Winchester Star: Health

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    Tuesday - 02/21/2017 - 09:26 AM

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological condition that causes a wide range of symptoms due to the loss of brain cells that produce dopamine. The loss of these cells impairs the brain’s ability to tell the muscles what to do.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Winchester doctor to receive research award
    Thursday - 02/09/2017 - 01:56 PM

    Ula Jurkunas, MD, associate professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and associate scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, of Winchester, was selected to receive a 2017 ARVO Foundation/Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Translational Research Award.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • American Red Cross seeking blood donors in Essex, Middlesex counties
    Wednesday - 02/08/2017 - 04:18 PM

    The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.Michael Harper knows how critical it is to have a readily available blood supply.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • WHAT'S UP DOC? Abdominal wall hernia
    Tuesday - 01/31/2017 - 02:32 PM

    Q: Sometimes I get an uncomfortable bulge in my abdomen, but then it goes away. Is this a hernia?A: You should see your health care provider to be checked, but a hernia is a possibility, so that is what today’s column will be about.A hernia is when a body organ protrudes through body wall that normally holds it in.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Flu is breaking out; surprising studies reveal the cause and how you can protect yourself
    Monday - 01/30/2017 - 11:53 AM

    Watching for the first dip in temperature could protect your family from the annual influx of illness. Here's what you need to know:Here are the factsSeasonal flu breaks out after the winter's first cold spell.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Weekend warriors, keep doing your thing
    Thursday - 01/26/2017 - 10:54 AM

    Health and fitness experts have long described "weekend warriors" in a mildly negative way. They used the term for individuals who exercised irregularly, perhaps in weekend pickup games. They warned of muscle strains, or much worse - something akin to the heart attacks suffered by those who occasionally shovel snow.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • What a pumping room at work should look like for nursing mothers, and why
    Wednesday - 01/25/2017 - 02:16 PM

    Breast-feeding is a very personal choice. However, the realities of breast-feeding and, later, returning to work as a pumping mother present a new set of very real challenges for a woman.Workplaces that support a mother in her return to work by bringing her back with ease always win.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 7 signs you have endometriosis and you don't even know it
    Monday - 01/23/2017 - 12:17 PM

    Now days, having extremely painful cramps during your period is deemed "normal," when most likely, that isn't the case at all. If you (like myself), find yourself taking sick days from work or curled in the fetal position during that special time of the month, you may have something more sinister going on than just normal cramps.Endometriosis is a painful disorder where the tissue that lines your uterus gets wanderlust and starts to grow outside of the uterus — the [...]

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  • What are early signs of Alzheimer's disease?
    Friday - 01/20/2017 - 12:47 PM

    You're deep in a conversation with a friend and suddenly you can't remember an acquaintance's name.You can see her face. That name is almost, almost there. But not quite.Blushing, you laugh, call it "a senior moment" and move on.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • FLEXIBLE FITNESS: Aphasia after stroke
    Tuesday - 01/17/2017 - 02:32 PM

    You probably know someone who has suffered a stroke. According to the CDC, each year, approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke in the U.S. and it is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share