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11/01/2011 - News

Weight Gain in Middle Age Reduces Odds of Healthy Survival in Women

In the United States, there has been a steady increase in overweight and obesity; in 2003-4, 66.3 percent of American adults were overweight or obese compared with 14.5 percent in 1976. In the current issue of British Medical Journal, researchers report that weight gain in mid-life is strongly related to a reduced likelihood of healthy survival among women who live to older ages. Read more

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02/28/2011 - News
Does a High White Blood Cell Count Mean Cancer?

Does a High White Blood Cell Count Mean Cancer?

Inflammatory changes in the body, sometimes shown by "inflammatory markers" in the blood such as CRP (C-reactive protein), have been linked with a number of diseases, including cancer. Read more

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02/08/2011 - News

Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Diabetes Medication Use

People who have difficulty losing weight through diet and exercise may decide to undergo bariatric surgery, more commonly referred to as weig Read more

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01/28/2011 - News

Diet Soda May Prevent Some Kidney Stones

Kidney stones from when the urine contains more crystal-forming substances, such as calcium, uric acid, and oxalate, than the body can dilute with the available fluid. Most kidney stones contain a combination of calcium and oxalate. According to new research published in the June issue of the Journal of Urology, drinking diet soda may present the most common type of kidney stones. Read more

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09/10/2010 - News

Indoor Tanning is Not Safe

You may think that indoor tanning is a safe alternative to sun worship for getting that summer glow. Read more

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09/09/2010 - News

Whole Grains are Good for Women with Diabetes

Eating whole grains has been linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death among the general population, but the association of Read more

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09/06/2010 - News

Status Report: Blood Pressure Control in the United States

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Read more

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09/04/2010 - News

Which Treatment is Better for Carotid Artery Stenosis?

Atherosclerosis, or plaque build-up, in the carotid artery is an important cause of stroke. Read more

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09/02/2010 - News

Feel Full and Still Lose Weight

Have you ever heard of Volumetrics®? Read more

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09/02/2010 - News

Another Dead End for Alzheimer’s Drug

Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly & Co. Read more

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