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  • Coming to Terms With Depression

    You’ve just been diagnosed with depression. You may feel as if you are the only person in the world with this problem. That kind of feeling is just one symptom of the illness. Of course, you aren’t alone. Nearly 17 million adults in the U.S. suffer from depression. It affects people of all ages, races, […]

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 29, 2013

    Health Highlights: Jan. 29, 2013 FDA Issues Warning on Unapproved Flu Product … Proposed Study Would Examine NFL Players’ Health Issues … Ground Beef Linked to Salmonella Outbreak: CDC WebMD News from HealthDay Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Issues Warning on Unapproved […]

  • Getting Started: Exercise for Depression

    If you’re feeling depressed, it can be difficult to get yourself off the couch, much less exercise. But exercise may be one of the best things you can do for your depression. Physical activity can make you feel better, improve your mood, and help you sleep better. Many studies have shown the benefits of exercise […]

  • Clues Help ID Depressed People at Risk of Bipolar Disorder

    Aug. 17, 2010 — Researchers have discovered clues that may help identify which people with depression are at risk of developing bipolar disorder. The new findings appear in the online version of The American Journal of Psychiatry. Bipolar disorder is a serious condition characterized by the extreme highs of mania and devastating lows of depression. […]

  • Study Shows People With Heart Disease and Depression Have Increased Risk of Dying

    Sept. 15, 2010 — Patients who suffer from depression and who also have heart disease are almost five times as likely to die as people who are mentally and physically healthy, a new study shows. Researchers in England, Finland, France, and the U.S. examined data from about 6,000 middle-aged adults from the British Whitehall II […]

  • Flu Still Flexing Its Muscle in Western States

    Flu Still Flexing Its Muscle in Western States By Robert LowesMedscape Medical News Feb. 1, 2013 — The flu continues to wane on a nationwide basis, but don’t tell that to residents of the western United States. Of the 24 states reporting high levels of flu-like illness, 19 were west of the Mississippi River for […]

  • PTSD May Raise Risk of Heart Disease

    Nov. 19, 2010 (Chicago) — Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) appears to be a risk factor for atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque in the arteries that can lead to a heart attack or stroke, preliminary research suggests. Atherosclerosis was measured using a surrogate — levels of calcium deposits in the arteries. And the study doesn’t prove […]

  • Myeloma Drug Added Earlier in Treatment Promising

    Myeloma Drug Added Earlier in Treatment Promising Response rate doubled for patients with this blood cancer, study finds WebMD News from HealthDay By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A recently approved immunotherapy drug for a blood cancer called multiple myeloma can provide even better benefits if patients receive it […]

  • Team Treatment Helps Depression, Chronic Disease

    Dec. 29, 2010 — More than 40% of older Americans have multiple chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, and many also suffer from depression. These patients have the highest health care costs and the worst outcomes, but a new study suggests that a team-based approach to managing care could improve outcomes and potentially […]

  • Higher Indoor Humidity Levels Might Slow Flu’s Spread

    Higher Indoor Humidity Levels Might Slow Flu WebMD News from HealthDay By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) — As the flu season continues to pack a punch for some Americans, new research suggests there might be a simple way to reduce the risk for infection in an indoor setting: hike up […]

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