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  • Stasi: Maybe Trump is in need of emergency brain repair after slurred speech

    12/09/2017 10:16:54 PM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 9, 2017 | Linda Stasi
    Loose dentures? More like loose screws. Donald Trump was slurring his words pretty good last week for a guy who fancied himself an expert when it came to Hillary Clinton's alleged brain damage. What would he make of his own slurred speech and bizarre behavior? Brain damage from inhaling too much hairspray? A brain tumor from the weight of that massive combover sitting on top of his head like a live farm animal? Simply slurred speech because his thoughts are so fantastic that his mouth can't keep up? Maybe it's a pesky case of dysphasia, the condition Trump's used-to-be-spokesperson Katrina...
  • Trump's physical exam announced the day after he slurred speech

    12/07/2017 7:09:20 PM PST · by SMGFan · 149 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | December 7. 2017
    The day after President Trump slurred through part of a speech, the White House announced that he will undergo a physical exam. Trump will take the exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C., early next year and the results will be made public, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday. Questions about the President's well-being were raised on Wednesday after he garbled the tail-end of a speech about moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump's cap-off — "God bless the United States" — was barely audible because of the speech flub.
  • AMAC: Homelessness Among Senior Citizens is a Form of “Elder Abuse”

    12/02/2017 8:23:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Association of Mature American Citizens ^ | November 30, 2017 | John Grimaldi
    Too many of America’s elderly are aging on the streets. They need our help. WASHINGTON, DC – Here’s a startling statistic from the Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD]: “the homeless population is aging faster than the general population in the United States.” Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], calls it “a shameless embarrassment in a country with a tradition of helping the needy. Growing old is a condition we all have to live with. But too many of America’s elderly are aging on the streets. They need our help.” Weber points out that...
  • AAP to collect data from EHRs, payers to develop clinical registry of US children

    11/30/2017 5:56:02 PM PST · by buckalfa · 12 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | November 30, 2017 | Jessica Kim Cohen
    The American Academy of Pediatrics board committed $583,000 in resources to establish the Clinical Health Information and Longitudinal Data Registry, AAP News Editor-in-Chief Anne Hegland wrote Nov. 21. To develop the CHILD Registry, the AAP will capture children's health data through EHRs, health payers and existing pediatric disease registries. The organization's goal for the project is to collect, store and analyze health data from all U.S. children, including information related to well-child and sick visits, chronic disease management and specialty care. The clinical data registry, which AAP officials plan to develop over the next five years, contributes to two of...
  • Hurricane Maria causes health scare on mainland

    11/24/2017 5:00:11 PM PST · by Carl Vehse · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 23, 2017 | Deborah Simmons
    America’s health care system is facing a potential crisis, and it has nothing to do with Obamacare, opioids or veterans’ care. The potential crisis stems from a shortage of those ubiquitous IV solution bags used in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice settings, and are ever-present in TV dramas as fictitious patients are lifted for ambulatory services. The problem has become particularly acute since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, home to Baxter International Inc., the biggest supplier of the bags and one of America’s key suppliers. The bags are used to provide intravenous fluids such as: life-saving medications, painkillers, antibiotics, chemotherapy...
  • Best Friends With Benefits: Dog Owners Live Longer, Study Finds

    11/23/2017 9:04:15 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    Study Finds ^ | 11-21-2017 | Daniel Steingold
    UPPSALA, Sweden — Thinking of getting a pet, but not sure it’s worth it? Some new research may change your mind. A new study finds that dog owners enjoy longer lives than others. Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden looked at a broad set of data on more than 3.4 million healthy adult Swedes between ages 40 and 80 to determine whether dog ownership could help prevent cardiovascular disease. Man carrying dog A new study finds that dog owners may live longer thanks to lower rates of heart disease and other deadly ailments. (Photo by Jordan Koons on Unsplash) Interestingly,...
  • Adopting a dog could lengthen your life, study says

