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Merely Me

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Freelance health writer, caregiver, and patient

Skin Cancer Screenings: Questions and Answers

Each month on Health Central’s Skin Cancer site, we select a member question or topic to explore with our consulting dermatologist, Dr. Lawrence Green, a practicing dermatologist and Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the George Washington University School of... Read moreChevron

posted 03/28/2012, comments (0)|
Lauren Mergen

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National Sleep Awareness Week

This week is National Sleep Awareness Week, an annual public education and awareness campaign to promote the importance of sleep. About 37 percent of American adults report they sleep less than seven hours a night, although the... Read moreChevron

posted 03/05/2012, comments (0)|
Florence Cardinal

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Sleep Expert Patient

Heart Day: How Sleep Plays a Role in Congenital Heart Disease

For several years, February 14 has been designated Congenital Heart Defect Day. And what better day could there be than Valentines Day, with its ever-present abundance of hearts to remind us just how important the heart is?

 

What does this have to do with sleep disorders? Well, directly, not much, but indirectly sleep is... Read moreChevron

posted 02/10/2011, comments (0)|
Allen Blaivas, M.D.

Allen Blaivas, M.D., Health Pro

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Sleep Disorder Specialist

Sleep Deprivation 101: What You Should Know

In my previous blogs I have written about the importance of good sleep, but I don’t think we ever really explained the significance of sleep deprivation and the effects on society and the individual. I thought that it would be a good idea to go over some... Read moreChevron

Jerry Kennard

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Artifical Light Exposure Linked to Prostate Cancer

Artificial night time lighting is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer in men. According to research by Professor Boris A. Portnov and colleagues of the University of Haifa, exposure to artificial light sources at night increases the risk of prostate cancer the more a man is exposed. In previous research, the same team found an... Read moreChevron

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