Posts Tagged ‘Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’

Enjoy the Holidays but Stay Safe and Healthy

The holiday season is about to open with Hanukah, Christmas and the New Year. This is a great time to enjoy the festivities with family and friends. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued safety warnings to watch out for too much snacking, gaining weight, overeating and binge drinking. Tips to…

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Mobile Stroke Units (MSUs) Associated with Faster Life-saving Treatment

Mobile stroke units (MSUs) are vehicles that can provide faster life-saving stroke treatment before the patient reaches a hospital. MSUs have neurologists on board as well as portable CT scanners. According to a recent study published December 4, 2019 in JAHA Journal of the American Heart Association, mobile stroke units (MSUs) provided life-saving treatment about…

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The Great American Smokeout can Help you Quit Smoking

Trying to Quit Smoking? Join the Great American Smokeout On Thursday, November 21, 2019 the American Cancer Society will hold the Great American Smokeout event. The main purpose of this 44th annual event is to encourage Americans to quit smoking or to make a plan for quitting moking. Joining thousands of other people all over…

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Vitamin E may Prevent Permanent Muscle Damage after a Heart Attack

A study published September, 2019 in Redox Biology by researchers from the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Australia found that a strong form of Vitamin E called alpha-tocopherol (α-TOH) can prevent permanent damage or death of the heart muscle after a heart attack. The lead author of the study was Professor Karlheinz Peter, the…

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Caterpillar Fungus Shows Promise to Treat Osteoarthritis (OA)

A study published March 18, 2019 in Scientific Reports showed that a fungus that infects caterpillars called codycepin shows promise to be a unique kind of treatment for osteoarthritis (OA). The study was carried out by researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK, led by Dr. Cornelia De Moor and supported by Versus…

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to Treat Osteoarthritis

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a Low-risk Biologic Treatment for Osteoarthritis Biologics are medical procedures that use a person’s own body cells and blood to heal a damaged part of one’s own body. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has been shown to have potential benefits in treating osteoarthritis. PRP is one of the most successful and…

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Diagnostic Screening Tests for Seniors

Diagnostic screening tests for seniors can find health issues in their early stages, while they still can be treated. Lives can be prolonged and saved by finding potentially dangerous health conditions before they become major life threatening problems. However, some kinds of diagnostic screening tests actually pose health risks and one has to weigh the…

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Prevent Dementia by Preventing Stroke – the Berlin Manifesto

A group of experts led by professor, Dr. Vladimir Hachinski of Western University, together with international collaborators Matthias Endres, Martin Dichgans and Zaven Khachaturian are calling on the worldwide community to unite to take action on preventing dementia by preventing stroke. The Berlin Manifesto was published July 18, 2019 in the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia.…

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Human Bones Grown in the Lab Outside of a Person’s Body

Bones are being grown in a lab by a unique technological process called BonoFill that was developed in the Bonus BioGroup in Haifa, Israel. This amazing technology, which allows bones to grow outside the human body from a patient’s own live bone tissue, was reported in an article in the Jerusalem Post, July 25, 2019.…

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How to Stay Safe in Extreme Heat

Many parts of the world, including the US, are experiencing extremely hot weather this summer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year more than 600 people die from extreme heat. However, heat-related deaths are preventable if people take the right measures to stay cool. Of course, if you have air…

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