Dr. Christina Taufen, DO

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Affiliation:

  • NorthShore University HealthSystem Family Medicine

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Conventional wisdom says that abused children often grow up to be abusive parents, but a 30-year study of American families suggests it's more complicated than that.

    In one striking finding, researchers uncovered little evidence that physical a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Packing school lunches that kids will like and are easy to eat can be a challenge, according to Amy Reed, a registered dietitian at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

    Even when parents carefully craft sandwiches into fun shapes, stack fruit kabobs...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to common air pollutants before birth may make children more likely to have the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other thinking and behavioral problems, a small new study suggests.

    "Exposure to air poll...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study, 4-D scans of fetal faces showed differences in expression between those carried by women who smoked versus those carried by women who didn't.

    The British researchers believe the differences in fetal facial movements may point ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When caring for people with diabetes, primary care doctors need to tailor blood sugar targets and treatments to the individual patient, new recommendations suggest.

    That's just one of the guidelines highlighted in an article that experts from th...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose parents smoke may be at greater risk of developing heart disease when they're adults than children of nonsmoking parents, a new study says.

    The study included people in Finland whose exposure as children to parents' smoke was measu...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Want your child to relax and perform well at that next school swim meet? Try not to raise the bar too high in terms of your own expectations, a new study suggests.

    "You might think that's a really positive thing for the child, but that's creatin...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey finds that hospital doctors don't treat patients differently because of race or income level, even though it detected unconscious bias in some clinicians.

    Researchers asked more than 200 doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltim...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with heart failure can sometimes also develop the dangerous irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, which can raise their odds for stroke.

    Now, a study to be presented Monday in San Diego at the annual meeting of the American C...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    SATURDAY, March 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Advances in treatment mean that people with an enlarged heart now live longer than they did 10 or 15 years ago, a new study finds.

    Researchers examined death rates and causes of death between 1992 and 2011 among 1,000 adults with the conditio...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With winter loosening its icy grip on most of the United States, it's time to think about spring allergies, a doctor says.

    Allergies to spring pollens cause sneezing, stuffy and runny nose, and watery eyes. Other symptoms include itchy nose, mou...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    SATURDAY, March 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In the first head-to-head study of its kind, researchers say that CT scans may offer some advantages over traditional "functional stress tests" for people with symptoms of heart disease.

    As explained in a news release from the American College ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Vascular Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even if you don't develop high blood pressure from eating too much salt, you may still be damaging your blood vessels, heart, kidneys and brain, a new study warns.

    Researchers reviewed available evidence and found that high levels of salt consump...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney disease during pregnancy puts women and their babies at risk for certain types of problems, even if the disease is at an early stage and the mother-to-be has normal kidney function, a new study warns.

    Italian researchers compared outcome...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Reducing the number of Americans with type 2 diabetes is a new mission shared by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the leading U.S. health agency, officials said Thursday.

    "Our health care system cannot sustain the growing number of pe...Full Article