You may have it and not know it

You may have it and not know it

Fred was on a video conference call, working from home, when he realized that something wasn’t right with his arm. He thought maybe he had just been sitting wrong so he sat up straight, shook his hand and tried to type but could not get his fingers to do what he wanted. One of his … Read more

How to Recognize the Stages of Frostbite, and When to Get Help

How to Recognize the Stages of Frostbite, and When to Get Help

Photo: Vika-Viktoria (Shutterstock) When the temperatures are low and you’re outdoors, it doesn’t take long for your fingers to start feeling cold and stiff. Depending on the weather and how long they’re exposed, they may start to feel numb, or turn red. But is this a normal reaction to the cold, or the beginning of … Read more

Gut Microbes Can Cause Obesity, And We’re Getting Closer to Understanding How

Gut Microbes Can Cause Obesity, And We’re Getting Closer to Understanding How

Medical researchers have discovered a molecule linking the tiny creatures that call our guts home to levels of fat in our bodies. “We now have a molecular mechanism that provides a starting point to understand our microbiome as a link between our diet and our body composition,” explained Emory University biochemist Dean Jones. Hints of … Read more

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked With Increased COVID-19 Severity and Mortality

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked With Increased COVID-19 Severity and Mortality

Joint Bar-Ilan University, Galilee Medical Center study affirms that sufficient vitamin D levels may positively influence the outcome of infection. Vitamin D is most often recognized for its role in bone health, but low levels of the supplement have been associated with a range of autoimmune, cardiovascular, and infectious diseases. Early on in the pandemic … Read more

Depression responds to transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment in studies : Shots

Depression responds to transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment in studies : Shots

Eleanor Cole, Ph.D., demonstrates the treatment on trial participant Deirdre Lehman in May 2019 at the Stanford Brain Stimulation Lab. Steve Fisch for Stanford Medicine hide caption toggle caption Steve Fisch for Stanford Medicine Eleanor Cole, Ph.D., demonstrates the treatment on trial participant Deirdre Lehman in May 2019 at the Stanford Brain Stimulation Lab. Steve … Read more