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Expert Offers Car Seat Safety Tips
Expert Offers Car Seat Safety Tips SATURDAY, Oct. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although it can sometimes be a challenge to get a cranky, wriggling toddler into a child car seat, those safety devices can protect youngsters from serious injuries in an accident. But only when they're used properly, an expert advised. "We know from our work with thousands of families across the country over the past decade that car seats can be frustrating. In fact, an alarming three out of four are not installed properly," ...
Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women
Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who start hormone therapy toward the beginning of menopause may have a lower risk of developing heart disease, new research suggests. The study, of over 74,000 Swedish women, found that those who started hormone therapy within five years of beginning menopause typically stayed free of heart disease for a longer time than non-users. In contrast, women who started hormone therapy later showe...
Exposure to BPA in Pregnancy Tied to Low Birth Weight in Girls: Study
Exposure to BPA in Pregnancy Tied to Low Birth Weight in Girls: Study FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The plastics chemical BPA appears to be linked with low birth weight among baby girls, a new study reports. Mothers with high blood levels of BPA early in their pregnancy tended to have newborn girls who weighed less than girls born of mothers with low BPA levels, said senior author Vasantha Padmanabhan, a professor of pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan Med...
Expert Tips for Preventing Kids' Sports Injuries
Expert Tips for Preventing Kids' Sports Injuries FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Put me in, Coach," may be a common plea heard from young athletes. But sports medicine experts suggest that benching players for at least part of the year might help prevent sports-related injuries. "The biggest problem right now is that many children and teens are not taking time off from their sports activities," said Dr. James Penna, an orthopedic surgeon at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, N.Y...
Entamoeba histolytica Antibody
Entamoeba histolytica Antibody Does this test have other names? Amebiasis antibody test What is this test? This blood test tells your healthcare provider whether you have antibodies in your blood to the parasite Entamoeba histolytica. This parasite causes the disease amebiasis. If you have been infected with E. histolytica, your immune system may make these antibodies. Your immune system makes proteins called antibodies to attack foreign invaders like this parasite. Why do I need this test? You may need...
Endomysial Antibody Does this test have other names? EMA test What is this test? This test looks for certain antibodies in your blood that may mean you have celiac disease, an autoimmune disease. If you have celiac disease, your immune system responds abnormally to a protein called gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, barley, and rye products. Your body makes antibodies to the gluten called endomysial antibodies (EMA). These autoantibodies cause intestinal swelling and, if undetected, can damage the intest...
Electrolytes Does this test have other names? Electrolyte panel, Lytes, sodium (Na), potassium (K), chloride (Cl), carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) What is this test? This test measures the main electrolytes in your body: sodium, chloride, potassium, and carbon dioxide. The cells in your body carefully balance fluids and electrolytes, which are electrically charged minerals. Electrolytes move fluid in and out of your cells. They carry nutrients into the cells and waste products back out. Electrolytes also help ke...
EBV Antibody Does this test have other names? Specific Epstein-Barr virus antibodies, EBV-specific antibodies What is this test? This is a blood test that checks for antibodies to the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Most people are infected by this virus at some point. EBV often doesn't have any symptoms, but it can cause mononucleosis (mono) or other conditions in some people, especially teens and young adults. Why do I need this test? Your healthcare provider may order this test if you have symptoms that mi...
Epididymitis in Children and Teens
Epididymitis in Children and Teens In the male reproductive system, the epididymis is a tiny coiled tube that stores, matures, and carries sperm. There are two of them. Each sits on top of the testicles and connects them to the vas deferens. The vas deferens carries sperm to the urethra, through which sperm in semen exit the penis. Click Image to Enlarge Epididymitis is an inflammation or infection of the epididymis. Facts about epididymitis Among children, teens are most commonly affected by epididymit...
Eating Disorders and Young Athletes
Eating Disorders and Young Athletes As many parents can confirm, participating in competitive sports can help kids stay out of trouble. Rather than hanging out at the mall or in front of a video game console after school, they can enjoy regular exercise and the companionship of other players. Playing competitive sports can boost self-esteem and teach teamwork and leadership lessons. But sometimes being on a team that focuses too heavily on performance — or appearance — may trigger an eating disorder. Ab...
