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 Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news and bad news about antibiotic resistance among the germs that cause foodborne illnesses, a new U.S. government report released Tuesday shows.

    "Our latest data show some progress in reducing resistance among some germs that make ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The "brain fog" experienced by many celiac disease patients seems to improve as their intestines heal after adopting a gluten-free diet, a small new study suggests.

    Australian scientists found that banishing gluten -- a protein found in wheat, b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hepatology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The liver-damaging hepatitis C virus may come with an unexpected benefit for patients who need a liver transplant due to the infection, a new European study reports.

    The virus appears to restrain a dangerous immune system response that can oth...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet rich in dairy products may slightly extend the lives of people diagnosed with colon cancer, a new study suggests.

    But at least one cancer doctor not involved with the study was skeptical of the research and its conclusions.

    The stu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A popular class of drugs used to treat inflammatory bowel disease isn't linked to an increase in the short-term risk of cancer, Danish researchers report.

    Researchers found that people with Crohn's disease or colitis who received the drugs -- t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with heartburn aren't taking their acid-reducing medicine at the right time, which makes the drugs less effective and wastes money, according to new research.

    Only about one-third of those buying these med...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Guys, a loving spouse may save your life, U.S. health officials say. But living with a significant other doesn't appear to confer the same health benefits as marriage.

    Single and married men are more likely to see a doctor regularly than those...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise can increase the diversity of bacteria found in the gut, possibly boosting the immune system and improving long-term health, British researchers report.

    High levels of dietary protein might have the same effect...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacology:

    THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Countries with low rates of the ulcer-causing bacterium H. pylori tend to have high rates of obesity, a finding that researchers say they see as more than a chance correlation.

    Looking at 49 studies from Australia, Europe, Japan and the Un...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat adults with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    The agency said Tuesday that injections of Entyvio (vedolizumab) can be used to treat patients with moderate to se...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Autism apparently isn't a stand-alone disorder, with new research revealing that adults with autism often face a host of mental and physical illnesses.

    Kaiser Permanente researchers found that nearly all medical conditions are significantly more...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly all the U.S. patients who receive implanted heart defibrillators have insurance and most of them are men, a new study reports.

    "The striking results show that major disparities are present with [implantable cardioverter defibrillator] implant...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- To mark Mother's Day, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is offering new moms tips and advice as they begin their journey into parenthood.

    First, schedule regular preventive "well-child" visits with your infant's pediatrician. If you're between a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating fruits and vegetables may reduce your stroke risk, according to a new review of worldwide research.

    Stroke risk declined by 32 percent for every 200 grams of fruit consumed each day, and by 11 percent for every 200 grams of daily v...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One-quarter of U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have trouble getting enough access to enough food, according to new research.

    The researchers, from the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Department of Veterans Affairs, surve...Full Article