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Doctors should ask heart patients if they take supplements to manage heart failure

Doctors should ask patients with heart failure whether they use supplements, specific diets, or other types of complementary and alternative medicine to help manage potential benefits and risks, the American Heart Association said in a scientific statement released Thursday. Research shows that about one-third of people with heart failure use complementary and alternative medicine, a …

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Patients often misunderstand common medical expressions

December 02, 2022 2 minute read Source/Disclosures Disclosures: Gotlieb reports that the study was funded by grants from the University of Minnesota’s Driven to Discover Research Facility and the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. ADD A SUBJECT TO EMAIL ALERTS Receive an email when new articles are published on Please provide your email …

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“Progressing tumor”, “positive results”: patients are often confused by medical jargon

“Progressing tumor”, “positive results”: patients are often confused by medical jargon

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter (Health Day) FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve ever left a doctor’s appointment confused, it’s probably not you: Medical jargon used by doctors can be completely misunderstood by patients, a new study finds. Common medical jargon that makes perfect sense to doctors often gets lost in translation …

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Art is good for mental health, says UK charity that brings patients and artists together for collaborative projects in hospitals |  Artnet News

Art is good for mental health, says UK charity that brings patients and artists together for collaborative projects in hospitals | Artnet News

UK charity Hospital Rooms has a clear mission to improve the standard of living for mental health patients through art. For the past six years, curator Niamh White and artist Tim A. Shaw have accessed the tightly controlled wards of UK National Health Service (NHS) buildings, working with patients, clinicians and artists at pinnacle of …

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Primary Children's Hospital announced Monday about 50 elective, prescheduled surgeries will be delayed so the hospital can better treat the large influx of patients with RSV and other respiratory illnesses.

‘Unprecedented rise’ in RSV patients leads to more surgical delays at Children’s Hospital

The Primary Children’s Hospital announced on Monday that about 50 pre-scheduled elective surgeries will be delayed so that the hospital can better handle the large influx of patients with RSV and other respiratory illnesses. (Intermountain Health Care) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Children’s Primary Hospital announced on Monday that approximately 50 …

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Fast-track drug brings hope for prostate cancer as it could extend patients’ lives

Fast-track drug brings hope to prostate cancer as it could extend life expectancy for patients whose disease has spread Chances of living longer could be increased by a third, trials show The NHS will start offering the drug to eligible patients in the coming weeks Drug already available on the NHS for patients with localized …

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Adding Tumor Lysate-Loaded Autologous Dendritic Cell Vaccination to Standard of Care Associated with Clinically Improved Overall Survival in Patients With Newly Diagnosed and Recurrent Glioblastoma |  Medicine in 2 Minutes

Adding Tumor Lysate-Loaded Autologous Dendritic Cell Vaccination to Standard of Care Associated with Clinically Improved Overall Survival in Patients With Newly Diagnosed and Recurrent Glioblastoma | Medicine in 2 Minutes

1. In this phase 3 non-randomized controlled trial, among 331 patients, patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma (nGBM) receiving dendritic cell vaccination (DCVax-L) had a median overall survival of 19.3 months versus 16.5 months in outpatient control patients treated with standard of care. 2. Patients with recurrent glioblastoma (rGBM) had a median overall survival of 13.2 …

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Parkinson's disease patients and researchers seek exercise 'prescription'

Parkinson’s disease patients and researchers seek exercise ‘prescription’

Comment this story Comment Retired running coach Bob Sevene, 79, struggled after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2019. The long-time runner suddenly started leaning to the right and was unable to straighten up . He started wearing a back brace and using a walker. A year ago, Sevene began twice-weekly exercise classes designed for …

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Trial participants will take the antiviral drug for ten days longer than people usually take it, to see if it takes longer to work

Hope for longtime Covid patients as Pfizer antiviral for patients with persistent symptoms tested

Hope for longtime Covid patients as new study will test Pfizer’s antiviral Paxlovid in patients with persistent symptoms months later 100 people who had long Covid symptoms for more than 3 months will take Paxlovid Researchers want to see if it will help with brain fog, fatigue and weakness 1 in 13 US adults suffer …

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Amygdala connectivity predicts response to ketamine treatment in patients with anxiety depression

A region of the brain known as the amygdala may play a key role in predicting symptom improvement after ketamine treatment in patients with treatment-resistant anxiety depression Journal of Affective Disorders. “Since the antidepressant effects of ketamine in patients with anxiety depression remain uncertain, there is a need to investigate potential biomarkers predicting the antidepressant …

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