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The Dangers of Insufficient Sleep – Dr. James Stocks

No matter where you turn, you’ll see and hear advertisements for products to help you with your sleep…from mattresses to medications. The fact is, the majority of us are sleep deprived. And that lack of sufficient sleep can have big health consequences. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, the U.T. Health Science Center’s Dr. James Stocks talks about recognizing and treating sleep deprivation.

How much sleep does the average person get and is it enough? (first question)

Why has sleep deprivation become epidemic? (skip to 0:52)

What health problems can arise from poor sleep? (skip to 1:41)

How are we affected at work by insufficient sleep? (skip to 2:54)

How much sleep do we need need to stay healthy? (skip to 3:44)

Are the effects of sleep deprivation cumulative? (skip to 4:22)

What is the connection between chronic insufficient sleep and weight gain? (skip to 5:02)

What are the most common myths about sleep? (skip to 5:28)

You see prescription sleep medications such as Ambien advertised. Are such drugs the answer? (skip to 6:23)

Some people have trouble getting to sleep. Some have trouble staying asleep. What is going on and what can be done? (skip to 7:25)

Not getting enough sleep is a bad habit. How does one break it? (skip to 10:48)

Hemorrhoids – Jan Seliga, NP

Hemorrhoids have affected world history. On the day of his decisive defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte was suffering excruciating pain as a result of severe hemorrhoids. Today, hemorrhoids are well-understood, preventable and treatable. The U.T. Health Science Center’s Nurse Practitioner Jan Seliga discusses preventing and treating hemorrhoids in the latest post to HealthConnection.TV.

What are hemorrhoids? (first question)

What causes hemorrhoids? (skip to 0:25)

Are there occupational connections to having hemorrhoids? (skip to 0:56)

Why are some hemorrhoids so painful? (skip to 1:11)

It is possible to have hemorrhoids without knowing it? (skip to 1:23)

Do over-the-counter treatments for hemorrhoids work? (skip to 1:40)

How serious are hemorrhoids? (skip to 2:00)

When is it time to seek medical treatment for hemorrhoids? (skip 2:28)

What are the medical treatments for hemorrhoids? (skip to 2:50)

Can hemorrhoids be prevented? (skip to 3:24)