    11/17/2017 5:24:32 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    CBS ^ | November 17, 2017, 10:54 AM | Robert Preidt HealthDay
    Here's to keeping your health on a tight leash: New research suggests that having a dog might boost a single person's life span. The study tracked more than 3.4 million Swedes, middle-aged and older, for 12 years. All were free of heart disease at the beginning of the study. The researchers reported that dog owners who lived alone were 11 percent less likely to die of heart disease and a third less likely to die from any cause, compared with those who lived alone and didn't have a dog. The study couldn't prove cause-and-effect, but its lead researcher said there...
  • Mom With MS Finds Nasty Note After Parking In Handicapped Spot

    11/16/2017 6:11:20 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 126 replies
    Illinois Patch ^ | Nov 15, 2017 | Shannon Antinori
    Mom With MS Finds Nasty Note After Parking In Handicapped Spot By Shannon Antinori, Patch National Staff | Nov 15, 2017 Updated Nov 15, 2017 "You need to think twice before judging someone," the Plainfield mom said. " You have no idea what they've been through." By Shannon Antinori, Patch National Staff | Nov 15, 2017 2:22 pm ET | Updated Nov 15, 2017 11:50 pm ET PLAINFIELD, IL — From all outward appearances, Michele Clarke, 39, looks young and healthy. But 16 years ago, the Plainfield mom was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Since then she has had to battle...
  • Charles Krauthammer 'still recovering' from mystery surgery, promises: 'I'll be back'

    11/15/2017 6:47:03 AM PST · by libstripper · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 14, 2017 | Daniel Chatin
    Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer says he is making progress in his recovery from post-surgery complications and promised to his fans on Fox News that he will return. "Thanks to all for your cards, letters and good wishes. I am still recovering from major surgery 12 weeks ago. I have graduated from the ICU to an advanced rehab facility to regain my strength and stamina," Krauthammer said in a note shared by Fox News host Bret Baier on Tuesday. Krauthammer is a panelist on Baier's show, "Special Report."
  • Half of US adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

    11/14/2017 8:07:20 AM PST · by spintreebob · 90 replies
    AP ^ | 11/14/2017 | MARILYNN MARCHIONE
    <p>ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults.</p> <p>High pressure, which for decades has been a top reading of at least 140 or a bottom one of 90, drops to 130 over 80 in advice announced Monday by a dozen medical groups.</p>
  • Having sex could slow down aging — but only if you do it a certain number of times each week

    11/13/2017 10:43:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies ^ | 11/07/2017 | Kristin Salaky
    A healthy sex life just may help make you healthier overall. Warner Brothers A small study suggests that having sex at least once per week can help people age better. Researchers claim that frequent sex can lengthen your telomeres, which promotes better agin and promotes better physical and mental health as you age. This was a small and short study, so more research is needed. It's no secret that sex comes with many benefits, but a new study suggests that having sex frequently can also keep you from aging. Well, sort of. The study, conducted by the University of California...
  • Boy with rare deadly disease gets whole new skin

    11/08/2017 1:40:09 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies ^ | Maria Cheng
    The boy had a rare, incurable skin disease called junctional epidermolysis bullosa, caused by genetic mutations. People with the disease lack critical proteins that attach the outer layer of the skin to the inner layer, resulting in fragile skin with almost constant blisters and open sores. To fix that, the doctors took a small piece of the boy’s skin from an area that was OK. In the lab, they added a normal version of his bad gene to his skin cells. They grew sheets of the boy’s skin, in much the same way skin grafts are grown for burn victims....
  • OMG! Donna Brazile Describes Hillary Clinton's Face Shortly Before She Fainted

    11/07/2017 9:23:51 PM PST · by Zakeet · 74 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 7, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Donna Brazile was horrified by Hillary's physical appearance leading up to her fainting spell on 9/11, especially the way Clinton's face looked. Apparently not only did Hillary sound like death, she looked like it as well. Perhaps one of the most damaging and juicy tidbits Brazile has revealed is how severely ill Hillary Clinton was, (and still is) despite the media’s efforts to hide the truth. Donna Brazile's description of Hillary Clinton's face is very telling. Free Beacon reported: Brazile "noticed her face was puffy," "her skin looked pale and papery," and "her eyes were glazed." She approached Clinton about...
  • Back Pedaling on Beta Blockers (Atenolol, Metoprolol, Propranolol) for Hypertension

