Here is a recap of some articles of interest in the field of health:
March 25: Seven Ways to Save on Dental Expenses
Fox News: In recent years it’s become clear that proper dental care isn’t just important for healthy teeth, but for overall health. In fact, studies have tied poor dental health to heart disease, cancer and a shorter lifespan.
Though vital, dental work is also expensive. A yearly exam, tooth-cleaning and X-rays can cost well over $200, while more complex dental work such as root canals and capping teeth can cost more than $1,000.
May 6: Obesity, Arthritis Hinder Women Later in Life
Reuters: Disabilities related to obesity and arthritis decrease women’s quality of life during their senior years, according to research presented May 1 at the American Geriatrics Society’s annual meeting in Chicago.
According to the presenter: “While women tend to live longer than men, this study shows that they are at greater risk of living with disability and much of the excess disability is attributable to higher rates of obesity and arthritis,”
June 01: Ten Minutes of Exercise Provides Hour-Long Effects
Associated Press: Ten minutes of brisk exercise triggers metabolic changes that last at least an hour. The unfair news for panting newbies: The more fit you are, the more benefits you just might be getting.
June 01: The End of Empathy
Fox News: A University of Michigan Study of nearly 14,000 college students has found that they have less empathy than college students did during the 1980s or 1990s. In fact, today’s college students scored about 40 percent lower in empathy than their counterparts did 20 or 30 years ago.
June 02: New Guidelines: Cancer Patients Should Exercise
Live Science: Cancer patients who’ve been told to rest and avoid exercise can – and should – find ways to be physically active both during and after treatment, according to new national guidelines.
June 03: Bringing Doctors to the Dying Patient’s Bedside
The New York Times: When D., a woman in her mid-30s, learned that she was dying from complications of AIDS, she fully expected that her life would end in much the same way it had been lived: homeless, alone and among strangers. If it hadn’t been for Dr. Jason K. Alexander, a medical student at the time, she might have been right.
June 04: Hormone Patch May Be Safer For Women
Reuters: Women who want to use hormone replacement therapy may be less likely to have a stroke if they use low-dose patches instead of pills, Canadian researchers reported on Thursday.
June 04: Medical Breakthrough Allows Patients to ‘Regrow Knee’
News Core: Doctors in central England developed an operation that enables patients to regrow cartilage from nothing, the Birmingham Mail newspaper reported Friday.
The revolutionary procedure, developed at Birmingham’s Good Hope Hospital, could give injured athletes, arthritis sufferers and young patients a chance to repair damaged knee caps without painful, and often career-ending knee replacements.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/03/health/03chen.html?ref=healthrs reported on Thursday.