Health News Brief: West Nile Virus Spreads Faster, Chronic Kidney Disease Increases Risk in A-Fib, Vitamin D Supplementation Can Decrease Respiratory Infection Risk in Children American Medical ID


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Health News Brief

September 6, 2012   

West Nile Virus Spreads Faster
West Nile virus is spreading faster than it has in years, and the pace of the mosquito-borne disease is getting worse, health officials report.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Read More

Vitamin D Supplementation Can Decrease Respiratory Infection Risk in Children
For kids who get a lot of colds during the winter, a boost in vitamin D levels may be just what the doctor ordered, researchers
reported Monday.
Source: Pediatrics Read More

Chronic Kidney Disease Increases Risk in A-Fib
Patients with atrial fibrillation who have chronic kidney disease are at higher risk of stroke or systemic thromboembolism and bleeding, according to a study published in the Aug. 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Source: New England Journal of Medicine Read More

What Sets Allergies in Motion?
Allergies, or hypersensitivities of the immune system, are more common than ever before. According to the Asthma and Allergies Foundation of America, one in five Americans suffers from an allergy -- from milder forms like hay fever to more severe instances, like peanut allergies which can lead to anaphylactic shock.
Source: The Journal of Immunology Read More

Diabetic Death Risk Drops with Statins
People with diabetes have a heightened risk of dying from heart problems. While certain lifestyle changes can protect your heart, some medications may also lower your risk of dying from diabetes-related heart problems.
Source: British Medical Journal Open Read More

National Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month,
a good time to get your blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high.

National Cholesterol Education Month is also a good time to learn about lipid profiles and about food and lifestyle choices that help you reach personal cholesterol goals.

Learn More


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