Saint Peter's Better Health Update
Childhood Cancers and Blood Disorders: Information and Treatment
No medical diagnosis is more frightening for a parent than those chilling words that “your child has cancer.” But there is hope – hope in the form of ever new and effective treatments for all manner of childhood cancers, including those of the brain, the blood, and the other parts of the body. But what can parents and their children expect? And how can parents and their children better cope with the emotional ups and downs of often long and difficult cancer treatments? Stanley...
Sleep Disorders in Children
Could a sleep disorder be the root cause of your child’s struggles in the classroom? A child could have ADHD due to an undiagnosed sleep disorder. The most common sleep disorders that affect children include obstructive sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, and narcolepsy, as well as insomnia and delayed sleep phase syndrome. Obstructive sleep apnea in kids is usually due to enlarged tonsils and adenoids. Restless leg syndrome can run in families or be due...
Cardiac Catheterization: Best Test for Heart Disease
Chest pain may be a symptom of coronary heart disease, but a procedure known as cardiac catheterization is the best way to know for sure. When catheterization reveals that a problem does exist, the next step is very often a procedure known as angioplasty, often involving a stent. So what do these terms mean? Who is a candidate? And what is recovery like? These are important questions, since coronary heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. Here to...