Stress and smoking | AEDs | Palliative care texts | Aphasia | Sleep loss

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Handle Stress Without Smoking

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Get tips for managing stress without smoking. (From NIH’s

Bystanders Save Lives

A sign with a heart and thunderbolt that says AED, which means Automated External Defibrillator.

If someone collapses, has no pulse, and stops breathing, you can use an AEDan automated external defibrillator—to try to save their life. (From NIH News in Health)

Palliative Care Text Messaging Service

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If you or a loved one has a serious illness, you may want to know how palliative care (comfort care) can help. Sign up for NIH’s free text messages. (From NIH’s NINR and NLM)

What Is Aphasia?

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A person with aphasia has a hard time talking, reading, or writing. A stroke, brain tumor, or head injury can cause it. Find out how you can help them. (From NIH’s NIDCD)

Sleep Loss Increases Substance in Brain  

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People who missed a night of sleep had a buildup in their brain of a substance called beta-amyloid. This substance is linked to Alzheimer’s disease. (From NIH Research Matters)