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For some individuals, bariatric surgery can be a life-saving choice. This type of surgery also requires a life-long commitment to diet and exercise to keep the pounds off. But it’s not just about the weight; it can also help improve conditions including diabetes and sleep apnea.
People who are challenged with insomnia can have problems falling asleep, and wake up and have trouble going back to sleep. Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, a clinical psychologist at Penn State Health Sleep Research and Treatment Center, talks about the causes of and treatments for insomnia.
Age-Related Macular degeneration, which occurs when the central part of the retina deteriorates, is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans age 60 and older. Learn more about it in this interview with Dr. Ingrid U. Scott, a retina specialist at Penn State Health.
Blood thinners are medicines that help blood flow smoothly through your veins and arteries. They can protect against heart attacks and strokes, but who needs them? What are the benefits and risks associated with taking them? Are there alternative treatments to blood thinners?
Problem drinking that becomes severe is given the medical diagnosis of “alcohol use disorder” or AUD. Would you know how to recognize AUD in a family member or friend? Would you know what to do if you suspect someone has AUD?