Mon Feb 19 2018

Category: General Medicine


Who’s at Risk for Hip Fractures?

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

A hip fracture is one of the most devastating injuries a person can sustain, and in the elderly it is a leading cause of disability and death. Each year in the U.S., more than 300,000 hip fractures occur. Most of the victims are women. The best way to prevent hip fractures is to try and [&hellip

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Understanding Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

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

BPH, or benign prostatic hypertrophy, is the medical term for a condition in men where the tube that allows a man to urinate is squeezed by the prostate gland. It’s much like a straw being pinched. The result is the person with BPH has to urinate more often. Now, this is particularly tough at night [&hellip

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Stress Can Affect Your Health

Posted in Ache / Pain, General Medicine, Men's Health, Women's Health

You know, it used to be the holidays were the time of year when people were under incredible stress. Well, now we’re realizing it isn’t just the holidays. It can be spring, summer or fall. There is stress throughout the year because people feel as if there’s more things they should be doing, more goals [&hellip

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Cancer Risk Associated with CAT Scans

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

Americans are getting more CAT scans than ever, an estimated 62 million a year. That's up from about 3 million in 1980. In a review, doctors discussed the possible consequences of what this increase could be. They found that there are no definitive studies to tell us whether CT scans increase the risk of cancer, [&hellip

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Healthier School Lunches

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

Maybe getting school children to eat healthy foods isn't a hopeless struggle. That's what we're starting to realize, but some common notions have been debunked. The University of Minnesota study has found that school lunch sales don't decline when healthier meals are served. More nutritious lunches don't necessarily cost schools more to produce. Now, this [&hellip

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The Effects of Secondhand Smoke

Posted in General Medicine, Men's Health, Parenting & Pregnancy, Women's Health

Doctors at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and The University of Virginia have been able to document evidence of damage deep inside the lungs, due to second-hand smoke. This is the first time this has been done and they were able to do this, thanks to a new magnetic resonance imaging technique. It’s called a [&hellip

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Identifying the Cause of Stress

Posted in Ache / Pain, General Medicine, Men's Health, Women's Health

Stress plays a part in all of our lives and it can, over time, make things worse and worse. If you feel you’re under stress, you have to do what you can, obviously, to relieve the stress, but more important than that, you have to understand what is going on beyond the stress. What is [&hellip

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Recognizing and Treating a Stroke

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

Stroke is a very important health issue, but the most important thing about stroke is recognizing it early and getting treatment. You see, if you can stop a stroke in progress, you can prevent many of the symptoms. In addition to that, for the purposes of rehabilitation, if someone has a stroke, what you need [&hellip

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Alcohol Abuse in Teens

Posted in General Medicine, Men's Health, Parenting & Pregnancy, Women's Health

It is a report that did not generate a great deal of attention, but it’s one that is extremely important. The acting surgeon general suggests that American parents need to look very closely at alcohol abuse as a key health issue in our nation’s teens. The devastating statistics, there were 11 million underage drinkers in [&hellip

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The Body Burns Calories

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

A few weeks ago I mentioned that people who lift weights to stay in condition actually burn calories when they’re just sitting around. Now, many listeners were confused, but the truth is we burn calories simply by breathing. For instance, people who lift weights, and they’re in good condition, actually burn more because the metabolism [&hellip

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