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Dentists at the Front Line in Diabetes Epidemic

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By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — You’d probably be surprised if your dentist said you might have type 2 diabetes. But new research finds that severe gum disease may be a sign the illness is present and undiagnosed. The study found that nearly one in …

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More Evidence Ties Gum Health to Stroke Risk

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By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Adults with gum disease may be twice as likely as people with healthy gums to suffer a stroke, new research suggests. It’s not the first study to link gum disease and brain attacks caused by blood clots. However, the …

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‘Mindfulness’ May Help Ease Sleep Problems for Seniors

'Mindfulness' May Help Ease Sleep Problems for Seniors

Latest Senior Health News By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Mindfulness meditation may help older adults get a better night’s sleep, a small study suggests. Researchers found that among 49 older adults with sleep problems, those who learned mindfulness practices started sleeping better …

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He Held a Plank for More Than 8 Hours, Setting a Record

He Held a Plank for More Than 8 Hours, Setting a Record

George E. Hood, a 62-year-old retiree from Naperville, Ill., strapped a heart monitor band across his chest, attached a catheter to his body, climbed onto a custom-built table covered with a lambskin and dialed up a curated rock ’n’ roll playlist on his phone. And then he raised himself into …

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Too Many Stroke Victims Don’t Get Clot-Busting Drug: Study

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By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Stroke victims can be saved through the timely use of a powerful clot-busting drug, but certain groups of patients still aren’t getting the medication quickly enough to help, a new study reveals. Blacks, Hispanics, women, seniors on Medicare and …

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Drug Shows Promise Vs. Aggressive Breast Cancer

Drug Shows Promise Vs. Aggressive Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The immunotherapy drug Keytruda might offer a new treatment option to women with an aggressive form of breast cancer, a clinical trial suggests. The study found that for women with “triple-negative” breast cancer, adding Keytruda to standard chemotherapy improved their odds of …

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U.S. Teens Getting Less Sleep Than Ever

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By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — American teens don’t get enough sleep, and the problem has only gotten worse since the 1990s, new research shows. Just 63 percent of 15-year-olds reported getting seven or more hours of sleep a night in 2012. That number is …

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Can an Apple a Day Keep COPD Away?

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THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is good for everyone — and may even help current and former smokers avoid chronic lung disease, a new investigation reveals. Apples, pears, green leafy vegetables and peppers appear to offer protection against COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary …

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Fatal Opioid ODs Drop for People Treated While Jailed

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TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An opioid addiction treatment program for Rhode Island prison inmates appears to have significantly reduced overdose deaths among those who are released, researchers say. The program screens all inmates for opioid addiction and provides medications to treat the addiction. It was launched in …

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Which Drinks Damage Your Teeth the Most?

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Researchers Blame Sports Drinks and Other Favorites, but Beverage Makers Find Fault With the Study By Miranda Hitti WebMD Medical News Reviewed By Brunilda Nazario, MD on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 Feb. 16, 2005 — Sports drinks and other beverages are on the losing end of a …

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