George Procento

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  • NorthShore University HealthSystem Family Medicine

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending a little time each week caring for grandkids may help older women stay mentally sharp, a new study finds.

    But there's a potential downside: Taking care of the grandkids five days a week or more may have a negative impact on brain power, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A series of measles cases in the United States involving children adopted from China highlights the importance of vaccinations for any adopted child from overseas, a new report reveals.

    While measles was declared eliminated from the United Stat...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a drop in teen birth rates in recent years, too many girls under 18 are still getting pregnant, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.

    Even though births to teens aged 15 to 17 have declined, a quarter of teen births occur in this age group ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Next time you're in the hospital, keep an eye out for hygiene practices: Health care workers are more likely to wash their hands if patients are asked to monitor them, according to a new study.

    It details an 11-month pilot project at the Family P...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Palliative care that minimizes suffering and improves quality of life should be provided to patients who've survived a stroke, experts say.

    The care should be a team effort involving patients, families, stroke specialists and health care provid...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests people with lower levels of vitamin D are more likely to suffer from coronary artery disease and to have more severe forms of the illness.

    While the findings aren't definitive, they add to recent research that indicates vi...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One in 68 American children is now diagnosed with autism or a related disorder, federal health officials reported Thursday.

    That's a 30 percent increase from just two years ago when the estimate was one in 88 children, according to a new report...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many chronically ill Americans take less of their medicines than they should or skip them entirely so they can afford to eat, a new study reveals.

    Researchers looked at data from nearly 9,700 adults with chronic illness who took part in the U.S. ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood abuse or neglect could take a lasting toll on physical health, a new study suggests.

    It found that child maltreatment may trigger long-term hormone problems that increase the risk of obesity, diabetes and other health problems in adul...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Getting more than an hour of physical activity each day can reduce women's risk for breast cancer, new research suggests.

    Although the type of tumor a woman has affects how much exercise could help, a new review of 37 studies found regular phys...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant mothers should not get fetal ultrasound videos as keepsakes and should not use over-the-counter Doppler ultrasound heartbeat monitors, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    Although both products are generally considered ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Massage can relieve neck pain if it's done often by a professional therapist and for the correct length of time, according to new research.

    One-hour sessions two or three times a week appear to be best, said study researcher Karen Sherman, senior...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about General Surgery:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Before agreeing to have surgery, ask questions about your condition and the treatment options, an expert says.

    You might want to bring family members or friends with you to ask questions of their own, especially if they'll be helping you recover,...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stressful events can have an almost immediate impact on children's health and well-being, a new study finds.

    Previous research has shown that stressful events in childhood increase an adult's risk of health problems, bu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's hard to imagine what a child may feel when a mother or father dies. Studies have found this crisis can pose serious psychological and developmental problems for years. Now new research suggests kids' academic performance can also suffer.

    The...Full Article