    11/01/2017 9:24:49 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 62 replies
    Peoples ^ | December 23, 2013 | Joe Graedon
    August 31, 2017 at 3:45 pm I am a migraine sufferer. Approximately 18 mos ago I was put on beta blocker Metoprolol (25 mg twice a day) as a preventative to reduce headache frequency and severity. I had no problems with the medication, other than slight lethargy and a few pounds gained. About 6 weeks ago, however, my pharmacy advised they had switched to a different manufacturer, and things went quickly downhill. My bp, which is usually steady and in the good range of 120/67 started going all over the place from lows to highs, with accompanying rapid heart beats...
  • Inspectors Stumble on Ghoulish Scene at Abortion Chain

    10/31/2017 7:14:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Family Research Council ^ | October 31, 2017 | Tony Perkins, et al.
    In the abortion debate, there aren't many areas where the two sides agree. But shouldn't women's safety be one of them? Whole Woman's Health doesn't think so, and its latest inspection report proves it. The company's network of abortion centers is making headlines in Texas for subjecting mothers to third-world conditions that show just how little respect the industry has for the women it claims to protect.Over a six-year period, the Texas Department of State Health Services stumbled on one horrifying scene after another in the group's chain of facilities. Despite raking in millions from its abortion business, Whole Women's...
  • STDs at all-time high: Where does Arizona rank?

    10/27/2017 11:08:35 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 45 replies
    Tucson News ^ | October 26, 2017 | Staff
    TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - According to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the number of cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in the United States reached all-time highs in 2016. In the U.S., there were 1.6 million cases of chlamydia and 470,000 cases of gonorrhea last year. “Increases in STDs are a clear warning of a growing threat,” said Jonathan Mermin, M.D., M.P.H., director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. “STDs are a persistent enemy, growing in number, and outpacing our ability to respond.” The increase...
  • Alzheimer’s May Be Preventable in a Decade

    10/23/2017 9:08:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 23, 2017 | Molly Shea
    Roughly 5 ¹/₂ million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, a disease that ravages sufferers’ memories and, ultimately, stops their bodies from performing basic functions. There’s no cure, and not much that patients and their caregivers can do to stop the progression — but according to Joseph Jebelli, a neuroscientist and author of “In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer’s” (Little, Brown; out Oct. 31), hope is on the way. He estimates that there will be a medication to prevent the disease within the next 10 to 20 years. “[The idea is to push] the disease back, by developing a drug...
  • You can get an Apple Watch for only $25 ... with one small catch (video at link)

    10/23/2017 6:04:42 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 23, 2017 | By Christina Farr
    John Hancock is making discounted Apple Watches available to its life insurance policyholders. It charges an "activation fee" of $25, and from there, customers can earn the device for free through regular exercise. Apple is increasingly turning to insurers as a sales channel for its Apple Watch. John Hancock, one of the largest life insurance providers, is partnering with Apple to offer all of its new and existing members of its Vitality program a steeply discounted Apple Watch. The program offers perks and rewards to people who live healthy lifestyles. Any consumer who signs up for the program is...
  • Secrets To Life From A 109-Year-Old Veteran

    10/18/2017 4:24:19 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 13 replies
    Big Geek Dad ^ | 10/18/2017 | National Geographic
    America’s oldest veteran is Richard Overton who was 109-years-old when this video was filmed by National Geographic. He has since celebrated two more birthdays and is now 111 years old. He was born on May 11, 1906, and has lived in the same house since 1945. This cigar-smoking Veteran has lived more years than most of us could imagine. His Overton diet includes multiple cups of coffee and butter pecan ice cream. His secrets to life aren’t complicated and he has the attitude of Never Give Up!
  • Nearly 4 in 10 U.S. Adults Now Obese (Update)

    10/13/2017 8:36:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    Medical Xpress ^ | October 13, 2017 | Dennis Thompson
    Almost forty percent adults in the United States are now obese, continuing an ever-expanding epidemic of obesity that's expected to lead to sicker Americans and higher health care costs. Almost four out of 10 adults and 18.5 percent of kids aged 2 to 19 now meet the clinical definition of obesity, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's up from 30.5 percent of adults and 13.9 percent of children in 1999-2000, the CDC report noted. Public health experts are concerned that the continuing rise in obesity will lead to greater numbers of...