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Taking Delirium Seriously

Date: February 1st, 2007

For more than one in five patients over 65, hospital stays are complicated by frightening bouts of confusion known as delirium. Delirium is disturbing, yet it is common enough that many people think it is simply a side effect of serious illness — harmless in its own right. But research has shown that delirium episodes are in fact dangerous, and may be indications that something else is wrong. What is delirium? Delirium is a type of brain dysfunction. Many patients who experience it


Sun and Skin: An Unhealthy Partnership

Date: July 1st, 2003

After a long winter spent inside, many of us welcome the appearance of the sun and the return of warm weather. Unfortunately, the excitement of summer may be tempered by worries about the effects the sun has on our skin. These concerns are legitimate, considering that the sun is responsible for more than 90 percent of all skin cancer cases. The good news is that you can get out and enjoy summer safely if you follow a few simple steps to