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When CPAP Doesn't Work: Another Option for Sleep Apnea

Many people find a CPAP machine too noisy or too uncomfortable for sleep. A recently approved treatment called Inspire therapy may help people who want to avoid surgery for sleep apnea.

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Enlarged Prostate? This Treatment Can Help You Avoid Sexual Side Effects

Medicine can relieve symptoms of an enlarged prostate, but may cause unwanted side effects, such as ejaculation problems and erectile dysfunction. Learn how one treatment option can avoid them.

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Clinical Trial Leads to New Treatment for Stroke Patients

A recent clinical research study offers new hope for stroke patients who present for treatment up to 24 hours after the onset of symptoms.

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Could Selfies Harm Your Teen’s Mental Well-Being?

Editing images before sharing on social media may contribute to low self-esteem and body dysmorphic disorder.

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Reimagining Health Care

The UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children delivers supportive pediatric and women’s health services all under one roof.

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Why Baby Walkers Can Put Your Child in Danger

A new study that looks at baby walker-related injuries has prompted U.S. pediatricians to renew a call for a ban on the devices. Baby walkers were banned in Canada in 2004.

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New Drug Therapy May Reduce Apathy in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

Apathy is one of the most prevalent behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. However, apathy in Alzheimer's patients is often under-recognized or misdiagnosed as depression.

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New Treatment for Childhood Scoliosis Helps Kids Avoid Repeat Surgeries

A new version of a treatment for the curving of the backbone called early-onset scoliosis can help some very young kids avoid repeat surgeries.

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