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USPSTF Recommends Counseling to Prevent Perinatal Depression

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians provide or refer counseling interventions for pregnant or postpartum women at increased risk for perinatal depression. This recommendation forms the basis of a final recommendation statement published in the Feb. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. […]

Personal Health

The $9 Drugstore Product Meghan Markle Is Using to Prevent Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are often inevitable, especially during pregnancy. Your mom most likely has them. Even celebrities have gotten real about stretch marks (Chrissy Teigen affectionately calls hers “stretchies”.) Apparently we’re in good company, because Meghan Markle is taking action to prevent stretch marks while she’s pregnant. According to The Sun, the Duchess of Sussex is reportedly using a […]

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Brushing teeth twice a day could prevent erectile dysfunction

Brushing teeth twice a day could prevent erectile dysfunction: Scientists find bad oral hygiene nearly TRIPLES the risk of impotence Researchers reviewed five studies on more than 200,000 men’s health It adds to growing evidence of link between gum disease and erection problems Scientists think an inflammation-causing molecule in the liver could be to blame […]

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Can Emergen-C Actually Prevent a Cold?

If you find yourself reaching for a packet of Emergen-C every time you feel a tickle in your throat, you’re certainly not alone. The fizzy orange power—a mix of vitamins C and B, along with other nutrients—has become a mainstay of medicine cabinets, winter-weather survival kits, travel packing lists, and even wedding weekend goodie bags. […]

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Can Facebook advertising prevent cancer?

Is there ever a truly good time for a colonoscopy? Even with the recommendation of a primary care physician, it’s easy to procrastinate or simply forget to schedule an appointment with your friendly neighborhood endoscopist. That’s why the Colorado Cancer Screening Program (CCSP) and partners have been exploring ways to remind patients—to prod them, if […]

Health Problems

A role for circadian enhancers to prevent myocardial injury in the perioperative setting

Innovative cardioprotective strategies are of imminent demand. Nonfatal myocardial ischemia (MI) poses a significant risk to patients undergoing major non-cardiac surgery and these non-cardiac surgeries account for around 8 million myocardial injuries per year. Considering perioperative MI is the most common major cardiovascular complication, identifying factors that lead to cardiac disease onset and finding solutions […]

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Tai chi: an ancient art may work best to prevent falls in old age

(HealthDay)—The ancient practice of tai chi may beat strength training and aerobics for preventing falls among seniors, a new trial shows. A modified senior-centered tai chi program reduced falls nearly a third better in a head-to-head comparison with an exercise regimen that combined aerobics, strength training and balance drills, the researchers reported. “This tai chi […]