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

Health Library

Results 1 - 10 of 1052
Search Results:  I (1052)
  • Is Too Much Time Online Raising Suicide Risk in Teen Girls?

    Posted: 11/19/2017

    Is Too Much Time Online Raising Suicide Risk in Teen Girls? TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A spike in the amount of time teenage girls in the United States spend online is a likely culprit behind the surge in rates of depression, suicide and contemplation of suicide, new research suggests. The finding stems from an analysis of fatal injury data collected between 1999 and 2015 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as two large ongoing surveys that have been tracking ...

  • Is Low-Dose Aspirin Right for You After Surgery?

    Posted: 11/19/2017

    Is Low-Dose Aspirin Right for You After Surgery? TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Each year, millions of American heart patients go "under the knife" for various kinds of surgery. Often they're told to take a low-dose aspirin, to help lower their odds for a post-op blood clot. But does that practice reduce the risk of additional heart problems? A new study says yes. Giving low-dose aspirin after surgeries unrelated to heart problems -- things like knee replacements, cancer surgeries or a myria...

  • If Dad Has Depression, Kids Might Develop It, Too

    Posted: 11/19/2017

    If Dad Has Depression, Kids Might Develop It, Too THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having a father with depression may put teens at a heightened risk for the mental health problem, a new study suggests. Previous research had linked depression in mothers and in their children. But according to the investigators, this is the first study to find such an association between fathers and their children, independent of whether the mother has depression. The findings were based on an analysis of data...

  • Improve Your Odds During Infertility Treatments

    Posted: 11/12/2017

    Improve Your Odds During Infertility Treatments WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's a better chance that in vitro fertilization (IVF) will lead to pregnancy if fresh donor eggs are used instead of frozen eggs, a new study suggests. Frozen donor eggs are cheaper and more convenient, while fresh eggs tend to be more expensive and require the recipient to coordinate with the egg donor. The study also found that, regardless of whether fresh or frozen eggs are used, transfer of a single embry...

  • Is Successful Heart Surgery All in the Timing?

    Posted: 11/06/2017

    Is Successful Heart Surgery All in the Timing? THURSDAY, Oct. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Planning to have open heart surgery anytime soon? You might want to ask your cardiologist to book an afternoon slot in the OR. New research shows that heart operations performed in the afternoon produced better outcomes than those done in the morning. Because afternoon heart surgery syncs with the body's circadian clock (the internal body clock that controls when people sleep, eat and wake up), it reduces the risk...

  • Incision Length Linked to Pain After Cesarean

    Posted: 11/02/2017

    Incision Length Linked to Pain After Cesarean SATURDAY, Oct. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- How much pain a woman feels after cesarean delivery may depend on the length of the incision, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed pain in nearly 700 women who gave birth via elective C-sections. Both short and long surgical incisions were linked to greater pain. Based on their findings, the researchers concluded that the ideal length of a C-section incision is between roughly 4.5 and 6.5 inches. They said sh...

  • Is a Dangerous Bird Flu on the Horizon?

    Posted: 10/30/2017

    Is a Dangerous Bird Flu on the Horizon? THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have found new evidence that the H7N9 bird flu, currently confined to China, has the potential for a widespread outbreak. Public health experts have long been tracking the bird flu strain, which emerged in humans in 2013. Since then, nearly 1,600 cases have been confirmed in China -- with a death rate of about 40 percent, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There's no evidence tha...

  • Is Blood Donated by Mothers Less Safe for Men?

    Posted: 10/26/2017

    Is Blood Donated by Mothers Less Safe for Men? TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men who receive blood donated by previously pregnant women may face an increased risk of death following the transfusion, a new study from the Netherlands suggests. Males transfused with blood from a woman with a history of pregnancy appear to be 13 percent overall more likely to die in coming years, compared with those who received blood from another man, said researchers from Sanquin, the Dutch national blood ban...

  • Is Gluten-Free Such a Good Idea?

    Posted: 10/12/2017

    Is Gluten-Free Such a Good Idea? FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Gluten-free diets are increasingly popular but not a good idea for everyone, doctors say. Gluten is a type of protein found in grains such as wheat, rye and barley. Only people with conditions that require them to avoid gluten -- such as celiac disease or gluten sensitivity -- should go completely gluten-free, said Dr. Christopher Heron, a family medicine physician at Penn State Medical Group in State College. "The grains found ...

  • It's Time to Get Your Flu Shot Again

    Posted: 10/10/2017

    It's Time to Get Your Flu Shot Again THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Flu season is fast approaching, and U.S. health officials are worried that this season could be a bad one. That's why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging everyone 6 months and older to get a flu shot. Why the extra concern? Australia, which experiences its flu season in summer because it's in the southern hemisphere, has been hard hit this year. And the major culprit has been the H3N2 flu strain, ...