Category: Health

Vascular Changes Linked to Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease

The same artery-clogging process (atherosclerosis) that causes heart disease can also result in age-related vascular cognitive impairments (VCI), according to a new American Heart Association/American Stroke Association scientific statement published online in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Cognitive impairment, also known as dementia, includes difficulty with thinking, reasoning and memory, and can be caused by vascular disease, Alzheimer’s […]

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Heart Disease Prevention Could Save Americans Billions Annually

Heart Disease Prevention Could Save Americans Billions Annually

  Current costs of $450 billion a year aren’t sustainable, nation’s heart experts say. Preventing heart disease before it starts is a good long-term investment in the nation’s health, according to a new policy statement from the American Heart Association. The policy statement, published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, summarizes years of research on the value of […]

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USDA’s New MyPlate Icon At Odds With Federal Subsidies for Meat, Dairy

USDA’s New MyPlate Icon At Odds With Federal Subsidies for Meat, Dairy

The new federal MyPlate food icon that recommends Americans fill half their plates with fruits and vegetables is completely at odds with federal agriculture subsidies that promote production of high-fat, high-calorie food products, doctors say. The nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) points out that more than 60 percent of agricultural subsidies for domestic food products in recent history […]

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Doctors Group Warns of Hot Dog-Cancer Link

Doctors Group Warns of Hot Dog-Cancer Link

A huge billboard near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway warns NASCAR Sprint Cup fans that chowing down on hot dogs could seriously damage their health. The billboard is sponsored by the Cancer Project of the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Located at 3612 W. 16th St., the billboard features an image of hot dogs sticking out of a cigarette pack […]

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Vegetarian Diets Are More Nutritious Than Animal Food Diets

Vegetarian Diets Are More Nutritious Than Animal Food Diets

Results from a recent study eliminates the common misconception that vegetarian diets are deficient in important nutrients that most people get from animal foods, according to an article in the July issue of Food Nutrition & Science. The study conducted by Eastern Michigan University and published in The Journal of the American Dietetic Association, shows that vegetarian diets are nutrient […]

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New Diabetes Drug May Increase Risk of Breast, Bladder Cancer

A new diabetes drug being developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca could be derailed by increased risks of bladder cancer and breast cancer. An FDA advisory committee will meet this week to review data from clinical trials of the experimental diabetes drug dapagliflozin, which have revealed an unusually high number of users who developed bladder cancer or breast cancer. The […]

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Study of Quality of Life After Prostate Cancer Treatment

Study of Quality of Life After Prostate Cancer Treatment

Dr. David B. Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center is a robotic prostatectomy and prostate cancer treatment expert whose patients are experiencing positive post-prostatectomy results. Despite the findings of a recent study published in the Journal of Urology indicating that men recovering from radical prostatectomy surgery are […]

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58% of Americans Prefer Organic Foods

58% of Americans Prefer Organic Foods

When given a choice, American consumers prefer to purchase organic foods, according to the Thomson Reuters-NPR Health Poll. Thomson Reuters and NPR developed the monthly poll to gauge attitudes and opinions on a wide range of health issues. In the latest survey in the series, 58 percent of Americans say they choose organic over conventionally produced foods when they have […]

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Preventive Medical Center Asks: Got Too Much Milk?

Preventive Medical Center Asks: Got Too Much Milk?

Recent Study Cites Surprising Results about Calcium Intake and Bone Fractures: There may be “too much of a good thing”, at least when it comes to Calcium, reports the Preventive Medical Center of Marin. The British Medical Journal recently published surprising results about calcium intake and the risk of bone fractures. (BMJ 2011;342:d1473.) This long term study of over 60,000 […]

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Skip the Drugs, Nutrition is the Answer for Digestive Problems

Skip the Drugs, Nutrition is the Answer for Digestive Problems

According to a report from Johns Hopkins, there are 30 million visits every year to primary care physicians for digestive complaints, and that number increases significantly when you also include visits to specialists and hospital emergency departments. Unfortunately, doctors are often unable to discover the reason for digestive disorders and instead resort to drugs that only temporarily relieve the symptoms. […]

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