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How Stress May Increase Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

Heightened activity in the amygdala is associated with a greater risk of heart disease and stroke. While more research and larger studies are needed to confirm the

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tick-lyme-disease

Why Lyme Disease is Common in the North, Rare in the South

Heat and the humidity play an important role with Lyme Disease. Lyme disease sickens an estimated 300,000 Americans a year, according to the US Centers for Disease

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Chronic Pain & Mental Health

Improving depression, pain catastrophizing, and anxiety appears to improve outcomes in patients with chronic pain. By treating these modifiable psychological factors, clinicians may be able to optimize care for chronic pain sufferers.

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CME/CE: Improving Asthma Control Dialogue With Patients

Study findings reveal a communication gap between patients with asthma and providers regarding conversation topics during routine office visits. The findings also reinforce the need to focus patient-provider conversations on symptoms, limits to daily activities, and the use of an asthma action plan.

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Sudden Drop in Temperature Increases Risk of Respiratory Infections | News Brief

Researchers discover more details about how outdoor temperature and flu outbreaks are linked. According to calculations, a cold week with an average temperature below zero degree Celsius

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Weather Plays No Part in Aches and Pains | News Brief

Studies disprove a long-standing opinion on cold weather and pain. Professor Chris Maher, of The George Institute for Global Health, said: “The belief that pain and inclement

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Appendix May have Important Function, New Research Suggests | News Brief

The organ could serve as a reservoir for beneficial gut bacteria. Heather F. Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, is currently studying

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Improving Asthma Control Dialogue With Patients | Feature

Study findings reveal a communication gap between patients with asthma and providers regarding conversation topics during routine office visits. The findings also reinforce the need to focus patient-provider conversations on symptoms, limits to daily activities, and the use of an asthma action plan.

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Social, Economic, Personal-Care Factors Play Role in Readmission Risk | Feature

Hospitals find that social determinants of health and disability raise readmission risk. Once a patient is released from a hospital, the caretakers do not want to see

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Pictures Could be the Key to Prevent Prescription Drug Tragedies | Feature

New research reveals pictograms on Rx drug labels help seniors understand medication instructions. Simple images designed to convey information about prescription drugs could help save lives and

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African Americans May Be Less Responsive to Asthma Treatment | Feature

Black patients are more likely to die from asthma due to a unique type of airway inflammation, according to one of the largest trials on race and

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Time-Restricted Feeding Shown to Help in Shedding Body Fat | Feature

Study: eating early in the day lessens daily swings in hunger, changes 24-hour pattern of fat oxidation and energy metabolism. University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers are

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Comparing Heroin-, Opioid-, and Marijuana-Related Overdoses | Feature

Tens of thousands of Americans die each year from these drugs, but marijuana has not caused a single death. According to the website, newsindata.com, deaths caused by

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Heart-Rhythm-Feature

Yo-Yo Dieting Dangerous Even if You’re Not Overweight | Feature

Repeatedly losing and regaining weight, known as weight cycling or yo-yo dieting, may increase the risk of death from heart disease among postmenopausal women. According to research

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Clinical Guidelines to Reduce Risk of Peanut Allergy | Feature

Recommendations focus on introducing peanut-containing foods to infants. People living with peanut allergy, and their caregivers, must be vigilant about the foods they eat and the environments

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Infographic: Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle | Feature

With “lose weight and get fit” being both the most popular and most commonly broken New Year’s resolution, and the level of inactivity among Americans aged 6

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CME/CE: Initial Opioid Use & Long-Term Risks | Feature

As opioid prescribing has increased over the past two decades, the United States healthcare system has also seen rising rates of overdoses and addiction treatment resulting from

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Single fecal transplant no more effective than standard of care | Feature

This is the first study of its kind to compare fecal transplant to the current standard of care for RCDI. Researchers at the University Health Network have

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young blond woman having a headache close up

Chronic Headaches Linked to Deficiency in Vitamin D | Feature

A new study looks at the relationship of serum Vitamin D levels and headaches. The Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study, KIHD, analyzed the serum vitamin

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physician-doctor-patient-exam-blood-pressure-hypertension

Public Unaware of Alarming Levels of High Blood Pressure | Feature

Study: 50% of Canadians unaware they suffer from hypertension. A new study published in the American Journal of Hypertension focuses on the “silent” nature of hypertension (high

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