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Only Half of Folks With Stool Test Positive for Colon...

23 January 2023
Only Half of Folks With Stool Test Positive for Colon Cancer Get Follow-Up ColonoscopyMONDAY, Jan. 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Many people undergo a stool test to screen for colon cancer but a new study finds too few follow up with a colonoscopy when that test warns of a possible cancer.Not following up undermines the point of screening, said study-co-author Jeff Mohl, director of research and analytics for the American Medical Group Association, a trade organization.In this study of almost 33,000 people at average risk for colon cancer, just 56% who had a positive result from a stool test had followed up with a colonoscopy within a year. Poorer people and the COVID-19 pandemic were associated with lower follow-up rates."Obviously, that's a huge problem," said Mohl. "If you're trying to estimate how many lives are saved, you're assuming that everyone gets follow-ups if...

AHA News: Intensive Blood Pressure Control May Lower...

23 January 2023
AHA News: Intensive Blood Pressure Control May Lower Risk For Cognitive Problems in More PeopleMONDAY, Jan. 23, 2023 (American Heart Association News) -- Several years ago, researchers published in JAMA a promising discovery: intensively lowering blood pressure appeared to reduce the risk for cognitive decline in people 50 and older with high blood pressure. But questions remained about whether the strategy was safe or effective in people whose diastolic blood pressure – the bottom number in a blood pressure reading – was low. Some data suggested intensive control might raise the risk for dementia in this group.A new study led by researchers in China suggests otherwise. The findings, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, show no evidence that intensive systolic (top number) blood pressure control is harmful to people whose diastolic blood...

Five Great Cardio Workouts You Can Do at Home

23 January 2023
Five Great Cardio Workouts You Can Do at HomeTUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2023 -- You might have heard that doing cardio, or aerobic, exercise is one of the best ways to keep your heart, lungs and cardiovascular system healthy and strong. Yet finding the time for the gym or even a trip to the local park can be a challenge when work and home responsibilities start to add up.The good news? There’s a growing list of exercises that are now considered to be "good cardio." The better news? A number of these are at-home cardio workouts that you can do in the comfort of your living space.According to the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), adding in more "everyday" activities is a great way to get some moderate-intensity workouts. Dr. Ben Levine, a cardiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center, agrees. In a recent blog post,...

Home Drug Infusions Can Be Dangerous, But Many Home Care Staff Aren't Trained

23 January 2023
Home Drug Infusions Can Be Dangerous, But Many Home Care Staff Aren`t TrainedMONDAY, Jan. 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Intravenous (IV) lines are generally associated with medical centers — picture a patient in a hospital bed, an IV drip-dropping needed fluids, nutrients and medicines into their arm.But millions now are receiving IV treatments at home, and a new study warns that not enough people are being properly trained to watch out for potentially dangerous IV-associated infections.There are no standard protocols for training home care nurses, caregivers or the patients themselves how to watch out for and report signs of infections caused by IV lines, said co-author Dr. Sara Keller, an assistant professor of infectious disease at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md.“There are more patients receiving home infusion therapy now...
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