Dr. Patricia Raymond, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • internal medicine

Affiliation:

  • Gastroenterology

Activity

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

    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking iron supplements during pregnancy doesn't appear to significantly change any health outcomes for mom or baby, a new review shows.

    A second review -- this one on infants and toddlers -- found no evidence that iron supplements improved gro...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that use of the CoreValve "valve-in-valve" aortic replacement has been expanded to include people at extreme risk for serious complications of traditional open-heart surgery.

    The CoreValve Syst...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic cigarettes are used by both smoking and nonsmoking teens, and are associated with drinking and other risky behaviors, a new study finds.

    "We found that e-cigarette access is strongly related to alcohol use in teenagers," said study au...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A single serving of leafy green vegetables each day may help keep dementia away, new research suggests.

    Researchers evaluated the eating habits and mental ability of more than 950 older adults for an average of five years.

    Those who cons...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American children are getting fewer calories a day from fast food restaurants, but one-third still eat ready-to-go pizza, chicken and burgers on a daily basis, a new study finds.

    Among kids aged 4 to 19, national health and nutrition surveys show...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Munching each day on a McIntosh, Granny Smith or other apple might not keep the doctor at bay, but a new study finds apple eaters are less likely to need a prescription medicine.

    The study, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, looke...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fecal transplants, using stool from a donor, have been successful at treating a serious gut infection, researchers report.

    The infection is called Clostridium difficile. It causes diarrhea and severe abdominal pain and kills thousands of p...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine's effects.

    Animal experiments have shown that exposure to nicotine c...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Thursday released a new round of graphic anti-smoking ads featuring former smokers living with the ravages of tobacco.

    The new ads highlight the benefits of quitting for the families of smokers and the importance of giv...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Halting the use of cholesterol-lowering statins in terminally ill patients may improve their quality of life, a new study indicates.

    These findings suggest that care for terminally ill patients can be improved by taking them off medication prim...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potentially life-threatening slowing of the heart can occur when the common heart drug amiodarone is taken with new hepatitis C medications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

    The dangerous slowing of the heart -- called symptomati...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to common air pollutants before birth may make children more likely to have the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other thinking and behavioral problems, a small new study suggests.

    "Exposure to air poll...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution may take a toll not only on physical health, but mental well-being as well, two new studies suggest.

    In one, researchers confirmed a long-studied connection between air pollution and cardiovascular health -- finding evidence that...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose parents smoke may be at greater risk of developing heart disease when they're adults than children of nonsmoking parents, a new study says.

    The study included people in Finland whose exposure as children to parents' smoke was measu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neither routine exercise nor vitamin D supplementation does anything to lower the overall risk for accidental falls among older women, a new Finnish study says.

    However, the risk of serious injury as a result of falling was cut by more than half ...Full Article