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Fewer People Having, Dying Of Strokes

Posted On July 16, 2014

(Cleveland, OH) -- Fewer people over age 65 are having strokes. Dr. Irene Katzin with the Cleveland Clinic says that's great news.   Johns Hopkins researchers also found fewer people are dying from strokes. They say better control of risk factors like smoking and diabetes could be contributing to the falling numbers. Strokes kill almost…

Sodium In Sneaky Places In Food

Posted On July 16, 2014

(Cleveland, OH) -- Chances are, you're eating too much salt. Cleveland Clinic dietician Kristin Kirkpatrick says even breakfast cereal can give you more than enough.   Excess sodium can increase the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack. The Centers for Disease Control says nine in ten Americans consume too much sodium. The…

New Health Study Looks At Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals

Posted On July 16, 2014

(Undated) -- Gays, lesbians and bisexuals are more likely that their straight peers to engage in regular exercise. A new National Health Interview Survey also shows gay men are less likely to be obese than heterosexual men. On the down side, gay men, lesbians and bisexuals of both genders are more likely to smoke cigarettes…

Gel Form Of Breast Cancer Drug As Effective As Oral Form

Posted On July 16, 2014

(Chicago, IL) -- The gel form of a breast cancer drug is just as effective as the oral form. Tamoxifen used to be available only in pill form and had a high risk of side effects like blood clots. Scientists with the University of Chicago found tamoxifen gel also reduced the incidence of clots. The…

Alzheimer’s Rate Falling In The United States

Posted On July 15, 2014

(Undated) -- New cases of dementia are declining in the U.S. In one study, researchers found the rate of dementia diagnosis is 44 percent lower than it was in the late 1970s. Several studies have linked improved cardiovascular health to a lower risk of Alzheimer's. A spokesman for the nonprofit Alzheimer's Association calls it "good…