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“Before we want health, we want taste, we want convenience and we want low cost,” Mr. Balzer said.
09/27/2010
Told to Eat Its Vegetables, America Orders Fries

“Before we want health, we want taste, we want convenience and we want low cost,” Mr. Balzer said.

Despite two decades of public health initiatives, a study found Americans still aren’t eating enough vegetables.

07/06/2010
“There’s nothing wrong with achieving a higher...

The commonly used formula subtracts a person’s age from 220. But based
on the data collected in the Chicago study, the right formula for
calculating a woman’s maximum heart rate is a little more complicated:
206 minus 88 percent of a woman’s age

Theres nothing wrong with achieving a higher heart rate with exercise, and if you can maintain that, its fine, said Dr. Martha Gulati, a cardiologist and assistant professor of medicine and...

If 30 extra minutes to start their day really gives teens all the benefits this study has found, then lets start letting...
07/06/2010
Study: Teens' performance, health benefit from later school day - USATODAY.com

If 30 extra minutes to start their day really gives teens all the benefits this study has found, then lets start letting our adolescents sleep in!

Giving teens 30 extra minutes to start their school day leads to more alertness in class, better moods, less tardiness, and even healthier breakfasts, a small study found.

Men with higher testosterone more at risk for heart disease! Learn more below:
07/01/2010
Higher testosterone may raise risk of heart disease in elderly men — Science Blog

Men with higher testosterone more at risk for heart disease! Learn more below:

A large U.S. multicenter study shows that older men with higher testosterone levels are more likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular disease in the future. The results were presented at The Endocrine Society’s 92nd Annual Meeting in

07/01/2010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/01/us/01aidsdrugs.html?_r=1&ref=health

“The worry then was that there were no medications for AIDS,” said Dr.
Wayne A. Duffus, medical director of the drug assistance program in
South Carolina. “The worry now is that there are medicines, but you
can’t afford them. A lot of patients are certainly old enough to
remember what happens if you don’t get your medicines.”

As we endure the hottest June on record and move into the traditionally sweltering summer months, Casa and other experts...
07/01/2010
Lenny Bernstein - Take precautions against heatstroke this summer

As we endure the hottest June on record and move into the traditionally
sweltering summer months, Casa and other experts warn that we should
take precautions against exertional heatstroke and other heat-related
illnesses: heat exhaustion, heat syncope and heat cramps.

It has been nearly nine years, but I still vividly remember the day Korey Stringer died. A mammoth offensive lineman for the Minnesota Vikings, Stringer collapsed at training camp, where, according to some reports, the heat index had reached 110. He died later that day of complications of heatstr...

What Exercise Science Doesn’t Know About Women
06/30/2010
What Exercise Science Doesn’t Know About Women

What Exercise Science Doesn’t Know About Women

What Exercise Science Doesnt Know About Women GRETCHEN REYNOLDS of the New York Times reports on a study that found an exercise test produced dramatically different results for women and men. Though...

7 Daily Habits That Can Halt Heartburn
06/30/2010
7 Daily Habits That Can Halt Heartburn

7 Daily Habits That Can Halt Heartburn

7 Daily Habits That Can Halt Heartburn Ouch, rich meal paying you back this morning? Over the counter antacids just not cutting it? Consider some of these life style changes from Health.com and ban...

“My goal in life is not to be a public figure, nor is it to make any  money out of this, and I don’t think money-making ...
06/30/2010
The CURE Story

“My goal in life is not to be a public figure, nor is it to make any
money out of this, and I don’t think money-making is [Suthanthiran’s]
goal either,” says Henderson. “I want to make a profound change in the
life of each patient who crosses my path to the extent possible that I
can.”

The CURE Story June 30, 2010 by Heather Mayer, DOTmed News Reporter Krishnan Suthanthiran has dedicated himself to promoting health care and education around the world in an effort to offer affordable...

After a heart attack, the organ can feel like a timebomb ticking away in your chest. Will you have another one? When?
06/30/2010
After heart attack, life can feel like a 'time bomb'

After a heart attack, the organ can feel like a timebomb ticking away in your chest. Will you have another one? When?

A brief chest pain, numbness in the arm or even fatigue is enough to worry Sandra Thornton, a heart attack survivor.

Some sleep tips from an expert...
06/30/2010
Having Trouble Sleeping?

Some sleep tips from an expert...

Having Trouble Sleeping? Helene Emsellem, director of the Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders in Chevy Chase, gives some tips.  1. Set your wake-up time  and then stick to it like glue. Ideally you...

Humans are the victims in the battle of the bacteria: A study shows when one common bacterium interacts with rvials, the...
06/29/2010
Penn Medicine News: Battle of the Bugs Leaves Humans as Collateral Damage

Humans are the victims in the battle of the bacteria: A study shows when one common bacterium interacts with rvials, the competition causes deadlier forms to evolve.

