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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Arthritis medications known as biologic disease-modifying drugs can cost Medicare patients more than $2,700 in co-payments a year, a new report finds.

    Researchers say the tab is an immense burden on patients with disabling conditions such as r...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Heart Association has issued its first-ever guidelines regarding life for patients older than 40 who were born with heart disease.

    There are now more adults with congenital heart disease than children with the disease, Dr. Ami Bhatt,...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Vascular Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Heart Association has issued its first-ever guidelines regarding life for patients older than 40 who were born with heart disease.

    There are now more adults with congenital heart disease than children with the disease, Dr. Ami Bhatt,...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with both atrial fibrillation and obstructive sleep apnea are less likely to have a recurrence of the heart rhythm disorder if they use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, a new report says.

    Rese...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncologic Surgery:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer patients with less income and education are more likely to die within 30 days of cancer surgery than those with more education and money, a new study finds.

    The type of hospital where the surgery occurs also...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 Neonatal Nursing:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics appear to be overused in many neonatal intensive care units, new research suggests.

    Just how overused these medications were varied widely, the study authors found. Some neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) gave antibiotics to newbor...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a discovery that could eventually shed light on some diseases that plague modern society, a tribe in a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Venezuela appears to have the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever found.

    The study suggests ...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

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Quality of life can deteriorate for men due to the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment. But a new study shows that engaging in a regular walking regimen can improve well-being.

    The finding didn't come as a surprise to one expert.

    ...Full Article
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Genes may play a role in cardiac arrest risk among kidney patients who are on dialysis, new research suggests.

    In a study of pairs of kidney patients who were on dialysis, the risk of cardiac arrest was 70 percent higher in the pairs where the ...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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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer than whites, and for obese black men, their risk can quadruple as their weight goes up, a new study indicates.

    The findings from this large study should lead to a redoubling of efforts to ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans have fewer types of intestinal bacteria than people in less-developed countries, according to a new study.

    The likely cause? Bacteria are less likely to be passed from person to person due to better sanitation and cleaner drinking wa...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Frail, older women may only need a single dose of the osteoporosis drug Reclast to build bone strength, a new study suggests.

    But greater bone density did not translate into fewer fractures among these high-risk women, who were living in nursing ...Full Article