AHA News: People in Poor Heart Health More Likely to Give Their Doctors Low Marks

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — People with poor heart health have worse perceptions of their patient-doctor relationship, according to a new study that also found overall cardiovascular health is worsening in the U.S. The research, published Thursday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, sought to shed light on cardiovascular health and how it squares […]

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The Brain Disorder in the New Netflix Show 'Away' Really Can Cause Stroke-Like Symptoms—Here's What Doctors Say About It

The new TV series, Away, dropped on Netflix earlier this month, and at the heart of this space drama is a little-known brain condition called cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM). Hilary Swank stars as NASA astronaut Emma Green, and Josh Charles takes the role of her on-screen astronaut husband, Matt Logan. While Swank's character embarks on a mission to Mars, her […]

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Patients with privacy concerns three times as likely to withhold details from their doctors

Have you ever kept information from a doctor or other health care provider because you were concerned about the privacy or security of your medical record? If so, new research at The Ohio State University College of Medicine finds you’re not alone, and that could have negative implications during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers with CATALYST—the Center for the Advancement of […]

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Mysterious blood clots in COVID-19 patients have doctors alarmed

As doctors learn more about what makes COVID-19 so severe for some patients, they have discovered a mysterious and potentially lethal complication of the disease: blood clots. Many doctors have reported seeing an alarming number of COVID-19 patients with blood clots — gel-like clumps in the blood that can cause serious problems, such as heart attack and stroke, according to […]

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Doctors Place Humans in True Suspended Animation for First Time

New Scientist reports that doctors have used therapeutic suspended animation for the first time as part of a carefully designed human trial. The procedure, called Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation (EPR), is a way to try to save the lives of people with severe traumatic injuries like gunshot damage—patients who have lost the majority of their blood and gone into cardiac […]

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The wrong track: How a small camera of a woman saved the life of

Diarrhea and vomiting – with these symptoms, an older woman from the Egypt-holiday is coming back. The Doctors tap to a gastro-intestinal infection, as it occurs in southern countries. The patient receives a diet and antibiotics prescribed. However, the complaints do not disappear. Four weeks after the first doctor’s appointment, the lady is looking for a new practice. The investigations […]

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Mother with TWO wombs has baby after doctors said she’d be infertile

Mother with TWO vaginas, wombs and cervixes defies the odds to give birth after doctors told her she would be infertile Eleanor Rowe, 36, found out about her unique anatomy five years ago  Doctors told her it would be difficult to carry a baby before she met her husband Mrs Rowe miscarried one baby before conceiving again in November 2018 […]

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Doctors are not using tools to help youths quit smoking

At a time when the rapid growth in electronic cigarette “vaping” among young people threatens to reverse decades of progress in reducing tobacco use, a large study published today in JAMA Pediatrics finds that medical professionals are largely failing to use existing tools to help young people quit smoking. Medicaid data from more than 80,000 adolescents and young adults diagnosed […]

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Doctors give mental health pills to more than one million teenagers

Doctors give mental health pills to more than one million 18 to 20-year-olds in a year as the number of young people on antidepressants soars by 20% One in nine of the age group are taking the drugs to treat anxiety or bi-polar  There is a risk of side effects when coming off pills including suicidal thoughts Figures found by […]

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