Items Tagged ‘New York Times’

April 26, 2019

After a knee injury, be wary when returning to sports

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

New York Timesby Gretchen Reynolds The goal is to determine whether athletes are physically ready to start competing again. To pass, they usually must have regained about 90 percent of the strength and function in the injured limb that they have in their healthy leg. But little has been known about the long-term outcomes for […]

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Tags: Dr. Timothy Hewett, knee injuries, New York Times, Sports Medicine, torn ACL


March 1, 2019

A guide to sleep apnea

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

New York Times by Anahad O’Connor Every night, millions of Americans go to bed and drift into an evening of sleep that is anything but peaceful. They snore and gasp for air throughout the night, causing chronic sleepiness and increasing their risk of heart disease, hypertension and Type 2 diabetes. This condition, known as sleep […]

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Tags: Dr. Virend Somers, New York Times, sleep apnea


February 1, 2019

How one woman changed what doctors know about heart attacks

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

New York Times by Haider Warraich, M.D. Katherine Leon was 38 and living in Alexandria, Va., when she gave birth to her second son in 2003. She In 2009, Ms. Leon went to the WomenHeart Science and Leadership Symposium at the Mayo Clinic, where she met Dr. Sharonne N. Hayes, a professor of cardiovascular medicine […]

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Tags: Dr. Sharonne Hayes, New York Times, SCAD, Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection, WomenHeart Science and Leadership Symposium


November 21, 2018

How long can people live?

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

New York Times by Nicholas Baker In animal studies over the last few decades, scientists have begun to understand the specific cellular and molecular processes that cause the deteriorations of old age…In an essay in the journal JAMA last month, Tamara Tchkonia and Dr. James L. Kirkland of the Mayo Clinic categorized these processes into […]

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Tags: aging, cell senescence, cellular aging, Dr. James Kirkland, New York Times


October 5, 2018

The risk of alternative cancer treatments

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

New York Times by Jane E. Brody A diagnosis of cancer, even an early-stage, highly curable cancer, can prompt some people to feel as if they’ve suddenly lost control of their future and that they must do whatever they can to regain it…Assuming that you will use an alternative method as a complement to, not […]

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Tags: cancer care, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, New York Times


May 25, 2018

F.D.A. approves first drug designed to prevent migraines

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

New York Times by Gina Kolata The drug, Aimovig, made by Amgen and Novartis, is a monthly injection with a device similar to an insulin pen. The list price will be $6,900 a year, and Amgen said the drug will be available to patients within a week…“The drugs will have a huge impact,” said Dr. […]

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Tags: Dr. Amaal Starling, migraine, New York Times


April 6, 2018

How to start working out

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

New York Times by Anahad O’Connor Did you get some alarming test results from your doctor that you want to change? Are you on a mission to lose 20 pounds? Is your goal to gain muscle and increase your energy levels? Do you just want to look good naked? “One of the most important things […]

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Tags: exercise, Lynne Johnson, Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, New York Times, Wellness


March 16, 2018

Out of the doghouse, into the bed

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

New York Times by Jen A. Miller …Is sleeping in the same bed with your dog a good idea? Wouldn’t they be disruptive to our sleep? According to a recent study, not really. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix studied 40 dogs (none were puppies) who slept in the bedroom with their owners. The […]

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Tags: dogs, Dr. Lois Krahn, New York Times, sleep


February 9, 2018

Standing for 6 Hours Burns an Extra 54 Calories

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

New York Times by Nicholas Bakalar For the study, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, researchers pooled data from 46 studies involving 1,184 people. Ten of the studies were randomized trials. The average age of participants was 33, and 60 percent were men…“The benefit is modest,” said the lead author, Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, […]

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Tags: Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, New York Times, standing versus sitting, thermogenesis, weight loss


January 5, 2018

Greater access to donated livers promised to transplant patients

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

New York Times by Ted Alcorn The organization, the United Network for Organ Sharing, or U.N.O.S., decided to slightly loosen the geographic boundaries that determine how organs are matched to patients. The move will improve the chances for the sickest patients awaiting new livers in regions where they were previously most scarce… Dr. Julie Heimbach, […]

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Tags: Dr. Julie Heimbach, New York Times, organi transplants, United Network for Organ Sharing


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