Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
Obstructive sleep apnea and snoring occur when tissues of the upper airway, tongue, and throat relax during sleep. This relaxation can obstruct and vibrate the airway, making breathing difficult. This video discusses an effective treatment for sleep apnea, a device that provides continuous positive airway pressure.
Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome
Delayed sleep phase syndrome (DSPS) refers to someone who is an extreme “night owl.” A person with this syndrome feels most alert at the end of the day, when most other people are ready to turn in. In this video, you'll learn about your internal body clock and its effect on the sleep-wake cycle.
Herpes simplex is a virus in the family of viruses that cause chickenpox, shingles, and mononucleosis. One type of the herpes virus causes cold sores around the mouth; another type causes genital herpes. This video looks at the types of herpes simplex and what you can do to prevent their spread.
Herpes zoster, also known as shingles, is an uncomfortable and often very painful outbreak of skin blisters and sores. The condition is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. This video explains how shingles develop, what treatment is available, and preventive steps to take, including vaccination.
Lead Poisoning Screening
Lead can have harmful effects on health because it blocks one of the crucial steps in blood formation. This can cause severe anemia, especially in children. This video explains what a lead screening test is and when it is warranted.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a slowly progressive disease of the central nervous system. MS damages the protective covering of nerve fibers, which leads to multiple physical problems. In this video, you'll learn about possible causes, the range of symptoms, and treatments available.
Myasthenia gravis is a disease of the central nervous system characterized by sporadic muscular fatigue and weakness. It occurs chiefly in the muscles of swallowing and chewing, as well as the muscles of the eyes, face, and neck. This video explores possible causes of this disease, as well as available treatments.
Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder in which a person typically becomes sleepy or falls asleep, often at inappropriate times. This disorder may run in families and may begin at any age. In this video, you'll find out how narcolepsy develops, symptoms to watch for, and available treatments.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common problem that affects more people than diabetes or asthma. Untreated, OSA can lead to serious health problems, including high blood pressure and heart failure. This video gives an overview of OSA and how it is treated.
Paralysis: For Caregivers
Living with a disability is a family affair, and caregivers can feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities. Caregiving can be a very fulfilling job but also very draining. This video looks at the role of the caregiver and how a caregiver can cope with the emotional and physical demands of the situation.