Medicine Documents

  • Stroke Survivors May Face Heightened Cancer Risk

    Older adults who survive a stroke may have a higher-than-average risk of developing cancer in the next few years, a new study suggests.

  • Silent Stroke: What You Need to Know

    Have you had a stroke? How could you tell?
    A stroke is a sudden stop of blood supply to part of the brain. Some people have strokes without ever knowing it. These so-called silent strokes either have no easy-to-recognize symptoms, or you don’t remember them. But they do cause permanent damage in your brain.

  • A Visual Guide to Understanding Stroke

    What Is a Stroke?
    Stroke is a medical emergency and a leading cause of death in the U.S. It occurs when a blood vessel in the brain bursts or, more commonly, when a blockage develops. Without treatment, cells in the brain quickly begin to die. The result can be serious disability or death. If a loved one is having stroke symptoms, seek emergency medical attention without delay.

  • Hiccups? Many Women Unaware of Stroke Symptoms

    Stroke is the third leading cause of death in women, but many are unaware of warning signs and symptoms that are unique to females, a new study says.

  • Is It Heartburn or a Heart Attack?

    What Does Heartburn Feel Like?
    Heartburn is caused by acid reflux when stomach acid splashes from the stomach up into the esophagus. Heartburn triggers differ from person to person, but most people have similar heartburn symptoms.

  • Yersin International Clinic received the International Quality Summit Award in the Gold Category

    Yersin International Clinic received the International Quality Summit Award in the Gold Category.

  • Migraine and Stroke

    Strokes and migraines share many of the same symptoms and are sometimes mistaken for each other. But does a migraine cause a stroke or vice versa? Research doesn't show that.

  • Understanding Heartburn

    Take a bite of warm, gooey pepperoni pizza, and your digestive system kicks into action. Acids tumble into the stomach, ready to break down your meal. In many people, a faulty valve-like structure lets these acids run amok, triggering a burning sensation in the chest. Heartburn is an extremely common symptom. More than 60 million Americans have heartburn at least once a month. The following slides examine where heartburn starts, and how it can be stopped.

  • Some tips to stop heartburn at night

    1. Prop Yourself Up for Better Sleep
    Heartburn waking you up at night? Lying down makes it easier for stomach acids to splash up into your esophagus. To keep acid down, use gravity. Place an extra pillow or two under your shoulders or use a wedge-shaped pillow to prop yourself up. Not enough? Boost the head of your bed 6-8 inches with wood blocks secured under the bedposts. Sleeping on your left side can also help digestion.

  • How to handle your heartburn

    1. Chew Gum for Heartburn
    Research shows that, for many people with heartburn, chewing non-mint, sugarless gum for 30 minutes after a meal reduces the risk of heartburn. Chewing gum may increase swallowing, thus helping wash acid out of the esophagus.