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News Archives for January 2009
 

January 30, 2009
     
  VIDEO: In the Spotlight - Dr. Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary - Dr. Janey Wiggs
  VIDEO: Autism May Be Linked to Premature Birth, BPA Lingers in Body Longer Than Previously Thought, Drinking Too Much Water During Childbirth Leads to Hyponatremia - Dr. Susan Sharma
January 29, 2009
     
  VIDEO: If I Had - Retinitis Pigmentosa - Dr. Gerry Chader, MD, PhD, University of Southern California Medical School - Dr. Gerry Chader
  VIDEO: Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation Shows Potential as Alternative MS Treatment - Dr. Susan Sharma
  VIDEO: Research Demonstrates Efficacy of Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation in MS Patients - Dr. Susan Sharma
  VIDEO: Higher Glucose Levels Linked to Lower Cognitive Function, Common Chemicals Affect Fertility, Kidney Donors Lead Long and Healthy Lives - Dr. Susan Sharma
January 28, 2009
     
  VIDEO: If I Had - A Cataract at Age 70 and Had Blurred Vision - Dr. Scott Greenstein, MD, FACS, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School - Dr. Scott Greenstein
  VIDEO: Overweight Women Suffering from Incontinence Would Benefit from Weight Loss (Interview with Dr. Leslee Subak, MD, University of California, San Francisco) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  VIDEO: Weight Loss Reduces Frequency of Urinary Incontinence Episodes Among Overweight Women (Interview with Dr. Leslee Subak, MD, University of California, San Francisco) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  VIDEO: Short Exercise Bursts Improve Metabolism, Mercury Found in High-Fructose Corn Syrup Products, Concussions Have Lifelong Impact on Brain Function - Dr. Susan Sharma
January 27, 2009
     
  VIDEO: In the Spotlight - Dr. Roberd Bostick, MD, MPH, Emory University - Dr. Roberd Bostick
  VIDEO: High Risk Women Not Undergoing Screening Mammograms as Often as Recommended (Interview with Dr. Aliki Taylor, MD, MPH, PhD, University of Birmingham) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  VIDEO: Women Who Underwent Chest Irradiation Not Undergoing Mammography Despite Cancer Risk (Interview with Dr. Aliki Taylor, MD, MPH, PhD, University of Birmingham) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  VIDEO: Intake of Omega-6 Fatty Acids Recommended, Intensive Insulin Therapy for Critically Ill Children, Aerobics and Resistance Training Lowers Insulin Resistance - Dr. Susan Sharma
January 26, 2009
     
  VIDEO: If I Had - Concerns About Colon Cancer - Dr. Roberd Bostick, MD, MPH, Emory University - Dr. Roberd Bostick
  VIDEO: Paperless Electronic Information Systems Benefit Hospitals and Patients (Interview with Dr. Neil Powe, MD, MPH, MBA, Johns Hopkins University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  VIDEO: In-Hospital Paperless Electronic Systems Benefit Patient Care and Hospital Bottom Line (Interview with Dr. Neil Powe, MD, MPH, MBA, Johns Hopkins University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  VIDEO: Group Counseling Beneficial for Smokers, Combined Seat Belt and Air Bag Use Decreases Spinal Fracture Risk, Aspirin Does Not Reduce Breast Cancer Risk - Dr. Susan Sharma
January 23, 2009
     
  VIDEO: If I Had - Trouble Sleeping - Dr. Kathy Parker, Ph.D, RN, Emory University - Dr. Kathy Parker
  VIDEO: Tobacco Exposure Contributes More Heavily to Cancer Development Than Previously Estimated (Interview with Dr. Bruce Leistikow, MD, University of California, Davis) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  VIDEO: Study Demonstrates That Previous Research Has Underestimated Impact of Tobacco Smoke on Cancer Rates (Interview with Dr. Bruce Leistikow, MD, University of California, Davis) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  VIDEO: FDA Approves First U.S. Embryonic Stem Cell Trial, Victims of Abuse At Higher Risk for Miscarriage, Female Physicians Provide Better Chronic Heart Failure Treatment - Dr. Susan Sharma
January 22, 2009
     
  VIDEO: In the Spotlight - Dr. Niall Galloway, MD, FRCS, Emory University - Dr. Niall Galloway
  VIDEO: Regular Exposure to Cleaning Products and Disinfectants Increases Asthma Risk Among Nurses (Interview with Dr. Ahmed Arif, MD, PhD, University of North Carolina) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  VIDEO: Occupational Asthma Risk Increased Among Nurses Regularly Exposed to Cleaning Products and Disinfectants (Interview with Dr. Ahmed Arif, MD, PhD, University of North Carolina) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  VIDEO: Cleaner Air Increases Life Expectancy, Sham Acupuncture Just as Effective as True Acupuncture, School-Based Physical Activity Programs Beneficial - Dr. Susan Sharma
January 21, 2009
     
