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

Health Library

Results 1 - 10 of 1342
Search Results:  w (1342)
  • Why Some Bisexuals Won't 'Come Out'

    Posted: 07/01/2016

    Why Some Bisexuals Won't 'Come Out' FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many bisexual men are afraid to reveal their sexual orientation to female partners, relatives and friends, a new study says. Fear of stigma and damage to their relationships keeps many bisexual men in the closet, report researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, in New York City. "Our results clearly identify the need for public education campaigns to dispel myths about bisexual men -- that bisexual ...

  • Walking: The Cheap, Easy Workout

    Posted: 07/01/2016

    Walking: The Cheap, Easy Workout MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Walking is a simple and inexpensive exercise that has been shown to offer numerous benefits for bones, muscles and joints. "Sometimes the hardest part of working out is getting started," Dr. Carolyn Hettrich, a spokesperson for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, said in an academy news release. "Walking requires minimal preparation, but yields significant benefits. Establish a routine by incorporating at least 30 minut...

  • Want to Stay Mobile as You Age? A Healthy Diet May Do the Trick

    Posted: 07/01/2016

    Want to Stay Mobile as You Age? A Healthy Diet May Do the Trick MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating may help reduce a woman's risk of physical disability as she grows older, a new study suggests. "Little research has been done on how diet impacts physical function later in life. We study the connection between diet and many other aspects of health, but we don't know much about diet and mobility," said study senior author Francine Grodstein, from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Bosto...

  • Why Some Seniors Don't Take Their Meds

    Posted: 07/01/2016

    Why Some Seniors Don't Take Their Meds THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who's helped care for an aging loved one knows that managing their daily medications can be a challenge. Now, new research suggests that the problem of missed pills rises with age and failing memory, especially for men. The problem can have serious consequences, the study's lead author noted. "Health conditions may worsen or not improve if older adults skip or don't take their medications properly," said Brenda Jam...

  • When Cooking Outside, Don't Let Food Safety Slide

    Posted: 07/01/2016

    When Cooking Outside, Don't Let Food Safety Slide FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Food is a big part of many Fourth of July celebrations. But take care when making and storing your meal, so that a bout of food poisoning doesn't ruin the rest of your holiday plans, a dietary expert advises. When having a picnic or barbecue, it's important to keep cold foods cold and hot foods hot. "Cold foods should be ideally put in shallow containers and then kept on ice to keep them below 40 degrees Fahrenhei...

  • Who's Most Likely to Seek Infertility Help

    Posted: 07/01/2016

    Who's Most Likely to Seek Infertility Help FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of people with infertility problems don't seek treatment, according to a new British study. "One of the important and concerning findings in our study is the difference in educational attainment and job status between people who sought help for infertility and those who did not," said study leader Jessica Datta. She is a lecturer at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in London. Datta's team ...

  • Women Get Worse Cardiac Arrest Care Than Men: Study

    Posted: 06/29/2016

    Women Get Worse Cardiac Arrest Care Than Men: Study WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive cardiac arrest are less likely than men to get aggressive, lifesaving care at the hospital, researchers report. "Although we have made a lot of improvement in treating patients with cardiac arrest over the last decade, there is room for improvement, especially in women," said lead researcher Dr. Luke Kim, an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, in New York City....

  • Want New Knowledge to Stick? Head Straight to a Workout

    Posted: 06/26/2016

    Want New Knowledge to Stick? Head Straight to a Workout THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exercising after you learn new things might help you remember them, a small study suggests. But the workout has to be done within a specific time window, and it can't be immediately after learning, Dutch researchers said. Their study involved 72 people who learned a series of picture-location associations. The participants were then assigned to one of three groups: exercising immediately after the learnin...

  • Women Less Likely to Get Blood Thinner for Irregular Heartbeat

    Posted: 06/16/2016

    Women Less Likely to Get Blood Thinner for Irregular Heartbeat WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Among people with the common heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, women are less likely than men to receive blood-thinning drugs, a new study reveals. Blood thinners are important for people with atrial fibrillation because they help prevent stroke. Atrial fibrillation causes an irregular heartbeat. In people with atrial fibrillation, blood doesn't move from one part of the heart to ...

  • Women More Prone to Anxiety Than Men, Review Finds

    Posted: 06/14/2016

    Women More Prone to Anxiety Than Men, Review Finds MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Struggling with anxiety? Then odds are you're a woman and you live in either North America or Western Europe. That's the conclusion of a new British study that found that women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety as men. Moreover, people in North America and Western Europe are more prone to anxiety disorders than those from other parts of the world. In North America, nearly eight of 100 people suffer from ...