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The Team is deeply impacted by what is going on in the world-now more terrorism in New York City! 

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Topics: womens health, childrens health, teen health, pregnancy

What is News In Health October 2017

There is so much surprise and lack of control these days for weather, for the environment and for some political issues. But regardless, the Team is here to provide information for you on how to make meaningful and healthy choices for yourself and your family based on what is trending in health.  This is our commitment. So recently this is what we have been learning:

  • With regard to depression-socially identifying with the communities and a feeling of inclusiveness within your neighborhood or city or even your online community can be very beneficial.
  • Since 2009 to 2014, women over 65 are opting for breast reconstruction at a rate of 65% increase.
  • For teens—33% think that driving while smoking pot is legal while 88% think that driving while intoxicated with alcohol is dangerous—vs. 68% who thought driving with the influence of marijuana is dangerous.  Be careful!
  • For stroke patients who have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and cigarette smoking-- illicit drug use is on the increase 200% from 2004-2014, which significantly raises the risk for stroke fatality in this group.   
     
  • What we know about shingles and if you should get vaccinated..Shingles is a painful skin rash often with blisters. It usually is found on one side of the body and can be severely painful and bring on fever and chills and lasts up to 4 weeks usually and 20% of the time even after the rash is gone, you can be left with nerve pain.
  • Shingles is caused by the Chicken Pox virus and attacks people age 50+ who have more weakened immune systems.  The vaccine reduces the risk of shingles about 50% and can reduce the pain from shingles if you get the virus even after the vaccine.  We recommend that you check with your doctor for the best choice for you.  The vaccine can cause life- threatening allergies if you have allergies to gelatin or Neomycin. Also if you have aids or cancer of the bone marrow, are pregnant or have a fever of 101.3 it is not indicated. There is a slim risk of death from the vaccine but you can have itching, redness and headache. WARNING: if you do get shingles DO NOT get addicted to pain killers (people have done this!) because they can cause death.   
  • More of what is in the news today: 
  • People who have a major depression and are Vitamin D  deficient, are more prone to cognitive challenges than those with normal D levels.
  • When asked if they would support a transgender-child- transitioning, more than half of 
    Americans say they would.
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Topics: womens health, senior health, mens health, childrens health, teen health, pregnancy

What Is News In Health Week of October 2, 2017

The largest shooting in history. We don't know the motive yet.  And if the shooter is 64, can this be mental illness? And what of taking action on gun control? 

It takes one person to change the world. 

Regardless of what is occurring in the world, the Team is committed to sharing what is news in health with you.

This week we are reading that:

There is a higher suicide risk in young adults, ages 18-39, with chronic illnesses especially at the very time when the young person is diagnosed. Something to be aware of.  

  • Studies show that a history where your mother has depression has a greater impact on childhood health and related quality of life than if there was mistreatment of the child.
  • And we did not know that men can have post-partum depression too. And nine months after the babys' birth if dads have lower testosterone levels- it is linked to this depression.
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure is a leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease. 85 million Americans have high blood pressure and 1 in 6 people are not aware that they do. South Asian people account for more than 60% of cardiovascular disease globally and in the U. S. and they have the highest death rate from disease compared to other ethnic groups. Men tend to know about hypertension less than women as young women especially have more health care visits.
  • If you have heart palpitations and you notice the palpitations more when you have caffeine and if the palpitations are daily-- you need to see your doctor. And, if there is a rapid heartbeat that lasts, get yourself to an emergency room!
  • We read that 25 million global unsafe abortions are performed annually by someone not competent or someone using antiquated means of abortion.
  • Among kids with autism, drowning is the most common fatal injury—and these children are 160 times more likely to die than someone without autism.
  • If you have been told you need an MRI-learn about imaging with contrast dyes, if that is what’s recommended for you. They are finding that dyes leave metal deposits in organs and tissues like the brain and there is current uncertainty about the harm that it causes.
  • For older adults, Tai Chi reduces the risk of falls by 13-43% including the types of falls causing injury.
  • Newer evidence is showing that a malfunction in the immune system is contributing to Parkinson’s disease and that white blood or T cells rush to kill a particular protein sensing that it is a virus or bacteria. The implications for this are that immunotherapy can be used to increase the immune systems tolerance for this protein which could help Parkinson’s patients.
  • A ten year study showed that taking aspirin and blood thinners after one has survived a heart attack does not pose a health risk. We recommend that you check with your health care provider for your individual risk.  There is also evidence that going off baby aspirin after using it for a period of years is not good for you --so check that too.  Finally, the use of baby aspirin after age 75 is not good either. Check with your doctor or health care provider as to what the current research shows and for what is best for you, individually.  
  • Dogs can have separation anxiety and it is best and very logical to start with momentary absence and return and then be away for slightly longer periods so the dog can build up tolerance. Don’t come back if the dog is barking or you could reinforce this behavior. This would impact your neighbors should this occur when you are not home.
  • Chronic fatigue has symptoms including significant trouble concentrating, joint pain, headaches, difficulty sleeping, feeling worn out and overthinking. If these persist for more than 6 months, see your doctor.
  • There have been 79 studies showing that there are no significant disadvantages or psychosocial effects of being raised by lesbian or gay parents.
  • Choose to be informed and to win for health! You can choose!
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Topics: womens health, senior health, mens health, childrens health, pets

News In Health For Moms To Be and Detecting Teens at Risk for Suicide

More devastating hurricanes and what is happening to those precious islands!!.. and Trump with Israel and at the U.N and about North Korea..so much is news and the Team is here to keep you updated in what is news in health this week.

