Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Eileen Bailey's Posts

The Chikungunya Virus: What You Need to Know

We know that mosquitoes carry and spread several diseases. You have probably heard of West Nile Virus. The chikungunya virus has been around for awhile, but, it has not appeared in the United States until recently. The large majority of people who have this virus got it when traveling outside of the country but within the past few weeks two... Read moreChevron

Are You Addicted to Sunlight?

You only need to head to the beach on a sunny, summer day to see a multitude of people enjoying the sunshine. This is despite all of the evidence that the UV rays from the sun increase our risk of skin cancer and prematurely age our skin. Over and over we are advised to stay out of the sun during the bright sunlight of the afternoon. But, for the... Read moreChevron

Managing Depression in Individual's with Asperger's Syndrome

Adults with Asperger’s syndrome (AS) report a significantly higher frequency of suicidal thoughts than the general population according to astudy completed at the University of Cambridge. The researchers found that 66 percent of the participants with AS reported they had suicidal thoughts, as compared to 17 percent of the general population;... Read moreChevron

American Academy of Pediatrics Offers Strategies for Stimulant Medication Abuse

Children with ADHD are more likely than their peers without ADHD to develop substance abuse disorders. Stimulant medications, a common treatment for ADHD, have been found to not only reduce the primary symptoms of ADHD but to lower the risk of substance abuse. However, stimulant medications also have the potential for abuse. The American Academy... Read moreChevron

Could Long-term Problem After Concussion Really Be PTSD?

After a concussion, some patients exhibit what is known as post-concussion syndrome (PCS) for several months. This includes symptoms such as difficulty thinking clearly, difficulty concentrating, confusion, dizziness, sensitivity to light and noise, irritability, sadness, sleep problems and headache. It turns out, according to a recent study, that... Read moreChevron