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

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Three out of four American adults have a heart that's "older" than their years, raising their risk for heart attack or stroke, federal health officials said Tuesday.

    Your "heart age" is based on a risk profile that includes blood pressure, smokin...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Want to enjoy a healthier old age? Try eating a little less each day.

    That's the suggestion from a new study led by researchers at the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA).

    The "results are quite intriguing," study co-author Dr. Evan H...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People seem more likely to have atrial fibrillation as adults if they were exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke during childhood or while in the womb, new research suggests.

    Atrial fibrillation is a common type of irregular heart rate in which t...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. smoking rate continues to decline, with just over 15 percent of adults reporting they're current smokers, a new government survey reveals.

    That's down from nearly 17 percent in 2014 and almost 18 percent in 2013. The falloff reflects a c...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- School bus safety is one of the many things parents need to review with their children before the start of the new school year, an expert says.

    Between 2004 and 2013, school transportation-related crashes in the United States claimed more than 1,3...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a midday nap might be beneficial for your heart, new research suggests.

    The investigators looked at how an hour-long siesta at noon affected blood pressure among nearly 400 middle-aged people with high blood pressure.

    The result: th...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Use of a class of widely prescribed medications for type 2 diabetes is tied to severe joint pain in some patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Friday.

    The drugs -- sitagliptin (Januvia), saxagliptin (Onglyza), linagliptin (Trad...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting or returning to school can trigger anxiety in some children, but parents can help ease worried young minds, a mental health expert says.

    "Anxiety is one of the most common mental health challenges for children. Uncertainty fuels the fears...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents don't understand that the liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes poses a serious danger to young children, a new survey indicates.

    The liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes is often fruit-flavored, which makes it appealing to yo...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a second drug that's part of a potent new class of medications that sharply cut levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol.

    Repatha (evolocumab), an injectable drug, works by blocking a protein tha...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Insulin resistance, a key component of type 2 diabetes, may contribute to language problems in women that can potentially signal early dementia, new research suggests.

    The association was not seen in men, although the researchers could not dete...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antibiotics might increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.

    Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes tended to take more antibiotics in the years leading up to their diagnosis than Danes wit...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even brief spurts of exercise may benefit children, researchers report.

    Their study of 28 healthy, normal-weight children found that doing three minutes of moderate-intensity walking every half hour over three hours of sitting led to lower level...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More fruits and vegetables ended up in the garbage after the U.S. government introduced a rule requiring fruits and vegetables to be included with school lunches, a new study finds.

    What's more, the amount of fruits and vegetable eaten by kids ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study offers more evidence that quitting smoking after a heart attack is a no-brainer: Researchers found it reduces chest pain and boosts mental health and quality of life.

    The study looked at more than 4,000 American adults who were assess...Full Article