Researchers have shown how a battle for survival at a microscopic level could leave humans as the unlikely victims. They modeled in mice how the common bacterium Streptococcus pneumonia interacts with other bacteria, showing that competition for space between rival bacteria can cause deadlier forms ...

We want to know How Do YOU Fight? How does your geography, or financial situation impact your choices and opportunities?...
06/29/2010
How Do YOU Fight?

We want to know How Do YOU Fight? How does your geography, or financial situation impact your choices and opportunities? Are there medical trials being offered to you? Do you know where to look for them? What new ideas are being introduced in the global fight? We are here to connect you to answers and hear what questions others are asking. Networking has never meant so much as in the fight for your life or the life of a loved one.

How Do YOU Fight? CURE Foundation is always on the look out for other great groups that inspire us to be the Best charitable organization possible. Check out THIS great cause:  We want to know How Do...

“Men are facing the same clash of social ideals that women have faced since the 1970s — how do you be a good parent and ...
06/29/2010
Now, Dad Feels as Stressed as Mom

“Men are facing the same clash of social ideals that women have faced since the 1970s — how do you be a good parent and a good worker?” said Joan C. Williams, the director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the Hastings College of the Law at the University of California. “This is a pretty sensitive indicator of the rise of the new ideal of the good father as a nurturing father, not just a provider father.”

Now, Dad Feels as Stressed as Mom Fathers day was a few weeks ago, but new Daddies still need as much appreciation as possible. No longer is the debate about family life focused only on women. Women...

The risk for a so-called febrile seizure after any measles vaccination is less than 1 seizure per 1,000 vaccinations; bu...
06/29/2010
Vital Signs - Childhood - Combination Vaccine and Seizure Risk - NYTimes.com

The risk for a so-called febrile seizure after any measles vaccination is less than 1 seizure per 1,000 vaccinations; but among children who received the combined vaccine, there is 1 additional seizure for every 2,300 vaccinated, said Dr. Nicola Klein, the study’s lead investigator and director of the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center.

Toddlers who get a combines measles-mumps-rubella and chickenpox immunization are at twice the usual risk for fevers that lead to convulsions, a new study reports.

They found that women who increased physical activities like brisk walking and bicycling by 30 minutes a day during the ...
06/29/2010
Vital Signs - Exercise - Bicycling to Keep Off Extra Pounds - NYTimes.com

They found that women who increased physical activities like brisk walking and bicycling by 30 minutes a day during the 16-year period maintained their weight and even lost a few pounds, but those whose exercise was slow walking did not lose any weight.

Riding for exercise may help women who put on extra pounds during their 30s and 40s, a study says.

Doctors dislike sick doctors. Colleagues too ill to work increase everyone else’s workload and make patients uneasy. At ...
06/29/2010
Cases - Doctor, Please Carve Out the Time to Heal Thyself - NYTimes.com

Doctors dislike sick doctors. Colleagues too ill to work increase everyone else’s workload and make patients uneasy. At first, I did not want to tell anyone at work what was happening to me. But then I started to talk to fellow doctors at other hospitals.

Sometimes, it’s time for a doctor to become the patient.

The effects of dehydration can be subtle, with an array of confusing symptoms that can leave people feeling fatigued, ir...
06/29/2010
Personal Health - In Summer’s Heat, Watch What You Drink - NYTimes.com

The effects of dehydration can be subtle, with an array of confusing symptoms that can leave people feeling fatigued, irritable and unproductive, often with side orders of headache and muscle cramps.

Take a beverage inventory: what you drink, how much and how to maintain a reasonable intake of fluids.

As much as 90 percent of physicians' medical knowledge has been found to be substantially or completely wrong. In fact, ...
06/29/2010
Experts and Studies: Not Always Trustworthy

As much as 90 percent of physicians' medical knowledge has been found to be substantially or completely wrong. In fact, there is a one in 12 chance that a doctor's diagnosis will be so wrong that it causes the patient significant harm. And it's not just medicine.

Two-thirds of the findings published in medical journals are refuted within a few years. Almost all economic studies are likely to be wrong. In his new book, Wrong: Why Experts Keep Failing Us, David Freedman tells us to trust no one.

"We would have had a very different discussion about that second surgery and chemotherapy. We might have just taken her ...
06/29/2010
Americans are treated, and overtreated, to death

"We would have had a very different discussion about that second surgery and chemotherapy. We might have just taken her home and stuck her in a beautiful chair outside under the sun and let her gorgeous little daughter play around her - not just torture her" in the hospital, Drane said.

