Antibiotics can be lifesavers, but misuse has increased the number of drug-resistant germs. See how this affects you and what you can do to help prevent antibiotic resistance. http://www.reportingonhealth.org/2013/09/15/antibiotics-have-gone-wonder-drugs-wonder-if-theyll-work-drugs
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Ask Questions. Be Aware Of Your Anesthesiologists Plan
Here is a list of some of the most common questions to ask your anesthesiologist as you prepare for any procedure. It’s always best to consult with your anesthesiologist or physician about your personal situation. http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2013/09/10-questions-anesthesia.html
Adopt These Habits To Prevent Kidney Stones
Kidney stones may be prevented through eating, diet, nutrition and medications. Here are 3 simple suggestions to help prevent the problem before it starts http://www.ivanhoe.com/channels/p_channelstory.cfm?storyid=31903
New Psoriasis Treamtents On the Horizon
For any skin you’re in. “We are at a point where we can help almost anyone, and we can do it fairly safely,” said Dr. Mark Lebwohl, who chairs the National Psoriasis Foundation’s medical board. “If you have psoriasis, there’s usually a treatment out there that will make you better” http://www.healthfinder.gov/News/Article.aspx?id=677809&source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Ths Infinite Choices of Aging Well
Lessons from an older women – who comes in for her annual physical and recounts how she’s still dancing, mowing her own lawn, and helping out herolder neighbors – for her younger & wise doctor http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2013/09/single-secret-aging.html
Healthcare Costs ~ The Top 1%
Interesting statistics on how the top 1% of healthcare costs are broken down in various age, race and gender demographic groups http://www.medpagetoday.com/TheGuptaGuide/PublicHealthemail@example.com&mu_id=5520391
New Duo-Test Approach Effective In Screening for Evasive Cancer
A screening protocol that takes into consideration CA-125 levels over time and results of transvaginal ultrasound (TVS) shows promise in early detection of ovarian cancer, according to a new report from investigators at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. In a large, prospective study, the combination demonstrated excellent specificity and positive predictive value [...]
Interesting Equation: Moderate Drinking To Less Depression
“Previous investigations suggest that the hippocampal complex may play a role in the development of major depression. This neuroprotection applied to the hippocampus may prevent moderate wine drinkers from developing depression.” author Miguel A. Martínez-González http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2013/08/31/could-a-daily-dose-of-red-wine-reduce-ones-risk-of-depression/
Grey Foxes Gaming: A Way to Improve Memory and Attention
Brain scientists have found that when older adults began training on video games that involved intense concentration and multi tasking it improved their short-term memory and long-term focus. Those improvements were maintained outside the realm of the game and translated to improvements for other cognitive tasks http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/05/technology/a-multitasking-video-game-makes-old-brains-act-younger.html?hp
3X More Heart Attack Risk for MEN With High Cholesterol
“In middle age, our results suggest that high cholesterol is much more detrimental for men than for women, and that prevention and treatment of high cholesterol in middle-aged men have a great potential to reduce the occurrence of heart attacks among men,” said lead researcher Dr. Erik Madssen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology http://www.healthfinder.gov/News/Article.aspx?id=679541&source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
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