Doctors test device designed to “turn off” cluster headaches
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) August 2014 – For the first time in the United States doctors have surgically inserted a small neurostimulator behind the cheekbone of a patient in an attempt to treat cluster headaches, which are more rare and more painful than migraines. Paul Alterio, a 39-year old father of two from Lexington, Ohio underwent the procedure at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.. . . read more
New program offers medical care, social support for often “forgotten” patients
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) August 2014 – Since 1987, the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder has skyrocketed more than 1,100 percent. Today, we spend $11.5 billion dollars a year on everything from educational programs to medical therapies to help those children.
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Study: Women who eat fatty foods while stressed can gain 11 extra pounds a year
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) July 2014 – A new study about indulging in high-fat comfort foods after stressful situations is bound to make many women uncomfortable. Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have found that women who ate a high-fat meal the day after a stressful event metabolized food slower, and the daily effect of that habit could lead to a weight gain of up to 11 extra pounds a year.. . . read more
You know sunscreen is a must to help protect your skin outdoors. But if you're not careful, doctors say you can get burned by the product designed to protect you.. . . read more
Before you buy a “hypoallergenic pet” or swap out your feather pillows, watch this
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) May 2014 – For millions of people with indoor allergies every season can be a struggle. Things like pet dander, dust mites and mold can make life in your own home miserable.
But before you swap out your feather pillows or invest in a hypoallergenic pet, doctors suggest you sort allergy fact from fiction.. . . read more