Sarah Williams Volf

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  • 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

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    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

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many young American adults believe electronic cigarettes and water pipes are safer than traditional cigarettes, a new study finds.

    "This is concerning as it suggests that even a substantial proportion of nonsmokers may view hookah as being a rela...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ovarian cancer patients who use certain blood pressure drugs often live longer than other women with the disease, researchers report in a finding that hints at a potential new treatment for the deadly cancer.

    The study, of over 1,400 women with ov...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Discontinuing high blood pressure treatment in seniors with mild memory and thinking problems did not improve their mental functioning, a new study shows.

    It's known that high blood pressure during middle age is a risk factor for cerebrovascular d...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise is more likely to help prevent diabetes in college graduates than in those with less schooling, a new study finds.

    Researchers examined data from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Up to two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases worldwide may stem from any of nine conditions that often result from lifestyle choices, a broad research review suggests.

    Those include obesity (specifically, high body mass index, an indication of obesity,...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of workers who put in lots of overtime may be upping their odds for a stroke, a new study contends.

    "Working long hours is associated with a significantly increased risk of stroke, and perhaps also coronary h...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of the diabetes drug liraglutide (Victoza) seem to help patients with type 2 diabetes lose weight, a new study suggests.

    In a trial funded by the drug's maker Novo Nordisk, people who took 3 milligrams (mg) of Victoza daily over 56 we...Full Article