  VIDEO: In the Clinic - Dr. Leila Mankarious, MD, Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary - Dr. Leila Mankarious
  VIDEO: Oral Prednisolone Does Not Benefit Children Suffering from Wheezing Due to Viral Infection - Dr. Susan Sharma
  VIDEO: Study Questions Use of Oral Prednisolone for Preschoolers Presenting with Wheezing Related to Viral Infection - Dr. Susan Sharma
  VIDEO: Skim Milk Reduces Hypertension Risk in Women, MRSA Infections Rising in Children, Antidepressant May Benefit GAD Patients - Dr. Susan Sharma
January 20, 2009
     
  VIDEO: If I Had - Squamous Cell Carcinoma - Dr. Manish Khanna, MD - Dr. Mannish Khanna
  VIDEO: Research Reveals Means Through Which Hearing System May Protect Itself During Exposure to Loud Noise (Interview with Dr. Paul Fuchs, Johns Hopkins University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  VIDEO: Natural Dampening Effect of the Auditory System May Protect Hearing Following Exposure to Loud Noise (Interview with Dr. Paul Fuchs, Johns Hopkins University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  VIDEO: FDA Issues Peanut Butter Product Warning, First-Time Heart Attacks Less Fatal Today, Calm Disposition Lowers Dementia Risk - Dr. Susan Sharma
January 19, 2009
     
  VIDEO: In the Spotlight - Dr. Thomas John (Jock) Murray, MD, FRCP(C), OC, Dalhousie University - Dr. Thomas John (Jock) Murray
  VIDEO: Common Skin Cream Ingredient Linked to Increased Risk of Death Among Elderly Men - Dr. Susan Sharma
  VIDEO: Tretinoin Associated with Increased Mortality Among Elderly Men - Dr. Susan Sharma
  VIDEO: Genetic Variants Help Predict Obesity, Lucentis Outperforms PDT for Macular Degeneration Treatment, Moderate Alcohol Consumption Offers Benefits for Healthy Adults - Dr. Susan Sharma
January 16, 2009
     
  In the Spotlight - Dr. Stephen Teach, MD, MPH, Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University - Dr. Stephen Teach
  If I Had - Psoriasis - Dr. Yves Poulin, MD, FRCPC, Laval University - Dr. Yves Poulin
  VIDEO: Telephone Follow-Up Preferred Among Breast Cancer Patients - Dr. Susan Sharma
  VIDEO: Breast Cancer Patients Followed-Up Via Telephone More Satisfied with Care Than Those Followed-Up Clinically - Dr. Susan Sharma
  VIDEO: Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Share Genetic Roots, Short-Term Placebo Use Not Harmful in Adolescent Depression, STD Rates Rising in U.S. - Dr. Susan Sharma
January 15, 2009
     
  In the Spotlight - Dr. Steven Schachter, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Dr. Steven Schachter
  If I Had - A Newborn Who Had Difficulty Feeding - Dr. Leila Mankarious, MD, Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary - Dr. Leila Mankarious
  If I Had - A Family History of Muscular Dystrophy - Eric Hoffman, PhD, Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University - Dr Eric Hoffman
  Postnatal Depression Managed Through Psychological Counseling - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Psychological Counseling and Support Effective for Management of Postnatal Depression - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Surgery Checklist Reduces Deaths and Complications, Childhood Diet May Predict Adulthood Obesity Risk, IVF Reverses Infertility in Younger Couples - Dr. Susan Sharma
January 14, 2009
     
  In the Spotlight - Dr. Leila Mankarious, MD, Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary - Dr. Leila Mankarious
  In The Spotlight - Dr. Eric Hoffman, PhD, Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University - Dr. Eric Hoffman
  Newer Antipsychotic Drugs Linked with Similar Cardiac Death Risk as Older Drugs (Interview with Dr. Wayne Ray, PhD, Vanderbilt University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs Carry Similar Risks as Typical Antipsychotics for Sudden Cardiac Death (Interview with Dr. Wayne Ray, PhD, Vanderbilt University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  High Caffeine Intake Increases Likelihood of Hallucinations, Women More Likely to Experience EMS Delays, Smoking During Pregnancy Alters Thyroid Hormone Levels - Dr. Susan Sharma
  High Caffeine Intake Increases Likelihood of Hallucinations, Women More Likely to Experience EMS Delays, Smoking During Pregnancy Alters Thyroid Hormone Levels - Rebecca Harrison
January 13, 2009
     
