from adding it to their diet. Read on for the what, why and how on nutritional yeast.
What is nutritional yeast?
This cheesy-tasting powder is made up of a...Read more
Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, is the most common treatment prescribed for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). CPAP involves wearing a mask that fits into the nostrils, underneath or over the nose, or over the nose and mouth, through which pressurized air is delivered via tubing from a machine to keep the upper airway open during sleep...Read more
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am mom to two energetic boys, ages 5 and 8. A neighbor commented that my children must have ADHD. What is ADHD exactly and how do I tell the difference between a kid who just has a ton of energy and one who has a problem that needs to be addressed? Do I need an evaluation? Are there things that put a child at risk for ADHD?
When Matchbox Twenty sang, "I just want to make you go away/ But you taste like sugar/ Yeah, you taste like sugar," they could have been talking about saccharine, sucralose, aspartame and acesulfame potassium -- and that would have been a really smart for the health of the quartet. (They've struggled to keep their once robust popularity.)
DEAR DR. ROACH: My doctor is insisting I take cholesterol medicine after I've refused to take it for years. I am 66 years old, and my total cholesterol is 301 (triglycerides 76, HDL 83 and LDL 206). He has prescribed rosuvastatin, 20 mg a day. I feel with my triglycerides and my HDL being good levels that perhaps the dose may be a little ...Read more
TAMPA, Fla. – As Florida continues to roll out coronavirus vaccines, some health experts who were among the first to receive shots are taking baby steps back toward regular life.
Ten from across the state spoke with the Tampa Bay Times about how they’ve changed their habits since vaccination. They specialize in infectious diseases, public ...Read more
DETROIT – Maybe this goes without saying, but don't destroy or lose your COVID-19 vaccine card once you get it.
In fact, you may want to take a picture of your card — it will last longer. (Just make sure it's not a selfie.)
At your first vaccination appointment, you should have received a CDC vaccination card that tells you what COVID-19 ...Read more
Q: My parents have had both doses of the COVID vaccine. Can my kids visit them and safely hug them?
A: If your children's grandparents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for at least two weeks, then it is probably safe to let the hugs begin.
Many families have been keeping a safe distance from vulnerable family members such as ...Read more
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