Endovascular Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology
Endovascular Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology Neurosurgery is a branch of surgery that treats conditions and diseases of the brain and nervous system. Radiology is a medical specialty that helps diagnose and treat conditions and diseases using various radiology techniques. Endovascular neurosurgery is a subspecialty within neurosurgery that uses catheters and radiology to diagnose and treat various conditions and diseases of the central nervous system. The central nervous system is made up...
Essential Tremor Disorder
Essential Tremor Disorder Essential tremor disorder is a nerve disorder. It is also called a trembling disorder. It causes a person’s hands, head, trunk, voice, or legs to shake rhythmically. It’s often confused with Parkinson disease. A tremor can also be a symptom of another disease or condition. So it’s important to see your health care provider for a diagnosis. Who is likely to get essential tremor? Everyone has some essential tremor. But these movements usually can’t be seen or felt. It’s called es...
Eating Well for Digestive Health
Eating Well for Digestive Health If you're like most people, you may have gas, constipation, or heartburn every now and then. These symptoms are so common that many people just live with them. But you can avoid many of these problems simply by making better food choices. Eating to avoid gas, bloating, and flatulence These uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing symptoms can be caused by swallowing too much air, eating foods that produce a lot of gas, or having a reaction to a food that your system has ...
Esophagitis Esophagitis is the irritation and inflammation of the lining of your esophagus, or food pipe. Because the lining of the esophagus is sensitive, many things can cause swelling and irritation. Causes of esophagitis These are some possible causes of irritation and inflammation: Stomach acid in the food pipe. If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), stomach acid leaks backward into your esophagus. If this occurs on a regular basis, it may cause esophagitis. Chronic vomiting Medication...
Eosinophilic Esophagitis Eosinophilic esophagitis is an allergic condition that occurs in the esophagus. The esophagus becomes red and swollen. The symptoms happen when your immune system make white blood cells in reaction to an allergen. The white blood cellsare called eosinophils. The condition is called eosinophilic esophagitis, or EE or EoE. It can occur at any age and commonly seen in white males. Symptoms Symptoms of EoE vary from person to person and may include: Trouble swallowing Chest pain Abd...
Expectorants with Decongestants and Analgesics Oral tablet
Expectorants with Decongestants and Analgesics Oral tablet What is this medicine? ACETAMINOPHEN; GUAIFENESIN; PHENYLEPHRINE (a set a MEE noe fen; gwye FEN e sin; fen il EF rin) is a combination of a pain reliever, expectorant and decongestant. It is used to treat fever, aches and pains, and congestion from a cold or the flu. It is also used to treat a dry cough. This medicine will not treat an infection. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the d...
Exenatide Solution for injection
Exenatide Solution for injection What is this medicine? EXENATIDE (ex EN a tide) is used to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes. This medicine may be used with other oral diabetes medicines. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for injection under the skin of your upper leg, stomach area, or upper arm. You will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. It i...
Escitalopram Oral solution
Escitalopram Oral solution What is this medicine? ESCITALOPRAM (es sye TAL oh pram) is used to treat depression and certain types of anxiety. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure your medicine. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. This medicine can be taken with or without food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more...
Escitalopram Oral tablet
Escitalopram Oral tablet What is this medicine? ESCITALOPRAM (es sye TAL oh pram) is used to treat depression and certain types of anxiety. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly except upon the advice of yo...
Enoxaparin Sodium (Porcine) Solution for injection
Enoxaparin Sodium (Porcine) Solution for injection What is this medicine? ENOXAPARIN (ee nox a PA rin) is used after knee, hip, or abdominal surgeries to prevent blood clotting. It is also used to treat existing blood clots in the lungs or in the veins. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for injection under the skin. It is usually given by a health-care professional. You or a family member may be trained on how to give the injections. If you are to give yourself injections, make sure you u...