Americans overtreated to death; hospitalizations for last 6 months of life are on the rise

"There has been a vogue for offering freezing for social reasons to women, especially those embarking on their careers, ...
06/29/2010
New research analyzes the potential appeal of egg preservation - Wellness - TIME.com

"There has been a vogue for offering freezing for social reasons to women, especially those embarking on their careers, or those who haven't found their Prince Charming, as a kind of insurance policy for later life. Research has proven that young eggs have a better genetic competency than older ones, and the chance of egg freezing working also declines with age. While the best results are likely to be in those under 30 years old, in reality it is predominantly women in their late thirties who are requesting egg freezing."

New research from Belgium and the U.K. suggests that women may increasingly be considering freezing their eggs as a way to prolong fertility as they pursue a career — or find the right romantic partner.

"Why take a medicine that hasn't been shown to make you feel better or live longer? Yet that's what millions of American...
06/29/2010
Cholesterol drugs for the healthy still debatable

"Why take a medicine that hasn't been shown to make you feel better or live longer? Yet that's what millions of Americans are doing," said Archives of Internal Medicine editor Dr. Rita Redberg, a cardiologist at University of California San Francisco.

Using statins in people with normal cholesterol divides heart doctors, confuses patients

But the administration and Congress seem to be paying less attention to geriatric health issues. For example, only 11 pe...
06/29/2010
The New Landscape - Preparing to Care for an Aging Population - NYTimes.com

But the administration and Congress seem to be paying less attention to geriatric health issues. For example, only 11 percent of research funding at the National Institutes of Health went to aging research last year.

Seventy million Americans will have turned 65 by 2030, and doctors and nurses are struggling to deal with an explosive growth in high-risk older patients.

How quickly a straight woman can determine whether that guy across the bar is trying to catch her eye — or just trying t...
06/29/2010
Eye-catching science: how facial features can tune you in to admiring gazes - Wellness - TIME.com

How quickly a straight woman can determine whether that guy across the bar is trying to catch her eye — or just trying to read the ESPN ticker on the TV above her head — may depend on how typically masculine his facial features are, according to new research published in the journal Psychological Science.

How quickly a straight woman can determine whether that guy across the bar is trying to catch her eye — or just trying to read the ESPN ticker on the TV above her head — may depend on how typically masculine his facial features are, according to new research published in the journal Psychologica...

Although Dr. Córdova and colleagues are still tallying the data, preliminary findings show that couples who take part in...
06/29/2010
Seeking to Pre-empt Marital Strife - Well Blog - NYTimes.com

Although Dr. Córdova and colleagues are still tallying the data, preliminary findings show that couples who take part in the program do experience improvements in marital quality. By working with couples before they are unhappy, the checkup identifies potentially “corrosive” behaviors and helps couples make small changes in communication style before their problems spiral out of control. (Typical problems include lack of time for s*x and blaming a partner for the stresses of child rearing.)

Researchers are reaching out to couples - sometimes online.

One of the complications of diabetes, both Type 1 and Type 2, is an impaired ability to adjust to rises in temperature, ...
06/29/2010
Really? - The Claim - Diabetes Makes You Sensitive to Heat - Question - NYTimes.com

One of the complications of diabetes, both Type 1 and Type 2, is an impaired ability to adjust to rises in temperature, which can cause dangerous increases in body temperature during the summer. The underlying problem, nerve damage, occurs in 60 to 70 percent of Americans with diabetes; it can affect nearly every organ in the body, including sweat glands. When nerve damage keeps the sweat glands from working properly, the body fails to cool down as the mercury rises.

Are people with diabetes more vulnerable to the hot weather?

Few of these efforts rise to the level of great literature, but that may be beside the point. Should memoirs of illness ...
06/29/2010
Books - Compelling Stories, if Not Literature - Review - NYTimes.com

Few of these efforts rise to the level of great literature, but that may be beside the point. Should memoirs of illness be held to the same standards as other writing? Or do reader and writer form a different relationship when the health crisis of one becomes the theater of the other, a relationship in which a reviewer has very little business meddling?

Every patient has a story; how good it is depends on your own experience.

Attention, interns, students and other summertime transplants: If you are in the District for just the summer and want a...
06/29/2010
Washington gyms offer pay-as-you-go memberships to interns and other transients

Attention, interns, students and other summertime transplants: If you are in the District for just the summer and want a workout without a year-long contract at a gym, where can you go? Several area fitness centers offer temporary memberships for people who realize that preparing for the future includes staying fit. General managers at the various clubs provided the rate information.

Attention, interns, students and other summertime transplants: If you are in the District for just the summer and want a workout without a year-long contract at a gym, where can you go? Several area fitness centers offer temporary memberships for people who realize that preparing for the future i...

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