Sarah Williams Volf

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  • Health Education

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  • Sharecare News
    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

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

    SATURDAY, May 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who get their high blood pressure down to normal levels may substantially cut their risk of heart disease -- even if they're elderly or have already had heart problems, new research suggests.

    The study results, f...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment approach that typically targets tumors may also safely deliver medications directly to a pregnant woman's placenta, a new mouse study suggests.

    This type of treatment might one day help reduce pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsi...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes may raise the risk of hearing loss, say researchers who recommend hearing tests for patients with the blood sugar disease.

    The researchers reviewed prior studies examining the link between diabetes and hearing loss. However, f...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A popular "app" that uses your smartphone to check your blood pressure is inaccurate, missing high blood pressure readings in four out of every five patients tested, researchers report.

    Instant Blood Pressure promises to provide an estimated b...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone) appears to protect people who've already had a stroke from suffering a second stroke, a new study finds.

    Along with standard treatment after a stroke -- including blood thinners, and blood pressure and cho...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Giving the diabetes drug metformin to obese pregnant women may not help their newborns come into the world at a healthier weight, a new trial finds.

    The study, reported Feb. 4 in the New England Journal of Medicine, adds to evidence that ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers-to-be who are both obese and diabetic have a higher risk of giving birth to a child with autism than healthy women, a new study suggests.

    The two conditions in combination nearly quadrupled the risk that a child would receive an autism dia...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with breast cancer who continue to smoke cigarettes are less likely to survive than those who never smoked or those who quit, new research finds.

    The study suggests that it's never too late to quit smoking to help boost cancer sur...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- No one is excused from diabetes. That's the message behind a new public education campaign targeting the 86 million American adults with what's known as prediabetes.

    More than one in three adults in the United States has prediabetes, a serious h...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New survey results suggest that teenagers who go to tanning salons are more likely to smoke, drink and use illegal drugs and steroids.

    The findings, from Colorado, don't prove that indoor tanning prompts risky choices about drugs, alcohol and s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise is essential for keeping your heart healthy, and the more the better, experts from the American College of Cardiology's Sports and Exercise Cardiology Council say.

    The study authors examined recent research and found that even sma...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The view from those upper floors may be breathtaking, but it might come with a risky cost: people living on higher floors appear less likely to survive cardiac arrest, a new study found.

    In fact, above the third floor, your chances of surviving ca...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report in a mouse study that they have found that central nervous system immune cells play a key role in repairing the blood-brain barrier.

    The blood-brain barrier prevents harmful substances in the blood from getting into the brain. ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Gradually reducing the amount of sugar in sweetened beverages could lead to major declines in obesity and diabetes, a new study suggests.

    Researchers calculated what would happen in the United Kingdom with a 40 percent reduction in sugar content ...Full Article