How to deadhead coneflowers – expert advice for a longer lasting floral display

Q: I planted several new coneflowers (echinacea) in my garden this year as part of a drought-tolerant prairie-garden program. They have started to bloom and are beautiful, but I wonder what to do when the flowers fade. Should I deadhead them, and if so, what’s the best approach? A: Dead plants are beneficial in more … Read more

Anesthesia can cause disturbing sexual hallucinations, leading to lasting psychological trauma

Patient sitting on hospital bed looking out the window

Some patients may experience vivid and detailed sexual hallucinations during anesthesia with sedative-hypnotic drugs such as propofol, midazolam, diazepam, and nitrous oxide. Some make suggestive or sexual comments or act out, such as grabbing or kissing medical professionals or touching themselves sexually. Others wake up mistakenly believing they have been sexually assaulted. Why does this … Read more