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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: What You Need to Know
You've probably seen hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in sci-fi movies, but did you know it's a real-life medical treatment?It's true — HBOT devices are real and used in some medical settings. Here's what you need to know.What Is HBOT?HBOT is administered to patients who are inside a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. In this chamber, patients breathe 100 percent oxygen. For reference, the air outside of these chambers is only 21 percent oxygen, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Hyperbaric chambers increase air pressure to help patients' lungs take in more of the oxygen being p...
Depression or Just the Blues?
Depression affects millions of Americans. Here's what you need to know.
New Lung Cancer Rx Targets Common Mutation
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new lung cancer treatment that targets a common tumor mutation.
How Diet Can Affect Pregnancy
A healthy diet before and during your pregnancy may provide some big benefits.
FDA Approves Device to Diagnose Autism
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new device to help health care providers diagnose autism in children.
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Frozen Chicken
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a Salmonella outbreak that may be tied to frozen stuffed chicken products.
Steps to Living Longer
Want to live longer? Taking more steps could help.
FDA Warns Companies Illegally Selling Dietary Supplements
Five companies are on notice for illegally selling dietary supplements that violate federal law.
FDA Approves New COVID-19 Rx
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the thumbs-up to a new treatment for COVID-19.
Mole or Melanoma?
Some adults can have up to 40 moles. But when should you start worrying about skin cancer?