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John Fernandez

FDA Approves Expanded Use of ‘MitraClip’ for...

A device called the MitraClip was introduced in 2013 to treat patients with mitral valve prolapse, and other abnormalities that does not allow one of...

March 19, 2019 / 2 min read

Roundup: Deaths From Dementia Rising; Smoking and...

U.S. Deaths from Dementia Could Have More Than Doubled Since 2000, CDC Reports A new report by the National Center for Health Statistics says the...

March 15, 2019 / 4 min read

Improving Sleep Health: Don’t Rely on Melatonin,...

Too many people make it through hectic, stressful days juggling work and family responsibilities, only to end up tossing and turning during disturbed or erratic...

March 14, 2019 / 3 min read

Chronic Kidney Disease: You May Be At...

Hallmarks of the American lifestyle, which include high consumption of processed and sugary foods, low physical activity levels and chronic sleep deprivation, are fueling an...

March 13, 2019 / 3 min read

Pancreatic Cancer: Alex Trebek’s ‘Fight’ Highlights Difficult...

Alex Trebek, who has hosted the Jeopardy! TV game show since 1984, has announced that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. In...

March 12, 2019 / 3 min read

Pulmonary Rehab: Improving Quality of Life for...

If you or someone close to you suffers with a lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, asthma, chronic bronchitis and...

March 11, 2019 / 2 min read

Roundup: Cleansing the Brain of Toxins; MMR...

‘Deep Sleep’ Stage Helps Brain Flush Out Toxins, Researchers Find New research indicates that deep sleep can have a positive effect on the brain’s ability...

March 8, 2019 / 4 min read

Why ‘Sleeping In’ on Weekends is Not...

It’s that time of year again. At 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, we’ll be “springing forward” and shifting our clocks ahead one hour and...

March 7, 2019 / 3 min read

U.S. Fast Food is Even Less Healthy...

There is no doubt that the most popular U.S. fast food outlets have more options for consumers than they did 30 years ago. But new...

March 5, 2019 / 3 min read

Vaccines Tied to Declining Rates of HPV-Related...

HPV (human papillomavirus) is a very common virus, with nearly 80 million people — about one in four — currently infected in the United States....

March 4, 2019 / 3 min read