“What is happening is a combination of new technology and more-targeted cancer drugs, we’ve tried the approach of big, nonspecific treatments … We have found that throwing chemo at patients has not (necessarily) cured them.” Dr Sandra Swain, medical director of the Cancer Institute at Washington Hospital Center and president of the American Society of [...]
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Prediabetes ~ has no symptoms, increases chronic health risks, often goes undetected too long
‘If ignored, about half of all people with prediabetes will go on to develop diabetes that can lead to kidney failure, blindness and serious blood circulation problems. It’s a wake-up call. The condition can often be reversed through diet and exercise. Changing direction can have a profound positive impact on your life” Nancy Ryan, RD, [...]
A healthy lifestyle can significantly mitigate the risk factors of a stressful work life
In a 10 year study with over 100,000 participants it was determined “The risk of coronary artery disease was highest among participants who reported job strain and an unhealthy lifestyle; those with job strain and a healthy lifestyle had about half the rate of this disease,” Dr. Mika Kivimaki, of the department of epidemiology [...]
Lab Notes: from mothers milk to flu to asthma and aneuryms
News this week about a new drug that takes advantage of the link between influenza and inflammation, how mother’s milk can enhance the effects of antibiotics, better understanding the chemistry culprit of aneurysm and asthma meds for denque fever? http://www.medpagetoday.com/LabNotes/LabNotes/38859?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2013-05-04&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DailyHeadlines&utm_source=WCemail@example.com&mu_id=5520391
Minor noise may have short term effect on heart function
In a study of 110 adults equipped with portable heart monitors, researchers found that people’s heart rate tended to climb as their noise exposure increased — even when the noise remained below 65 decibels. That’s about as loud as a normal conversation or laughter. http://www.healthfinder.gov/News/Article.aspx?id=676189&source=govdelivery
How should health apps be regulated?
There are many simple apps that help people with their fitness or remind them to take their pill prescriptions already that are widely popular. But new device applications are taking mobile health — or mHealth as practitioners are calling it — to a new level. Three days of hearings were recently held to debate what [...]
What you DON’T say to your doctor could kill you
Advice from a doctor on how to talk to doctors and tell them ; in that initial 12 – 20 seconds when they are listening, what your concerns and symptoms are in the best way it can be understood medically. http://www.bottomlinepublications.com/content/article/health-a-healing/the-misdiagnosis-epidemic-how-to-answer-the-doctors-questions?utm_source=email&utm_medium=SilverpopMailing&utm_campaign=2013-05-05%20BLS%20NL%20CID-0000001004%20C&utm_content=&spMailingID=41439963&spUserID=NTE4NTc5MDUxOTIS1&spJobID=186924877&spReportId=MTg2OTI0ODc3S0
26 Superfoods ~ one for every letter of the alphabet, plusplus
Superfoods are the planet’s best natural foods when it comes to nourishing your mind and body. They have the ability to transform your health and life. And, they are affordable and accessible. Which ones are in your grocery basket, or garden? http://greatist.com/health/superfoods-a-to-z
Diet may delay the onset of symptoms of dementia
In a study of 17,000 people with an average age of 64 it was found healthy people who followed the Mediterranean diet were 19 percent less likely to develop problems with their thinking and memory skills. However, the Mediterranean diet was not associated with a lower risk of thinking and memory problems in people with [...]
12 Tips to ensure safety during a hospital stay
Be prepared to follow this advice before you find your self needing a hospitalization. Probably the most important tip to stay safe in hospitals is the knowledge that the patient is the most important part of the healthcare team. Having an advocate and making sure that you have a file of all relevant past [...]
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