Exercise Electrocardiogram (Exercise ECG, Exercise EKG, Stress Test) Procedure overview What is an exercise electrocardiogram? An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is one of the simplest and fastest procedures used to evaluate the heart. Electrodes (small, plastic patches) are placed at certain locations on the chest, arms, and legs. When the electrodes are connected to an ECG machine by lead wires, the electrical activity of the heart is measured, interpreted, and printed out for the doctor's information ...
Electrophysiological Studies (EP Study, EPS, Electrophysiology Studies) What is an electrophysiological study? An electrophysiological study (EP study) is an invasive procedure that evaluated abnormal heart rhythm disturbances. Click image to enlarge During an EP study, small, thin wire electrodes are inserted through a vein in the groin (or neck, in some cases). The wire electrodes are threaded into the heart, using a special type of X-ray, called fluoroscopy. Once in the heart, electrical signals are ...
Electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG, Resting ECG, Resting EKG) Procedure overview What is an electrocardiogram? An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is one of the simplest and fastest procedures used to evaluate the heart. Electrodes (small, plastic patches) are placed at certain locations on the chest, arms, and legs. When the electrodes are connected to an ECG machine by lead wires, the electrical activity of the heart is measured, interpreted, and printed out for the doctor's information and further interpretat...
Endometrial Ablation Procedure overview What is an endometrial ablation? Endometrial ablation is a procedure to permanently remove a thin tissue layer of the lining of the uterus to stop or reduce excessive or abnormal bleeding in women for whom childbearing is complete. The lining of the uterus is called the endometrium. In some cases, endometrial ablation may be an alternative to hysterectomy. There are several techniques used to perform endometrial ablation including the following: Electrical or elec...
Endometrial Biopsy (Biopsy-Endometrium) Procedure overview What is an endometrial biopsy? An endometrial biopsy is a procedure performed to obtain a small tissue sample from the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium. After the biopsy, the endometrial tissue is examined under a microscope to identify the presence of abnormal cells, or the effects of hormones on the endometrium. Other related procedures used to evaluate and treat endometrial problems include dilation and curettage (D & C), hyst...
Exstrophy of the Bladder and Epispadias
Exstrophy of the Bladder and Epispadias What is exstrophy of the bladder? Exstrophy of the bladder is a complex combination of disorders that occurs during fetal development. The disorder usually involves many systems in the body, including the urinary tract, skeletal muscles and bones, and the digestive system. Bladder exstrophy means that the bladder is essentially inside out and exposed on the outside of the abdomen. Because the bladder and other structures are exposed to the outside of the body, uri...
Epiglottitis What is epiglottitis? Epiglottitis is an acute life-threatening bacterial or viral infection that results in swelling and inflammation of the epiglottis. The epiglottis is an elastic cartilage structure at the root of the tongue that prevents food from entering the windpipe (trachea) when swallowing. Epiglottitis makes it difficult to breathe and progresses quickly. If not treated, it can be life-threatening because there is so much swelling that air cannot get in or out of the lungs. What ...
Emergency Contact Information
Emergency Contact Information In an emergency, it is easy to "forget" even the most well-known information. That is why it is crucial for you to complete the information in this form for each member of your household. Make sure the contact sheet is kept in a place at your home that is accessible to all members of your family. It is also important to keep a copy in your car, place of work, and with you at all times. Be sure to update the information frequently. Make copies for nonresident relatives, baby...
Ewing Sarcoma What is Ewing sarcoma? Ewing sarcoma is a cancer that occurs primarily in the bone or soft tissue. Ewing sarcoma can occur in any bone, but it most often is is found in the hip bones, ribs, or in the long bones, such as the femur (thigh), tibia (shin), or humerus (upper arm). It can involve the muscle and the soft tissues around the tumor site as well. Ewing sarcoma cells can also spread (metastasize) to other areas of the body including the bone marrow, lungs, kidneys, heart, adrenal glan...
Eye Prophylaxis/Vitamin K Injection for Newborns
Eye Medication/Vitamin K Injection for Newborns Newborn babies routinely receive eye medication and vitamin K injections soon after birth. Both prevent serious conditions. Why do newborns get eye medication? Antibiotic eye drops or ointment is placed in a newborn's eyes after birth. This is law mean to protect babies from getting bacterial eye infections during birth. Untreated, these infections can cause serious problems including blindness. The antibiotic erythromycin is used most often. The ointment ...
