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

    MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of vitamin D do not appear to protect postmenopausal women from the dangers of osteoporosis, new research indicates.

    "While high-dose vitamin D did indeed increase calcium absorption, the increase was only 1 percent and [it] did not tran...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of vitamin D do not appear to protect postmenopausal women from the dangers of osteoporosis, new research indicates.

    "While high-dose vitamin D did indeed increase calcium absorption, the increase was only 1 percent and [it] did not tran...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A class of drugs widely used to treat dementia -- called cholinesterase inhibitors -- could cause harmful weight loss in some patients, a new study suggests.

    These medications include Aricept (donepezil), Razadyne (galantamine) and Exelon (rivasti...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A class of drugs widely used to treat dementia -- called cholinesterase inhibitors -- could cause harmful weight loss in some patients, a new study suggests.

    These medications include Aricept (donepezil), Razadyne (galantamine) and Exelon (rivasti...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A day out mountain biking went terribly wrong for one middle-aged man in New Mexico: He ended up with a tree branch impaled in his neck.

    Fortunately for the unnamed man, he had the good sense to leave the branch where it was and quickly seek help...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A day out mountain biking went terribly wrong for one middle-aged man in New Mexico: He ended up with a tree branch impaled in his neck.

    Fortunately for the unnamed man, he had the good sense to leave the branch where it was and quickly seek help...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A study of more than 1,400 Italian seniors finds links between patterns of coffee consumption and their risk for "mild cognitive impairment" -- declines in memory and thinking that are often a precursor to dementia.

    The study could only point to a...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sitting too long may be hazardous to your health, even if you exercise regularly, Australian researchers report.

    A new study found that sitting appears to be linked to increased blood sugar and cholesterol levels, whic...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely hot weather can be deadly if you don't take the proper precautions, an expert warns.

    There were 123 heat-related deaths in the United States in 2014, according to the National Weather Service.

    "People suffer heat-related illnesse...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely hot weather can be deadly if you don't take the proper precautions, an expert warns.

    There were 123 heat-related deaths in the United States in 2014, according to the National Weather Service.

    "People suffer heat-related illnesse...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Knee replacement surgery can temporarily return the joint to an earlier, better level of function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, new research suggests.

    The surgery "acts like a time machine" for these patients, said study senior author K...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Knee replacement surgery can temporarily return the joint to an earlier, better level of function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, new research suggests.

    The surgery "acts like a time machine" for these patients, said study senior author K...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of a temporary, implanted balloon device for weight loss may have many wondering how -- and how well -- it works.

    Called the ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System, the device consists of two con...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with an unhealthy weight in a first pregnancy could be at greater risk for complications in their next pregnancy -- even if they're at a good weight, a new study finds.

    Most American women are not at a healthy weight when they first become ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with an unhealthy weight in a first pregnancy could be at greater risk for complications in their next pregnancy -- even if they're at a good weight, a new study finds.

    Most American women are not at a healthy weight when they first become ...Full Article