Sarah Williams Volf

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Specialties:

  • health education

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

    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine's effects.

    Animal experiments have shown that exposure to nicotine c...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Thursday released a new round of graphic anti-smoking ads featuring former smokers living with the ravages of tobacco.

    The new ads highlight the benefits of quitting for the families of smokers and the importance of giv...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from lower back pain who smoke, drink, are depressed or are obese may be able to ease their agony by making some lifestyle changes, a new study suggests.

    "If you have lower back pain that is not explained by a spinal problem b...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Premature death rates have fallen in 60 percent of the counties in the United States in the past decade, a new report shows.

    In the District of Columbia, the premature death rate fell nearly one-third between 2004-06 and 2010-12, which was the...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adopted children tend to have a slightly higher IQ than siblings who remained with their biological parents, a recent study found.

    The difference between siblings -- equivalent to about four IQ points -- appears to stem from higher average educat...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose parents smoke may be at greater risk of developing heart disease when they're adults than children of nonsmoking parents, a new study says.

    The study included people in Finland whose exposure as children to parents' smoke was measu...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men are naturally drawn to a woman with a curvy backside, a new report suggests.

    The "theoretically optimal angle" is a 45.5-degree curve from back to buttocks -- not necessarily a big butt, the University of Texas at Austin researchers determin...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research may help explain why obese men are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than obese women.

    As people become overweight, their skeletal muscle develops insulin resistance that can lead to type 2 diabetes, t...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people with newly diagnosed diabetes increased by 23 percent in states that expanded the number of low-income people who are eligible for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, a new study reports.

    "The s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    SATURDAY, March 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking doubles the risk that prostate cancer will return after surgery for the disease, a new study suggests.

    "This is a new analysis, but it seems to confirm results we have seen in many other types of cancer: Basically, smoking increases the...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In Mexican-Americans, heart-damaging risk factors such as high blood pressure or high blood sugar levels are common, even in the absence of obesity, a new study finds.

    Those who weren't obese but were metabolically unhealthy showed similar signs ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Legislation that strips cigarette packaging of all brand-specific design may boost the number of smokers who want to try quitting, a new Australian survey reveals.

    Researchers polled more than 5,000 Australian adults between 2012 and 2013. Duri...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women who develop diabetes during pregnancy, and then gain 11 pounds or more after giving birth, have more than a 40 times higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

    Diabetes that develops during pregnancy is known ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research examines why people with diabetes who depend on injections of lifesaving insulin still have no cheaper generic options to treat their disease.

    "Surprisingly, this issue has not been talked about, so we're asking the question: Why ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal Nursing:

    TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-fed babies may be smarter, better educated and richer as adults, a new study by Brazilian researchers suggests.

    "Breast-feeding is associated with improved performance in intelligence tests at age 30 and also has an important effect on a ...Full Article