Encephalitis in Children
Encephalitis in Children What is encephalitis? Click Image to Enlarge Encephalitis is a term used to describe inflammation of the brain. The inflammation causes the brain to swell, which leads to changes in the child's neurological condition, including mental confusion, changes in mental status (sometimes even coma), and seizures. Meningitis, which is inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, often accompanies encephalitis. Meningitis can also occur without encephalitis. Wha...
Electroencephalogram (EEG) for Children
Electroencephalogram (EEG) for Children What is an electroencephalogram? An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures the electrical activity in the brain, called brain waves. An EEG measures brain waves through small button electrodes that are placed on your child's scalp. What steps should be taken to prepare my child for the EEG? Consider the following when preparing your child for an EEG: Wash your child's hair the night before. Do not put any oil, gel, or hairspray on his or her hair. If y...
Epilepsy and Pregnancy
Epilepsy and Pregnancy What is epilepsy? Epilepsy, also called a seizure disorder, is defined as a neurological disorder that involves recurrent seizures. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), it is estimated that epilepsy affects 1% of the U.S. population (more than 2 million people). Transmission of information from nerve cell to nerve cell occurs by an electrochemical process. Abnormal patterns in the electrical activity may cause seizures. A seizure disord...
Ectopic Pregnancy What is ectopic pregnancy? About 2% of all pregnancies develop outside the uterus and is called an ectopic pregnancy. These are nearly always in a fallopian tube. Rarely, an ectopic pregnancy will be located in an ovary or in the cervix, or even in the abdomen. Ectopic pregnancy is more common in women with the following conditions: Infertility (difficulty conceiving) Endometriosis--a condition in which the tissue normally inside the uterus grows in other areas of the pelvis. Sexually ...
Expressing Milk for Your High-Risk Baby
Expressing Milk for Your High-Risk Baby Expressing your milk You will have to remove milk from your breasts on a regular basis if you are to provide enough of your milk for your high-risk baby. Many mothers find they can appreciate their babies' breastfeeding patterns when they understand how breast milk is produced. Initially, hormones play a greater role. After the first one or two weeks postpartum (after the baby is born), milk removal has a greater effect on the amount of milk produced. How is breas...
Exercise and Children
Exercise and Children Exercise is an important part of keeping children healthy. Encouraging healthy lifestyles in children and adolescents is important for when they grow older. Lifestyles that are learned in childhood are more likely to stay with the child into adulthood. Some changes in lifestyle can be harder to make the older the person becomes. The best way to promote healthy lifestyles is for the whole family to become involved. Establishing an exercise plan A daily exercise program is a fun way ...
Examples of Teratogens
Examples of Teratogens There are many different examples of teratogens that cause birth defects. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Phenytoin (Dilantin) Varicella
Evaluating a Child for Birth Defects
Evaluating a Child for Birth Defects There are many tests that help to evaluate a child for birth defects. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Medical History and Genetic Testing
Eye Safety and First Aid
Eye Safety and First Aid As a parent, you can help your child avoid eye trauma with the proper use of safety equipment during sports and recreational activities. Listed in the directory below is some additional information regarding eye safety and first aid for your child, for which we have provided a brief overview. Avoiding Eye Injuries Cosmetic Safety for Contact Lens Wearers First Aid for the Eyes
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Endoscopic sinus surgery is done to open the passages of the sinuses. This allows for proper drainage to the nose. It is called an endoscopic procedure because the doctor uses an endoscope (a small, rigid tube with a light and a camera lens at the end) to view the inside of the nose. Small incisions or cuts are made to allow the scope to pass. The cuts are usually made inside of the nose. The doctor may create new passages or open existing ones by removing polyps, cysts, or thic...
Emotional and Family Issues in Children with Heart Disease
Emotional and Family Issues in Children with Heart Disease Many factors influence how a child feels about having congenital (present at birth) heart disease. Some of these factors include: The type of defect. A child may have many different emotions about having a congenital heart defect that requires one operation to repair or that requires many operations and regular medical care. The age of the child when the heart defect was diagnosed. A child who was diagnosed at birth and who has grown up with the...
