Sheri Van Dijk

Bio

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Southlake Regional Health Centre

Location:

  • Churchill, CA

Activity

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

    FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens are more likely to give electronic cigarettes a try if they attend schools where use of the devices is common, a new study suggests.

    The researchers found that differences in e-cigarette use between schools increased over time. This finding...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about General Practice:

    THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Macho men are less likely than women to visit a doctor, and more likely to request male physicians when they do make an appointment, researchers say.

    But these "tough guys" tend to downplay their symptoms in front of male doctors because of a p...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The teen birth rate in the United States has reached an all-time low, driven by dramatic declines among black and Hispanic teens, according to a new government report.

    Overall, the birth rate for teens aged 15 to 19 declined 41 percent between ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A cancer diagnosis is dreaded by all, and a new study details the psychological damage it often leaves in its wake for patients.

    The Swedish study found much higher rates of anxiety, depression and even drug and alcohol abuse for those who've ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Since 1998, births of three or more babies at once have fallen by more than 40 percent in the United States, new government statistics reveal.

    Moreover, declines of 50 percent or more were seen in certain states, and among women aged 25 and old...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mindfulness therapy may help reduce the risk of repeated bouts of depression, researchers report.

    One expert not connected to the study explained the mindfulness approach.

    "Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy enhances awareness of thou...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young gay and bisexual men may be much more likely to attempt suicide or harm themselves than their older counterparts, and blacks are at greater risk than whites, British researchers report.

    "We know minority groups are at higher risk of poor m...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative & Complementary Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Omega-3 fish oil supplements may improve the effectiveness of antidepressants, new research suggests.

    Researchers reviewed the findings of eight clinical trials worldwide, as well as other evidence, and concluded that the supplements appear to h...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers given higher levels of emotional support from moms, dads or other caregivers tend to have better emotional health during their childhood and teen years, a new study suggests.

    The researchers saw increased growth in a brain region kn...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Can listening to music boost your baby's brainpower?

    Maybe, at least in specific ways. A new study suggests that listening to music with a waltz-like rhythm -- a difficult form of rhythm for infants to comprehend -- and tapping out the beats wit...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The more ads for electronic cigarettes middle and high school students see, the more likely they are to use these devices, a new study finds.

    Many experts worry that e-cigarettes are merely a "gateway" product to addictive cigarette smoking.

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine & Occupational Environmental Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Summer, mosquito season and the threat of Zika virus transmission is approaching, and federal health experts on Friday issued guidelines to help protect American workers from infection.

    Infection during pregnancy with the mosquito-borne virus is...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain factors can help health care professionals predict who might relapse during treatment for prescription opioid painkiller addiction, Canadian researchers report.

    Opioid abuse is a serious problem in Canada and the United States, the resear...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Electrical stimulation devices, used to treat self-harming or aggressive behaviors, should be banned, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

    The devices pose substantial risks that cannot be eliminated through labeling changes, accord...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Suicide rates in the United States rose 24 percent between 1999 and 2014, with young girls and middle-aged men accounting for the largest increases, federal health officials reported Friday.

    By 2014, the total suicide rate reached 13 per 100,00...Full Article