Shelley Peterman Schwarz

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  • Madison, WI

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Rehabilitation:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Risk of heart failure appears high within a few years of a first heart attack, a new study finds.

    "Heart failure is a major medical problem with a high chance of hospitalization and death," said study author Dr. Johannes Gho, a cardiology resident...Full Article

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    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

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who lose Y chromosomes from their blood cells as they age may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

    The study of more than 3,200 men found those who already had Alzheimer's we...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fluctuations in blood pressure may be linked to faster declines in thinking skills among seniors, a new study suggests.

    Among older patients, those whose systolic blood pressure -- the top number in a blood pressure reading -- varied between doct...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 Brain Injury Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes should not take a blow to the head lightly. New research suggests delayed treatment for concussion could prolong recovery.

    Many college athletes, however, don't immediately recognize or report concussion symptom...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin immediately after a mini-stroke significantly reduces the risk of a major stroke, a new study suggests.

    Right after a mini-stroke, people have a 1,000 times higher risk of major stroke than people in the general population, the res...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Making meals more enjoyable for people with dementia might reduce their risk of malnutrition and dehydration, researchers report.

    Family-style meals and music, in particular, showed promise for improving eating and drinking habits, British researc...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although people complain when their schedule gets too busy, new research suggests that being overbooked might actually be good for the brain.

    The study of older adults found that those with packed schedules tended to do better on tests of memory, ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study sheds light -- literally -- on a potential means of easing migraine pain.

    Researchers in Boston exposed 69 migraine patients to different colors of light. They found that while blue light exacerbated headache pain, a narrow spectrum of...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Rehabilitation:

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- After retiring from a long and illustrious pro football career that included four Super Bowl championships, quarterback Joe Montana abandoned his decades-long habit of daily exercise.

    And it was just a few years later when the Hall of Famer was di...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Rehabilitation:

    MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they now have more evidence that sleep apnea might worsen heart disease.

    Sleep apnea leads to interrupted breathing during sleep. In their study, the researchers found that patients with the condition who had a form of the heart proc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology):

    MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea in young children may affect youngsters' attention, memory and language development, a new study suggests.

    The researchers added that as sleep apnea worsens, the risk of these problems also may increase.

    "Although evidence sugg...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Otology & Neurotology:

    MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A mother's voice may do far more than soothe her child, new research suggests.

    When moms spoke, several areas of their children's brains were activated, the researchers reported. These included regions involved in emotion and reward processing, soc...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Electrodiagnostic Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Constant blood pressure monitoring could help doctors spot black people with "masked," or undetected, high blood pressure, a new study suggests.

    "Masked" high blood pressure can be difficult to diagnose. People with masked high blood pressure may h...Full Article