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Aerobic Exercise May Help Guard Against Dementia

HealthDay News

Aerobic exercise may strengthen memory and thinking skills in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a small study suggests....Read More

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Could a Germ Link Gum Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis?

HealthDay News

A specific germ may help explain the long-noticed connection between gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis, a new study suggests....Read More

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Everyday Pain Relievers and Hearing Loss

HealthDay News

But degree of impairment tied to acetaminophen and ibuprofen was modest, researchers say....Read More

Blood Pressure Recommendations for 60 plus

HealthDay News

Guidelines say therapy should begin after top number in reading meets or exceeds 150 mmHG, not 140...Read More

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3 Sneaky Heart Disease Tricks

Dr. Andrew Manganaro

Cardiovascular disease is sneaky. Here are three things to know......Read More

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Prices Skyrocket on Drugs Widely Used by Seniors: Report

HealthDay News

The prices of brand-name drugs used by many older Americans rose nearly 130 times faster than inflation last year, a new study reports....Read More

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A Little Alcohol Each Day May Cut Your Risk of Stroke

HealthDay News

Light or moderate drinking may reduce the risk of one type of stroke but not another, while heavy drinking increases the risk of both types, a new study suggests....Read More

FDA approves new drug for heart failure

Smoking Raises Heart Attack Risk 8-Fold in People Under 50

HealthDay

All smokers face a higher risk of heart attack, but the threat is particularly high among those under 50, a new study finds....Read More

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Exercise May Buffer Symptoms of Early Alzheimer's

HealthDay News

Heart disease risk factors -- such as abnormal cholesterol levels and high blood pressure -- appear to increase before a woman goes through menopause, not after, new research finds....Read More

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9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented, Study Finds

High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor

troke is a leading cause of death and disability but the vast majority of strokes are preventable, according to a new study. Researchers discovered that 10 controllable risk factors account for 90 percent of all strokes worldwide. Of these modifiable risk factors, high blood pressure (hypertension) is the most important....Read More

FDA approves new drug for heart failure

Walking Your Dog Has Host of Health Benefits

HealthDay

Walking the dog may be a health boon for older Americans, new research suggests. Dog walking helps cut back on excess weight and the overall need to visit a physician while raising overall moderate and vigorous exercise levels among the over-60 set....Read More

FDA approves new drug for heart failure

Fidget Your Way to a Healthier Heart

HealthDay

Remember all those times you were told to sit still as a kid? Well, a new study questions that advice. Tapping your feet or other types of fidgeting while sitting for long periods of time may reduce your risk of health problems, researchers say....Read More

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Dogs Read Faces Much Like Humans Do, Study Finds

HealthDay

While dogs read facial expressions in much the same way as people do, they consider the source of a threatening expression before deciding how to respond, a new study suggests. The dogs paid close attention to threatening faces, likely because being able to detect and avoid threats helped dogs survive as they evolved. However, they had different responses to threatening expressions, depending on whether those expressions came from other dogs or humans, the study researchers said....Read More

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Sleepless Nights Might Raise Women's Type 2 Diabetes Risk

HealthDay

Women who have chronic sleep problems may have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Harvard researchers report. Problems such as trouble falling or staying asleep, getting less than six hours of sleep, frequent snoring, sleep apnea or rotating shift work appear to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, the researchers said. They found that women who reported trouble falling or staying asleep all or most of the time had 45 percent greater odds of developing type 2 diabetes....Read More

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Americans 100 and Older Are Living Even Longer Now

The more than 72,000 Americans who have celebrated 100 birthdays or more are now surviving longer, a new federal report shows. Although death rates for centenarians were on the rise between 2000 and 2008, that has since changed, the study found. According to researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, death rates for the oldest Americans charted a steady decline between 2008 and 2014. This trend held for both genders and across races and ethnicities, the data showed....Read More

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Clot-Busters Might Be Useful for 'Previously Dependent' Stroke Patients

Intravenous clot-busting treatment might benefit stroke patients who needed help with daily living before their stroke, a new study suggests. Stroke patients who already required daily living assistance are often left out of clinical trials of clot-busting treatment, the researchers said. With little information to go on, doctors might not treat these patients with powerful clot-busting drugs when they suffer a stroke, the study authors explained in background notes....Read More

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New Blood Test Could Detect Melanoma's Spread Earlier: Study

Robert Preidt - HealthDay

A new blood test might improve doctors' ability to track the spread of advanced melanoma skin cancer, according to results of a small, preliminary study. The test monitors blood levels of DNA fragments from dead cancer cells, and is more effective than the current test at tracking the severity and spread of advanced melanoma, the researchers said....Read More

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Implanted Defibrillators Help Women as Much as Men: Study

Robert Preidt - HealthDay

Among people with heart failure, implanted defibrillators benefit women as much as men, a new study finds. Previous research has shown that implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) help heart failure patients live longer. And current guidelines recommend that doctors consider adding the devices to standard treatment for all heart failure patients....Read More

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Are We Programmed to Overeat in Winter?

