What Are Bone Spurs and What Causes Them?

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For anyone who has experienced a bone spur, especially in the heel area of the foot, you know how painful they can be. However, many people with bone spurs don’t even know they have one until they grow large enough to push against other tissue. Bone spurs are simply outgrowths of bone which are most […]

Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D Deficiency Signs

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The dangers of sun exposure are real, and causing more and more people to avoid exposure whenever possible. Gone are the days of deep dark beach tans and surf music. While this behavior has cut down the risk of skin cancer substantially, there have also been some unintended consequences along the way. Doctors are seeing […]

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What are Home Health Care Agencies and What do They Do?

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People often confuse home health care agencies with home care agencies. While some of their functions and tasks may be similar, there are key differences. The biggest difference being that home health care is essentially medical or clinical care and home care is non-medical care. Home health care is typically provided by a skilled medical […]

Collagen-targeting PET probe may improve diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary fibrosis

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(SOURCE: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL) – A PET imaging probe developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators appears able to diagnose and stage pulmonary fibrosis – an often life-shortening lung disease – as well as monitor the response to treatment. In their paper published in Science Translational Medicine, the team reports how the collagen-targeting probe, called 68Ga-CBP8, […]

Health News: Regular Aspirin Use Is Associated with Lower Cancer Mortality

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(SOURCE: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL) – Long-term, regular aspirin use was associated with reduced risk of death from several different kinds of cancers, according to data presented here at the AACR Annual Meeting 2017, April 1-5. “Accumulating evidence suggests that aspirin not only reduces the risk of developing cancer, but may also play a strong role in […]

Alzheimer’s Research News: Sniffing out New Strategy Against Alzheimer’s Disease

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(SOURCE: RUSH UNIVERSITY) – Can insulin, the hormone used for nearly a century to treat diabetes, improve cognition, memory and daily function in people with mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease? Rush University Medical Center is testing this innovative potential treatment as part of a new nationwide study. Neurologists at the […]

Alzheimer’s News: Improving memory with magnets

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(SOURCE: McGill University) – Discovery expands our understanding of how we remember sound The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives — without it we would not be able to understand a sentence, or do simple arithmetic. New research is shedding light on how sound memory […]

Diabetes damages small blood vessels around the heart and thus increases the risk of a heart attack

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(SOURCE: TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH) – Vanishing capillaries Diabetes damages small blood vessels around the heart and increases the risk of a heart attack Diabetics have a significantly higher risk of suffering a heart attack. A research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now identified one of the causes: Diabetes is associated with the […]

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Senior Health: Mayo Clinic discovers high-intensity aerobic training can reverse aging processes in adults

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(SOURCE: MAYO CLINIC) – Everyone knows that exercise is good for you, but what type of training helps most, especially when you’re older – say over 65? A Mayo Clinic study says it’s high-intensity aerobic exercise, which can reverse some cellular aspects of aging. The findings appear in Cell Metabolism. Mayo researchers compared high-intensity interval training, […]

What is Peroneal Tendonitis and how is it treated?

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To answer this question, we need to first understand what the peroneal tendon is and where on the body it’s located. Tendons are a type of fibrous connective tissue which connect muscle to bone (not to be confused with ligaments, which connect bone to bone). This connection enables the tendons to regulate the force between muscle tissues […]

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Screening with frequent personalized CA125 testing may improve detection of ovarian cancer in high-risk women

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(SOURCE: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL) – The combined results of two ovarian cancer screening trials suggest that a personalized strategy involving frequent screening of high-risk women could improve the chance that tumors are detected at early stages when they are easier to treat. As reported in a paper published in Clinical Cancer Research, these trials imply that a […]

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Molecular “on switch” could point to treatments for pediatric brain tumor

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(SOURCE: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL) – Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have identified a mechanism that controls the expression of genes regulating the growth of the most aggressive form of medulloblastoma, the most common pediatric brain tumor. In their report published online in Cancer Discovery, the team also identifies potential targets for future treatments. “We set out […]

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Testosterone treatment can boost bone density and improve anemia, study finds

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(SOURCE: UF HEALTH) – A year of testosterone treatment improved bone density and anemia among older men with low testosterone but also increased coronary artery plaque and had no effect on patients’ cognitive function. The findings by a team that includes University of Florida Health researchers are published today in the Journal of the American Medical […]

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Mediterranean diet may decrease pain associated with obesity

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(SOURCE: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY) – Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, new research suggests. A well-established connection between body weight and chronic pain might be explained by inflammation in the body, and the study points to anti-inflammatory foods including fish, nuts and beans as a key […]

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3,000 Steps in 30 Minutes Improves the Prognosis for Heart Failure

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(SOURCE: TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH) – Supervised Exercise Training Helps Patients with Heart Failure – Contrary to what was previously assumed, physical exercise does not lead to harmful ventricular enlargement. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim (NTNU) have disproved this earlier hypothesis and issued recommendations […]

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New infusion therapy may help smooth out movement for patients with Parkinson’s

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(SOURCE: AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY) – Constant infusion of a drug now used intermittently to “rescue” patients with Parkinson’s from bouts of immobility may also help avoid these debilitating symptoms and smooth out their movement throughout the day, physician-scientists say. “As presently used, this therapy helps bridge a gap,” said Dr. Kapil D. Sethi, neurologist at the Medical […]

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Study confirms vitamin D protection against cold and flu

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(SOURCE: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL) – A new global collaborative study has confirmed that vitamin D supplementation can help protect against acute respiratory infections. The study, a participant data meta-analysis of 25 randomized controlled trials including more than 11,000 participants, has been published online in The BMJ. “Most people understand that vitamin D is critical for bone […]