“I could have died. I’m glad I didn’t”. Those are the words of 14-year-old Ashley Silverman, who found herself on the other side of a harrowing medical emergency that almost killed her. (1) Silverman had been experiencing mood swings, which her psychiatrist thought severe enough to treat with the prescription drug, Lamictal (lamotrigine). “I thought […]
Many families learn they are expecting a child with Down syndrome before they’re born. Prenatal screening like ultrasounds, maternal serum tests, and blood tests can give a fairly accurate prediction (about 80% or more, depending on the test), while diagnostic tests such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling can provide a nearly 100% accurate prediction […]
“So right now, I’m paying $15,000 a year for this medicine, which costs in the United States $53,000 a year which I feel is… at best, criminal,” father Jon Yeagley told CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil early February 2019. (1) Yeagley has been taking an expensive 6.5 hour trip north of the border every three […]
Although grieving the death of a parent is an experience shared throughout human history, it’s no less devastating. No matter how old you are when a parent dies, and no matter how close your relationship to them was, losing a parent is a life-changing event. For those reading this today who have already experienced the […]
Fibromyalgia is a tricky condition to diagnose and an even trickier one to treat. The painful condition that affects women more often than men isn’t even widely recognized throughout the medical community, making the hunt for treatments a slow going process. But a team of researchers point to one potential treatment as a viable option […]
Eat More Broccoli (Including the Stems): It can help prevent heart attack, cancer, constipation, and much more!
It turns out the love-it-or-hate-it cruciferous veggie that’s prevented countless young children from earning their dessert has an extensive amount of health benefits. Don’t limit broccoli’s merit to just the head- broccoli stalks, leaves, and sprouts are not to be taken lightly. The next time you see a grocery store selling broccoli heads without the […]
Waking up to sudden, painful muscle spasms in your leg isn’t only uncomfortable, the effects of interrupted sleep can often lead to feeling more stressed, having less energy, and not being at your best in general. Explore the most common causes of nocturnal leg cramps (sudden painful muscle cramps that occur while sleeping or during […]