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 ...
Posted: July 10, 2015 Author: Georgina Tyburski
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...
Posted: July 17, 2015 Author: Georgina Tyburski
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...
Posted: August 14, 2015 Author: Georgina Tyburski
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...
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...
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...
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...