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This year marks the 70th anniversary of the landmark Framingham Heart Study. It is named for the town of Framingham, MA from which the original cohort (there are now six groups of participants) of 5,209 men and women were recruited. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, and it… Read More »
Baseball season is in full swing and ballparks across the country are serving up a classic ballpark favorite – hot dogs. In fact, it is estimated that baseball fans alone will con sume nearly 19 million hot dogs in 2018. Could they be getting more than they bargain for with this ballpark food choice? A… Read More »
If you were to ask someone what they know about the effects of LSD or MDMA, their response would not likely include reduction of depression and anxiety. However, if you were to ask that same question to a team of scientists at the University of California, Davis, they might give you a “maybe!” This UC… Read More »
Living through a traumatic event such as a hurricane can result in damage to structures, belongings, and even your mental health. Studies after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy examined the mental impact of experiencing a natural disaster traumatic event. In addition to short term distress, some survivors even experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is… Read More »
A recent study found that over 50% of patients who had been catheterized reported complications from indwelling catheters. This statistical evidence confirms that anecdotal evidence that patients have shared with hospital staff, friends, and family members for years. A urinary catheter is used to drain the bladder when the body is unable to do so… Read More »