Dr. Anne Fabiny, MD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Use of a class of widely prescribed medications for type 2 diabetes is tied to severe joint pain in some patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Friday.

    The drugs -- sitagliptin (Januvia), saxagliptin (Onglyza), linagliptin (Trad...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative & Complementary Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many elderly cancer patients use alternative medicines, including some that could interfere with their treatment, a new study shows.

    Even though alternative medicines are marketed as "natural," many contain active ingredients that can react with o...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women with osteoporosis could get lasting benefits from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests.

    Researchers found that when women with the bone-thinning disease took growth hormone for three years, their fracture risk w...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults destined to develop dementia may start to lose awareness of their memory problems two to three years before the disease is full blown, a new study finds.

    That had been suspected, but not clearly shown before, said lead investigator...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Average life expectancy among people worldwide has risen by more than six years since 1990, and healthy life expectancy has climbed by more than five years, a new report shows.

    The analysis of data from 188 countries found that life expectancy f...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors are much more likely than younger people to find themselves in the hospital after outpatient surgery, a new study finds.

    "These seniors were supposed to stay out of the hospital since the procedures were performed in the ambulatory settin...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal flu shots save lives and prevent hospitalizations among nursing home residents, a new study shows.

    There has been debate about the effectiveness of flu vaccination in this group of patients, but the findings show that they are beneficial...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal flu shots save lives and prevent hospitalizations among nursing home residents, a new study shows.

    There has been debate about the effectiveness of flu vaccination in this group of patients, but the findings show that they are beneficial...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neither exercise nor supplements such as fish oil don't seem to do much to help keep older folks mentally sharp, two new studies found.

    The reports, published Aug. 25 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, cast doubts on two ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Discontinuing high blood pressure treatment in seniors with mild memory and thinking problems did not improve their mental functioning, a new study shows.

    It's known that high blood pressure during middle age is a risk factor for cerebrovascular d...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There has been a sharp rise in the use of cholesterol-lowering statins among elderly patients who do not have heart disease, a new study finds.

    But there is little research to guide the use of these medicines in this gro...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise is more likely to help prevent diabetes in college graduates than in those with less schooling, a new study finds.

    Researchers examined data from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Up to two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases worldwide may stem from any of nine conditions that often result from lifestyle choices, a broad research review suggests.

    Those include obesity (specifically, high body mass index, an indication of obesity,...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Age is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, and researchers now think they know why that's the case.

    New cutting-edge technology reveals that as you age, your brain becomes less and less capable of flushing away a toxic waste produc...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplant Hepatology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most living kidney donors and recipients would like to know more about each other's health before a transplant, a new study indicates.

    Currently, a transplant candidate must be told if the donor is at increased risk for hepatitis or HIV, but rule...Full Article