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Inflammation links gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis
Date: 2009-05-28 21:57:25
Researchers have long known that inflammation is a marker of systemic reaction to disease and a risk factor for more than one condition, but a recent study demonstrated an even more dramatic link between inflammatory gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis - cure the gum disease and it helps treat the arthritis.... Full Story

Statins may help prevent recurring stroke
Date: 2009-05-27 21:19:03
People who take statins after a stroke may have a lower risk of a second one, according to research published in the journal Neurology.... Full Story

Physical fitness reduces risk of death
Date: 2009-05-21 22:11:35
Being physically fit reduces the risk of heart disease and even all causes of death, according to study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.... Full Story

Premature birth risk lowered with folic acid supplementation
Date: 2009-05-20 21:22:09
Women who take folic acid supplements for at least a year before conception could lower their risk of premature births, according to new research from the University of Texas Medical Branch.... Full Story

May is national stroke awareness month, experts urge monitoring risk factor
Date: 2009-05-19 22:03:56
Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S has a new or recurrent stroke, according to the American Stroke Association, or about 795,000 Americans a year, making it the third leading cause of death in the country. The warning signs appear suddenly, and the effects of a stroke can be devastating.... Full Story

Folic acid during pregnancy may reduce heart defects in babies
Date: 2009-05-14 21:50:25
The number of babies born with severe congenital heart defects with has dropped significantly in Quebec since Canada introduced mandatory fortification of grain produces with folic acid more than a decade ago, according to researchers from McGill University.... Full Story

Long, slow walks may be more effective exercise for the heart
Date: 2009-05-13 20:25:11
Researchers have found that an exercise plan that burns more calories over less-intense periods of exercise might do a better job helping people lose weight and reduce cardiovascular risk than standard cardiac rehabilitation programs.... Full Story

Wait times for appointments can be as long as a year
Date: 2009-05-06 22:36:15
Scheduling an appointment with a doctor can take months, or even a year, according to a new survey by Merrit Hawkins & Associates.... Full Story

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