Balanced Diet May Be Key to Cancer Survival

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Eating a nutritionally balanced high-quality diet may lower a cancer patient’s risk of dying by as much as 65 percent, new research suggests. The finding that total diet, rather than specific nutritional components, can affect a cancer patient’s prognosis “was particularly surprising to us,” said the study’s lead…

Health Tips for Summer Fun

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Summertime means fun time, but you still need to follow some basic health and safety precautions. Dehydration is a common summer problem and often results in dizziness, dry mouth and lightheadedness. But it also can be more severe, according to Dr. Ravi Rao, a family medicine physician at…

Obese Young Adults Prone to Binging, Purging

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Overweight and obese young adults are twice as likely as those who are thinner to try to control their weight through binging and purging, using laxatives or diuretics, or forcing themselves to vomit, a new study finds. The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) researchers noted that these…

Are Your Meds Making You Depressed?

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Drugs taken by more than one-third of U.S. adults have depression as a possible side effect, a new study reveals. These medications include blood pressure drugs called beta-blockers, hormonal contraceptives and pain medications, researchers said. And they’re used by 37 percent of Americans, according to the study of…

U.S. Obesity Rates Rising Again

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — After briefly leveling off, the U.S. obesity rate may be climbing again, according to a preliminary study. The rate had been rising for decades until it appeared to plateau in recent years. But, in the new study, researchers found that the trend may have been short-lived. And if…

Dr. Amrish Patel and Jessica Hastings Present Immunizations Project at National Vaccinology Conference

Dr. Amrish Patel and Jessica Hastings Present Immunizations Project at National Vaccinology Conference

Dr. Amrish Patel and Jessica Hastings, CCMA/office supervisor of Troutman Family Medicine presented “Improving Adult Immunization Rates in a Primary Care Setting” at the 2018 Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research in Bethesda, Maryland. The conference was sponsored by National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, a nonprofit dedicated to educating healthcare professionals and the public on the…

Could You Have Rosacea?

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Acne isn’t reserved for teens, and breakouts can persist into adulthood. But there’s another common skin condition — rosacea — that causes a different type of blemish, strikes in the adult years, and won’t respond to typical acne products. The first telltale sign of rosacea is the tendency…