More Patients Are Having a Say in Their Medical Care

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 — U.S. doctors and patients are making more decisions together, which looks like a win-win for both, researchers say.
A new analysis of national survey data found that shared decision-making between doctors and patients rose…
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Poor Prognosis for Diabetic Foot Sores

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 — New research underscores the need for early treatment of diabetic foot ulcers to guard against infection.
Foot ulcers are open wounds that develop because of diabetes-related damage to the nerves of blood vessels in the…
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Flu Shot Could Help Your Kid Avoid Hospital

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 — There’s an easy way for parents to help cut their child’s chances of ending up in the hospital with the flu — get them vaccinated, researchers say.
For the new study, the Canadian researchers analyzed the medical records of…
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Can Girls Help Boost Boys' Reading Scores?

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 — Boys tend to pay more attention in school when there are girls around, and new research suggests it’s not just about how the girls look.
The study found that young men got better reading marks in school when they were…
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5 Tasty Diet Desserts

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 — Satisfying a sweet tooth can be tricky when you’re trying to reach or maintain an ideal weight. You want to enjoy dessert without racking up fat and calories or triggering the urge to overeat.
All healthy lifestyle diets…
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Office Workers Don't Like Being Chained to Their Desks

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 — People with desk jobs want to move more, a new study suggests.
“To our knowledge, this is the first study to investigate how long desk-based workers actually want to sit, stand, walk and be physically active,” said study…
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