1 in 4 U.S. Adults Disabled by Arthritis: CDC

TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Arthritis is expanding its grip on Americans, with 24 million adults limited in their everyday activities because of the debilitating joint disease, U.S. health officials say. Overall, 54 million adults — or one in four — report an arthritis diagnosis. And the number of people disabled by it […]


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5 Ways The GOP Health Bill Would Reverse Course

The GOP credits do phase out gradually, starting with incomes above $75,000 for an individual and $150,000 for families. Medicaid The biggest changes the Republican bill would make are to the Medicaid program. Starting in 2020, it would roll back federal funding for the ACA’s expansion that allowed states — if they so chose — to provide […]


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Violent Video Games May Not ‘Desensitize’ Players

In small study, frequent players had empathetic responses similar to those who don’t play much By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Young men who play violent video games the most — at least two hours a day — don’t appear to become desensitized to violence or to lose the […]


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Violent Video Games May Not ‘Desensitize’ Players

In small study, frequent players had empathetic responses similar to those who don’t play much By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Young men who play violent video games the most — at least two hours a day — don’t appear to become desensitized to violence or to lose the […]


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Baby Boomers Get an ‘F’ for Hep C Testing

WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Despite recommendations, too few American baby boomers are tested for hepatitis C, a new study reveals. In 2013, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) advised all Americans born between 1945 and 1965 to get a one-time test for hepatitis C virus. “Prevalence of [hepatitis C virus] testing […]


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Depression May Hasten Death After Heart Diagnosis

“Studies have shown that biological changes take place within the body when depression is present, and patients are not as adherent to medications, prescribed behavioral regimens. They also make more poor choices,” May said. Lana Watkins is an associate professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University in Durham, N.C. Because the study didn’t […]


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Americans With High BP Still Eating Too Much Salt

Among Hispanics and blacks, sodium consumption increased 26 percent and 20 percent, respectively. Among whites, sodium consumption increased 2 percent, the researchers found. “Whites always had a higher salt consumption, so it’s not like they’re in a good place, it’s more like they were in a bad place and stayed there, and blacks and Hispanics […]


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Americans With High BP Still Eating Too Much Salt

Among Hispanics and blacks, sodium consumption increased 26 percent and 20 percent, respectively. Among whites, sodium consumption increased 2 percent, the researchers found. “Whites always had a higher salt consumption, so it’s not like they’re in a good place, it’s more like they were in a bad place and stayed there, and blacks and Hispanics […]


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Americans With High BP Still Eating Too Much Salt

Among Hispanics and blacks, sodium consumption increased 26 percent and 20 percent, respectively. Among whites, sodium consumption increased 2 percent, the researchers found. “Whites always had a higher salt consumption, so it’s not like they’re in a good place, it’s more like they were in a bad place and stayed there, and blacks and Hispanics […]


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How Does Daylight Saving Time Affect Your Health?

On March 12, most of us (unless you live in Arizona or Hawaii) will set our clocks ahead one hour. Losing an hour of sleep to gain an extra hour of sunlight may seem like a small change, but springing forward interrupts your circadian rhythm — or your sleep-wake cycle.  Your body has to adjust […]


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