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Therapy for Pregnant Women With Anxiety Offers Alternative to Medication – Andrea Petersen

“It was something to look forward to,” Ms. Bakker said, while her youngest child, five-month-old Winston, sat on her lap and clutched a fuzzy toy chick. The group is part of Dr. Green and her colleagues’ treatment program for perinatal anxiety at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. It is one of a small but growing number … Continue reading Therapy for Pregnant Women With Anxiety Offers Alternative to Medication – Andrea Petersen

New Guidelines for Treating High Cholesterol Take a Personal Approach – Betsy McKay

CHICAGO—A patient’s family history of cardiovascular disease and in some cases a heart scan are among the factors that physicians should consider before prescribing drugs to lower cholesterol, according to new clinical guidelines released Saturday. The guidelines for cholesterol treatment also recommend prescribing two new types of drugs for high-risk patients when statins, the traditional … Continue reading New Guidelines for Treating High Cholesterol Take a Personal Approach – Betsy McKay

The Highs & Lows of Testosterone – Randi Hutter Epstein

Getting a high testosterone reading offers bragging rights for some men of a certain age and may explain in part the lure of testosterone supplements. But once you are within a normal range, does your level of testosterone, the male hormone touted to build energy, libido and confidence, really tell you that much? Probably not, … Continue reading The Highs & Lows of Testosterone – Randi Hutter Epstein

Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong – Michael Hobbes

From the 16th century to the 19th, scurvy killed around 2 million sailors, more than warfare, shipwrecks and syphilis combined. It was an ugly, smelly death, too, beginning with rattling teeth and ending with a body so rotted out from the inside that its victims could literally be startled to death by a loud noise. … Continue reading Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong – Michael Hobbes

4 Health Problems You Had No Clue Were Contagious – Ivan Farkas

We don't mean to alarm you, but the entire world is covered in imminent death, it is well past time to panic, and if you have an actual physical alarm within reach, please do sound it. Alright, maybe we meant to alarm you a little bit. It's just that dangerous bacteria and viruses lurk on … Continue reading 4 Health Problems You Had No Clue Were Contagious – Ivan Farkas

Remarkable Decline In Fertility Rates – James Gallagher

There has been a remarkable global decline in the number of children women are having, say researchers. Their report found fertility rate falls meant nearly half of countries were now facing a "baby bust" - meaning there are insufficient children to maintain their population size. The researchers said the findings were a "huge surprise". And … Continue reading Remarkable Decline In Fertility Rates – James Gallagher

Want To Get More Employees To Use Preventive Care? Here’s Where To Start – Cigna

When it comes to staying healthy, a little preventive care can go a long way. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 7 in 10 American deaths each year are caused by chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. And while many of these can be prevented or detected early, the CDC says that … Continue reading Want To Get More Employees To Use Preventive Care? Here’s Where To Start – Cigna

Why Doctors Hate Their Computers – Atul Gawande

On a sunny afternoon in May, 2015, I joined a dozen other surgeons at a downtown Boston office building to begin sixteen hours of mandatory computer training. We sat in three rows, each of us parked behind a desktop computer. In one month, our daily routines would come to depend upon mastery of Epic, the … Continue reading Why Doctors Hate Their Computers – Atul Gawande

Cardiologists Reveal the 15 Foods They Never Eat – Julia Mullaney

It’s easy to get caught up in all of the different diet trends in the world today. But what should you actually avoid eating? According to cardiologists, the following foods should be off limits. Here are the top 15 foods cardiologists never eat. Want to keep your heart and cardiovascular system healthy for years to … Continue reading Cardiologists Reveal the 15 Foods They Never Eat – Julia Mullaney

How to Turbocharge Flu Protection – Carl Zimmer

The oncoming flu season has claimed its first lives, among them a child in Florida who had not gotten a flu shot. This year’s vaccine significantly reduces the odds of getting sick — and you should get one now if you haven’t already — but it’s far from perfect. For one thing, its effectiveness fluctuates … Continue reading How to Turbocharge Flu Protection – Carl Zimmer

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