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Heart disease can be deadly. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. The estimated prevalence is 1 in 4 female deaths is due to heart disease. The most common form of heart disease for women is coronary artery disease (CAD)… Read More »
I recently read a story on npr.org about Shalon Irving, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Shalon was 36-years old and had a newborn daughter, Soleil. Three short weeks after becoming a mommy, Shalon collapsed and died. Although Shalon’s death is tragic, she is only one example of black women who… Read More »
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 »
A NIH Data Science published a report titled A Case Study in NIH Data Science: Open Data and Understanding the Value of Libraries and Information Services in the Patient Care Setting. In short, the NIH used other research studies to learn where and how clinicians reported using PubMed/MEDLINE as an information resource influencing clinical decision making…. Read More »
Plan to get the most out of your doctor’s appointments. You can address your concerns as best as possible, by following some key steps. Tips 1) Make a list of the questions and concerns you want to talk about with your doctor. 2) Put them in order, listing the most important question or concern first. … Read More »