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Affiliation:

  • The Hofstra-North Shore LIJ School of Medicine

Location:

  • New York, NV

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

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese pregnant women may have a nearly twofold increased risk of stillbirth, a new study says.

    The leading reasons for that higher risk appear to be high blood pressure and placental disorders, the researchers suggested.

    "We've known for s...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Oral contraceptives -- also known as birth control pills -- may ease pain and improve functioning in women with rheumatoid arthritis, a small German study suggests.

    "Women with inflammatory arthritis who were currently using oral contraceptives or...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young black women have a higher rate of breast and ovarian cancer-related gene mutations than previously believed, a new study finds.

    These inherited mutations occur in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. It has been estimated that about 5 percent of bre...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that won't surprise many who've been through this ordeal, researchers say emotional turmoil is common for women whose mammogram falsely suggests they have breast cancer.

    The Swedish study of nearly 400 such cases found that 88 perc...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sexual Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Gay teen boys are much less likely to get tested for HIV than older gay males, researchers report.

    The researchers surveyed more than 300 gay and bisexual male teens between the ages of 14 and 18 from across the United States. Only one in five ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The clothing of parents and visitors may spread dangerous respiratory infections to infants in an neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a Australian study suggests.

    Four percent of swabs taken from the personal clothing of caregivers and visitors ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New moms need to reduce their risk of pain and injury when lifting and carrying their babies, an expert says.

    "Initially, mothers may start off lifting their child of seven to 10 pounds numerous times per day. Slowly, the weight load increases a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who eat healthy diets prior to pregnancy are less likely to have a baby born with a heart defect, researchers report.

    Women who followed a very healthy diet were 37 percent less likely than those who ate poorly to have a baby with tetralogy...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Needles beat pills for treating hot flashes in breast cancer survivors, according to a new trial that compared acupuncture, "sham" acupuncture, the medication gabapentin and a placebo pill.

    Interestingly, sham acupuncture came in second place fo...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There has been a sharp drop in heart disease death rates among Americans 65 and older in recent decades, but declines in death rates are slowing in those younger than 55, particularly women, a new study says.

    The findings appear Aug. 24 in the jou...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more premature a child is born, the higher the likelihood of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a recent Finnish study.

    Babies born particularly underweight or overweight for their gestational age also had an increas...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In low-risk pregnancies, delivery of the baby by a family doctor or an obstetrician is equally safe, a new study finds.

    The researchers analyzed nearly 800,000 births at 390 Canadian hospitals between 2006 and 2009. They found there were 3,600 new...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In low-risk pregnancies, delivery of the baby by a family doctor or an obstetrician is equally safe, a new study finds.

    The researchers analyzed nearly 800,000 births at 390 Canadian hospitals between 2006 and 2009. They found there were 3,600 new...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who experience a brief drop in blood sugar right after birth may have a harder time with reading and math when they go to school, a new study suggests.

    The study, of nearly 1,400 fourth-graders, found that kids who had so-called "transie...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A severe headache can sometimes be a warning sign that a pregnant woman and her fetus are in danger, researchers report.

    "Headaches during pregnancy are quite common, but it is not always easy to distinguish between a recurring, preexisting migr...Full Article