SENIOR HEALTH

Breast Cancer and More in the News October 2017

What is news in health this week?  Some of us are disappointed that the Yankees lost and some of us await more details to be released about JFK’s assassination.  And while the world is watching, the Team is writing and providing all that is relevant and news in health this week for you!

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

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

Climate Change, Cancer And Sleep Do's and Don'ts

It is autumn and we are now dealing with the unthinkable humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico.  The Team thinks that leadership could be improved in this country, such that everyone who was responsible for supply distribution-did their job or was replaced by someone who could do the job.  

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Topics: womens health, sleep, rest, meditation, senior health, mens health

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

Osteoporosis Your Modern Fracture Risk

What is news in health today?  While uber extremes in hurricanes continue to knock our world off-course and uber-high temperatures abound as have occurred in California-- we press onward to provide your news in health today!  A Team's relative recently broke a hip so we focus today on osteoporosis.  Yes she is 86, and yes she has osteoporosis. But should she take meds for that? Or treat it other ways? The real question you want to concern yourself with is: what are the risk factors for fracture for each individual.    

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

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

What Is News About Alcohol Depression, Sugar Intake, etc..

A lot is news this week in health-and the Team is here even if you are traveling, on holiday or at the beach!

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Topics: womens health, nutrition, sleep, rest, meditation, parenting, senior health, exercise, mens health, maternal health, teen health

Not A Result Of The the Eclipse-It's Age-Related Macular Degeneration

So you have been told you have age-related macular degeneration and there is nothing you can do about it. [i]The Team has written much about Vitamin D, a vital hormone, for defending against most diseases and a current study shows us that vitamin D is not related to protecting against early-age related macular degeneration.

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Topics: womens health, senior health, mens health

High Blood Pressure Is Some Of What Is News In Health!

We have a lot to share with you. Protect your eyes on August 21 from the eclipse. This can damage the retina if you look at the sun without special glasses. It can permanently damage or reduce your vision and even create blindness.

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