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Where You Live Could Impact Healthcare Costs

It is an issue that is becoming increasingly noticeable as studies are performed looking at ways to reduce hospital costs.


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How A Marathon Can Impact Those Outside Of The Race

People are training for marathon season but, according to a new report from the New England Journal of Medicine, we often think of risks to runners but we often ignore those living close to the race.


The Importance Of Nurses In Hospital Care

One of the most important parts of a patient’s care in the hospital is nursing.


Report: College Students Overestimate How Much Peers Drink

Our perceptions of other people are often different than reality.


Study: Overweight People May Have Lower Pain Tolerance

It’s a fascinating concept. Could our weight affect the way we perceive pain?


A Look At Over The Counter Medications

It is part of the business of medicine.


Our Cells Could Hold The Secret To Aging

The secret to aging and a potential fountain of youth may be a cellular structure we’ve all studied.


New Report Looks At Rate Of ‘Dating Violence’

The American Public Health Association periodically looks at the issue of violence between men and women on dates.


Vaccine Education More Important Than Ever

Few will argue an educated person is the best weapon against disease.


How Younger Athletes Can Avoid Lasting Injuries

Women are exercising more than ever, and it starts at younger ages.


Researchers Link Emotional Centers Of The Brain To Decision Making

Emotional decisions are very difficult to make, and they often take a great deal of energy.


Could Your Abdominal Pain Actually Be From Allergies?

It is a terrible feeling, and we have all felt it: the combination of abdominal pain and diarrhea.


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Physicians Try New Techniques To Test For Allergies

We have excellent techniques for allergy testing.


CDC Weighs In On Tuberculosis In The United States

There was a time when tuberculosis was a major killer in this country.


Fitness Trackers, Helping Or Hampering Your Health?

I am a big fan of all of those fitness tracking devices that are on the market.


Arthritis Could Be Linked To Obesity, Study Finds

There is new research in the journal Arthritis Care that obesity could be linked to arthritis.


Telemedicine Could Be The Answer To Proper Care For Diabetes

As a family physician, one of the most common issues I deal with is my patients’ struggles with diabetes.


Rise In Diabetes Could Be Linked To Global Warming

Global warming is a very hot topic.


Report: Some Supplements Not As Helpful As Advertised

Selenium and Vitamin E have been highly touted as supplements that help prevent prostate cancer and dementia.


Music Helps With CPR Training, Study Shows

Music plays a very important role in our lives and a growing role in medical studies.


Observation: Blood Thinner Could Increase Risk For Hip Fractures

People with atrial fibrillation placed on Coumadin may be more prone to fractures of the hip.


Overweight Men At Higher Risk For Liver Disease, Study Finds

According to a Swedish study, young men who were overweight or obese had a higher risk of developing severe liver disease or liver cancer later in life.


The Importance Of A Healthy Breakfast

According to just about every major study, breakfast is the most important meal the day.


Many Heart Attacks Involve Symptoms Not Easy To Detect, Researchers Find

According to the North Carolina researchers, up to 40% of heart attacks involve symptoms that are not so simple to detect.


How To Slow Loss Of Muscle Mass As We Age

Over time, we can lose muscle mass in places like our arms, shoulders, and legs. It’s a natural part of the aging process. So how do you prevent it—or at least slow it down?


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It’s Okay To Enjoy A Short-Term Splurge

There are dozens of studies which support the fact that short-term splurges are not the things that lead to weight problems and chronic elevations in cholesterol and triglyceride.


Treating Somatoform Disorder

It is a problem where people have excessive health anxiety. They’re preoccupied with their health and potential problems. The condition is called somatoform disorder.


Decreasing Alcohol-Related Highway Fatalities

If you want to decrease the number of highway deaths for teens and young adults there needs to be stricter control of alcohol use and abuse.


The Health Benefits Of Mediterranean Diet

According to a major study conducted in Spain, a Mediterranean diet rich in virgin olive oil improved high-density lipoprotein or good cholesterol function in all people — especially those with high-cardiovascular risk.


How To Keep A Healthy Heart

When most people think about Valentine’s Day, they think about hearts.


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