Health

Rise In Younger Adults Dying From Colon Cancer

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RESEARCH FINDS YOUNGER ADULTS ARE DYING FROM AGGRESSIVE TUMORS

1/1RISE IN COLON CANCER DEATHS Show Caption Hide Caption Alarming new research from the American Cancer Society finds more younger adults are dying from colon cancer. The data shows a growing number of people in their 30s, 40s and early 50s are not only diagnosed with colon cancer, they’re dying from aggressive tumors. “It’s shifting the burden of colorectal cancer…

AT&T Announces New Initiative to Combat Cyberbullying and Unveils AT&T-produced Film, ‘There’s A Soul Behind That Screen’

Time to remind tweens, teens and college-aged children about the reality of cyberbullying

1/1Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 5.20.07 PM Show Caption Hide Caption A new school year is ramping up; with that in mind, it’s time to remind our tweens, teens and college-aged children about the reality of cyberbullying and the importance of using their devices wisely and responsibly. Cyberbullying can be a real and scary issue during the school year with cliques…

Scientists Study the Brains of People with Autism

BRAIN ABNORMALITIES LINKED TO AUTISM

  MRI memory skills scans show significant brain differences in people with genetic forms of autism. The images reveal significant abnormalities in brain structure, that corresponded to patient’s cognitive and behavioral problems. Experts say brain imaging could help identify people with autism who are in most urgent need of interventions and treatment. The hope is that early treatment could lessen…

Could Video Games Increase Your Risk of Dementia?

EXCESSIVE VIDEO GAME USE AFFECTS THE BRAIN

  Hard core gamers have brain changes. Research scientists say it’s true. Video games can boost your attention and memory skills. But, they can also harm the brain. Canadian researchers found hard core action game players had less gray matter in their hippocampus. And studies have shows that people with a smaller hippocampus have an increased risk of brain illness…

High Blood Pressure Could be a Predictor of Dementia

TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEART TO FIGHT OFF DEMENTIA

If you take care of your heart, you’re taking care of your brain too!   More evidence this morning that what’s good for the heart is also good for the brain. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have confirmed a link between cardiovascular health and dementia. Their study found people with diabetes or high blood pressure in middle age had a…

Kids Having Fewer Ear Infections

VACCINES STOPPING EAR INFECTIONS

Back to school doesn’t have to mean back to ear infections. Fewer children are getting ear infections thanks to vaccines  that protect against the bacteria that cause them. Researchers at Rochester Regional Health found a significant drop in ear infection cases after the pneumococcoal vaccine was introduced in 2000. The four dose series is given at 2, 4, 5 and …

Patients Offered Alternative to Hip Replacement

HIP ADJUSTMENT INSTEAD OF HIP REPLACEMENT

Young people who get a hip replacement might not need a second one. Hip dysplasia is a condition that can lead to painful arthritis and a hip replacement. Many young patients who have the surgery have to have it again at some point in the future. But now there is an alternative that could give them a new lease on…

School Sends Home “Fat” Letter

WALTON COUNTY, GEORGIA SCHOOL TELLS PARENTS THEIR CHILD IS FAT

1/7 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/7 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/7 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/7 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/7 Show Caption Hide Caption 6/7 Show Caption Hide Caption 7/7 Show Caption Hide Caption The mother of a kindergarten student in Walton County, Georgia says a school letter sent home is out of line. It recommends the family see…

Drink More and Chase Away Diabetes?

LINK BETWEEN FREQUENT DRINKS AND NO DIABETES

Can a glass of alcohol a day chase diabetes away? Some good news if you enjoy a daily cocktail. A new Danish study finds frequent drinkers have a lower risk of diabetes. In fact, men who had 14 drinks a week and women who had nine, were least likely to develop the disease. But how often people drank also played…

Grapefruit and Some Medications Don’t Mix

ASK YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT GRAPEFRUIT

    Ask your pharmacist if it’s ok to drink your favorite beverage with your medicine.   Good news and bad news for grapefruit lovers. It contains vitamin c and potassium. But, the FDA warns it can be dangerous when mixed with certain medication. “Grapefruit contain a chemical called furanocoumarin,” says Clinical Pharmacist Amy Giogvano. How does that exactly work?…