Emergency Treatment of a Burn Injury
Emergency Treatment of a Burn Injury Burn injuries require emergency clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are several different types of burn injuries, for which we have provided a brief overview. Chemical Burns Heat or Thermal Burns Electrical Burns
Egg Allergy Diet for Children
Egg Allergy Diet for Children General guidelines for egg allergy The key to an allergy-free diet is to avoid feeding your child the foods or products containing the food to which he or she is allergic. The items that your child is allergic to are called allergens. Eggs are a commonly used food that may cause food sensitivity reactions. Parents of children with egg sensitivity may not find it difficult to eliminate visible eggs, but may not be aware of the variety of food products that contain eggs. In o...
Exercise and Adolescents
Exercise and Adolescents Exercise is an important part of keeping adolescents healthy. Encouraging healthy lifestyles in children and adolescents is important for when they grow older. Lifestyles that are learned in childhood are more likely to stay with the child into adulthood. Some changes in lifestyle can be harder to make as a person ages. The best way to promote healthy lifestyles is for the whole family to become involved. Establishing an exercise plan A daily exercise program is a fun way to sha...
Eating Disorders Trouble Men, Too
January 2014 Eating Disorders Affect Men, Too Chiseled chests. Sculpted abs. Images of the ideal body inundate men, just like women. This constant exposure may even lead some men to develop an eating disorder. Traditionally labeled a woman's problem, eating disorders may involve more men than originally thought. Current research suggests they may simply go unrecognized in men. Thinness vs. muscle mass In a recent study, researchers followed the eating behavior of more than 5,500 adolescent males for 12 ...
Exercise Finding the right exercise program and the right preparation To be physically fit, you do not have to exercise intensely for long periods of time. Experts agree that physical activity does not necessarily have to be vigorous. They recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate continuous physical activity daily, or on most days of the week. To achieve and maintain physical and cardiovascular fitness, health professionals advise following a balanced fitness program: If you have an existing medical co...
Endoscopic Examination for Cancer
Endoscopic Exam for Cancer How is cancer diagnosed? There is no single test that can accurately diagnose cancer. It usually requires a thorough history and physical exam along with diagnostic testing. Many tests are needed to determine whether a person has cancer, or if another condition (such as an infection) is mimicking the symptoms of cancer. Effective diagnostic testing is used to confirm or eliminate the presence of disease, monitor the disease process, and plan for and evaluate the effectiveness ...
Early Research With Drug Restores Hair in Patients With Alopecia
Early Research With Drug Restores Hair in Patients With Alopecia SUNDAY, Aug. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat a rare type of bone marrow cancer restores hair in patients with an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss, a new study found. Columbia University Medical Center researchers found that the drug ruxolitinib (brand name: Jakafi) restored hair growth in a small number of patients with alopecia areata, a disease in which immune cells destroy hair follicles. Alopecia areata can oc...
Ease Kids Into School Sleep Schedules
Ease Kids Into School Sleep Schedules SUNDAY, Aug. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents shouldn't wait until the last minute to help children get back into their normal sleep schedules for school, an expert says. "Getting back on a normal sleep schedule doesn't just happen overnight," Peter Bidey, instructor of family medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, said in a college news release. "A gradual transition back to regular sleep habits is essential. A drastic change in sleep habits ...
Ebola Vaccine Trials Set to Begin in September
Ebola Vaccine Trials Set to Begin in September MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Officials at the World Health Organization said that the first round of clinical trials of a potential Ebola vaccine made by drug maker GlaxoSmithKline could begin next month. A vaccine resulting from the trials could possibly be available by 2015, MSN News reported Sunday. Late last week, WHO declared the outbreak of deadly Ebola virus in West Africa a "public health emergency." The outbreak, which has already clai...
Exposure to Common Antibacterials May Affect Growth of Fetus: Study
Exposure to Common Antibacterials May Affect Growth of Fetus: Study SUNDAY, Aug. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many pregnant women and their unborn children are being exposed to antibacterial compounds that may be linked to developmental and reproductive issues, a new small study suggests. The antibacterial triclosan appeared in the urine of every woman tested in the study, and triclocarban, another antibacterial chemical, appeared in more than 85 percent of the urine samples, the researchers report. Pot...
