Dr. Robert Bersin, MD

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  • Sharecare News
    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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    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you start an exercise program, it might inspire your spouse to do the same, a new study says.

    "When it comes to physical fitness, the best peer pressure to get moving could be coming from the person who sits across from you at the breakfast tab...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who eat more plant foods than animal products may lower their risk of dying from heart disease or a stroke, a new large study suggests.

    Researchers found that among more than 450,000 European adults, those whose diets were about 70 percen...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Are you in your mid-40s and slim, without high blood pressure or diabetes? If so, you may already be winning the war against heart failure in your senior years, new research suggests.

    The study, led by cardiologist Dr. Faraz Ahmad of Northwester...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who have trouble coping with stress may face an increased risk for future heart trouble that even exercise can't erase, a new study suggests.

    "It looks like the inability to cope well with stress contributes to the risk of heart disease,"...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may significantly increase a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study from Finland suggests.

    Researchers found that statins were associated with an almost 50 percent higher risk of developing ty...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who take the heart rhythm drug digoxin may face a nearly 30 percent greater risk of death than patients not taking the drug, a review of prior research suggests.

    The analysis also suggests that digoxin may increase the risk for death b...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Testosterone therapy doesn't seem to increase a man's risk of heart attack or stroke, a pair of new studies suggests.

    "Testosterone therapy in any form -- gel, pills or injections -- does not appear to cause adverse cardiovascular effects," sai...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Closely following the Mediterranean diet can significantly lower your risk of heart disease, another study suggests.

    The study included more than 2,500 Greek adults, aged 18 to 89, whose diets and health were tracked for 10 years. Nearly 20 per...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of omega-3 fatty acids may protect against further damage in heart attack patients, a preliminary study suggests.

    The research included 374 heart attack survivors who received standard treatment and took either a 4-gram prescription-...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more fried food you eat, the greater your risk for heart failure, a new study says.

    "This study suggests that it might be wise to reduce the frequency and quantity of fried foods consumed weekly in order to prevent heart failure and other chr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acetaminophen may not be as safe as previously thought, with larger doses and long-term use linked to increased risk of health problems, a new report contends.

    Best known in the United States under the brand name Tylenol, acetaminophen is the most...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of developing clogged arteries, which in turn might reduce the risk for heart attack, a new study suggests.

    "We found that drinking three to five cups a day...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely obese children -- such as those at least 100 pounds overweight -- are in deeper trouble in terms of heart disease risks than doctors have thought, new research suggests.

    In the study, about half the children suffered from high blood pres...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiothoracic Surgery:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The high number of blood tests done before and after heart surgery can sometimes lead to excessive blood loss, possibly causing anemia and the need for a blood transfusion, new research suggests.

    The study included almos...Full Article