Health News

Wait Times Have Improved in VA Health Care System

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 — From 2014 to 2017, there were improvements in wait times in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system, resulting in reduced wait times versus the private sector (PS) in 2017, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in JAMA Network Open. Madeline Penn, from the Department of […]

Health News

Is Melbourne about to have another frankenfood moment?

Is Melbourne about to have another frankenfood moment? I only ask because of this, the so-called Tradie Slammer at new city venue Wonderpop. The Tradie Slammer burger. It’s a meat pie wedged inside a brioche bun, and it’s the creation of Raymond Capaldi. Chef Capaldi says he was inspired by something he ate when he […]

Kids Health

George & Charlotte Have Separate Christmas Trees Thanks to Grandma

Carole Middleton, mom of the Duchess of Cambridge (formerly Kate Middleton), recently proved she’s just your run-of-the-mill doting grandma — despite the fact that three of her grandchildren are in direct line of succession to the throne of England. Carole Middleton recently granted her first interview ever to The Telegraph and chatted frankly about her unexpected […]

Health Problems

Depressed people have an increased risk of atrial fibrillation

Depressed people have an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, according to a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) journal. Medication was not responsible for the high frequency of atrial fibrillation in depressed people. The findings are reported during Global AF Aware Week. Study author Morten […]

Health Problems

Have diabetes? Make sure to manage cholesterol, too

For people with diabetes, blood sugar isn’t the only important measurement. New cholesterol guidelines suggest the more than 110 million U.S. adults with diabetes or prediabetes also should manage their cholesterol. The guidelines released earlier this month during the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions conference suggest doctors consider prescribing cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins to people […]

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Loss to follow-up common with IBD, but many have flare-ups

(HealthDay)—Loss to follow-up is common with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and both low C-reactive protein levels and long travel time to the hospital are predictors of follow-up loss, according to a study published in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dae Hyung Woo, from the Yeungnam University College of Medicine in South Korea, and colleagues […]