Kidney Donors May Not Face Higher Heart Disease Risk

FRIDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) — People who donate a kidney don’t appear to face a higher risk of developing heart disease in the first decade following donation, new research finds. But because a longer-term risk may still exist, the study authors advise careful monitoring of donors for signs of Read More

Many Americans Think Docs Order Too Many Tests, Meds

Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Few older Americans believe ordering more tests and drugs is the way to better health care, a new survey finds. Of the more than 2,000 respondents aged 50 to 80, just 14 percent thought that “more is Read More

‘Moderate’ Precancerous Cervical Lesions May Not Need Treatment: Study

Latest Womens Health News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new study calls for regular monitoring of “moderate” cervical lesions that might point to the potential for cancer later on, rather than immediate treatment. Moderate cervical lesions — formally known as cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia grade 2 Read More

TV Host Wendy Williams Has Grave’s Disease

Wendy Williams is taking three weeks off from her TV show after being diagnosed with Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism. She made the announcement on her show Wednesday, CBS News reported. Graves’ disease is “an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones,” according to the Mayo Clinic. Read More

Skipping CPAP May Mean Return to the Hospital for Apnea Patients

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If people with sleep apnea who’ve been hospitalized for any reason don’t use their breathing treatments when they return home, they’re much more likely to end up back in the hospital. They were 3.5 times more likely to be Read More

Think Your Nose Is Too Big? Selfies Might Be to Blame

THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you think that selfie you just took makes your nose look big, you’re not alone. In fact, new research suggests that selfies might be giving Americans a distorted image of their own schnozzes — potentially leading to more requests for nose jobs. Read More

Early Symptoms, Signs, Tests & Prevention

STDS in men: Definitions and facts Common types of STDs in men include Chlamydia, gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis, and genital herpes. Some of the most common STDs in men may not produce signs or symptoms. When signs and symptoms of STDs do occur, they include: Bacteria, viruses, or parasites can cause STDs Read More

Balance Moves for Older Adults

(HealthDay News) — Balance exercises can help prevent falls, especially among older adults. But before you begin any exercise program, always consult your doctor. Latest Senior Health News The American Council on Exercise mentions these common balance exercises for active older adults: Side X Balance Reach — Stand Read More

Friendships May Stem Cognitive Decline in Seniors

(HealthDay News) — Forging new friendships and maintaining old ones may help slow cognitive decline among seniors, the U.S. National Institute on Aging says. Latest Senior Health News For seven years, researchers at Northwestern University studied a group of so-called “superagers” — people 80 and older who had Read More