Health & Fitness

Why genes have little to do with longevity

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/9 2:12A Anne Stych
Just because your grandparents lived into their 90s, that doesn't mean you'll live an equally long life.  It turns out that genes have a lot less to do with lifespan than you might think. Research conducted by Calico Life Sciences and published...

Intestinal upset? Gluten's not necessarily the culprit

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/8 12:58A Anne Stych
If you're suffering from intestinal upset, you might be tempted to eliminate gluten from your diet. Many people follow gluten-free diets not because they have celiac disease, an autoimmune condition triggered by sensitivity to the grain...

The high price of premature births

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/6 1:52A Caitlin Mullen
As the country’s preterm birth rate rises again, health professionals and organizations say they’re taking steps to address issues like inequitable access to prenatal care. The March of Dimes premature birth report card notes the rate of...

'Alarming’ number of people save, share antibiotics

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/5 2:21A Caitlin Mullen
If you have unused antibiotics sitting in your medicine cabinet, you’re not alone. A study by the American Academy of Pediatrics has found an “alarming” number of parents save leftover antibiotics and give them to others. It’s concerning to...

Four in 10 say they'll go to work sick with the flu

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/2 12:39A Anne Stych
Hopefully you’ve already gotten your flu shot, because if you work with colleagues or attend holiday parties, you’re going to need the protection.  Nearly 40 percent of respondents to a recent Walgreens survey said they let a “fear of missing...

Out-of-network healthcare may result in an expensive surprise

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/31 6:00P Dr. Esteban López
Navigating the U.S. healthcare system is far more complicated than it should be, but knowing what care providers and health facilities are in-network with your health plan, and which are not,  can keep you from receiving a surprise bill – left...

Amazon adds health monitoring devices

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/29 12:45A Anne Stych
Amazon has teamed up with medical product supplier Arcadia Group to offer medical products for monitoring diabetes and heart health, the online giant's latest foray into health care and expansion of its exclusive brands.  Arcadia will sell the...

FDA approves new flu treatment pill

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/26 1:05A Anne Stych
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an oral flu treatment that works by inhibiting an enzyme essential for viruses to replicate, the first new type of medication for the disease in 20 years. The agency approved Xofluza (baloxavir...

It’s not just you: Here’s why a 50-degree day in fall feels so cold

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/25 4:07A By Niraj Chokshi
If you’ve ever wondered, from beneath several layers of clothing, whether you were overreacting to those frigid early fall days, take solace. It may not just be in your head: The human body takes time to acclimate to the cold.

Does eating organic food reduce cancer risk?

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/25 1:21A Anne Stych
People who eat organic food are less likely to get cancer a new study suggests, but some experts caution that more research is needed. The research, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, found that people who eat organic food are 25...

Low-dose aspirin may reduce ovarian cancer risk

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/22 12:37A Anne Stych
Taking a baby aspirin may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer but using other types of anti-inflammatory drugs long-term has the opposite effect, a new study found.  The study of 205,498 women published in the journal JAMA Oncology found that...
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