Jeanne Morrison, PhD

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

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- That part of the marriage vows where couples pledge to stay together "in sickness and in health" may be heeded more by wives than husbands, new research suggests.

    Although divorce rates did not increase when husbands were in poor health, researc...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

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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

  • 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

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    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 Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eczema isn't just a painful, chronic problem for many -- it's a big drain on the pocketbook, too, a new study finds.

    Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago report that adults with eczema have higher health...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although they may just be learning how to say the word coffee, about one in seven 2-year-olds in Boston drinks the caffeinated beverage, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed information from 315 mothers and their babies. They discovered that...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Friends play a major role in youngsters' levels of physical activity, new research indicates.

    "Clinically, much of the focus on increasing physical activity involves engaging the family and encouraging the patient to be more active, but this stud...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Anesthesiology:

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new French study questions the need for giving a sedative to surgical patients to calm them down before anesthesia is administered.

    The investigators found that the sedative lorazepam (Ativan) did not improve patients' experience, and was tied ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-behavioral Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About 7 percent of children worldwide have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research concludes.

    This estimate -- which differs significantly from other recent appraisals -- is based on data from 175 prior studies conducted ove...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs used to treat a wide range of health problems may be associated with an increased risk of pneumonia, a new study suggests.

    Anticholinergic medications include those used for conditions such as allergies (for example, Benadryl), overactive b...Full Article

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    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

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    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 Mental Health:

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Guidelines for helping U.S. high school athletes with mental health problems are outlined in a new policy statement from the National Athletic Trainers' Association.

    The types, severity and percentages of mental illnesses are growing in young adu...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