Religion May Be Potent Medicine

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Want to live longer? Get thee to a house of worship, perhaps. Ohio State University researchers analyzed about 1,100 obituaries from across the United States. They found that people with religious connections lived nearly four years longer than those with no religious ties. That four-year increase was calculated…

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Dr. Vivek Trivedi receives Barrett’s Endotherapy STAR Certification

Dr. Vivek Trivedi of Piedmont HealthCare Comprehensive Digestive Care Center in Statesville completes and receives Barrett’s Endotherapy STAR Certification through the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Enrollment in this certification requires accredited training in gastroenterology or surgery, a minimum of 250 hours of upper endoscopies performed, and proficiency in endoscopic dilation, hemostasis, injection techniques and…

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Childhood Cancer Impacts Mental Health

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Children with neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer of nerve cells, are vulnerable to mental health and behavioral problems, a new study finds. Neuroblastoma is diagnosed at a median age of 17.3 months. Treatment advances have prolonged survival for many patients, the study authors said. This study included 859 children…

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