  In the Clinic - Allan Platt, PA-C, Emory School of Medicine - Allan Platt
  In the Spotlight - Dr. Ian Stiell, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Ottawa Health Research Institute; University of Ottawa - Dr. Ian Stiell
  If I Had - Atrial Fibrillation - Dr. John L. Sapp, MD, FRCPC, Dalhousie University - Dr. John L. Sapp
  Treadmill Exercise Program Improves Quality of Life in Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease (Interview with Dr. Mary McDermott, MD, Northwestern University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Distinct Benefits Derived from Treadmill Exercise Program for PAD Patients (Interview with Dr. Mary McDermott, MD, Northwestern University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Sodium-to-Potassium Ratio Predicts Heart Disease Risk, HRT Linked to Faster Brain Tissue Loss, Cold Weather Increases Blood Pressure in Older Adults - Dr. Susan Sharma
January 12, 2009
     
  In the Clinic - Dr. Daniel Deschler, MD, FACS, Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary - Dr. Daniel Deschler
  In the Spotlight - Dr. Lucky Jain, MD, MBA, Emory University School of Medicine - Dr. Lucky Jain
  Sleeping Less Than 7 Hours Per Night Increases Common Cold Risk (Interview with Dr. Sheldon Cohen, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Sleep Duration and Efficiency Influence Risk of Common Cold (Interview with Dr. Sheldon Cohen, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Phone Delivered Weight Loss Counseling Effective, Sabril Recommended for FDA Approval, Testosterone Exposure in Womb Linked to Autism Risk - Dr. Susan Sharma
January 9, 2009
     
  In the Clinic - Dr. Lucky Jain, MD, MBA, Emory University School of Medicine - Dr. Lucky Jain
  If I Had - A Hoarse Voice - Dr. Daniel Deschler, MD, FACS, Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary - Dr. Daniel Deschler
  Genetic Subtype of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Has Poor Prognosis (Interview with Dr. Monique den Boer, PhD, Erasmus University Medical Center) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Genetic ALL Subtype Associated with Poor Prognosis (Interview with Dr. Monique den Boer, PhD, Erasmus University Medical Center) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  New Technique Encourages Extra Stem Cell Production, Colorectal Cancer Risk Lower Among Women Taking HRT, Physical Fitness Maintains Mental Fitness in Women - Dr. Susan Sharma
January 8, 2009
     
  If I Knew Then - Dr. Daniel Deschler, MD, FACS, Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary - Dr. Daniel Deschler
  Antipsychotic Medications Shorten Lifespan of Alzheimer's Patients - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Long-Term Use of Antipsychotics Increases Mortality Among Alzheimer's Patients - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Skin Cancer Increases Risk of Other Cancers, Early Repeat Cesareans Increase Complications, Teen Birth Rate Rises for First Time in 15 Years - Dr. Susan Sharma
January 7, 2009
     
  If I Knew Then - Dr. Ian Stiell, MD, MSc. FRCPC, Ottawa Health Research Institute; University of Ottawa - Dr. Ian Stiell
  If I Had - Multiple Sclerosis - Dr. Thomas John (Jock) Murray, MD, FRCP(C), OC, Dalhousie University - Dr. Jock Murray
  Tight Blood Sugar Control No More Beneficial Than Current Standards Among Type 2 Diabetes Patients (Interview with Dr. William Duckworth, MD, Phoenix VA Hospital) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Intensive Glucose Control May Not Prevent Cardiovascular Disease in Type 2 Diabetics (Interview with Dr. William Duckworth, MD, Phoenix VA Hospital) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Drug Combination Increases Effectiveness of Leptin, Grape Seed Extract Aids Leukemia Cell Death, Higher Aggression Observed Among Children of Pregnant Smokers - Dr. Susan Sharma
January 6, 2009
     
  Parkinson's Patients Benefit From Deep Brain Stimulation (Interview with Dr. Frances Weaver, PhD, Hines VA Hospital) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Movement in Parkinson's Disease (Interview with Dr. Frances Weaver, PhD, Hines VA Hospital) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Third-Hand Cigarette Smoke Poses Risks, Antioxidants Alleviate Pain of Chronic Pancreatitis, Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia More Deadly Than Community-Acquired Type - Dr. Susan Sharma
January 5, 2009
     
  In the Spotlight - Dr. Anthony Sandler, MD, Children's National Medical Center & George Washington University School of Medicine - Dr. Anthony Sandler
  Teens Reference Risky Behavior on Social Networking Sites Like Facebook and MySpace - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Physicians Can Curb References to Risky Behavior on Social Networking Sites Like Facebook - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Smoke-Free Laws Reduce Hospitalizations for Heart Attack, Fosomax Increases Risk of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw, 15% of Dementia Patients Are Under 65 Years of Age - Dr. Susan Sharma