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During the follow-up, 708 men and 892 women developed coronary heart disease. When they divided the men and women into five groups according to waist – to-hip ratio, researchers found that those with the highest waist – to-hip ratio highest risk of highest risk of heart disease. Among the findings:.

* When waist-only, body mass index are considered and coronary heart disease risk factors, for each 6.4 centimeters increase in hip circumference in men and for every 9.2 cm increase in hip circumference in women, there is a 20 – % lower risk of heart disease. Continue reading

To receive its full SCHIP allotment, the State wrote adults in the program. Helgerson added that when adults get health insurance, their children are more likely covered . – ABC News Examines SCHIP in the final report in a three part series on uninsured children, ABC World News on Sunday examined the debate on funding for SCHIP. World News families profiled enrolled in Georgia SCHIP program called Peach Care, the freeze under a declaration for a financing gap (Harris, World News was the State Board of Community Health unanimously on Thursday pre-approve lifting the enrollment freeze order on 12 more than 20,000 children enroll in the program..

In the meantimewaiver allowing states expand coverage to adults break from Bush administration position, Say legislatureSenate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said: What is your favorite control. Continue reading

Women 18 years and older have undergone hysterectomies, which 21 % of the population, the authors found. The proportion of women who reported a current Pap smear[ within the last 3 years] during the 10 – during the 10 – year study period. In 1992 , 5 % of women who hysterectomy hysterectomy reported, had had a Pap smear in the last 3 years, in 2002, , 69.1 % had a pap smear in the same period.. Brenda E. Sirovich, Gilbert Welch, , an annual, population-based telephone survey of U.S. Adults by the Centers for Disease Disease Control and Prevention performed.

The authors write there may be several factors be to amortized screenings. It is possible that women who had a total hysterectomy are not are no longer no longer at risk for cervical cancer. Or they can just so thrilled cancer screening that they have to compromise continues regardless of the usefulness of the test. It is also possible largely largely responsible for continuing cervical cancer screening after hysterectomy. . Continue reading

This survey shows, sodium a better job of educating people about the heart – health risks of overconsumption of wine, especially its possible role in increase of blood pressure. .

What they found that most Americans seem confused about the health effects of wine and salt. For example, while they believe wine can be good for the heart, they do not seem to understand that at a certain daily limit, then it may be bad for health. , the survey found recommends that men their intake of alcoholic beverages to one or two per day and women. For wine, this means no more than 8 ounces per day for men and 4 oz per day for women . Continue reading

Stanley Goldfarb, MD and Ami Patel, MD recommend changing the name of the milk-alkali syndrome to the calcium-alkali syndrome because the condition is now a large intake of calcium are connected, not milk. Postmenopausal women, pregnant women, transplant recipients, patients with bulimia, and individuals who are on dialysis, the highest risks of developing the calcium-alkali syndrome due to various physiological reasons.

In many cases, the patient with the syndrome hospitalization.. The milk-alkali syndrome arose in the early 1900s when patients ingested abundant amounts of milk and antacids to control their ulcers. This practice increased individual risk of developing dangerously high levels of calcium in the blood high blood pressure high blood pressure and even kidney failure. The incidence of milk-alkali syndrome declined when newer ulcer were medications available, but it seems , thanks to the, thanks to the increased use of over-the-counter calcium and vitamin D supplements as primarily preventative on the rise and used therapeutic intervention for osteoporosis. Continue reading

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