Credit: CC0 Public Domain Does life really begin at 40? Is 50 the new 30? For people in these age groups, the answer appears to be yes. But for young adults in their teens and early 20s, turning 50 equates to hitting old age. A new study of more than a half-million Americans led by […]Continue Reading ...
March 16, 2018 Americans may be aging more slowly than they were two decades ago. A new study by University of Southern California and Yale University researchers suggests that at least part of the gains in life expectancy over recent decades may be due to a change in the rate of biological aging, rather than […]Continue Reading ...
March 8, 2018 In June 2016, California became the second state in the country, after Hawaii, to increase the minimum tobacco sales age from 18 to 21. A report published last month in the journal Tobacco Control suggests the new law is already working. Seven months after it took effect, preliminary data show, the percentage […]Continue Reading ...
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Using Smartphones for Cancer Diagnosis and Management Dr Cesar M. Castro Dr. Castro is a translational oncologist with experience developing and harnessing nanotechnology and molecular imaging platforms for cancer purposes. His work offers a “less is more” approach — to generate robust cancer analyses using scant amount of specimens. Dr. Castro’s research has included funding […]Continue Reading ...
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While medicine is a noble calling, it doesn’t always scratch that creative itch. Michael Ehrenreich, MD, is the medical director of SOMA Skin and Laser in Millburn, N.J., and chief of the division of dermatology at Newark Beth Israel Hospital, but his credentials don’t stop there. He is also the writer, lyricist, and composer of […]Continue Reading ...
By Sally Robertson, BScMarch 12, 2018 A new study has helped to shed light on the process underlying muscle loss in old age, a condition that increases people’s risk of frailty and disability. Credit: Panigale/Shutterstock.com The findings could help researchers find effective measures to counteract the process and reduce the likelihood of muscle loss in […]Continue Reading ...
Special Issue: Seniors Print this issue Make the Most of Your Appointment Patients and health care providers share a very personal relationship. Doctors need to know a lot about you, your family, and your lifestyle to give you the best medical care. And you need to speak up and share your concerns and questions. Clear […]Continue Reading ...
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Action Points A maltreatment risk score was able to identify which children were more likely to be in danger of post-neonatal death and hospitalization. The “very high risk” group of children were more likely to have a single mother, a mother ageContinue Reading ...
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Using noninvasive cerebral oximetry during prehospital triage was a quick way to detect large artery occlusion (LAO), paving the way for the better selection of stroke patients going to comprehensive stroke centers for endovascular therapy, one center reported. The finding that a relatively large difference in oxygen saturation exists between brain hemispheres (ΔBrSO2) could be […]Continue Reading ...
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