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Might Coffee Be Causing Your Poor Sleep?

Might Coffee Be Causing Your Poor Sleep?

Although the beneficial effects of drinking coffee include increased mental alertness, stamina, muscle recovery, and wakefulness, unwanted effects can include restlessness, palpitations, hypertension, insomnia, tremors, and increased urine output.

Food Talk is Good Medicine

Food Talk is Good Medicine

Some of the most memorable moments in medical practice are the times when a patient and clinician can chit-chat like friends.

When Prejudice Influences Patient Care

When Prejudice Influences Patient Care

Although clinicians must treat every patient, regardless of their illness or their past, circumstances may influence the emotional connection a care provider establishes.

Will a New Cooling Device Benefit Patients With Insomnia?

Will a New Cooling Device Benefit Patients With Insomnia?

Therapeutics to cool the brain may someday be a safer alternative to hypnotics.

Discrepancy of Sleep in Patients with Paradoxical Insomnia

Discrepancy of Sleep in Patients with Paradoxical Insomnia

In patients with paradoxical insomnia, also called sleep state misperception, there is a significant discrepancy between objective sleep quality and subjective perception of sleep.

Commentary

Opioid use in middle-aged adults

Clinicians are in the unique position to educate and counsel middle-aged adults about their opioid use and influence strategies needed to provide effective pain control.

What is the future of health care under President Trump?

Repealing the Affordable Care Act could endanger the health of tens of millions of Americans.

Teen pregnancy prevention program

The program strives to modify teen attitudes toward sexuality and bring about life-changing behavior.

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