Mon Feb 19 2018

Category: General Medicine


Breast Cancer Gene Needs to Be Tracked in Women and Men

Posted in General Medicine, Health Conditions, Men's Health, Women's Health

There are many studies being done on breast cancer and there are new developments in the treatment on a regular basis. These are key issues because, clearly, all developments are important when you’re talking about a cancer that affects one out of eight women. When I talk about breast cancer it’s easy to overlook the [&hellip

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Number of New Breast Cancer Cases Has Dropped

Posted in General Medicine, Health Conditions, Women's Health

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the United States. It’s estimated that breast cancer affects one out of eight women nationwide, but according to the CDC, there is some good news about the breast cancer rates, especially for older women. Based on a new report, the number of new cases [&hellip

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High Glycemic Index Foods and Diabetes

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, General Medicine, Health Conditions, Men's Health, Women's Health

It is called the glycemic index. It is a scale which measures the effect of carbohydrates on blood glucose levels, and a growing number of studies are finding what we always suspected. These carbs can increase the risk of people developing type two, or adult onset, diabetes. White bread, noodles, and white rice are three [&hellip

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FDA Looking to Lower Salt Content in Foods

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, General Medicine, Health Conditions, Men's Health, Women's Health

The Food and Drug Administration is holding a public hearing on whether and how to reduce the salt content in foods. Excess salt contributes to high blood pressure. The American Medical Association says 150,000 lives could be saved if salt in processed foods and restaurant foods were cut in half. Average sodium intake verges on [&hellip

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Pedometers Are Useful Exercise Tools

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, General Medicine, Men's Health, Women's Health

If you’re looking for an inexpensive present that will keep you in shape all year long, consider a pedometer. A pedometer is a small device that can be worn on your hip and it measures the number of steps that you’re taking during a walk or an exercise program. A recent study found that people [&hellip

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Steroid Use Among Major League Players

Posted in General Medicine, Men's Health, Women's Health

If you look at the top medical stories of the past year, there is one that is tied, of course, to the national pastime…the steroid problem. The Mitchell Report looked at Major League players and their link to steroids and human growth hormone. Obviously, there are concerns about records and reputations, but from a medical [&hellip

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Hospitalists and Health Care Costs

Posted in General Medicine, Men's Health, Women's Health

They are called hospitalists and they are part of a growing trend in medical care. Physicians who focus on caring for patients while they’re hospitalized. Hospitalists assume the care from family doctors or internists and then return them to the primary care doctor when the hospitalization ends. One of the reasons why the role of [&hellip

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Common Medical Myths Proven False

Posted in General Medicine, Men's Health, Women's Health

The British Medical Journal has rounded up many of the commonly held beliefs that many doctors think are true. Despite the fact that these myths have either been proven false or they lack supporting evidence, they looked at them closely. The myths include: We use only 10% of our brains, eating turkey makes you sleepy, [&hellip

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Older Adults and Dehydration

Posted in General Medicine, Geriatric Health, Men's Health, Women's Health

The recent findings of a research group from Australia could be very important for the elderly population. According to the scientists, older adults don’t drink enough water and they can become dehydrated during heat waves and other times of stress because their brains and bodies don’t coordinate sensory signals about thirst. As for the reasons [&hellip

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More Benefits of Green Tea

Posted in General Medicine, Health Conditions, Men's Health

There are numerous benefits of drinking green tea, and now you can add one more. According to a study in the American Journal of Epidemiology, drinking several cups of green tea a day could reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer. Japanese scientists said a substance called catechin in green tea may be contributing to [&hellip

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