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Dec

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Taking Multiple Medications Poses Risks

Posted by on December 5th, 2017 0 comments

Many older Americans take multiple medications — but only about one-third ever discuss possible interactions between drugs, a new poll finds. The poll was conducted by the university’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. It was sponsored by AARP and Michigan Medicine, the university’s academic medical center. “Interactions between drugs, and other substances, can put… Read More »

Posted in: Aging, Blog, Consumer Health, Electronic Resources

Nov

30

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Learning to Breathe Better

Posted by on November 30th, 2017 2 comments

This past month has been National COPD Awareness Month. COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and essentially it makes it difficult to breathe. It occurs when the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs aren’t clear. The National Institute of Health (NIH) has created a program to help others learn about… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health

Nov

21

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NIH Blood Pressure Study Data Supports AHA/ACC Hypertension Guidelines

Posted by on November 21st, 2017 2 comments

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded a landmark study that supports a crucial component of the 2017 Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines put forth by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC).  The AHA and ACC guidelines state that high blood pressure should be treated earlier by changes in lifestyle… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Data, Fitness, Health Literacy, Research

Nov

14

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Launches a Crowdsourcing Project Called PregSource to Better Understand Pregnancy

Posted by on November 14th, 2017 0 comments

PregSource, collects information from pregnant women to increase knowledge about pregnancy.  The research project delves into emotional, physical, labor, and delivery aspects to identify specific challenges experienced by subsets of women, to include those with physical disabilities.  The overarching goal of the research program is to form better strategies to improve maternal health care in… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Data, NIH

Nov

09

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What is Really in Your Supplements?

Posted by on November 9th, 2017 0 comments

HealthDay and MedlinePlus reports that in over half of the supplements studied by researchers, the actual ingredients differed from what was written on the label.  Some ingredients may actually be harmful. Researchers find that 80% of bodybuilding and 70% of weight-loss supplements contained ingredients not listed on the labels. Also, half of the body building… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Health Literacy, Patient Safety

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