Robert Preidt - HealthDay

You can blame evolution for your tendency to overeat during the winter, and for the likely failure of your New Year's resolution to lose weight, researchers report....Read More

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High Blood Sugar May Increase Heart Attack Complications: Study

Robert Preidt - HealthDay

High blood sugar levels can increase the risk of complications in heart attack patients, a new study suggests. Researchers found that high blood sugar (glucose) causes stronger contraction of blood vessels and also identified a protein associated with this increased contraction. The findings could lead to new treatments to improve outcomes after heart attack or stroke, the study authors said....Read More

sleep apnea

CPAP Is Only Sleep Apnea Treatment Offered

More than half of those diagnosed with sleep apnea fail to stick with the standard treatment for the condition, the CPAP mask, a new study says. And most aren't given additional options or referred to a specialist, even when they can't tolerate the first treatment....Read More

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Hospital Prices Vary Widely Across the United States

Mary Elizabeth Dallas - HealthDay

The cost of medical care varies widely across the United States, a new study reports. Hospitals negotiate the cost of medical services with insurance companies. And, the new report found that prices at hospitals in monopoly markets are 15 percent higher than those at hospitals in areas with at least four providers....Read More

Gel Injections May Help Heart Failure Patients

Gel Injections May Help Heart Failure Patients

By Dennis Thompson - HealthDay Reporter - November 2015

Heart failure patients who had beads of gel injected into their beating hearts continue to show improvement in their health a year after undergoing the procedure, researchers report....Read More

Knee Arthritis: Steroid Shots May Not Help Long-Term, Ozone Injections Promising

HealthDay News - November 2015

Two studies test out old and new treatments for the debilitating ailment...Read More

Weight Loss May Help Control Common Irregular Heartbeat

HealthDay News - November 2015

Overweight patients treated for a common type of irregular heartbeat are less likely to experience a relapse if they lose the extra pounds and maintain that healthier weight, two new studies suggest....Read More

Insomnia

Interrupted Sleep Not Good for Your Mood

HealthDay - November 2015

Waking up several times a night is more likely to put you in a bad mood than a shorter amount of sleep without interruption, a new study finds....Read More

Combo Treatment May Boost Advanced Prostate Cancer Survival

HealthDay - September 2015

Adding chemotherapy to hormone therapy added 14 months to patients' lives in study....Read More

Could Too Many Refined Carbs Make You Depressed?

HealthDay - September 2015

Study found postmenopausal women who ate more processed foods faced higher risk of mood disorder....Read More

Including Pharmacist on Medical Team May Aid Blood Pressure

Robert Preidt - September 2015

Patients had more medication adjustments if a pharmacist was involved in their care, study finds....Read More

Skipping Breakfast a Bad Idea for People with Type 2 Diabetes

HealthDay - September 2015

Missing morning meal could raise blood sugar levels the rest of the day, study says....Read More

News Alert Regarding Type 2 Diabetes

Joelle Reizes - September 7, 2015

New research was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association....Read More

Bigger Families Mean More Infections

Robert Preidt - September 2015

One downside to having a large family, however, may be an increased risk of viral infections, according to a new study....Read More

Kidney Problems Linked to Brain Disorders

Robert Preidt - September 2015

When there’s something wrong with your kidneys, it could affect other important areas of the body – like the brain. At least that’s what one new study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology is saying....Read More

Brain Chemical Dopamine May Boost Risk-Taking in Healthy People

Brain Chemical Dopamine May Boost Risk Taking in Healthy People

Robert Preidt - August 2015

Higher levels of the brain chemical dopamine may increase risk-taking behaviors in healthy people, much like dopamine-boosting drugs have been shown to do in people with Parkinson's disease, a small new study finds....Read More

Is Plastic Really Fantastic

Is Plastic Really Fantastic

Robert Preidt - August 2015

Two supposedly safer chemicals used to replace a known harmful one in plastic and other consumer products pose similar health risks, a new study contends....Read More

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Type 2 Diabetes May Damage Thinking Skills

Kathleen Doheny - August 2015

In as little as two years, people with type 2 diabetes may develop problems with blood flow in the brain, which could lower their thinking and memory skills, a small study suggests....Read More

