For Texas Man, Bariatric Surgery Led to Diabetes-Free Life
FRIDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Paul Garcia, 54, came from a
family that loved to eat. "We always had a lot of food at home, and
whenever we ate, it was like a feast," said Garcia.
Weight-Loss Surgery Is New Diabetes Foe
FRIDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Though it began as a
treatment for something else entirely, gastric bypass surgery --
which involves shrinking the stomach as a way to lose weight -- has
proven to be the latest and possibly most effective treatment for
some people with type 2 diabetes.
Health Tip: You May Need a Bone Density Test
(HealthDay News) -- A bone density test measures the amounts of
calcium and other minerals in your bones, and how likely you are to
develop thin and brittle bones -- characteristics of a condition
Health Tip: Should I Be Screened for Prediabetes?
(HealthDay News) -- Prediabetes is a condition characterized by
abnormally high blood sugar levels that are not so high that
diabetes may be diagnosed.
Doctor-Patient Communication Key to Sticking With Meds
FRIDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Ineffective communication is
a major player when patients don't properly take medication as
prescribed, a new study finds.
Brain Injury Doesn't Raise Dementia Risk for Most: Study
THURSDAY, Jan. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Having a traumatic brain
injury at some time in your life doesn't raise the risk of dementia
in old age, but it does increase the odds of re-injury, a new study
Implanted Heart Devices Have Real-World Benefits: Study
FRIDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable heart
defibrillators aimed at preventing sudden cardiac death are as
effective at ensuring patient survival during real-world use as
they have proven to be in studies, researchers report.
Dementia, Late-Life Depression May Be Linked
FRIDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Older people with depression
may be more likely to experience mild mental impairment or dementia
than their peers, Dutch researchers report.
Experts Challenge Americans to Reduce Salt Intake
FRIDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Americans can dramatically
reduce their daily salt intake by cutting bread, cold cuts and
cured meats from their diet, according to the American Heart
Association/American Stroke Association.
Flu Cases Rise Across U.S., Severe Season Feared
FRIDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- In Chicago, a hospital
employee describes the emergency department as "knee-deep in flu
and pneumonia cases."
Health Highlights: Jan. 4, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Keeping Sexuality Secret Takes Mental Toll on Bisexual Men
FRIDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Bisexual men have higher
rates of mental health problems than gay men do, and new research
suggests that this burden might stem from their desire to keep
their sexual relationships with men secret.