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Most People Have Less Joint Pain, Better Mobility After Weight Loss Surgery, New Study Finds

The majority of patients who have bariatric surgery say they have less joint pain and are able to walk more easily three years after their surgery, a new study finds. About 70 percent of more than 2,200 patients followed in the study who had severe hip and knee pain or disability before surgery experienced an […]

Active Asthma Raises Risk of Heart Attack, Research Finds

People who have recent asthma symptoms or asthma that requires daily medication may be at significantly higher risk of heart attack, according to two research papers recently presented to the American Heart Association. “Physicians should do all they can to control every other modifiable cardiovascular risk factor in patients with asthma,” said Matthew C. Tattersall, […]

Many Children Not Receiving Preventive Care, CDC Report Shows

Millions of infants, children and adolescents in the United States did not receive key clinical preventive services that help prevent and detect conditions and diseases, according to a recent report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Clinical preventive services include prenatal breastfeeding counseling, newborn hearing  screening and follow-up, developmental screening, lead screening, […]

Obesity, Related Diseases Can Shorten Lifespan

For many Americans, losing weight is not just about fitting into smaller clothes and feeling better; it’s a critical health issue. In fact, obesity takes about 6 and a half years off a person’s lifespan, a new study has found. Those who are the most obese, which means they have a body mass index above […]

Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Osteoporosis

People who have obstructive sleep apnea, especially women and older individuals, face a higher risk of osteoporosis, according to a new study. Sleep apnea causes brief interruptions in breathing while a person sleeps. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when a person’s airway becomes blocked. Left untreated, the sleep disorder can raise the risk for stroke, heart […]

Insomnia May Increase Risk of Stroke

People who have trouble sleeping may have a much higher risk of stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. The risk also seems to be significantly greater for those who you have insomnia as a young adult compared to those who are older, according to researchers who reviewed the health […]

Inflammation from Celiac Disease May Lead to Heart Problems

People who have celiac disease may face double the risk of coronary artery disease compared with the general population, according to new research. The study, the first to examine the association between celiac disease and coronary artery disease, adds to the evolving understanding of how systemic inflammation and autoimmune processes might influence how cardiovascular disease […]

Regular Exercise May Improve Rest, Reduce Sleep Apnea Risk, Poll Finds

For the millions nationwide who struggle to get a good night’s sleep, the answer might be to start exercising. A new poll from the National Sleep Foundation found that not only does working out help you sleep better, exercising regularly may also significantly reduce the risk of sleep apnea. “This poll is the first to show […]

Federal Website Offers Safety Information for Herbs

Herbal means natural. And natural means safe, right? Not always. If you’re thinking about taking an herbal supplement or tea to manage a medical condition, be sure to consult your doctor. Certain herbs can affect medication you may be taking. Others have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Check out this federal […]

Lack of Sleep May Affect Bone Health, Study Suggests

From diabetes and heart disease to obesity and depression, not getting enough sleep at night has been associated with several chronic diseases and conditions. Now, another health problem may come with insufficient sleep: decreased bone mineral density. Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin found that sleep-deprived rats had abnormalities in bone and bone marrow. […]