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

Health Library

Results 1 - 10 of 3085
Search Results:  m (3085)
  • More Bars, More Ambulance Calls

    Posted: 05/23/2016

    More Bars, More Ambulance Calls MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Areas with more bars have about eight times more ambulance calls than places where booze flows less freely, according to a new study. Dr. Joel Ray, a physician at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, examined trends in EMS calls and the density of alcohol-serving establishments in certain areas near the city. Neighborhoods with the most establishments licensed to sell alcohol have a 7.8 times higher risk for 911 calls related to trau...

  • Marriage a Buffer Against Drinking Problems?

    Posted: 05/23/2016

    Marriage a Buffer Against Drinking Problems? TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Married people are less likely to have drinking problems than single people, and that protective effect is particularly strong among those with a family history of alcoholism, a new study suggests. "While clinicians have long been aware of the potentially important protective effects of marriage on alcohol problems, our study puts this observation on a firm scientific footing," said study leader Dr. Kenneth Kendler. H...

  • Middle Schoolers Exposed to Alcohol Ads Every Day: Study

    Posted: 05/23/2016

    Middle Schoolers Exposed to Alcohol Ads Every Day: Study TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Kids as young as 11 see alcohol ads on a daily basis, through television, billboards and signs, new research shows. Black and Hispanic children were especially likely to be exposed to such ads, as were girls, the study authors added. The researchers said they fear that exposure to these ads will encourage kids to drink when they're under age. "The evidence is strong that kids are at greater risk if they're...

  • Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis

    Posted: 05/23/2016

    Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many smokers have symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) even before they've been diagnosed with the lung condition, according to a new study. Symptoms of COPD include shortness of breath, coughing, difficulty exercising and history of asthma. COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States, researchers said. Smoking is a major cause of the disease. "We found that a significant ...

  • Melanoma Drug Boosting Survival for Many, Study Shows

    Posted: 05/23/2016

    Melanoma Drug Boosting Survival for Many, Study Shows THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug for advanced melanoma is dramatically shifting the odds in favor of patients, extending survival for many and even curing some. Keytruda (pembrolizumab) helped keep four in 10 patients with advanced melanoma alive three years after starting treatment, according to the results of a new clinical trial. The drug also caused complete remission in 15 percent of patients, and many remained cancer-free e...

  • Many COPD Patients Have Trouble Finding Care

    Posted: 05/23/2016

    Many COPD Patients Have Trouble Finding Care FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease face high out-of-pocket costs and other significant barriers to adequate medical care, a new report finds. "This report reveals a real patchwork of care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease," the report's lead author, Dr. Meilan Han, said in a news release from The Lancet Respiratory Medicine . The report, written by experts in the field of respira...

  • More Support for Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment for Elderly

    Posted: 05/23/2016

    More Support for Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment for Elderly SATURDAY, May 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who get their high blood pressure down to normal levels may substantially cut their risk of heart disease -- even if they're elderly or have already had heart problems, new research suggests. The study results, from a major clinical trial called SPRINT (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial), add to evidence that aggressively treating high blood pressure in older adults can pay off. Sp...

  • More Children Accidently Poisoned by 'Essential Oils'

    Posted: 05/22/2016

    More Children Accidently Poisoned by 'Essential Oils' FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children are increasingly at risk from essential oils that are often used in natural remedies, a Tennessee poison center reports. Between 2011 and 2015, reports of toxic exposures to these oils -- such as tea tree oil -- doubled, the center said. Even more alarming, four out of every five cases were in children. The oils, which are derived from plants and used in aromatic and homeopathic products, can cause ha...

  • Many Fertility Apps, Websites Miss the Mark

    Posted: 05/21/2016

    Many Fertility Apps, Websites Miss the Mark FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Websites and apps that promise to calculate a woman's most fertile days may often be off base, a new study suggests. When doctors put 53 fertility calculators to the test, they found that only four accurately predicted a hypothetical woman's "precise fertile window." "I'd recommend that consumers be cautious, and not completely rely on these sites and apps," said lead researcher Dr. Robert Setton. He is an obstetrics an...

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients Try Alternative Medicine First: Study

    Posted: 05/20/2016

    Many Breast Cancer Patients Try Alternative Medicine First: Study THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with early stage breast cancer who turn to alternative medicine may delay recommended chemotherapy, a new study suggests. And although most of the more than 300 women in the study eventually had recommended chemotherapy, 11 percent did not, the researchers said. "Previous studies have shown that timely initiation of breast cancer chemotherapy is associated with better breast cancer survival...