RWJ Health Connect | Patient PortalGo
  • 1-888-MD-RWJUH
  • YouTube

Health Library

Results 1 - 10 of 1652
Search Results:  d (1652)
  • Daily 'Light Therapy' May Help Some With Bipolar Disorder

    Posted: 10/22/2017

    Daily 'Light Therapy' May Help Some With Bipolar Disorder THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People afflicted with bipolar disorder may find some relief from depression with daily doses of light therapy, new research suggests. With light therapy, people spend time sitting in close proximity to a light-emitting box -- in this case, bright white light -- with exposures increasing from 15 minutes per day to a full hour over a period of weeks. The study found that within a month the therapy helped ...

  • Dance Your Way to a Healthier Aging Brain

    Posted: 10/22/2017

    Dance Your Way to a Healthier Aging Brain THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Dance classes may beat traditional exercise when it comes to improving older adults' balance -- and it might enhance brain areas related to memory and learning along the way. That's the finding of a small study that compared dance lessons against standard exercise -- including brisk walking -- among 52 healthy seniors. Over a year and a half, older adults who took weekly dance classes showed gains in their balancing ab...

  • Diabetes Pill Might Replace Injection to Control Blood Sugar

    Posted: 10/22/2017

    Diabetes Pill Might Replace Injection to Control Blood Sugar TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An injectable class of diabetes medication -- called glucagon-like peptide-1 or GLP-1 -- might one day be available in pill form, research suggests. Based on the results of a global phase 2 clinical trial, the study authors reported a significant drop in blood sugar levels for people on the oral medication, and no significant increase in low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) compared to a placebo over...

  • Does Your Dog 'Talk' to You?

    Posted: 10/22/2017

    Does Your Dog 'Talk' to You? THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some people swear their dogs can communicate with them. A new study adds some credence to that belief. Dogs use more facial expressions when people are looking at them -- likely in an attempt to communicate with humans, researchers in the United Kingdom concluded. "The findings appear to support evidence dogs are sensitive to humans' attention and that expressions are potentially active attempts to communicate, not simple emotional...

  • Drug OD Rate Now Higher in Rural U.S. Than Cities: CDC

    Posted: 10/22/2017

    Drug OD Rate Now Higher in Rural U.S. Than Cities: CDC FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Drug overdose death rates in rural areas of the United States are now higher than in cities, a trend that worries federal health officials. In 2015, drug overdose was the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States -- with 52,000 fatalities attributed to opioid painkillers, heroin and other potentially deadly drugs, researchers said in a new report. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevent...

  • Double Mastectomy May Mean a Hit to the Paycheck

    Posted: 10/19/2017

    Double Mastectomy May Mean a Hit to the Paycheck MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Working women who choose an aggressive treatment for breast cancer are likely to miss a significant amount of time before returning to the job. That's the conclusion of a study that focused on approximately 1,000 women in Georgia and Los Angeles who had to decide between various options for dealing with their cancer diagnosis. More than 60 percent of the women, aged 20 to 79, chose a lumpectomy, a relatively less a...

  • Did Your Urinary Infection Come From a Chicken Coop?

    Posted: 10/19/2017

    Did Your Urinary Infection Come From a Chicken Coop? MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Could ingesting undercooked poultry give you a urinary tract infection? Maybe. Although exactly how it might happen isn't clear, say researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who investigated a possible foodborne source of these common infections. Their interest was sparked by earlier Berkeley research suggesting a link between some drug-resist...

  • Does a Drug's High Price Tag Cause Its Own Side Effects?

    Posted: 10/17/2017

    Does a Drug's High Price Tag Cause Its Own Side Effects? THURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Pricey drugs may make people more vulnerable to perceiving side effects, a new study suggests -- and the phenomenon is not just "in their heads." The study delved into the so-called "nocebo effect." It's the negative version of the well-known placebo effect, where people feel better after receiving a therapy because they expected good things. With the nocebo effect, patients' worries over treatment side e...

  • Does Healthy Skin Around Suspicious Moles Need Removal?

    Posted: 10/12/2017

    Does Healthy Skin Around Suspicious Moles Need Removal? MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're having a suspicious mole removed, the doctor should consider removing about 2 millimeters of healthy skin from around the mole. Doing so could avoid the need for a second surgery if the mole turns out to be cancerous, according to a new report. In the study, researchers removed about 150 suspicious moles from nearly 140 men and women. All of them had at least 2 millimeters (mm) of skin removed arou...

  • Delays in Diagnosis Hurt Women Who Have Heart Disease

    Posted: 10/10/2017

    Delays in Diagnosis Hurt Women Who Have Heart Disease THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women with heart disease aren't treated as aggressively in the operating room as men are, and delays in diagnosis may be the reason why, a new Canadian study suggests. "It appears that by the time women present with heart disease, they are slightly older and may be facing more comorbidities such as obesity and diabetes," explained study senior author Dr. Fraser Rubens, from the University of Ottawa's Heart...