Most Don’t Need ‘Bridging’ When They Stop Warfarin Temporarily

Need ‘Bridging’ if You Stop Warfarin Temporarily? By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Heart patients on the clot-preventing drug warfarin usually have to stop the medication before having surgery. Now, a new study shows they can safely do that without taking another anti-clotting drug — and they may even […]

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HIV and Aging: Health, Planning, and More

HIV as You Get Older By 2013, almost 30 percent of all people with HIV were age 50 or over. This greying of the HIV population shows how well today’s HIV treatments can work. HIV makes aging itself more complicated. But plenty of people have had HIV for years, even decades, and are doing well. HIV Medications Agenerase […]

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New High-Tech Tools to Help Control Diabetes

High-Tech Tools to Help You Handle Diabetes If you have diabetes, you’ll want to know about tools that help you track what you eat, what your blood sugar levels are, how much you exercise, and how you feel each day. Some of these include: Smartphone, tablet, or computer apps to log your blood sugar or foods you eat Devices that […]

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Many Young Adults Think Hookahs, E-Cigs Safer Than Cigarettes

Many Young Adults Think Hookahs, E-Cigs Safer By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many young American adults believe electronic cigarettes and water pipes are safer than traditional cigarettes, a new study finds. “This is concerning as it suggests that even a substantial proportion of nonsmokers may view hookah as […]

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Brief Drop in Blood Sugar at Birth Tied to Poorer School Performance

Low Blood Sugar at Birth Linked to Test Scores By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children who experience a brief drop in blood sugar right after birth may have a harder time with reading and math when they go to school, a new study suggests. The study, of nearly […]

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Exercise May Be Good Medicine for Irregular Heartbeat

Exercise May Help Control Irregular Heartbeat By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Exercise appears to help control an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation in obese people, a new study finds. Australian researchers found that “cardiorespiratory fitness” reduced the risk that this potentially dangerous heartbeat will return by as […]

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Study: 2 Million Exchange Enrollees Miss Out On Cost-Sharing Assistance

More than 2 million people with coverage on the health insurance exchanges may be missing out on subsidies that could lower their deductibles, copayments and maximum out-of-pocket spending limits, according to a new analysis by Avalere Health. Those who may be missing out are people with incomes between 100 and 250 percent of the federal […]

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Preteen Football Tied to Brain Changes in Retired NFL Players: Study

NFL Study Suggests Preteen Football May Harm Brain By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Playing tackle football before the age of 12 may be linked to brain changes seen in pro football players who developed memory and thinking problems later in life, new research suggests. “It makes sense that […]

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Single and Happy? Your View on Relationships May Be Key

Single and Happy? View on Relationships is Key By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Single people can be just as happy as those in romantic relationships — but it may depend on their temperament, a new study suggests. Over the years, research has found that single people tend to […]

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Pot Belly Linked to Heavy Smoking

Pot Belly Linked to Heavy Smoking Aug. 21, 2015 — A common fear among smokers is that they’ll pile on the pounds if they quit the habit. But new research has found that heavy smokers are more likely to get pot bellies. Scientists say that while people who light up may have better control of […]

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