Sharing May Be Contagious

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Your tendency to share may depend less on your own nature and more on the surrounding culture, a new study suggests. If you’re among people who share, you will likely share, too. But if the group doesn’t practice giving, you probably won’t either, researchers say. This finding is…

AHA: Inequities Remain in Heart Attack Treatments for Black Patients

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Black patients hospitalized for heart attacks continue to receive different medical treatment than white patients, according to a new study that explored whether previously reported racial differences in care have faded. Researchers found that black heart attack patients were less likely than white patients to undergo aggressive…

AHA: Inequities Remain in Heart Attack Treatments for Black Patients

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Black patients hospitalized for heart attacks continue to receive different medical treatment than white patients, according to a new study that explored whether previously reported racial differences in care have faded. Researchers found that black heart attack patients were less likely than white patients to undergo aggressive…

Florence's Lingering Threat: Mold

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, residents of the Carolinas are facing a new health threat: mold. Mold-related illnesses are a serious concern following severe flooding in North and South Carolina, say experts from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. “Where there’s dampness and water, there’s mold,”…

Exercising With Rheumatoid Arthritis

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Different from osteoarthritis, which is the wear-and-tear breakdown of joint cartilage experienced over time, rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is an autoimmune disease that causes both pain and intense fatigue. When you’re in the throes of a flare, exercise may seem like mission impossible and you might be advised…