Deaths From High Blood Pressure Should Plummet Under 'Obamacare'

Deaths From High Blood Pressure Should Plummet Under Obamacare

Dennis Thompson - August 2015

U.S. deaths from blood pressure-related diseases are expected to drop substantially during the coming decades because of improved health coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act, a new study reports...Read More

Muscle Strength Fades After Just Two Weeks of Inactivity

Muscle Strength Fades After Just Two Weeks of Inactivity

Mary Elizabeth Dallas - August 2015

It takes just two weeks of physical inactivity for those who are physically fit to lose a significant amount of their muscle strength, new research indicates....Read More

Managing Your Diabetes Could Reduce Dementia Risk

Robert Preidt - August 2015

Diabetes patients with high rates of complications from the disease may face increased risk for dementia, a new study suggests....Read More

FDA approves new drug for heart failure

FDA Approves New Drug for Heart Failure

HealthDay - August 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first in a new class of drugs that show promise for combating heart failure....Read More

Imagining Food Aromas Could Lead to Weight Gain

Good at Imagining Aromas? You May Be Prone to Weight Gain

HealthDay - August 2015

Your ability to imagine smells could affect your weight, researchers report....Read More

What we should all know about ischemic stroke.

What We Should All Know About Ischemic Stroke

Joelle Reizes - July 2015

U.S. News and World Report’s Patient Advice reporter, Lisa Esposito, recently wrote a very good article entitled “What You Should Know About Ischemic Stroke.”...Read More

Exercise can help buffer effects of Alzheimers.

Exercise May Buffer Symptoms of Early Alzheimer's

HealthDay - July 2015

Regular exercise may be the best medicine for seniors facing the onset of dementia, according to three new clinical trials....Read More

Arthritis may harm social life and ability to work.

Study Shows Arthritis Takes a Toll on Work and Social Life

HealthDay

Having arthritis and other chronic health conditions can often harm a person's social life and ability to work, a new study finds....Read More

Secondhand smoke tied to increased stroke risk.

Secondhand Smoke Tied to Raised Stroke Risk in Study

HealthDay - 2015

New research suggests that exposure to secondhand smoke may increase nonsmokers' risk of stroke by nearly one-third....Read More

Migraine's link to heart disease may not be genetic.

Migraine's Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk May Not Be Genetic

HealthDay - July 2015

People who have migraines have a greater risk for heart disease, but their genes may not be to blame for the connection, new research suggests....Read More

World's population getting sicker according to new healthy study.

World Population is Getting Sicker

HealthDay - July 2015

A new global tally of health finds that only about 4 percent of people worldwide had no health problems in 2013, while a third had more than five health problems....Read More

NYU health study with Life Line Screening data on vascular disease.

New Study With Life Line Screening Data Finds Value in Screening Arteries for Plaque Build-up

Dave Warner - July 2015

Put simply, according to researcher Dr. Jeffrey Berger, of New York University, if you have Peripheral Artery Disease in your legs you are more than three times as likely to have issues in your carotid artery too....Read More

Weight loss surgery may be effective to treat type 2 diabetes.

Weight Loss Surgery May Beat Diet and Exercise as Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

HealthDay - July 2015

In a small study of obese patients, weight-loss surgery was better at keeping type 2 diabetes at bay than diet and exercise alone, researchers report. ...Read More

Seeing their clogged arteries can spur healthy actions in patients.

Seeing Their Clogged Arteries Can Spur Healthy Changes in Patients

HealthDay - June 2015

Seeing images of their narrowed heart arteries may convince some heart disease patients to adopt a healthier lifestyle and take prescribed medications, a new study suggests....Read More

Middle aged people need imaging to see inside their arteries.

Middle Aged People Need Imaging to See Inside Their Arteries

Dave Warner

The study, published in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association, noted that atherosclerosis is often only discovered after what it calls a cardiovascular event – that could be a heart attack, or a stroke, in lay terms....Read More

Studies Show Carotid Artery Screening Helps Predict Strokes and Heart Attacks Early.

Studies Show Carotid Artery Screening Helps Predict Strokes and Heart Attacks Early

Joelle Reizes - May 2015

Several studies show that carotid artery disease screening helps predict life-threatening strokes and heart attacks early. Learn more from Life Line Screening....Read More

Grip strength may predict heart attack and stroke.

Grip Strength May Predict Heart Attack and Stroke

Joelle Reizes - May 2015

The news was everywhere. The New York Times, every local newspaper and all the wire services such as the Associated Press....Read More

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