Ethicists Grapple With Tough Questions Over Release of Ebola Drugs
Ethicists Grapple With Tough Questions Over Release of Ebola Drugs MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of dead in the West African Ebola outbreak nears 1,000, many people are calling for the wider production and release of untested medicines that might help patients. A precious handful of samples of one such drug, called ZMapp, appeared to boost the recovery of two American aid workers stricken with the viral disease, which has a 90 percent fatality rate. And on Monday, Spain announc...
Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women, Study Finds
Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women, Study Finds MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older women intent on keeping breast cancer at bay may want to start and maintain a regular exercise regimen, a new study shows. The researchers found that regular physical activity cuts the odds of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, but that protection disappears if women stop exercising. One expert wasn't surprised by the findings. "As a breast surgeon, one of my roles is to discuss prevention st...
Ebola Vaccine Trials Set to Begin in September
Ebola Vaccine Trials Set to Begin in September SUNDAY, Aug. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Officials at the World Health Organization said that the first round of clinical trials of a potential Ebola vaccine made by drug maker GlaxoSmithKline could begin next month. A vaccine resulting from the trials could possibly be available by 2015, MSN News reported Sunday. Late last week WHO declared the outbreak of deadly Ebola virus in West Africa a "public health emergency." The outbreak, which has already claim...
Eating Out Equals Eating More
Eating Out Equals Eating More THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that people who eat out consume an average of about 200 calories more a day than when they cook at home. They also take in more saturated fat, sugar and salt. The study has limitations. It doesn't say anything about whether frequent restaurant diners are unhealthier than at-home eaters, and it doesn't take into account the potential benefits of eating out, such as socializing and reducing the stress of cooking. St...
Ebola Patient Nancy Writebol Making 'Slow Improvement'
Ebola Patient Nancy Writebol Making 'Slow Improvement' TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The second of two Americans stricken with Ebola in the West African nation of Liberia arrived in the United States on Tuesday for treatment and is said to be making "slow improvement." Carried in a plane specially outfitted with an isolation unit, Nancy Writebol, 59, arrived just outside Atlanta Tuesday morning, NBC News reported. She was taken to Emory University Hospital, where she was wheeled in on a stre...
Experts Issue Guidelines for Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Experts Issue Guidelines for Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Newly released guidelines for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and a type of constipation known as chronic idiopathic constipation reveal a number of proven treatments for these two common conditions. "There's a greater variety of approaches which reflect a greater understanding of the disorders," said guidelines co-author Dr. Eamonn Quigley, chief of the division of gastroenterology and hepa...
Experimental Serum May Have Been Key to Recovery of 2 Ebola Patients: Reports
Experimental Serum May Have Been Key to Recovery of 2 Ebola Patients: Reports MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental serum never before tried in people may have been pivotal in helping treat two Americans stricken with Ebola, according to media reports. Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, and Nancy Writebol, 59, both contracted the highly fatal virus while working to help infected patients in the West African nation of Liberia. Brantly was flown on a specially equipped plane to Atlanta on Saturday f...
Ebola Patient Dr Kent Brantly Arrives in U.S., May Be Improving
Ebola Patient Dr Kent Brantly Arrives in U.S., May Be Improving SUNDAY, Aug. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dr Kent Brantly, one of two Americans stricken with the Ebola virus in the West Africa nation of Liberia, was delivered Saturday morning to an Atlanta hospital for treatment and is showing signs of improvement, experts say. Brantly "seems to be improved from the reports we got earlier," Dr. Tom Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on ...
Ebola Patient to Be Flown to U.S. for Treatment
Ebola Patient to Be Flown to U.S. for Treatment FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An American who is battling the Ebola virus in West Africa will be flown to the United States for treatment over the next few days, according to staff at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. The name of the patient is not yet being released, but there are two known American patients currently fighting Ebola in medical centers in Monrovia, Liberia: Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, and Nancy Writebol, 59. Both had been working ...
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