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2. Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second-most-common cancer in men (after skin cancer) and the second-most-common cause of cancer-related death in men (after lung cancer). Latest data from the American Cancer Society: One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and one in 41 will die from

2018 HN Index

Alcohol Consumption

In rheumatoid arthritis patients, Jan., 4
Guidelines revisited, June 5; July 4
Rates increasing, Feb., 2
Bones, Joints, and Pain
Back pain, spinal fusion, March, 8
Dental pain, NSAIDs versus opioids, Sept., 3
Fibromyalgia, Jan., 3
Hip replacement, longevity, June, 7
Knee pain, noninvasive treatment, Sept., 2
Marijuana,

4. Who Is at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Simply getting older raises your risk for Alzheimer’s, but age alone does not mean a slow decline toward dementia. Beyond age, there are certain factors that may further increase risk. Most likely, several factors interact to set off the chain of events that cause Alzheimer’s disease. The process may begin

Newsbriefs: Cardiovascular Medicine

E-Cigarettes Elevate Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
E-cigarettes that contain nicotine are no safer than traditional cigarettes when it comes to cardiovascular risk, according to a study published on July 9 in Vascular Medicine. In fact, their cardiovascular effects may last even longer. Researchers found that peripheral systolic blood pressure was significantly

Prediabetes Symptoms: Are They a Reliable Indicator?

Prediabetes Symptoms: Are They a Reliable Indicator?

During your latest doctor’s appointment, your physician breaks the news that you have prediabetes. It means your blood-sugar levels are elevated, but not high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes. You’re surprised not only by the diagnosis, but also by the fact that you experienced no prediabetes symptoms. After

Diabetes Medications: What You Need to Know

If you’re diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it’s important to manage your blood sugar levels, since high blood sugar can result in serious health complications. Diabetes more than doubles your risk of heart attack and stroke, and accounts for one-third of all cases of kidney failure. It slows blood flow

PCOS: Diet’s Role in This Women’s Health Threat

About one in 10 women have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a health condition that affects women and girls from adolescence to the post-menopausal years. PCOS receives significant attention because it’s a top cause of infertility. A research review in the October 2015 issue of Endocrine Reviews found that PCOS is

Take Unintentional Weight Loss Seriously

Take Unintentional Weight Loss Seriously

Unintentional weight loss occurs in 15 percent to 20 percent of older adults, says the American Association of Family Practitioners (AAFP). It’s also associated with increased morbidity and mortality. That’s one out of every five seniors experiencing unintentional weight loss that can directly affect their longevity.

It’s especially sobering

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