The Berkshire LifeStream - Health Quarterly
Is it a migraine?
The first of a new class of drugs to prevent migraines was approved last week. The medication, called Aimovig, reduces the frequency of migraines among those severely afflicted, but the drug rarely ..
May 25 4:36PM BE Health

A few extra winks: People who sleep in on weekends avoid dying young
Sleeping in on a day off feels marvelous, especially for those of us who don't get nearly enough rest during the work week. But are the extra weekend winks worth it? It's a question that psychologist ..
May 25 4:33PM BE Health

Ask the Doctors: Burning mouth calls for variety of treatments
Q: After suffering from a metallic taste in my mouth for two years, I've been told by my doctor that I might be suffering from burning mouth syndrome. What can you tell me about this? I'm past ..
May 25 4:33PM BE Health

Noise exposure is 'the new secondhand smoke
NEW YORK -- One of the quietest places in this noisy city is in the middle of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which draws 7 million visitors a year.Most don't know of the tiny Astor Chinese ..
May 18 5:03PM BE Health

Health Take-Away: Therapy can maximize stroke recovery
May is Stroke Awareness Month. This is the second of a two-part series on stroke. Part one, which focused on how to prevent a stroke, appeared in The Berkshire Eagle on May 7Stroke can be a very .
May 18 5:02PM BE Health

Ask the Doctors: Increase in enzymes often linked to fatty liver disease
Q: I recently had blood work done, and now my doctor says my liver enzymes are too high. How can I lower them? I have no symptoms, so I was surprised. I have never consumed alcoholic beverages, nor .
May 18 5:00PM BE Health

Ask the Doctors: Lupus treatment is lifelong commitment
Q: What can you tell me about lupus? Is it true that there are two different kinds? One of the skin, and one that affects the entire body? A: There are actually several types of lupus-related skin
May 11 3:57PM BE Health

A soldier needed an ear transplant. Doctors 'grew' a new one in her arm.
By Allyson ChiuThe Washington PostTwo years ago, Army Pvt. Shamika Burrage almost died when she was ejected from her car during a crash in Texas. Afterward, when she woke up in the hospital,
May 11 3:57PM BE Health

Home-delivered meals might reduce ER visits
Delivering meals to vulnerable sick people might be a simple way to cut back on emergency room visits and hospitalizations, reining in some of the costliest kinds of medical care, according to a new
May 11 3:57PM BE Health