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 Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of smokers will die early from their habit if they don't quit, a new study suggests.

    The findings indicate that it's never too late to quit smoking, one expert said.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 200,000 people takin...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sweating it out in a hot sauna may be relaxing, and new research suggests it may also be good for your heart health.

    A study from Finland found that men who use saunas frequently are less likely to die from heart disease. Men's risk was even lowe...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with low levels of vitamin D appear to have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, even if they aren't overweight or obese, a new study suggests.

    The study included almost 150 people in Spain. Their vitamin D leve...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A vision-robbing condition called diabetic macular edema can strike people with diabetes.

    Now, a new study compared three leading drugs for the condition -- Avastin, Eylea and Lucentis -- and found that Eylea came out on top, at least for pati...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who follow a heart-healthy diet won't see much change in their eating habits if, as reported, this year's U.S. Dietary Guidelines report rescinds previous warnings against eating certain cholesterol-rich foods, dietitians say.

    That's beca...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may be killing more people than even current estimates indicate, a new study suggests.

    According to the U.S. Surgeon General, about 480,000 Americans die of smoking-related causes each year, but that figure may be closer to 540,000, re...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- All that talk of red wine and other alcoholic beverages being good for your health if consumed in moderation is just plain wrong, a new analysis contends.

    A review of nearly 53,000 British people found little to no health benefit linked to alcoho...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brief daytime naps might protect you against the harmful health effects of a poor night's sleep, a new study suggests.

    Specifically, naps appeared to restore hormones and proteins involved in stress and immune function to normal levels in the stu...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug to treat the most common eye disease among diabetics has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    Lucentis (ranibizumab) has been sanctioned to treat diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness among adults in the Uni...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may increase the risk of earlier death for people who've survived colon cancer, a new study warns.

    American Cancer Society researchers looked at more than 2,500 colon cancer survivors in the United States. Slightly fewer than 1,100 died dur...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with type 1 diabetes have a nearly 40 percent greater risk of dying from any cause and more than double the risk of dying from heart disease than men with type 1 diabetes, Australian researchers report.

    In an anal...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In some young children who develop type 1 diabetes, a change in normal stomach bacteria can precede the disease by a year, a small study has found.

    The findings, published Feb. 5 in the journal Cell, Host & Microbe, are based on just 3...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than half of Americans are aware that some major lifestyle factors can affect their cancer risk, a new survey suggests.

    Instead, many people worry about cancer-causing claims that aren't back by scientific evidence -- such as stress or hor...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some U.S. universities and colleges appear to be under-reporting sexual assaults on their campuses, a new study concludes.

    Researchers looked at data about on-campus sexual assaults reported by 31 large private and public universities and colleges...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Humidity played a role in the evolution of languages, a new study suggests.

    Languages with a wide range of tones are more common in areas of the world with high levels of humidity, while languages with a narrower range of tones are more common in...Full Article