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Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Parenting, Childbirth and Postnatal Education

Location:

  • Manlius, NY

Activity

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

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While the vast majority of American teens say heavy daily smoking is a major health hazard, many others mistakenly believe that "light" -- or occasional -- smoking isn't harmful.

    "All smoking counts," said study lead author Stephen Amrock, a medic...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- So New Year's Day has come and gone, leaving millions with resolutions to finally shed some pounds.

    However, a new study finds that Americans actually buy more food and more total calories during the days after the holiday season than they do du...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Dec. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs in some people due to decreased amounts of daylight during the winter.

    That decrease may trigger SAD by disrupting the body's internal clock, causing a drop in levels of a mood-...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, poisonings involving children increase, experts say.

    The Nebraska Poison Center offers the following advice for a safe holiday season.

    More than 50 percent of calls to the poison center invol...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who experienced childhood abuse or neglect have a higher risk of migraine headaches, suggests a study published online Dec. 24 in the journal Neurology.

    "Childhood maltreatment can have long-lasting effects, like associated medica...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans than ever are taking cholesterol-lowering medications, federal health officials reported Tuesday.

    The percentage of adults aged 40 and older taking drugs that combat high cholesterol rose from 20 percent to 28 percent between 2003 ...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People suspected of having high blood pressure may soon be asked to wear what's known as an "ambulatory" blood pressure monitor for a day or so to confirm the diagnosis, according to draft recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Certain immune system cells may play an important role in weight control, an early study suggests.

    Scientists had known that the immune cells may help ward off obesity in mice. The new findings are the first to suggest the same is true in humans, ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Ebola's entrance into the United States -- along with Angelina Jolie's chickenpox and the National Hockey League's mumps outbreak -- have highlighted cracks in the nation's public health defense against infectious disease, according to a new health poli

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The type of parenting children receive at an early age may have a long-term effect on their social skills and school success, a new study indicates.

    The study included 243 people from poor families in Minnesota who were followed from birth until...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first test to screen for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in newborns has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    Some 40 to 100 cases of SCID are identified each year among newborns in the United States, the federal Ce...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of sleep and sleep-related breathing problems appear to boost children's risk of obesity, a new study finds.

    What isn't clear from the study, however, is whether the sleep issues actually cause obesity, or if some...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans would take some type of action if they learned they had a genetic risk for a disease, even if they weren't actually ill, a new study finds.

    Adults in a nationwide survey were asked to imagine they had a genetic risk for either heart ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The heart disease and diabetes that often accompany obesity may rob people of almost a decade of life and close to two decades of a healthy life, Canadian researchers report.

    "Not only is excess body weight associated with a significant reductio...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials are poised to endorse circumcision as a means of preventing HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday released its first-ever draft guidelines on circumcision ...Full Article