Cardiology

Who receives advanced stroke care? It may depend on traffic

When someone has an acute stroke, early access to specialized care is crucial. Whenever possible, experts recommend people receive medical help at a hospital with advanced stroke capability like a comprehensive stroke center ...

Health

Unmet need for physician care not improving with more insured

Most measures of unmet need for physician services in the United States have not improved since 1998 despite gains in health insurance coverage, according to a study published online Jan. 27 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Cardiology

Cause of ventricular tachycardia determines treatment

Dear Mayo Clinic: Recently, I was diagnosed with ventricular tachycardia, but doctors said a cause cannot be determined. What usually causes this problem? Does knowing the cause make a difference in treatment?

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study reveals insights on hidden sexual-arousal disorder

Persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD)—which is almost exclusively experienced by females and characterized by spontaneous and unwanted sexual arousal unrelated to desire—can compromise individuals' mental health ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists link La Niña climate cycle to increased diarrhea

A study in Botswana by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health scientists finds that spikes in cases of life-threatening diarrhea in young children are associated with La Niña climate conditions. The findings ...

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