Month: October 2020

Do you want to live to be 100 years old? Well, the woman you’re about to meet passed that century mark…more than a decade ago. Anna Stoehr is one of the oldest people in the world. The U.S. Census released a report that shows in the year 2010, there were more than 53,000 people 100
Grief is the normal and natural reaction to the loss of someone we love or something we value, but can you do when you’re also experiencing anger at the same time? Grief is incredibly personal. When we suffer a significant loss, we go through a roller coaster of emotions – and in this mix of
It’s a trend that began with sensor-equipped socks for people with diabetes, particularly those with nerve damage. This damage makes them more prone to foot ulcers that can lead to amputations. Now the smart technology woven into those socks is being tested in other designs, for the sole purpose of preventing injury: for people in wheelchairs, for
A multidisciplinary cardio-obstetrics team-based care model may help improve cardiovascular care for pregnant women with cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a recent study. “We sought to describe clinical characteristics, maternal and fetal outcomes, and cardiovascular readmissions in a cohort of pregnant women with underlying CVD followed by a cardio-obstetrics team,” wrote Ella Magun, MD, of Columbia University,
This content originally appeared on ForGoodMeasure. Republished with permission. I grew up within walking distance of an abandoned apple orchard. Fall would arrive bringing crisp air, crunchy leaves, and an annual stroll through the woodlands to rows of gnarled trees laden with fruit. I would fill a basket and make the decision enroute home what
Ovarian cancer blood test ‘better than previously thought’   A new investigation into an existing blood test to detect ovarian cancer has uncovered better-than-expected capabilities. Co-funded by Cancer Research UK, researchers at the Universities of Cambridge, Manchester and Exeter found the CA125 test could be more predictive than originally thought and may even pick up
Dr. Scott Gottlieb warned that the United States is only “at the beginning of the steep part of the epidemic” as the number of coronavirus infections and hospitalizations across the country break grim records. In an interview on CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” on Friday, the former FDA chief said, “You’ll see cases start
Going through a break-up can be tough. Moving on completely? That can feel even harder. We share six ways you can let go of the past, and start moving towards a more positive future We’ve all been there. Whether you thought they were ‘the one’, or it was something more casual, even the most amicable
Vitamin D, also called the sunshine vitamin, is an essential nutrient. Unfortunately, not everyone gets enough and this can contribute to some illnesses. So we have put together a short Q&A about vitamin D and what it does. What is vitamin D? Vitamin D is a nutrient found in fish oils, dairy products, egg yolks
The State Medical Board of Ohio issued an alert this week warning physicians about an extortion scam that has resurfaced regarding suspension of medical licenses. Several other states have posted similar warnings. According to the Ohio board’s press release, scammers who claim to be from the US Department of Justice call or fax prescribers, telling
KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE) October 15, 2020 — Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an expanded label for Keytruda, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, as monotherapy for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL). The
At nearly every pediatrics visit, I make sure to review the child’s growth charts with the parents/caregivers. Most of the time, my nursing staff and the EMR make this relatively routine. But what about a preterm infant? Should I use the WHO or CDC charts? Is their blood pressure normal? What if they have Down’s
The Mediterranean diet is a predominately plant based diet that accents omega 3 rich fish sources and whole foods that are minimally processed. Olives and avocado contribute to the rich source of monounsaturated fats that prevent inflammation, the pathway that leads to many chronic diseases including cancer. Did you know that the origins of the Mediterranean
Jamie Windust has recently published their first book In Their Shoes, and shares their writing thought process with Happiful, as well as exciting new collaborations with I Weigh and Gay Times Cultural commentator, author and model Jamie Windust and I last spoke in December 2019. We were in a central London studio recording a special
A recent research study examines the link between bariatric surgery and life expectancy.  Obesity is known to shorten life expectancy and can lead to diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke, and certain cancers. Not only can these conditions reduce the quality of life, but there is an increased risk of premature death. Bariatric surgery is
Performer Marc Anthony wanted the Trump administration to agree — in writing — that it wouldn’t use his comments for a public service campaign on the coronavirus to be used for President Donald Trump’s reelection. Actor Dennis Quaid and singers CeCe Winans and Shulem Lemmer taped their PSAs before withdrawing their consent to participate. Rapper
SARASOTA, Fla. and NOVATO, Calif., Oct. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GeneTx Biotherapeutics LLC and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE), companies partnered in the development of intrathecally administered GTX-102, an investigational treatment for Angelman syndrome, today announced positive interim data from the Phase 1/2 study of GTX-102. Preliminary results from the first five patients treated