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We’ve all experienced a headache before. Whether it’s due to stress, lack of sleep, injury, motion sickness, or any other number of causes, headaches can become a real nuisance! However, it may be surprising to learn that there are actually over 25 different types of headaches, with very different causes, symptoms, and treatments. This week The Medical Station takes a look at the five most common types of headaches, and how to treat them.
While the internet is filled with useful information, it is also filled with a lot of misinformation, and it can be hard to know what you can trust. While getting your medical information straight from your doctor or health-care professional is the best way to ensure you are getting the most correct advice, we know that this not always possible. The Medical Station wants to help you become a more responsible, conscious patient so you know where to turn if you have a medical question.
We all know that being active is an important part of our health. Yet, a large percentage of us spend most of our day sitting at a desk at work. In fact, studies have shown that even active individuals that sit for long periods of the day have an increased risk for diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes. We at The Medical Station, want to give you some tips on staying active at work when you need to sit at your desk all day.
It is a well-known fact that many of the funniest people actually suffer from depression. Famous comedians and comedy actors such as Jim Carrey, Sarah Silverman, and Stephen Fry have spoken about their depression, and the problem in the comedy community was publicized after Robin Williams committed suicide in 2014, as he had also suffered a lifelong battle with depression. In this week’s blog, The Medical Station discusses how comedy plays a role in an illness that is not at all funny.
Microphallus, commonly known as micropenis, is a medical condition that effects approximately 0.5% of the male population. It is generally defined as an penile length of 2.5 standard deviations or more lower than the mean within the person’s age group. Having a micropenis can cause several adverse physical and psychological effects. This week, The Medical Station discusses the health effects on men with microphallus.
A physical exam is a full assessment of the body in order to determine overall health. Physicals can provide reassurance that one is in safe health, or can be a way of checking up on certain symptoms that may be of concern. Research by Duke Health suggests that healthy individuals should get a routine physical every two to three years, while people aged fifty or above should see their doctor annually for a check-up. This week The Medical Station outlines what to expect from a routine physical.
“Fitbit” developers have said that the purpose of their product is to help you “achieve your health and fitness goals, whatever they may be”. The Medical Station explores the truth surrounding Fitness Trackers to help you understand how to use them most effectively for your health.
Whether you experienced it first-hand or witnessed your schoolmates be sent home after regulatory lice checks - almost everyone has a story about lice. Yet despite their ubiquity in classrooms and summer camps, there is a surprising amount that people don’t know about lice! This week The Medical Station discusses the topic of lice, from its prevention to its treatment.
Physiotherapy is the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of injury and illness through physical and mechanical means. Physiotherapy generally aims to repair and maximize physical strength and mobility, although it can be used to treat a very wide range of conditions. This week, The Medical Station outlines the basics of physiotherapy.