Dr. Darin Padua

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

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The severity of metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of health risk factors such as belly fat and poor cholesterol levels -- among U.S. teens has been improving, and researchers believe that healthier diets may be the reason why.

    Metabolic syndrome inc...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Average people who suffer a concussion may be three times more likely to commit suicide years after their brain injury, a new Canadian study suggests.

    Further, the long-term risk of suicide appears to increase even more if the head injury occurs du...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers gear up for Sunday's Super Bowl 50 showdown, many may be focused on the potential dangers of concussion, but that's not the only health risk football players face.

    Concern about the size of players -- esp...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise reduces older men's risk of serious injuries from falls, a new study finds.

    "The physical activity program was more effective in reducing the rate of serious fall injuries in men than in women," said study author Dr. Thomas Gill,...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleeping too few or too many hours a night may lead to excessive weight gain during pregnancy, a new study suggests.

    "We know that poor sleep in pregnancy has been linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes," wrote researcher Dr. Francesca Facco, who's...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tackling should be eliminated from youth football due to the risks that collisions and head injuries pose to young athletes, a researcher argues in the Feb. 4 New England Journal of Medicine.

    A recent evidence review conducted by the Amer...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Giving the diabetes drug metformin to obese pregnant women may not help their newborns come into the world at a healthier weight, a new trial finds.

    The study, reported Feb. 4 in the New England Journal of Medicine, adds to evidence that ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sitting for long stretches might boost your risk for type 2 diabetes, even if you exercise, researchers report.

    Each extra hour in a sedentary position -- whether working on the computer or lounging in the recliner -- seems to increase your odds o...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they may be one step closer to using stem cells to replace damaged skull and facial bones in people who experience a head trauma or undergo cancer surgery.

    The researchers discovered and isolated stem cells capable of repairing t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Declining weight from middle-age years to late life may be a sign of impending dementia, a new Mayo Clinic study suggests.

    People who lose weight over decades appear to have an increased risk for losing memory and thinking skills -- called mild cog...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Rehabilitation:

    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Being in good shape may improve a person's chances of surviving a first heart attack, a new study indicates.

    "We knew that fitter people generally live longer, but we now have evidence linking fitness to survival after a ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Bariatric Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Married people shed fewer pounds than singles after weight-loss surgery, and some marriages deteriorate after the operation, researchers report.

    The Ohio State University research team based the findings on a review of 13 studies of weight-loss su...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research assesses the often fatal outcomes for people with eating disorders, particularly anorexia.

    The study found that people with anorexia nervosa were five times more likely to die early than those in the general population. Most of the de...Full Article

  • Dr. Darin Padua - Mesa, AZ - Sports Medicine
    Dr. Darin Padua answered:
    The majority of ACL injuries occur due to a non-contact injury mechanism, which means that there was no physical contact with another individual at the time of injury. Research indicates that non-contact ACL injuries can be prevented through an appropriately designed exercise program. An injury prevention...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- That daily 5-mile run may not be burning as many calories as you think, a new study suggests.

    In fact, the researchers found, moderate exercise -- the equivalent of walking a couple miles per day -- may be the best way to burn extra calories. Be...Full Article