Preventive Medicine Updates

Urodynamic Devices Market - Segments and Forecasts by Technavio

Preventive Medicine - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:43

This research report titled ' Global Urodynamic Devices Market 2017-2021 ' provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This report also includes an up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions.

Important to communicate cancer prevention message to young adults to reduce risks later in life

Preventive Medicine - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 00:45

The latest estimates suggest that, by 2020, more than 1.9 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer each year. In a special supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine , a noted group of experts examines the evidence linking factors in early adulthood to subsequent cancer risk and presents opportunities for putting that evidence into public health practice in order to help individuals reduce cancer risk later in life.

Study: Higher income people are more physically active

Preventive Medicine - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:57

A study by the American Cancer Society found that higher income individuals are more likely to be weekend warriors exercising just a few days a week. The study, published Aug. 10 in Preventive Medicine , was a collaboration between the American Cancer Society, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Georgia State University.

WRNMMC Soldier Wins MEDCOM Best Warrior Competition

Preventive Medicine - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 06:27

Army Sgt. Roberto A. Saenz, a preventive medicine specialist stationed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, proudly shows the trophy he earned for winning the U.S. Army Medical Command Best Warrior Competition July 23-26 at Camp Bullis, Texas.

Fast-food restaurants pledged to offer healthier options for kids. How have they done?

Preventive Medicine - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 02:05

In 2013, amid warnings of a national child obesity epidemic and calls to improve children's food options, some of America's most popular fast-food restaurants began promising healthier drinks and sides for kids. Fast-food restaurants pledged to offer healthier options for kids.

Stroke Belt: Less Than Half of Stroke Patients Prescribed Recommended Medication

Preventive Medicine - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 05:16

UAB's REGARDS study finds that disparities exist within men and older patients' being prescribed stroke-preventing medication in the southeastern United States. Men and older stroke patients in the southeastern United States, known as the stroke belt, were less likely to receive statins, stroke-preventing medication, than were women and younger patients.

Trump vows to 'win' opioid crisis fight, doesn't declare emergency

Preventive Medicine - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 00:49

President Donald Trump vowed to "win" the fight against opioid abuse Tuesday, though declined to declare a national emergency as his commission on the crisis recommended. Health and administration officials met with Trump at his private golf club in Bedminster, N.J., to update him on the crisis.

A secret, supervised place where users can inject drugs has been operating in the U.S. for 3 years

Preventive Medicine - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 20:13

Needles lay at the Cactus "safe injection site," where drug addicts can shoot up using clean needles, get medical supervision and freedom from arrest, on June 26, 2017, in Montreal. According to an article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, a nonprofit group has been operating a similar site in the U.S. for three years.

New Report Shows Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record High

Preventive Medicine - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 15:26

The numbers have come out one week after Trump's commission on opioids asked him to declare the epidemic a national emergency. Drug overdose deaths hit a record high between July and September of last year, according to a National Center for Health Statistics report released Tuesday.

US drug overdose deaths reach new high

Preventive Medicine - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:38

The latest government numbers reported find that drug overdose deaths in 2016 continued to climb despite ongoing efforts to stem the the overdose epidemic. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, estimates for the first nine months of 2016 were higher than the first nine months of the previous year, which had already reached an all time high of 52,404.

Report reveals underground US haven for heroin, drug users

Preventive Medicine - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 01:49

In this Wednesday, May 11, 2011, file photo, a man prepares heroin he bought on the street to be injected at the Insite safe injection clinic in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The facility is promoted by its founders as a safe, humane facility for drug abusers.

At the Library: Let's talk health care

Preventive Medicine - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 17:16

After seven-plus years of legislative debate, voting, media focus and public discussion on health care for Americans - not counting "The Original Medicare" legislative enactment and amendment controversies going back 50 years to President Johnson - there are still many, many more questions than answers. On Thursday, August 10 at 5:30 p.m., Professor Andrew M. Flescher of Stony Brook University and Howard Goldstein, a specialist in the field of employee benefits, will tackle queries posed by Islanders as they lead a discussion at the Shelter Island Library entitled "Health Care Legislation Today: A Dialogue."

5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Active

Preventive Medicine - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:36

The average 19-year-old is just as sedentary as a 60-year-old adult. Let that sink in for a second.

Green Tea toothpaste eases sensitive teeth

Preventive Medicine - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 13:08

Now scientists have invented a new formula made with an extract from green tea that could fix this problem - and help prevent cavities. The new mixture combines this with an ingredient commonly used in sensitive toothpastes and an essential mineral for strong teeth.

Cultural factors account for cost differences at the end of life

Preventive Medicine - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 08:20

In the final year of life, men incur more healthcare costs than women on average. Dying is more expensive in the French and Italian speaking parts of Switzerland than in the German-speaking part.

Menthol limits: Ban could close vaping escape hatch for smokers

Preventive Medicine - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 20:51

Millions of people have been able to quit or cut back on smoking by switching to electronic cigarettes. A 2014 consumer survey of adult e-cigarette users found that approximately 61 percent cited fruit-, dessert-, candy-, savory- and beverage-flavored liquids as their primary flavor, while just 25 percent cited tobacco or menthol tobacco.

Louisiana Senator Cassidy at center of Trump's Obamacare repeal maelstrom

Preventive Medicine - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 16:20

Another attempt, another stalled action to pare the bad aspects of the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act . Another attempt, another stalled action to pare the bad aspects of the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act .

Scientists identify gene variations that determine lifespan

Preventive Medicine - Sat, 07/29/2017 - 05:23

Sixteen gene variations linked to life expectancy, of which 14 are newly discovered, have been recently identified by specialists. They also revealed three genes whose low expression in the brain is linked with longevity.

Rising Premiums and Destabilized Insurance Markets to Come? What to Expect Post-"Skinny Repeal" Vote

Preventive Medicine - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 17:07

Dr. Joel Shalowitz , professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, believes two potential outcomes of the failed "skinny" Obamacare repeal might destabilize the markets. "President Trump can accelerate his previous recommendation to be very lax about enforcement of the insurance mandate," Shalowitz said.

The 16 genetic markers that can cut a life story short

Preventive Medicine - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 13:15

Why do some of us live longer than others? While the environment in which we live, including our socio-economic status or the food we eat, plays the biggest part, about 20 to 30% of the variation in human lifespan comes down to our genome. Changes in particular locations in our DNA sequence, such as single-nucleotide polymorphisms , could therefore hold some of the keys to our longevity.

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