It's possible to have a "silent" heart attack without experiencing all the obvious symptoms, such as chest pain and overwhelming anxiety. Symptoms include discomfort in the jaw, upper back or arms.
Gwyneth Paltrow's online publication, Goop, is full of dodgy health information, with unfounded warnings about things that are safe — like bras and sunscreen — and zealous promotion of potentially harmful practices; like cleanses, vaginal steaming, and strange diets.
Every year in teaching hospitals at the start of July, medical students become interns, interns become residents and each successive class of residents moves up a level. These new doctors are immediately thrust into direct patient care. In July, U.S. death rates in these hospitals surge between 8 and 34 percent.
It’s easy to pooh-pooh coloring books as just another fad. Yet coloring books offer a real elixir, a way of getting past pain, grief, stress, and anxiety; that can’t be replicated by more-traditional approaches.
Hotel rooms have occupancy limits, as do elevators, and even taxi cabs in New York City, but few laws in the United States regulate or even monitor the number of patients that any one hospital nurse can be responsible for at a given time.
What’s healthier than a Pop-Tart? Not almonds, according to today’s regulatory rules. That could change as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration kicks off a review of the 1990s official definition of “healthy” at the urging of food companies and lawmakers.
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Liz Di Bernardo