Published 10:55 am CDT, Monday, June 10, 2019 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 What It Means to Feel 'OFF' with Parkinson’s 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - Parkinson’s affects about one million people in the U.S. and millions more globally. Medicines have existed to help with Parkinson’s symptoms for many years, but many people with Parkinson’s, about 40 percent in the U.S., still face a problem related to their symptoms: OFF periods. One of these people is Bob Harmon, 70, who experiences these disruptive OFF periods, which are also known as OFF episodes, daily. Here are four things to know: 1. What is Parkinson’s? With approximately 60,000 Americans newly diagnosed each year, there is a chance Parkinson’s could impact someone in your own life. Parkinson’s is a neurological disorder caused by a progressive loss of neurons in the brain with symptoms including tremor or … [Read more...] about What It Means to Feel ‘OFF’ with Parkinson’s
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Parenting Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Parenting | What Does It Really Mean to Be 6 Weeks Pregnant? Advertisement Supported by So-called ‘heartbeat’ legislation restricting abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy has ByChristina Caron May 18, 2019 Now that several states have passed The fetal heartbeat can typically be seen on an ultrasound at around six weeks into pregnancy, but many women have no idea they’re pregnant at that time. So when do women typically realize that they are pregnant? And how often are pregnancies unplanned? We’ll explain all of this and more. How is the length of pregnancy measured? It sounds odd, but doctors measure the beginning of a pregnancy as being the first day of your last period. Why? They’re tracking the length of pregnancy using a nearly 200-year-old calculation called … [Read more...] about What Does It Really Mean to Be 6 Weeks Pregnant?
(CNN)Set politics aside for a minute. Ignore whatever laws are on the books. Hit snooze on any moral or religious alarm bells ringing in your head. What you think or feel about Georgia becoming the latest US state to sign a bill that would ban abortions at six weeks -- or as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected -- is of no consequence for this story. We've heard that women often don't know they're pregnant at six weeks, so we asked experts to tell us why. Here's what we learned. Pregnancy isn't anticipated or confirmed The reality is that nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended or, more specifically, 45-49% of the time they are unplanned, said Dr. Jen Villavicencio, an ob-gyn who lectures at University of Michigan Medicine and is also a fellow with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Read More Those actively trying to get pregnant may be monitoring every aspect of their cycles and have pregnancy tests at the ready, but for many women getting … [Read more...] about Reasons a woman may not know she’s pregnant at six weeks
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Health | Huge Racial Disparities Found in Deaths Linked to Pregnancy Advertisement Supported by African-American, Native American and Alaska Native women are about three times more likely to die from causes related to pregnancy, compared to white women in the United States. ByRoni Caryn Rabin May 7, 2019 African-American, Native American, and Alaska Native women die of pregnancy-related causes at a rate about three times higher than those of white women, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday. Sixty percent of all pregnancy-related deaths can be prevented with better health care, communication and support, the researchers concluded. “Ensuring quality care for mothers throughout their pregnancies and postpartum should be among our nation’s highest priorities,” … [Read more...] about Huge Racial Disparities Found in Deaths Linked to Pregnancy
Published 11:31 pm CDT, Sunday, March 24, 2019 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Tips that may help manage life with a chronic illness 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - Content sponsored and provided by Pfizer. Janet H., a wife and mother from Alabama, had many things to celebrate in her life – two beautiful children, a wonderful husband, her dog Falco, and a rewarding career. She was proud that even with all of this, she was able to achieve her personal goal of staying active. However, she was diagnosed with a chronic disease the week before her 40th birthday. Janet enjoyed moderate exercise, so when she began to have persistent joint pain and swelling in her knees, she suspected it was from an old injury. After initial visits with an orthopedic specialist, she was referred to a rheumatologist who diagnosed her with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) – a chronic, autoimmune disease of the … [Read more...] about Tips that may help manage life with a chronic illness