Category Archives: Something Special

A New Study Links Fried Potatoes and Early Death

Researchers look for connections between fried foods and mortality

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has some bad news about French fries. A recent study by the National Research Council in Padova, Italy, found a possible link between fried potatoes and early death. According to the study, people who eat fried … Continue reading

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Can a Palliative Care Team Help Families Cope?

Study examines the role of palliative care in the ICU

Over the last several years, healthcare providers have used palliative care to treat pain and discomfort in patients with serious illnesses. Unlike curative care, which aims to make the person “well,” the goal of palliative care is to make patients … Continue reading

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Obesity Is Now A Global Epidemic

A new report shows that global rates of obesity continue to climb

Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle just released a sobering study about levels of obesity worldwide. Reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, the study shows that obesity is now a global epidemic, affecting 12 percent of … Continue reading

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New Interventions and Preventive Care Could Lower Costs and Reduce Hospitalization for Medicare Patients

Experts release a list of ideas for the future care of Medicare beneficiaries

The Bipartisan Policy Center recently found that an estimated 3.65 million Medicare beneficiaries might need more preventive care than they’re currently receiving. These Medicare patients fit into one or more of the following categories: Patients who aren’t dually eligible for Medicaid … Continue reading

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New ALS Therapy Shows Promise

Researchers in Israel have developed a way to slow disease progression in mice

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel, have developed a promising new treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is a degenerative disease of the nervous system that causes loss … Continue reading

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Diet Soda May Lead To Increased Risk Of Stroke and Dementia

A new study suggests daily diet soda intake could cause significant harm to the brain

It’s no secret that sugar-sweetened sodas and their diet counterparts are not exactly healthy beverages. And now a new study suggests that diet soda may increase the risk of dementia and stroke. The study, published in the American Heart Association’s … Continue reading

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