Dr. Horace J. Jackson, MD

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Specialties:

  • gastroenterology
  • family medicine

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormones may explain why lead exposure is less likely to cause brain damage in girls than in boys, researchers report.

    Specifically, the female hormones estrogen and estradiol may help protect against lead's harmful effects on the frontal areas of...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormones may explain why lead exposure is less likely to cause brain damage in girls than in boys, researchers report.

    Specifically, the female hormones estrogen and estradiol may help protect against lead's harmful effects on the frontal areas of...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Early exposure to English helps Spanish-speaking children in the United States do better in school, a new study shows.

    "It is important to study ways to increase Spanish-speaking children's English vocabulary while in early childhood before litera...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hepatology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Daily drinking increases the risk of alcohol-related liver cirrhosis, a new study found.

    It's generally believed that overall alcohol consumption is the major contributor to cirrhosis. But these new findings suggest that how often you pour yourse...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many folks in their 30s and 40s chow down on burgers, fried chicken and other fatty foods without fear, figuring they have years before they need to worry about their cholesterol levels.

    But new research reveals that long-term exposure to even sli...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first generic version of the heartburn drug Nexium (esomeprazole) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    The drug helps treat GERD, which stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease. GERD occurs when stomach acid backs into...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While the vast majority of American teens say heavy daily smoking is a major health hazard, many others mistakenly believe that "light" -- or occasional -- smoking isn't harmful.

    "All smoking counts," said study lead author Stephen Amrock, a medic...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer biopsies do not cause the disease to spread, says a new study that dispels a common myth.

    "This study shows that physicians and patients should feel reassured that a biopsy is very safe," said study senior investigator Dr. Michael Wallace, a...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- So New Year's Day has come and gone, leaving millions with resolutions to finally shed some pounds.

    However, a new study finds that Americans actually buy more food and more total calories during the days after the holiday season than they do du...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Dec. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs in some people due to decreased amounts of daylight during the winter.

    That decrease may trigger SAD by disrupting the body's internal clock, causing a drop in levels of a mood-...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, poisonings involving children increase, experts say.

    The Nebraska Poison Center offers the following advice for a safe holiday season.

    More than 50 percent of calls to the poison center invol...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who experienced childhood abuse or neglect have a higher risk of migraine headaches, suggests a study published online Dec. 24 in the journal Neurology.

    "Childhood maltreatment can have long-lasting effects, like associated medica...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans than ever are taking cholesterol-lowering medications, federal health officials reported Tuesday.

    The percentage of adults aged 40 and older taking drugs that combat high cholesterol rose from 20 percent to 28 percent between 2003 ...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People suspected of having high blood pressure may soon be asked to wear what's known as an "ambulatory" blood pressure monitor for a day or so to confirm the diagnosis, according to draft recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Certain immune system cells may play an important role in weight control, an early study suggests.

    Scientists had known that the immune cells may help ward off obesity in mice. The new findings are the first to suggest the same is true in humans, ...Full Article