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Health Tip: Avoid Motion Sickness

Posted 23 Aug 2017 by

-- Motion sickness is a common byproduct of summer travel. But with some preparation, it can be prevented. "Motion sickness occurs when the brain receives conflicting signals from the motion-sensing parts of the body: the inner ears, the eyes, and nerves in the extremities," the American Academy of Pediatrics says on its website. The primary symptoms are dizziness and an upset stomach that may lead to vomiting. Here's what you can do to help prevent motion sickness, the academy says: Do not travel on an empty stomach. Eat a small snack to relieve hunger. Avoid dairy or anything heavy. Instead, opt for crackers or something light. Distract yourself by talking or listening to music. Focus on the horizon outside the car. Avoid books, iPads and other mobile devices while the car is moving. Medications such as Dramamine may ease dizziness and nausea, but they may have ... Read more

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Managing Motion Sickness

Posted 30 Jun 2017 by

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 – Your friends are excited to ride that monster roller coaster, but just looking at it makes you queasy. Is there anything you can do to quell your motion sickness so you can join in the fun? If you suffer from motion sickness, there are some ways to deal with it, one doctor says, though riding roller coasters isn't likely an activity you'll ever love. Motion sickness can occur in cars, on planes, boats, trains and amusement park rides, and even when sitting too close to a movie theater screen or using a virtual reality device. Motion sickness occurs when the brain gets mixed information. The brain combines input from the eyes with information from the parts of the body touching the ground, and then links that information with the vestibular system in the ears that controls balance. If these things don't match up, motion sickness can occur. "Some people can feel ... Read more

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Vomiting Disorder on Rise in Weed-Friendly Colorado

Posted 6 Jan 2017 by

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 – Long-term heavy marijuana use can cause chronic vomiting and abdominal pain in some people, new research suggests. And the syndrome could become more frequent and pervasive as more states legalize use of the drug, according to health experts. Cases of the disorder, which is called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS), doubled in Colorado as access to legal marijuana became widespread, said Dr. Kennon Heard. He is chief of medical toxicology for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. "All of the emergency departments in the state now are seeing this on a daily to weekly basis," Heard said. "There are a lot of patients ending up in the emergency room with this, and presumably there are even more who don't come to the emergency room, who just ride it out at home." Patients who develop the syndrome typically smoke marijuana on a daily basis, and have ... Read more

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Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthier Plane Ride

Posted 28 Apr 2016 by

-- Planning a plane trip? There are steps you can take for a better, healthier excursion. Here are suggestions from the American Academy of Family Physicians: Store medication to be taken during the trip in a carry-on bag. Pack extra meds in case of unexpected delays. Talk to your doctor about whether you'll need to adjust your meds during your trip. Keep an identification card with you at all times if you have epilepsy or diabetes. Also, bring a list of all medications and doses, and your doctor's contact information. Drink plenty of water before and during your flight to prevent dehydration. Read more

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Zaps From Electric Device May Prevent Motion Sickness

Posted 4 Sep 2015 by

FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 – Motion sickness is a miserable experience, with sufferers having nausea, dizziness and cold sweats from the rocking of a boat, the swaying of a car or the swooping of a roller coaster. Now imagine a device that could prevent those symptoms and allow you to enjoy your sailing excursion or day at the amusement park. British researchers say such a device may soon be at hand. They have shown that a mild electrical current applied to the scalp can fend off these symptoms, according to findings published online Sept. 4 in the journal Neurology. The electrical current interrupts confusing signals from the inner ear that lead to motion sickness. And the researchers say tests involving a small group of people showed promise in preventing nausea. Such a current could be supplied by a small device or even the headphone jack of a mobile phone, the researchers suggest. They ... Read more

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Health Tip: Reducing Your Risk of Motion Sickness

Posted 26 May 2015 by

-- The dizzy, nauseous and uncomfortable sensations of motion sickness can make travel unbearable. The Cleveland Clinic recommends: Don't read in a moving vehicle. Before traveling, make sure you are well-rested. Drink plenty of water, and avoid alcohol and smoking. Also, avoid greasy foods. If possible, stand up and look out at the horizon. Nibble on dry crackers. Lean your head against a vehicle's headrest to help minimize head movement. Read more

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Some People Can't Stomach the New 3-D Movies

Posted 8 Apr 2010 by

THURSDAY, April 8 – The new crop of 3-D movies hitting theaters are making some people sick – literally. It's not the alien creatures bleeding off the screen or half-eaten humans spit out in your direction by fierce dragons. It's just the way 3-D plays tricks on your brain, mimicking symptoms of motion sickness. The problem, if you have one, may lie in your head and, in particular, your eyes, experts note. An unlucky (or lucky, depending on your point of view) 5 percent of the population have such bad eye coordination they can't perceive 3-D at all. But if these people decide to plunk down $20 for Avatar or Alice in Wonderland, at least they won't get a headache. "In 3-D movies, your eyes have to be working together as a team perfectly. You have to have equally clear images in both eyes," explained Dr. James J. Salz, spokesman for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and clinical ... Read more

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