Kathleen Porter

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  • Portland, OR

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy & Immunology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with respiratory allergies, asthma and the skin condition eczema may be less likely to develop glioma brain cancer, a new study suggests.

    The international team of researchers looked at more than 4,500 glioma patients and almost 4,200 people...Full Article

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    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 OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Meditation and music may reduce pain, anxiety and fatigue associated with a breast cancer biopsy, a new study suggests.

    Researchers from the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, N.C., evaluated 121 women who listened to recorded meditation or music, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mice lived more than one-third longer than normal after scientists eliminated a certain type of cell from their bodies, according to a new study.

    The finding might one day lead to ways to reduce age-related health problems in people, the researc...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking one of a class of anti-anxiety pills that includes Ativan, Valium or Xanax does not increase older adults' risk of dementia, a new study finds.

    However, experts note that these drugs -- collectively called benzodiazepines -- can have ot...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who give up driving may see their mental and physical well-being decline, a new research review finds.

    The review of 16 published studies found that seniors tended to show poorer health after they stopped driving -- particularly in ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Football fans, take note: You run the risk of being blindsided by the flu if you let your defenses down on Super Bowl Sunday, researchers warn.

    They analyzed data from areas that had teams in the Super Bowl between 1974 and 2009 and found that tho...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seafood lovers, a new study delivers good news on two fronts: Mercury found in fish doesn't lead to mental decline, and for certain people, a diet rich in fish might stave off Alzheimer's disease.

    Researchers who examined human brains confirmed th...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young men who get stressed out easily appear to have a greater risk of high blood pressure later in life, a new study suggests.

    The researchers found that, among 18-year-old men, those who had the lowest stress-resilience...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

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who smoke marijuana as young adults may have a slightly harder time remembering words by the time they reach middle age, a new study suggests.

    However, pot use does not appear to damage or dim other mental capacities, such as the ability to ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dabbing infants delivered by cesarean section with their mothers' vaginal secretions restores some of the potentially helpful bacteria that newborns naturally pick up when they pass through the birth canal, a small study finds.

    The researchers sai...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a fiber-rich diet may help protect you against lung disease, a new study suggests.

    "Lung disease is an important public health problem, so it's important to identify modifiable risk factors for prevention," study author Corrine Hanson, an...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Do you worry that forgetting names, or where you put your keys, might be a sign of impending dementia? If you're like most older Americans, you don't bring this up with your doctor, a new study shows.

    Researchers who looked at federal governme...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors are especially vulnerable to hypothermia during cold weather because their body's response to the cold can be affected by age, medication or medical condition.

    Signs of hypothermia -- a core body temperature below 95 degrees Fahrenheit ...Full Article