Worry ups men’s diabetes risk

Health Headlines, Men's Health
According to the BBC, a Swedish study is reporting that anxiety, depression, and sleepless nights increase the risk of diabetes in men. Researchers found men with high levels of "psychological distress" had more than double the risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those with low levels. My Take? (more…)
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Midlife Hormone Therapy Lowers Risk of Late-Life Dementia

Health Headlines, Woman's Health
MedPage is reporting a study showing that hormone therapy in midlife has been associated with reduced women's risk of developing dementia in old age. Compared with controls and after adjusting for other risk factors, women who only used hormone replacement at midlife (age 40 – 55) had a decreased risk of dementia by about 24% versus a 46% increase in risk among women who only took hormones late in life. My Take? (more…)
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Doctor’s Appointment? Don’t Go It Alone!

General Health, Medical Economics, Men's Health, Woman's Health
ABC News has a nice article suggesting that if you are heading to the doctor's office that you might want to persuade a friend to tag along. As I blogged last week, new research suggests that older adults who bring companions to medical visits are more satisfied with their medical care.  The Associated Press has a related story about companies providing professional companions in an article entitled: Serving as advocate for patients is good business My Take? (more…)
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