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Sleep doesn’t get enough credit these days. We as a society are busy. We push sleep aside to get work done, play on electronics and binge-watch TV. Sleep should be considered just as important as eating to live.
If you have a sleep disorder, you might undergo a sleep study, in which sleep medicine specialists use painless, noninvasive technology to closely monitor the physiological signs you exhibit during the different stages of sleep.
If you have had insomnia for a long time, it might be frightening to contemplate going off your sleep medicines. There is another solution that studies have shown to be effective.
When the clocks move forward one hour in the spring to Daylight Savings Time, you may lose an hour of sleep if you are unprepared, putting yourself at risk for the effects of sleep loss. Learn how to plan ahead for the time change with these tips.
Burning wood in your fireplace all winter may feel nostalgic and keep you warm, but smoke from those fires can also cause health problems.
A pulmonary embolism patient was saved at UH St. John using medical equipment retrieved from UH Parma.
Some people take up vaping to avoid the health hazards of smoking cigarettes. But when it comes to your heart health, a pair of recent studies show e-cigarettes are just as dangerous as cigarettes made from tobacco.
Recent reports have linked serious lung injury – and even deaths – to vaping. UH emergency room physician Benjamin Boswell, DO, explains how e-cigarettes cause illness and why people are coming to the ER after vaping.