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Tennessee Department of Health says Free Five-Minute Online Assessment for Hepatitis could Save Your Life

 

Baby Boomers at Greatest Risk for Silent Killer Hepatitis C

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Do you have hepatitis C, a potentially deadly viral disease? Do you know if you are more likely to have it than someone else?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now has a free, five-minute online assessment that can tell you if you are at risk.

There are different types of viral hepatitis. Hepatitis A and B can be prevented with vaccines and Hepatitis C can often be cured if diagnosed and treated early. It’s important for individuals, particularly baby boomers, to know if they have any form of hepatitis. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Stroke Association report shows Southern diet could raise your risk of stroke

 

African-Americans are five times more likely to eat Southern foods, which may help explain their higher stroke risk.

American Stroke Association - American Heart AssociationHonolulu, HI – Eating Southern-style foods may be linked to a higher risk of stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2013.

In the first large-scale study on the relationship between Southern foods and stroke, researchers characterized a Southern diet by a high intake of foods such as fried chicken, fried fish, fried potatoes, bacon, ham, liver and gizzards, and sugary drinks such as sweet tea. In addition to being high in fat, fried foods tend to be heavily salted. «Read the rest of this article»

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Gateway Medical Center ranked lowest of 37 Tennessee Hospitals rated by Consumer Reports

 

New score looks at Infections, Readmissions, CT Scans, Communication, Complications, and Mortality

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – For the first time, Consumer Reports has rated U.S. hospitals for safety, combining six key measures into one composite Rating.  Overall, Consumer Reports rates 1,159 hospitals in 44 states in four special regional editions of its August issue and online at www.ConsumerReports.org.

Clarksville’s Gateway Medical Center got a safety score of 31 out of 100. The lowest score of the 37 Tennessee Hospitals rated. Gateway got poor ratings for avoiding bloodstream infections, avoiding readmission’s and communication about drug information. Gateway had a morality rate that was worse than the national average.

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A Nutritional Strategy for Cancer

 

Harris Chiropractic ClinicClarksville, TN – It is said that with cancer in the best strategy is prevention! The truth is, according to Boyd a famous pathologist, the body is in and out of a cancerous state 40 times each day. There is function of the normal body that is able to identify and control the development of cancer on a cellular level.

When this function stops working there is the possibility of developing a focus of cancer called a tumor. A tumor is a much more difficult challenge for the body to resolve, than the singular cancer cell.

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Controlling Cholesterol

 

Harris Chiropractic ClinicClarksville, TN - Cholesterol has become the focus of a great deal of attention in the modern medical world. Many people have thought that cholesterol is something that signifies a tendency towards coronary artery disease and heart disease, and it is generally assumed that is very difficult to bring cholesterol down if elevated and that a statin drug would need to be employed to accomplish the reduction.

There are a number of factors that should be considered when it comes to considering cholesterol balance. «Read the rest of this article»

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Treating Diabetes With Less Need for Insulin

 

New approach lowers blood sugar in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Children's Hospital Boston Boston, MA - Diabetes can result from either a deficiency of insulin (type 1 or insulin-dependent diabetes) or decreased sensitivity to insulin (type 2 diabetes).  Researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston have discovered a mechanism for normalizing blood sugar that doesn’t involve insulin and could offer a new therapeutic approach to both kinds of diabetes.

Reporting in Nature Medicine online on February 13th, Umut Ozcan, MD, and colleagues in Children’s Division of Endocrinology show that a regulatory protein called XBP-1s, when activated artificially in the liver, can normalize high blood sugar in both lean, insulin-deficient type 1 diabetic mice and obese, insulin-resistant type 2 diabetic mice. This suggests that approaches aimed at increasing XBP-1s activity may benefit patients with either type of diabetes. «Read the rest of this article»

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