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Topics: womens health, senior health, mens health, childrens health, teen health, pregnancy

Choose to Win and Learn What's News In Health

Who can think of much else than the environment and the flooding in Texas? Dreadful, really!

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Topics: womens health, grandparenting, nutrition, parenting, senior health, mens health, childrens health, teens

More is News In Health This Week including about suicide, summer outdoor swimming and Higher Risks For LGBTQ Community.

Even more news is out there about health this week! Here we go!

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More Is News In Health This Week Including Supplements, Blood Pressure, Sleep, Etc..

More is news this week in health.  Summer may be here but so is the Team to bring you all the latest information in health now.

So let’s jump in!

  • One thing the Team is passionate about is that there are interactions between supplements and much is not known about how supplements individually or together for that matter, really react in the body as they are not FDA approved nor studied very much by objective funding. One type of supplement in particular that we are reading about and concerned about is blood thinners!  If you are taking Co Q 10 and blood thinners like fish oil and baby aspirin and turmeric for example, you can be playing havoc with blood clots and bleeding.  We strongly advise and urge you to read up on this type of issue and to not play with your health with these supplements.  We have seen it where doctors are baffled and think the patient has some rare disease only to find SERIOUS comorbidities due to supplement interactions!
  • Calls to poison centers now up 50% due to kids under 6 years old taking supplements and becoming toxic.
  • New research shows that men who consider a vasectomy will increase their risk of prostate cancer by less than 1%-and not serious or fatal prostate cancer. Relatively good news.
  • People who report worse sleep quality and more sleep issues including daytime sleepiness seem to have greater Alzheimer’s disease pathology.  
  • Malignant melanoma accounts of 75% of all deaths from skin cancer and melanoma can be cured if caught early. Melanoma is most often found in those who are 60-80 years old.
  • Exercise during pregnancy can reduce depressive symptoms during pregnancy and post- partum—which can affect both mother and baby. To avoid these emotional and cognitive developmental challenges for the baby as well, we recommend safe exercise so please check with your health care provider!  
  • Post-menopausal active women, engaged in 3 hours of cardio fitness, strength training and stretching as well as 15 minutes of psychological counseling reported fewer hot flashes, mood improvement, weight loss, reduced blood pressure and increases in flexibility.
  • Botox injections may reduce depression due to the effect on facial nerves connected with regions that regulate mood and emotion in the brain. This is great news perhaps and for some-- and they might even like it because they it may also reduce facial aging lines.   
  • Living in damp, moldy homes may be linked to nose, throat and lung-related health challenges. 
  • Stopping taking a statin drug because of muscle or stomach pain may result in a 13% increase in death due to heart attack or stroke within four years. Check with your doctor.
  • After a heart attack, few smokers start a smoking cessation medicine.   
  • Weight gain in adulthood is significantly associated with an increased risk of major chronic disease and decreased odds of healthy aging.
  • Someone on the Team was at a hospital when a code blue was called there! And right before their blood pressure was checked. We don’t recommend that this type of timing for a blood pressue read is accurate! It is also recommended that when checking your blood pressure at the doctor, that you refrain from caffeine and that you don’t smoke, that you sit quietly for five minutes prior and perhaps meditate, that you refrain from conversation when the cuff is on and that the cuff be placed on skin not on your long sleeve shirt. That you have your pressure be read twice and if it is off by five points do it a third time. That if when you stand up if you feel dizzy--that you have it read again!

  • Measles is on the rise due to a decrease in vaccine rates. Now 93% of those kids aged 2-11 receive vaccines and if this drops to 88%, it can result in triple the number of children who will contract measles.
  •  We can choose! Choose to win for health!Click for news and alerts  from theTeam on behalf of Robin Quivers 

 

 

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Topics: womens health, senior health, mens health, childrens health, pregnancy

More Of What's News in Health-May 5, 2017

More is news in health—in fact, so much we have to go back to the recent research so we can recap it for you.  With data being what it is today, studies are done so rapidly, furnishing us with news virtually around the clock!

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Topics: womens health, senior health, mens health, childrens health, teen health

News In Health First Week of March 2017

Incredible reverse for La La Land at the Oscars last weekend. And another week of Trumps’ interactions with the press and officials on a background of increasing racial tensions this week. While hate seems to be ”up” we are keeping it cool to focus on health trends and what is new in health so we can bring you the latest.  You can be certain that much is new!

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Topics: womens health, senior health, mens health, childrens health, teen health

What is News In Health This week 2/25/17

While we are currently and constantly, it seems, receiving alerts about changes in government and what Trump said, did not really mean, or did not really say..or while we are seeing changes in climate that are quite radical with 70 degree temperatures in New York and flooding in Northern California, we still have our ears to what is news in health this week--as that is our promise to you to feature this!  

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Topics: womens health, senior health, mens health, childrens health