Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775
Rochester, Minn. Magnetic shoe insoles did not effectively relieve foot pain among patients in a study, according to a recent report in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. And the results indicate that patients who strongly believed in magnets had pain relief, even if they were given false magnets to wear. "This study provides convincing evidence that use of these static magnets was...
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Local physician versed in prime minister's condition and treatment
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
When the medical news about Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's initial stroke - and the proposed course of treatment - was flashed around the world, Dr. David L. Fischman was clearly more informed than most others about the condition. An interventional cardiologist at the Jefferson Heart Institute, Fischman, who earned his medical degree at New York Medical College and continued...
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A recent report published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings supports the hypothesis that women who smoke cigarettes before first full-term pregnancy have a 20 percent increased risk of breast cancer compared with women who begin smoking after the birth of their first child or never smoked. This latest study is a strong indicator of the continued need for smoking-prevention messages...
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But could 2006 be the year they really stick?
Was that drink your last? And no more chocolates, unless, of course, they are dark ones, and substantiated as healthy for the heart. Isn't that what was proved in the latest study? Wait - cheese hoagies have cholesterol? And here "they" told us cheese was part of the dairy segment of the food pyramid. Or is it a food rectangle?...
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The 'crystal ball' aspect gets
Exercise capacity - VO2max - is a powerful predictor of death in patients with coronary artery disease, not just patients with heart failure, according to the finding of Mayo Clinic research presented at the the American Heart Association's "Scientific Sessions 2005," just held in Dallas. VO2max is the maximum amount of oxygen a person can take in during exercise. In...
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