Shawn Edgington

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

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Can't seem to get your twenty-something kid to leave the family home?

    You're not alone: A new study finds that more young U.S. adults now live with their parents than with a spouse or romantic partner.

    It's the first time in more than 13...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic kidney disease face higher odds of heart attack or stroke if they have high-salt diets, a new study suggests.

    "Moderate sodium reduction among patients with chronic kidney disease and high sodium intake may lower [heart] risk,"...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Endocrinology:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese teens may have lower levels of a weight-regulating hormone than normal-weight teens, a new study says.

    "Our study is the first to look at levels of spexin in the pediatric population," said Dr. Seema Kumar, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, M...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Common techniques for helping babies -- and parents -- sleep at night seem to carry no long-term harms, a small trial finds.

    The study tested two methods: "graduated extinction" (also known as "controlled crying") and "bedtime fading."

    The...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Living in a neighborhood full of fast-food outlets is especially unhealthy for people who are poorly educated, a new British study suggests.

    "Neighborhoods are clearly important in shaping what all of us eat, no matter how educated we are," said r...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients battling advanced cancer lack basic information about their prognosis or treatment, meaning they can't make informed decisions about their care, a small new study suggests.

    "These were people with highly lethal metastatic cancers that...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The whooping cough vaccine is safe for pregnant women, a new study indicates.

    The researchers also found the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, which protects against whooping cough, is critical for the health of newborns that a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely premature infants often face lifelong challenges, enduring more physical, emotional and social difficulties as adults than their peers born full-term, researchers report.

    In general, however, these tiny babies grow up to contribute to so...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Nursing:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Every school should have at least one full-time registered nurse, a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement says.

    "School nursing is one of the most effective ways to keep children healthy and in school ...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Late suppers may not be a recipe for childhood obesity, a new study shows.

    Some previous research has suggested that the timing of meals could affect the risk of being overweight or obese, the investigators said.

    ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Students who suffer a concussion may face more school difficulties than their peers with other sports-related injuries, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that concussed high school and college students had more trouble performing at a normal ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with the Zika virus has just tripled because cases are now being counted in a more comprehensive way, federal health officials said Friday.

    So far, a total of 279 infected women are being f...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Growth spurts can affect teen boys' coordination and knock the swagger right out of their stride, a new study reveals.

    "A sudden increase in height affects the body's ability to control established motor skills, such as walking," said lead author M...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Nutrition Facts panel on packaged foods in the United States is about to get a long-awaited facelift, with a redesign emphasizing realistic portion sizes and added sugars.

    The announcement Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reflect...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fortifying cereals, grains and flour with folic acid has not protected against the risk of certain birth defects as much as experts thought it would, a large, new study suggests.

    At issue are neural tube defects, which include anencephaly, a fatal ...Full Article