Each year, nearly 800,000 people suffer a stroke, and more than 133,000 Americans die as a result of one. Because 80 percent of strokes are preventable, it’s important to learn about them and how you can take action to save lives.
Appendicitis traditionally has had one of medicine’s clearest courses of treatment: Get in there and remove the appendix. But there’s growing evidence that surgery might not be necessary for adults with nonperforated appendicitis, because antibiotics are just as effective. Research is being conducted to determine if the same is true for children.
Ben’s parents take him to Osseo Vacuum, a sales and repair shop not far from where the family lives in Maple Grove. “Osseo Vacuum is Valhalla,” Joel Liestman said. “He could — and has — spent hours there. The guys who run it think it’s great and are always willing to talk with him.”
In recent years, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become available initially for high-risk patients and now for intermediate-risk patients. This procedure is relatively new in the United States but has been done for much longer in Europe.
The registry provides women the opportunity to help reduce the gap for women in medical research by responding to a survey about their health. Participants also receive information on health issues and research opportunities of interest to them. More than 17,000 women across Kentucky have joined since 2006.
Mental illness is a condition that can affect a person’s thinking, feeling or mood and can be very difficult to diagnose. Illnesses can disturb regular daily functions and the ability to communicate with others. Research has suggested that many factors including genetics, environment and lifestyle can influence a mental health condition.
Prosecutors say a Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler and who faces new charges in the death of an infant a year earlier is suspected of killing as many as 60 young children around that time.