Sheri Van Dijk

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Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Southlake Regional Health Centre

Location:

  • Churchill, CA

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors and parents should be aware of the increased use of hanging as a means of teen suicide and take preventive measures, U.S. health officials say.

    Among 10- to 24-year-olds, suicide rates by hanging increased, on average, 6.7 percent for f...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in eight U.S. households may have an adult with worsening memory loss or confusion, a new survey shows.

    These symptoms suggest a potential risk of developing more serious memory and thinking problems, such as Alzheimer's disease, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research may help to explain why some women have trouble breaking through the corporate glass ceiling -- they're just not narcissistic enough.

    Researchers at the University at Buffalo analyzed the findings of studies conducted over three dec...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heroin overdose deaths have skyrocketed in recent years, quadrupling since 2000, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

    At the same time, poisoning deaths related to painkiller abuse have leveled off, even dropping slightly in recent years,...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain plaque buildup, long linked to the onset of Alzheimer's disease, has been identified in the brains of men and women as young as 20, researchers say.

    "One thing this means is that the resource, the machinery, for ma...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    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

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

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American teens -- both boys and girls -- fall prey to physical and sexual abuse while dating, a new survey finds.

    Among teens who said they dated, one in five girls and one in 10 boys said they'd been abused at least once during the past year...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Thoracic Surgery:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with a serious heart valve defect have less depression and anxiety after they undergo surgery to repair the problem, a new study finds.

    The research included people with severe mitral regurgitation, which occurs w...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 Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small, early study hints that a skin test may someday be able to help diagnose people with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

    Researchers found that skin biopsies can reveal elevated levels of abnormal proteins associated with the two disord...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Skipping just a single night of sleep leads to a shift in brain activity that seems to spark a desire to consume more fat the following day, a new study suggests.

    The study offers potential insights into the relationship between lack of sleep a...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with depression might be more likely to commit a violent crime than those without depression, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 47,000 people in Sweden who were diagnosed with depression and followed for an a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Homeless people with mental illness are at high risk for heart disease, a new study suggests.

    Canadian researchers found that they have a 24.5 percent risk of heart attack, fatal or nonfatal stroke, or sudden cardiac death over 30 years.

    ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of powerful narcotic painkillers appear to be linked to a higher risk of depression in patients, new research finds.

    The study focuses on a class of prescription narcotic painkillers called opioids, which include drugs such as Oxycontin...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- YouTube videos of drunkenness are popular, but fail to show the harms of too much drinking, a new study finds.

    "There has been little research examining Internet-based, alcohol-related messaging," study author Dr. Brian Primack, director of the Un...Full Article