Sarah Williams Volf

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Specialties:

  • health education

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

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a discovery that could eventually shed light on some diseases that plague modern society, a tribe in a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Venezuela appears to have the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever found.

    The study suggests ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Genes may play a role in cardiac arrest risk among kidney patients who are on dialysis, new research suggests.

    In a study of pairs of kidney patients who were on dialysis, the risk of cardiac arrest was 70 percent higher in the pairs where the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There are things people can do to preserve their brain function as they age, a report released Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests.

    "Changes in mental functions and capabilities are a part of aging and occur with everyone," rep...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Graphic images increase the impact that cigarette warning labels have on young adults in the United States, a new study says.

    The study included smokers and non-smokers, ages 18-25, who took part in a nationwide survey that asked how much they l...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette smoke appears to strengthen a dreaded "superbug," new research in mice shows.

    Exposure to tobacco smoke prompts methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria to become even more aggressive, and makes it harder for th...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you're on the verge of developing diabetes, parking yourself in front of the TV might be one of the worst things you could do for your health, a new study suggests.

    Every extra hour a person with prediabetes spends watching TV each day raises...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Night owls are more likely than early risers to develop diabetes and other health problems, even if they get the same amount of sleep.

    That's the conclusion of a new study that included more than 1,600 people in South Korea, aged 47 to 59, who ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic cigarettes are used by both smoking and nonsmoking teens, and are associated with drinking and other risky behaviors, a new study finds.

    "We found that e-cigarette access is strongly related to alcohol use in teenagers," said study au...Full Article

  • 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