Kitty Wilde, RN: 1 (805) 452 3225 info@patient-advocate.com

Online medical records offer convenience

A variety of companies — from private health-care providers and insurance companies to big technology firms such as Microsoft and Google — are developing and launching sites, most of them free, that allow patients to keep personal health records. They can include everything from medical histories to test results,...

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Sugar can make you dumb

Eating too much sugar can eat away at your brainpower, according to US scientists who published a study Tuesday showing how a steady diet of high-fructose corn syrup sapped lab rats’ memories. Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) fed two groups of rats a solution containing...

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Prunes for Osteoporosis

A few prunes a day may keep the doctor away. That is what the latest findings from Florida State University suggest when it comes to bone health and osteoporosis prevention.   Researchers discovered that postmenopausal women who consumed dried plums daily, as compared to a control group who ate dried...

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Women’s Signs of a Heart Attack

More women die of cardiovascular disease than from the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. But 80 percent of cardiac events in women could be prevented if women made the right choices for their hearts involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking. Make it...

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Bladder Cancer in Women

About half of bladder cancer cases in women age 50 and older are now traceable to smoking, up from 20 or 30 percent in earlier decades, researchers report. It is estimated that 69,250 men and women (52,020 men and 17,230 women) will be diagnosed with and 14,990 men and...

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Menopause Holiday Survival Guide

Tips on dealing with menopause with the extra added holiday stress. If you’ve stepped outside at all since mid-October, you’re well aware that it’s coming. The holiday season—the tornado of wish lists, baking, family reunions, and house cleaning, with a 90% chance of stressor thunderstorms. You may find yourself...

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Lipitor Goes Generic

Generic Lipitor – known as Atorvastatin Lipitor, the top-selling drug of all time, has made Pfizer more than $81 billion in sales since launching in 1997, according to IMS Health. At its peak, more than 11 million Americans took it, says Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions, another health-care data firm....

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