Diabetic People Having Increased Prevalence of Rare Neuropathy Types

Diabetic People Having Increased Prevalence of Rare Neuropathy Types

It’s thought that half of diabetics will eventually develop neuropathies. Neuropathies are a series of conditions that cause damage to the nervous system. Two rarer neuropathies are having an increased rate of prevalence, particularly in younger diabetics. These are autonomic neuropathy and small fiber neuropathy. It’s important to recognize the symptoms of both to discover
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A Look at Post-Intensive Care Syndrome

A Look at Post-Intensive Care Syndrome

Nearly 5.7 million adults receive care in intensive care units (ICUs) each year. These units and the doctors working in them provide amazing care to patients and do some miraculous service for people. Nevertheless, these units can be chaotic and the treatments received there can be traumatic for patients. It’s not uncommon for people to
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Deep Brain Stimulation: A Future Alzheimer’s Treatment?

Deep Brain Stimulation: A Future Alzheimer’s Treatment?

With the battle against Alzheimer’s ongoing, there has been much research into potential treatment options. One of the more promising has been deep brain stimulation, a practice used in the treatment of other disorders such as Parkinson’s. Deep brain stimulation involves therapy with electrical impulses directed at certain areas of the brain. These areas receive
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Discharge Planning: Why It’s Critical for Recovery

Discharge Planning: Why It’s Critical for Recovery

A hospitalization can be daunting for patients and their families. However, as harrowing as that time can be, there’s another that’s just as critical. That would be when they are discharged from the hospital. Studies show that 40% of patients 65 and older had medication errors after leaving the hospital. Eighteen percent of Medicare patients
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New Biotech May Reduce the Cost of Treating Chronic Disease

New Biotech May Reduce the Cost of Treating Chronic Disease

For many chronic conditions such as cystic fibrosis, the drugs to battle them are very high in cost, leading to high heath care expenses for patients. However, a new, experimental breakthrough originating from the Netherlands may be an answer for patients and doctors seeking to save money when combating these conditions. This breakthrough is known
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