Diane Harper

Bio

Specialties:

  • health education

Affiliation:

  • University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine

Location:

  • Leawood, KS

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While having one major health problem -- such as diabetes, heart disease or stroke -- can increase your risk for an early death, new research warns that the risk of dying prematurely goes up significantly if you have more than one of these conditions.

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The injectable drug Saxenda may be a helpful tool in the battle against excess weight and obesity, a new study suggests.

    People who injected Saxenda (liraglutide) every day for a year lost an average of 18.5 pounds, compared with an average of 6...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The injectable drug Saxenda may be a helpful tool in the battle against excess weight and obesity, a new study suggests.

    People who injected Saxenda (liraglutide) every day for a year lost an average of 18.5 pounds, compared with an average of 6...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extracurricular sports may help children develop the discipline they need to succeed in the classroom, a new study suggests.

    Kids' attention span and level of self-control are linked to their participation in organized, after-school sports, the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who want to stay sharp as they age often turn to brain teasers, puzzles and games, figuring correctly that they'll lose it if they don't use it.

    But a healthy body is also key to maintaining a healthy brain, and that's something many peopl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although banned in 2009 by the U.S. Food Administration, flavored cigarettes are still popular and available online, a new study finds.

    Researchers from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine monit...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nutrition experts are hailing a federal decision to drop recommended restrictions on total fat consumption in the forthcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

    Over the past decade, research has shown that a diet rich in healthy fats can be b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of smokers in the United States dwindles, those who still light up are becoming less attached to the habit and more likely to try quitting, a new study has found.

    These findings run counter to the theory of "hardening," which has h...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking around your toddler may be just as harmful to your child as smoking during pregnancy, new research suggests.

    By age 10, children exposed to secondhand smoke as toddlers tended to have wider waists and a higher body mass index (a calcula...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking around your toddler may be just as harmful to your child as smoking during pregnancy, new research suggests.

    By age 10, children exposed to secondhand smoke as toddlers tended to have wider waists and a higher body mass index (a calcula...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to noise pollution from traffic may reduce life expectancy, a new study contends.

    Living near busy roads may also increase the risk of stroke, particularly among older people, the researchers said.

    "Road traffic noise h...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The order in which obese people with type 2 diabetes eat their food can affect their blood sugar levels, a small study suggests.

    The new research found that having protein and vegetables before carbohydrates was linked to lower blood sugar and i...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Adolescent Medicine:

    TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although fewer American children are smoking cigarettes, the use of controversial e-cigarettes has more than doubled in just three years, a federal survey reports.

    It's something of a good news/bad news situation, Catherine Corey, an epidemiologi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Adolescent Medicine:

    TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens may have a firm grasp on the dangers of smoking cigarettes, but they appear less clear about how using marijuana or electronic cigarettes might harm their health, new research suggests.

    "The most striking finding from this study was how lit...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mental or physical health problems during the teen years may make it harder to get a good job or to complete higher education later on, a new research review suggests.

    "Chronic health conditions and particularly mental health conditions contribute...Full Article