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:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Former tobacco smokers find e-cigarettes less addictive than traditional cigarettes, new research finds.

    Even though they "smoke" e-cigarettes as often as they did regular cigarettes, thousands of ex-smokers said they have fewer cravings and are ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The health care costs of cigarette smoking in the United States are as much as $170 billion a year, and taxpayers pick up the tab for nearly two-thirds of that amount, a new study says.

    Researchers analyzed national data collected between 2004 a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older blacks are still faring worse than whites in the United States when it comes to managing heart disease and diabetes, a new study finds.

    Researchers found that from 2006 to 2011, black Medicare patients were consistently less likely than w...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes than ever, health officials said.

    In fact, the rate of cigarette smoking has dropped from about 21 percent in 2005 to 18 percent in 2013. That means the number of cigarette smokers dropped from 45.1 ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who attend a full-day preschool program are better prepared for elementary school success than children who attend a part-day program, a new study has found.

    Chicago preschoolers who went the whole day rather than a half-day had higher s...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered the stem cells that allow your nails to grow back after you lose them.

    Using mouse nail cells, University of Southern California scientists identified stem cells that can perform two roles. In...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A bad marriage increases an older adult's risk of heart trouble, and that's particularly true for women, a new study contends.

    Researchers examined five years of data from 1,200 married American men and women, aged 57 ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 8 million Americans have diabetes but don't know it, a new study shows.

    That's despite the fact that about two-thirds of those with undiagnosed diabetes have seen a doctor two or more times in the past year, according to the researchers.Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans gladly offer their house cats free food, affection and a life of ease. Now, a new investigation of feline DNA suggests why.

    "Cats, unlike dogs, are really only semi-domesticated," study senior author Wes Warren, associate pro...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cadavers are better than a computer simulation of the human body for teaching anatomy to college students, a new study says.

    The findings suggest that cadavers should continue to be used in undergraduate human anatomy courses for future doctors, n...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Love to dine out? You could be at higher risk for becoming overweight and having poorer cholesterol levels than people who prefer to eat at home, a new study suggests.

    Researchers led by Ashima Kant of Queens College, City University of New York, ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a small study, Swedish researchers found that the impotence drug yohimbine might help people with type 2 diabetes who have a particular gene mutation that lowers their insulin production.

    Among 50 men and women with type 2 diabetes partially c...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every American over the age of 45 should be screened for both type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, a U.S. task force has recommended.

    "For people with abnormal blood sugar, changes in their lifestyle, such as eating healthier and exercising more often...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Making all government-subsidized housing in the United States smoke-free could save nearly half a billion dollars a year in health care and housing-related costs, a new study indicates.

    The total annual savings of $497 million would include $310 ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's no genetic evidence that high levels of vitamin D can prevent type 2 diabetes, a new study says.

    Some previous research had suggested that elevated levels of vitamin D might protect people against type 2 diabetes, raising the possibility...Full Article