How Long Should Fainting Patients Be Monitored?

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 — How long patients who faint should be monitored in the emergency department hinges on their risk for serious disease, a new study says.
In most cases, fainting is harmless. But some people faint due to serious medical…
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Could Gut Bacteria Be Linked to Dementia Risk?

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 — People with dementia show a different makeup in the bacteria dwelling in their guts, a preliminary study finds — raising questions about whether the “bugs” play some role in the brain disease.
Researchers in Japan found…
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AHA: Healthy or Not? Keeping Score on Super Bowl Ads

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (American Heart Association) — With more than 100 million people watching the Super Bowl each year, advertisers launch a high-stakes blitz to win the battle of the brands. From a wellness perspective, viewers face their own…
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An Upbeat Attitude Might Help Prevent 2nd Stroke

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 — If you’ve had a stroke, a positive outlook might just help prevent another one, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that when people felt they could protect themselves from a second stroke, they had lower blood…
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Blood Donors Needed as Cold Weather Freezes U.S. Supply

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 — The U.S. blood supply is expected to drop to dangerously low levels as sub-zero weather in many parts of the country forces cancellation of crucial blood drives, American Red Cross officials warn.
Severe winter weather has…
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