Surgery For Pay?

Posted on March 17th, 2017 by Gerald Thurswell

Is pay influencing a doctor’s decision to operate? A new study shows that doctors choose to do surgery not because it is preferable to other treatments but because they get reimbursed for it. Researchers looked at patients with a narrowed artery in the neck, called artery stenosis, a condition that can be treated with surgery […]

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Is Air Pollution Tied To Dementia?

Posted on February 24th, 2017 by Gerald Thurswell

Air pollution may accelerate brain aging and contribute to dementia, according to a new study. Women with specific gene variant are at a greater risk than others. The study included 3,647 women ages 65 to 69. From 1995 until 2010, researchers have tracked the women’s mental ability along with well-validated questionnaires and used public data […]

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Preterm Birth & Heart Disease In Women

Posted on February 13th, 2017 by Gerald Thurswell

A study, published online in the journal Circulation, shows that preterm birth appears to be an early warning signal of a woman’s risk for heart disease. The study was based on data from 70,182 women. Women who delivered full-term babies were compared to women who gave birth earlier than 37 weeks. The women who gave […]

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Concussions From Soccer Headers

Posted on February 7th, 2017 by Gerald Thurswell

Is there a connection between soccer players who frequently head the ball and concussions? A study conducted by Neurology, examined 222 amateur soccer players – 175 men and 47 women – who reported the number of times that they headed the ball over a two-week period. Additionally, these athletes also reported any unintentional head impacts, […]

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2016 Deadliest Year For Drivers Since 2007

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by Gerald Thurswell

In the year 2016 Michigan breaks the 1,000 mark of traffic deaths for the first time since 2007. Lower gas prices, improving the economy, and texting while driving all appear to be increasing the number of road deaths, according to experts. These numbers have gone up nationally after a big decline during the Great Recession. Since […]

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