Health

How to take your pulse

Your pulse is your heart rate, or the number of times your heart beats in one minute. You can take your pulse using the radial artery in your wrist or the carotid artery in your neck.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Caregiving during the COVID-19 pandemic

In Kentucky, there are more than 272,000 people caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease. If you are one of those people, the person you are caring for is considered high risk for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Most ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Early care key to preventing stillbirth in migrant women

Researchers from The University of Western Australia say the key to decreasing stillbirth in Australian women who were born overseas lies in early care and good information provided at the start of pregnancy.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu season remains active

It might be closer to spring than winter, but it's still flu season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there will be 34 million flu illnesses and 350,000 hospitalizations, as well as 20,000 deaths ...

Health

The health care system is failing transgender cancer survivors

A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study is the first-ever population-based study of cancer prevalence in transgender people, estimating 62,530 of the nearly 17 million cancer survivors in the U.S. are ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: Canker sores often go away on their own, are not contagious

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Every few months, my teenage son gets canker sores in the back of his throat that really bother him and last for about a week. Is there something that he can do to prevent them? Will this continue throughout ...

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