Personal Health Blogs

Good News For Middle-Aged Exercisers: Sudden Cardiac Arrest Is Quite Rare

 Posted: July 3, 2015    Author: Georgina Tyburski

From The Washington Post

If  you're middle-aged or older and you work out, it's not too long before the question crosses your mind: I wonder if this could kill me?

It certainly has happened before. Jim Fixx, who helped start the fitness revolution with his book "The ...

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UTIs Prevalent In IBD, Urinary Calculi Patients

 Posted: July 10, 2015    Author: Georgina Tyburski

From http://www.hcplive.com/

Patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who also have urinary calculi were recently found more likely to experience urinary tract infections, renal failure, and sepsis.

The prevalence of severely infected urolithiasis among these p...

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Gastric Surgery For Diabetes Deemed Safe

 Posted: July 17, 2015    Author: Georgina Tyburski

From gastroendonews.com

Boston—An analysis of a national surgical database has concluded that laparoscopicRoux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) surgery for type 2 diabetes has a complication and mortality rate comparable to some of the safest and most commonly performed surgeries in the United States, su...

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Aspirin Pre–Cardiac Surgery Benefits Chronic Kidney Patients

 Posted: August 14, 2015    Author: Georgina Tyburski

From anesthesiologynews.com

NEW ORLEANS—Preoperative aspirin administration decreases postoperative acute kidney injury and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing cardiac surgery, a study finds.

“In previous studies, we found that aspirin pretreatment bef...

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Fatal Brain Disease In US Man Likely Came From UK Beef

 Posted: August 21, 2015    Author: Georgina Tyburski

From Fox News

A U.S. man who developed a rare and fatal brain disease likely got the disease from eating beef while living abroad more than a decade earlier, according to a new report of the case.

The man, who was in his 40s when he first got sick, died in Texas in May 2014. B...

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That Heavy Snorer Next To You May Be Killing Brain Cells

 Posted: August 28, 2015    Author: Georgina Tyburski

From the The Washington Post

The dangers associated with night-time breathing disturbances, such as obstructive sleep apnea, are well known: increas...

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The FIGHT Against Influenza

 Posted: October 9, 2015    Author: Georgina Tyburski

The flu season is here and many people are faced with the same question, “Do I Get the Flu Shot?”

The flu vaccination has been encouraged by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for all persons 6 months and older and also the population that is high risk for severe complications should they become i...

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