Dr. Jeffrey Rediger, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • psychiatry

Location:

  • Belmont, MA

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who suffer abuse or neglect are at increased risk for high blood pressure when they're adults, new research suggests.

    The study included nearly 400 white and black students in the Richmond County public school system in Georgia whose blo...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who attempt suicide have a health care visit in the weeks or months beforehand, which suggests health visits may provide opportunities for suicide prevention, researchers report.

    Suicide prevention efforts usually focus on emergency a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patricia Harrington is many things: a woman in her 60s, a successful physicist and radiation oncology programmer, and currently the intake coordinator for the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.

    The New York City native is also someone ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to tiny particles of air pollution may be linked to subtle changes in the brain that could lead to thinking and memory problems, a new study suggests.

    These fine particles, smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (much small...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a challenging job may help people live longer after developing a certain type of dementia, a small study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed the medical charts of 34 people diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. This type of dementia typica...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression seems to increase the risk of hospitalization and death in black heart failure patients, a new study finds.

    Researchers assessed depression symptoms -- such as difficulty with concentration, a lack of energy and feelings of hopeless...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As children with autism grow older, many approach adulthood without continued access to the kind of special needs services they routinely received as children, a new report warns.

    The "National Autism Indicators Report: Transition into Young Adu...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-behavioral Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Training programs for parents can help improve the behavior of children with autism, a new study suggests.

    After six months of either parent training or parent education, the children's behavior improved for parents in both groups, but the bene...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Yet another study finds no evidence that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine raises the risk of autism -- even among children who are at increased genetic risk.

    Experts said the findings, reported in the April 21 issue of the Journal of ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-behavioral Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) need to squirm to learn, a small study suggests.

    Constantly shifting in their desks, tapping their feet, swinging their legs and other fidgety behaviors play a crucial role in helping...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Narcotic painkillers that have features that make them hard to abuse may be linked to a drop in both the number of prescriptions and overdoses of these drugs, a new study finds.

    After a tamper-resistant form of OxyContin was introduced in 2010, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teen boys who have been a victim of sexual assault are likelier to attempt suicide, a new study says.

    University at Buffalo researchers analyzed data from more than 31,000 American teens, aged 14 to 18, who took part in surveys in 2009 and 2011.<...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's long been known that people with Down syndrome are at higher risk for Alzheimer's disease.

    Now, research suggests that changes in the brains of people with Down syndrome, as seen on brain scans, might help lead to promising treatments that c...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While some proponents of "vaping" claim that smokers who try e-cigarettes may use them as a bridge to quitting smoking, a new study finds that the opposite may true.

    The study, published April 16 in the American Journal of Public Health...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes are booming among U.S. teens, with nearly 2.5 million middle and high school students now choosing to "vape" rather than smoke traditional cigarettes or indulge in other forms of tobacco, federal health officials reported Thursday.

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