What vitamins and minerals does a woman need?

Individual nutritional needs vary according to age and overall health status. Some requirements are specific to women, and they can also change during the lifespan. Women can benefit from a higher intake of some nutrients at specific stages of their life. This article looks at some of the vitamins and minerals a woman needs at different stages […]

Heart Attack

To do its job—pump blood to every part of the body—the heart needs its own supply of oxygen-rich blood. That pipeline is provided by the coronary arteries. No wider than strands of spaghetti, these arteries deliver blood to hard-working heart muscle cells. A heart attack occurs when blood flow through a coronary artery is suddenly […]

Injury prevention experts highlight ABCs of water safety as summer begins

May. 23, 2022, 10:28 AM by Jessica Pasley Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the start of summer. It is also when experts see an uptick in drowning and near drowning incidents. “Drowning is a silent killer,” said Purnima Unni, MPH, program manager, Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. “In […]

When Is Stomach Pain an Emergency?

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 Belly pain is a common problem in children. On this week’s On Call for All Kids, Joe Perno, M.D., vice president of medical affairs and the vice chairman of the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, explains how parents will know when it is serious. There are certain warning […]

Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19

What is the difference between Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19? Influenza (flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a coronavirus first identified in 2019.  Flu is caused by infection with a flu virus (influenza viruses). From what we know, COVID-19 spreads more easily […]

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs. Deep vein thrombosis can cause leg pain or swelling but also can occur with no symptoms. You can get DVT if you have certain medical conditions that affect how […]

Seizure First Aid

About 1 out of 10 people may have a seizure during his or her lifetime. That means seizures are common, and one day you might need to help someone during or after a seizure. Learn what you can do to keep that person safe until the seizure stops by itself. About 1 out of 10 […]

Dizziness

It’s common to sometimes feel dizzy, lightheaded or off-balance, and it’s not usually serious. See a GP if you’re worried. Check if you have dizziness Dizziness includes feeling: off-balance giddy lightheaded or faint like you’re spinning or things around you are spinning (vertigo) How you can treat dizziness yourself Dizziness usually goes away on its own. […]

Treat “mini strokes” as an emergency, not a gentle warning

May 14, 2020 Transient ischemic attack needs a new name. Its current nickname, mini stroke, doesn’t fill the bill either. Both suggest something small and passing, a fleeting problem you can put off until you have the time to do something about it. What’s needed is something that conveys urgency and harm because a transient […]

How CRISPR Is Changing Cancer Research and Treatment

July 27, 2020, by NCI Staff Ever since scientists realized that changes in DNA cause cancer, they have been searching for an easy way to correct those changes by manipulating DNA. Although several methods of gene editing have been developed over the years, none has really fit the bill for a quick, easy, and cheap technology. But a game-changer […]