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Men and Women Face Different Bone, Joint Risks

The differences between men and women extend to their bone and joint conditions, according to a recent study. Educating patients about their gender-specific risks may help them prevent musculoskeletal injuries and problems, the authors wrote in the study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Researchers found that while women in […]

Heart Attack Patients May Have Undiagnosed Diabetes

At least 10 percent of the people who have a heart attack may have diabetes but are unaware of it, according to new research. “Diagnosing diabetes in patients who have had a heart attack is important because of the role diabetes plays in heart disease,” said Dr. Suzanne V. Arnold, the study’s lead author. Diabetes […]

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 […]

Spinal Cord Patients May Need Sleep Apnea Screening

People who have spinal cord injuries may also be at risk for sleep apnea, a common disorder that causes breathing to stop or become very shallow. About three out of four people who have a spinal cord injury had symptomatic sleep-disordered breathing, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Researchers […]

Many At-Risk for Diabetes Unaware of Problem

Skin Infections. Nerve Damage. Kidney Disease. Left unchecked, type 2 diabetes can cause serious health complications. Unfortunately, many people who are at-risk for diabetes or prediabetes have no idea they should be making lifestyle and behavior changes to improve their health. In fact, only three in 10 adults, ages 40 and older, who have modifiable […]

Brisk Walking Outdoors Helps Stroke Survivors

Stroke survivors can improve their physical fitness, mobility and quality of life by regularly walking at a brisk pace, according to new research. In a study of 128 adult stroke survivors, researchers found that those who walked briskly three times a week for three months lowered their resting heart rate, improved their walking endurance and […]

Yoga May Help Mild Depression, Sleep Disorders, Review Finds

A review of 16 high-quality controlled studies that examined the health benefits of yoga found that the ancient practice can have a positive effect on mild depression and sleep disorders. It can also help improve symptoms associated with schizophrenia and ADHD for patients taking medication, according to a news release from the journal Frontiers in […]

Smartphone Apps Often Misdiagnose Melanoma, Study Finds

Smartphone apps that claim to be able to tell whether a skin lesion may be cancerous often misdiagnose melanoma, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, published in JAMA Dermatology, suggest that people who rely on these apps may not get the medical treatment they need in a timely […]

Blood Pressure “Out of Control” for Millions, CDC Warns

Millions of patients are taking medication for high blood pressure yet their condition is still out of control, according to a new federal report. In fact, millions of people may know they have high blood pressure but don’t seek treatment or they are unaware of their condition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report […]

Gait Changes Could Signal Greater Risk for Cognitive Impairment

Doctors may have a new tool for assessing dementia: watching the way their patients walk. Three studies presented at the annual meeting of the Alzheimer’s Association show a link between dementia and declining walking ability or “gait disturbances,” according to a press release from the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. “With an aging baby boomer generation […]