Clinical Trials | Ventilators | Stress & Gray Hair



Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that test how well new medical approaches work in people. Each study answers scientific questions and tries to find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose, or treat a disease. Find out more about how clinical trials work.

Learning About Ventilators

A ventilator is a machine that breathes for you or helps you breathe. It is also called a breathing machine or respirator. Learn more about when a ventilator is needed, how it feels to be on a ventilator, and the kind of care a person needs when they are on a ventilator.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening lung condition that leads to a buildup of fluid in the air sacs (alveoli). This fluid prevents enough oxygen from passing into the bloodstream. The level of oxygen in the blood can stay dangerously low, even if the person receives oxygen from a breathing machine (ventilator). Learn more about the symptoms and how this condition is treated.

Does Stress Cause Gray Hair?

Graying hair is largely determined by your genes but a new study shows that stress can also play a role in developing gray hair.

Tips for Caregivers on Managing Medications

If you provide care for a loved one, here are some tips to help manage their medications:

  • Make a care plan with their doctor
  • Don’t run out of medication
  • Keep to a schedule
  • Know what each medication is for and be aware of interactions and side-effects

Find more information for caregivers and simple steps that can help you manage medicines for someone else.

Pumpkin Smoothie

Get the taste of fall with a Pumpkin Smoothie. Try topping with granola or as a fruit dip.