Pediatrics

Kids are exercising less and sitting more during the pandemic

Patterns set during childhood can influence adult life profoundly, and exercise habits are no exception. With the U.S. seeing a 20-year trend of increased risk of being overweight or obese among children, there's reason for ...

Ophthalmology

In the future glaucoma eye tests could be performed at home

Glaucoma is a chronic condition that affects cells at the back of the eye. It is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, and is responsible for 1 in 10 cases of serious sight impairment in the UK.

Medical research

Long-term use of muscle relaxants has skyrocketed since 2005

Office visits for ongoing prescribing of skeletal muscle relaxant drugs tripled from 2005 to 2016, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What doctors know about lingering symptoms of coronavirus

With over 2 million cases in the U.S. since the coronavirus pandemic began in late December, there are now many people who have recovered from COVID-19. At the same, there have been reports of people who continue to have ...

Oncology & Cancer

Mind jumble: Understanding chemo brain

Sarah Liu was treated for leukemia as a teenager. She attended her high school graduation on a four-hour pass from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and was bald under her white graduation cap, her arm bandaged ...

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