Kathleen Porter

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health Nursing:

    THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that yoga may help ease depression in pregnant women.

    "This is really about trying to develop a wider range of options that suit women who are experiencing these kind of symptoms during pregnancy," lead author Cynthia Batt...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Integrative Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture for back pain is more likely to help people who believe the treatment will work, new research suggests.

    The study included 485 people who received acupuncture for back pain and completed questionnaires before they began treatment, at t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research links the virus behind chickenpox and shingles to a blood vessel condition that afflicts the elderly and can sometimes be deadly.

    The study doesn't prove that the so-called varicella zoster virus causes the condition, known as gian...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mindfulness meditation may help older adults get a better night's sleep, a small study suggests.

    Researchers found that among 49 older adults with sleep problems, those who learned mindfulness practices started sleeping better within six weeks. I...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Integrative Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga is increasingly popular among U.S. adults and children, two new government surveys reveal.

    One survey found a little less than 6 percent of adult Americans said they had tried yoga, tai chi or qi gong back in 2002, but that figure jumped to ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Advanced Practice Nursing:

    MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Delirium is a common and troubling symptom for critically ill hospital patients, and medications are often used to ease the condition. But a new study suggests that non-drug alternatives are available.

    According to the st...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite concerns about potentially dangerous interactions between cancer treatments and herbs and other supplements, most cancer doctors don't talk to their patients about these products, new research found.

    Fewer than h...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers could be closing in on a "fountain of youth" drug that can delay the effects of aging and improve the health of older adults, a new study suggests.

    Seniors received a significant boost to their immune systems when given a drug that ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Folks who feel "young at heart" may be more likely to live to a ripe old age, a new British study suggests.

    Seniors who said they felt three or more years younger than their actual age experienced a lower death rate over the course of eight years ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who experience pain and swelling related to their treatment may find relief in acupuncture and exercise, new research suggests.

    In one study, acupuncture helped reduce joint pain by up to 40 percent, said study author Dr. ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The genes of the world's oldest people have been sequenced, but the decoding effort did not reveal any genes strongly linked with an exceptionally long lifespan, scientists report.

    Researchers performed whole-genome sequencing on 17 people olde...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative/complementary Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamins or other dietary supplements along with medication can be dangerous, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

    Dietary supplements can alter the absorption and metabolism of prescription and over-the-counter medications, the FD...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving young children agave nectar or a placebo treatment of flavored, colored water both appear to help reduce cough symptoms at night more than not giving any treatment, according to a new study.

    "Many pediatricians suggest doing nothing for cou...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Anesthesiology:

    MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercising, eating a healthy diet and learning relaxation techniques before colorectal cancer surgery appeared to speed a patient's recovery, a small study found.

    The study included 38 patients who took part in a "prehab...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A man who hoped to detoxify his body with a supplement known as activated charcoal may have instead triggered a case of the intestinal disorder known as colitis.

    Activated charcoal is a supplement that soaks up gases and odors, making it a comm...Full Article