Patti Neighmond

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Patients Seek A Different Approach To Hip Replacement Surgery

Monday, July 15, 2013

Every year more than a quarter of a million Americans have total hip replacement surgery. It's almost always a successful operation that frees patients from what's often described as disabling pain.

But in recent years, there's been lots of discussion on the Internet about "anterior approach" hip replacement, a surgical ...

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A Surge In Painkiller Overdoses Among Women

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Women are dying from overdoses of prescription painkillers at a much higher rate than men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And while men still suffer more overdoses, women are catching up fast.

From 1999 to 2010, the CDC found a fivefold increase in the number and ...


Depression May Increase The Risk Of Dementia Later On

Monday, June 24, 2013

Depression can have physical consequences. Research now suggests that when people get depressed in middle age and beyond, they're more likely to develop dementia in old age.

But the link between depression and dementia remains something of a mystery. Researchers are working to understand why that occurs and what ...


African-Americans Remain Hardest Hit By Medical Bills

Monday, June 10, 2013

For many years, high medical bills have been a leading cause of financial distress and bankruptcy in America. That pressure may be easing ever so slightly, according to a survey released earlier this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But 1 in 5 Americans still face hardships ...


Overweight People Are More Apt To Ditch Doctors

Monday, May 27, 2013

Patients struggling with obesity can have a tough time finding the right doctor, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

"Patients often complain that their primary care doctor is too judgmental or harsh with them about their weight," says Dr. Kimberly Gudzune, an internal medicine physician ...


How To Turn Down The Heat On Fiery Family Arguments

Monday, April 29, 2013

All parents are bound to disagree, argue or even raise their voices with each other.

But psychologists say parents can minimize the negative impact of their arguments on their children. It's just a matter of using a few simple techniques to turn down the heat and repair the damage after ...


How Exercise And Other Activities Beat Back Dementia

Monday, April 15, 2013

The numbers are pretty grim: More than half of all 85-year-olds suffer some form of dementia.

But here's the good news: Brain researchers say there are ways to boost brain power and stave off problems in memory and thinking.

In other words, brain decline is not necessarily an inevitable ...


Study Hints Vitamin D Might Help Curb High Blood Pressure

Monday, April 01, 2013

We've heard many claims in the past decade — and much debate — about the role of vitamin D in the prevention and treatment of conditions as varied as brittle bones, heart disease, cancer, diabetes and dementia.

Now researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have what they ...


Postpartum Depression Affects 1 In 7 Mothers

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

It's well documented that some women suffer depression after having a baby. But it's less well-known just how many do.

The largest study to date shows that as many as 1 in every 7 women suffers postpartum depression. And the study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, finds that ...


Is The Coconut Water Craze All It's Cracked Up To Be?

Monday, June 18, 2012

Coconut water, both fresh and canned, is a popular post-workout drink, but unless you run marathons or workout for more than 90 minutes, you can probably stick to water for rehydration.