Steven Meyers

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Affiliation:

  • NorthShore University HealthSystem Neurological Institute

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Depression may increase the risk of heart failure, a new study suggests.

    Researchers looked at nearly 63,000 people in Norway who underwent physical and mental health assessments.

    Over 11 years, close to 1,500 of the participants developed...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jobs that make good use of your intellect might have another benefit down the line -- a sharper mind long after retirement.

    People with jobs that require problem solving, planning and information analysis appear more likely to retain a clear memor...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People plagued with insomnia might have an increased risk of stroke, particularly if they are young adults, a new, large study from Taiwan suggests.

    Over the course of four years, researchers found that insomnia seemed to raise the likelihood th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Medical Toxicology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a big increase in prescriptions for powerful narcotic painkillers given to headache patients at hospital emergency departments, a new U.S. study finds.

    This increase has occurred even though guidelines from a number of medical grou...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending time in the bright morning light may help you slim down, new research suggests.

    The small study found that people exposed to more light earlier, rather than later, in the day tended to be leaner than their peers.

    "We were very...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A handful of people taking a medication called Rebif to treat multiple sclerosis have developed a serious condition that causes blood clots to form in small blood vessels throughout the body.

    In a letter in the March 27 issue of the New Engl...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a surprising twist on how stress may affect migraine risk, new research suggests that patients who are able to lower their stress levels may end up inadvertently boosting their immediate risk for a migraine attack.

    The study, led by Dr. Richa...Full Article

  • Steven Meyers
    Migraine headaches, while possibly debilitating, are not life threatening. However, headaches in general can be a sign of a serious condition. The new onset of headache or a significant change in a chronic headache pattern can indicate a serious problem and needs to be evaluated by a physician. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new gene mutation associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease -- has been identified in a study led by the U.S National Institute on Aging (NIA).

    ALS is a fatal degenerative condition that kills ne...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study links heart disease with increased odds of developing dementia.

    Researchers found that artery stiffness -- a condition called atherosclerosis -- is associated with the buildup of beta-amyloid plaque in the brain, a hallmark of Alzheim...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the drug Topamax (topiramate) to prevent migraine headaches has been expanded to include adolescents 12 years to 17 years, the agency said Friday.

    It's the first migraine-prevention drug approved for ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with celiac disease have a nearly twofold increased risk of heart disease compared to those without the chronic digestive disorder, according to a new study.

    Researchers analyzed data gathered from nearly 22.4 million people, aged 18 and...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Palliative care that minimizes suffering and improves quality of life should be provided to patients who've survived a stroke, experts say.

    The care should be a team effort involving patients, families, stroke specialists and health care provid...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests people with lower levels of vitamin D are more likely to suffer from coronary artery disease and to have more severe forms of the illness.

    While the findings aren't definitive, they add to recent research that indicates vi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke dipped slightly in Michigan after the state cracked down on smoking in bars and restaurants.

    But researchers can't say whether the smoking ban was directly responsible for the...Full Article