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Study links vitamin D to qua ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Study links vitamin D to quality of life  Seniors may be able to give their quality of life a boost by getting more sun or taking vitamin D supplements, according to a r ... Read on »
The secret to a longer life ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health The secret to a longer life keeping your waist to less half you height, study suggests 12 sept 2014—Keep your waist trimmer than half your height and you could significan ... Read on »
An appetite for life  R ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health An appetite for life  Researchers found that elderly people with fair or poor appetites had higher risks of mortality than those with good appetites. 11 sept 2014--A simple ... Read on »
Eating is addictive but suga ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Eating is addictive but sugar and fat are not like drugs, study says Study examines 'food addiction' 10 sept 2014—People can become addicted to eating for its own sake but ... Read on »
Study of almost 900,000 peop ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Study of almost 900,000 people shows prediabetes increases the risk of cancer by 15 percent A meta-analysis comprising 16 studies and 891,426 participants from various reg ... Read on »
Potassium-rich foods cut str ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Potassium-rich foods cut stroke, death risks among older women Postmenopausal women who eat foods higher in potassium are less likely to have strokes and die than women wh ... Read on »
Beta-blockers don't improve ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Beta-blockers don't improve heart failure, A-fib outcomes  06 sept 2014—Patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation given β-blockers have no significant reduction ... Read on »
ROCKET AF trial suggests tha ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health ROCKET AF trial suggests that digoxin increases risk of death in AF patients Digoxin may increase the risk of death in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) by approximat ... Read on »
FDA: Little evidence to supp ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health FDA: Little evidence to support testosterone drugs The Food and Drug Administration says there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of Am ... Read on »
Polypill increases adherence ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Polypill increases adherence to post MI treatment Percentage of post MI patients adhering to treatment with the FDC polypill vs. control (conventional treatment with 3 drug ... Read on »
Wine only protects against C ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Wine only protects against CVD in people who exercise Wine only protects against cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people who exercise, according to results from the In Vin ... Read on »
First comprehensive ESC Guid ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health First comprehensive ESC Guidelines on aortic diseases published The first comprehensive ESC Guidelines on aortic diseases are published today. They are presented at ESC Co ... Read on »
First expert consensus on ve ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health First expert consensus on ventricular arrhythmias published The first expert consensus on ventricular arrhythmias is published today. The novel document compiles current e ... Read on »
First multidisciplinary reco ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health First multidisciplinary recommendations on management of arrhythmias in ACS patients The first multidisciplinary recommendations on the management of arrhythmias in patien ... Read on »
First recommendations on all ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health First recommendations on all new oral anticoagulants in pulmonary embolism published The first recommendations on the use of all new oral anticoagulants in pulmonary embol ... Read on »
Evidence mounting that older ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Evidence mounting that older adults who volunteer are happier, healthier Credit: Bill Kuffrey/public domain Older adults who stay active by volunteering are getting more ou ... Read on »
'Face time' for the heart di ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health 'Face time' for the heart diagnoses cardiac disease To the careful observer, a person's face has long provided insight into what is going on beneath the surface. Now, with ... Read on »
USPSTF recommends counseling ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health USPSTF recommends counseling for adults at risk for CVD  29 aug 2014—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends offering or referring overweight and obes ... Read on »
Aspirin cuts risk of clots, ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Aspirin cuts risk of clots, DVT by a third, new study finds  Coated aspirin tablets. Image: Wikimedia Commons. Low dose aspirin lowers the occurrence of new venous blood ... Read on »
Sleep apnea treatment is eff ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Sleep apnea treatment is effective for older people Illustration of obstruction of ventilation. Credit: Habib M’henni / public domain Continuous positive airway pressure is ... Read on »