Springtime brings sunshine and warm breezes – but also misery for millions of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies. Lily Pien, M.D., explains how being prepared can put you on the road to relief.
Although vaccines have nearly eliminated this once common childhood disease in the U.S., mumps is still a concern throughout much of the undeveloped world, and has had several recent outbreaks stateside. Carrie Bohenick, MD, a pediatrician at Akron Children's Hospital Pediatrics, discusses the painful swelling of glands and other more serious symptoms of this viral infection.
Some parts of the country are seeing dangerously high temperatures, and as the mercury rises, so does the risk of heat-related illness. An emergency department doctor has tips on how to stay safe in the heat.
The Department of Energy is testing a new model for clean energy research and development (R&D) through a program called Cyclotron Road. The goal is to support scientific R&D that is still too risky for private‐sector investment, and too applied for academia. Cyclotron Road is sponsored by the office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Berkeley Lab, one of 17 National Laboratories.
Donna Jackson discovered her talent for running later in life, after getting a puppy that needed exercise each morning. Now, at 65-years-old, she's running in the Boston Marathon. Watch her early morning training session in Tacoma's Vassault Park as she prepares for the race.
Mark Curp set the world record in the half-marathon in 1985 and retained the American record for the following 22 years. After a diagnosis of lymphoma, Curp is in remission and is returning to running.
Seasonal allergies can leave you with a cough, itchy and runny eyes and stuffed up nose. For many with pollen or grass allergies, spring and summer can be uncomfortable. Mayo Clinic allergist Dr. Nancy Ott says over-the-counter remedies such as antihistamines for itchy eyes and noses, and corticosteroid nasal spray for congestion often help. If those treatments don't ease symptoms, it's time to see an allergist.
The Music & Memory program is the subject of a documentary “Alive Inside,” which shows how music therapy can ease the suffering of people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Dan Cohen, a New York social worker, created the program in hopes that songs associated with important personal events for individuals could trigger memory. The excerpt seen here features Henry Drea, who has an astonishing reaction to hearing music on an iPod.
Learn exactly what a concussion is and why it is so important to allow your brain to fully recover. Traumatic brain injuries contribute to "a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability" each year, according to the CDC. In 2010, 2.5 million TBIs occurred either as an isolated injury or along with other injuries.