Dr. Stacy Raviv

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

    TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that the widely used anti-cholesterol drugs known as statins may have another benefit: Cutting the odds for death in the weeks and months after heart bypass surgery.

    Use of a statin -- especially the drug Zocor -- was linked ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Poor sleep in old age may be linked to the brain-clogging plaques thought to contribute to Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.

    "Sleep appears to be a missing piece in the Alzheimer's puzzle, and enhancing sleep may lessen the cognitive bur...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one-fifth of teens and younger adults in the United States have been tested recently for HIV, federal health officials reported Tuesday.

    In 2011, more than 1 million Americans 13 and older had HIV, but one in seven did not know their infect...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    SATURDAY, May 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding a new drug called Ibrance (palbociclib) to standard hormone therapy helped keep a common type of breast cancer under control measurably longer than the hormone therapy alone, a new study shows.

    "Palbociclib stops cancer cells from growing,...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first genetic "marker" -- or signal -- to predict response to the cancer drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been identified by researchers.

    The marker -- mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency -- predicted responses to the drug in patients with severa...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millennials -- those born in the 1980s and 1990s -- are the least religious generation of Americans in the last six decades, a new study says.

    For the study, researchers analyzed data from 11.2 million participants in four national surveys of U.S. ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation therapy for prostate cancer may be less effective for overweight and obese men than for men of normal weight, a new study suggests.

    Higher rates of prostate cancer relapse, prostate cancer death, and death from other causes were seen for ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two new therapies to treat irritable bowel syndrome accompanied by diarrhea (IBS-D) in adults have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    IBS, characterized by loose stools and abdominal discomfort, affects 10 percent to 15 perce...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Audiology:

    THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A survey of Hispanic Americans finds older men are at especially high risk of losing their hearing.

    A team led by Karen Cruickshanks of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, tracked data from a survey of more than 16,400 Hispanics, aged 18 to 74,...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two new drugs for adults with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday.

    "For some people, IBS can be quite disabling, and no one medication works for all patients suffering...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you got married before finishing college, you might have an excuse for any extra pounds. A new study suggests that young adults who wed before graduation are about 50 percent more likely to later become obese than those who waited to tie the knot. ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it's Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton may not matter to folks who light up: A new study finds smokers are less likely to vote than nonsmokers.

    University of Colorado researchers conducted telephone interviews with more than 11,600 people. Of ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newer forms of the birth control pill -- brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen -- are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions, a new study finds.

    However, the study authors also stressed that the odds of a clot remain very low for an...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Moderate" drinking might harm your heart if you're a senior citizen, a new study suggests.

    And women appear to be at greater risk for alcohol-related heart damage than men, the researchers found.

    "In an elderly population, increasing alc...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Waiting about three minutes to clamp the umbilical cord following a baby's delivery may help improve children's fine-motor and social skills at age 4 years, new Swedish research suggests.

    The researchers said postponing the clamping of the cord al...Full Article