Dr. Natalia Rost, MD

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of small-particle air pollution can increase your risk for narrowing of the neck (carotid) arteries, which may raise your risk for stroke, a new study says.

    Researchers analyzed the results of cardiovascular screening tests from more t...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise may increase the size of brain regions that contribute to balance and coordination, preliminary research suggests.

    The small new study in twins found that those who exercised more had increased brain volume in areas of the brain relate...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in eight U.S. households may have an adult with worsening memory loss or confusion, a new survey shows.

    These symptoms suggest a potential risk of developing more serious memory and thinking problems, such as Alzheimer's disease, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The painful and often debilitating arthritic condition known as gout may offer patients an unexpected bonus: a lower risk for Alzheimer's disease.

    A new study finds that gout -- or the high uric acid level that drives the inflammatory condition ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who are fit in their 40s seem to retain more brain volume two decades later and also perform better on decision-making tests, new research suggests.

    The analysis of more than 1,200 participants who were tracked for more than 20 years sho...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of Americans can't be transported by ambulance to a stroke center within one hour, a new study reports.

    Even under the best conditions, a large number of Americans would not be able to arrive at a stroke center within an hour because ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain plaque buildup, long linked to the onset of Alzheimer's disease, has been identified in the brains of men and women as young as 20, researchers say.

    "One thing this means is that the resource, the machinery, for ma...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In the days and weeks following a concussion, it's often tough to give patients a clear sense of their recovery time.

    Now, a new study of college football players suggests that measuring blood flow in the brain might hel...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    SUNDAY, March 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A procedure that delivers the anesthetic lidocaine (Xylocaine) directly to nerves in the back of the nasal cavity appears to offer significant relief to migraine sufferers, preliminary research indicates.

    Early findings ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Thoracic Surgery:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with a serious heart valve defect have less depression and anxiety after they undergo surgery to repair the problem, a new study finds.

    The research included people with severe mitral regurgitation, which occurs w...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than nine in 10 epilepsy patients who had brain surgery to try to control their seizures are happy they did so, a new survey reveals.

    The review appears to be driven by the fact that patients saw the number of debilitating seizures they exp...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night may face a higher risk of stroke, a new analysis suggests.

    These so-called "long sleepers" were 46 percent more likely to have a stroke than those who got only six to eight hours of sleep a night, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Football helmet add-ons may not reduce players' risk of concussion, a new study suggests.

    These safety products include items such as soft-shell layers, spray treatments, pads and fiber sheets.

    "Our study suggests that despite many prod...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small, early study hints that a skin test may someday be able to help diagnose people with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

    Researchers found that skin biopsies can reveal elevated levels of abnormal proteins associated with the two disord...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies may get a brain boost in the womb when they hear the voices and heartbeats of their mothers, a new study suggests.

    Researchers studying premature babies in the hospital found that the sound centers in the babies' brains grew more quickly wh...Full Article