Archive for August, 2007

Regression of cardiovascular damage seen from prescribing Valsartan. University of Minnesota – Researchers have discovered that giving the drug Valsartan to people who have early cardiovascular abnormalities, but show no symptoms of cardiovascular disease, can slow progression and even reverse damage to the heart and blood vessels. In a recent double-blind study, researchers enrolled 76 […]

High blood sugar in pregnant mothers increases risk of childhood obesity. Treating diabetes during pregnancy can break the link between gestational diabetes and childhood obesity, according to a Kaiser Permanente study featured in the September 2007 issue of Diabetes Care. The largest study of its kind, this research shows that the risk of childhood obesity […]

Columbia University Medical Center – Taking your child to the hospital can be a confusing and emotionally stressful experience. To help parents better know what to expect and how to cope, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian created the Family Advisory Council, comprised of family members of current and former patients and staff at […]

Newswise — Providing family therapy to seriously ill children and their families consistently enhances medical outcomes and increases the overall mental health for adolescent patients, family and treatment professionals, Texas Tech Marriage and Family Therapy faculty found through a unique partnership integrating family counseling as part of medical treatment. “Medical family therapy is a proven […]

University of Utah – Severely obese patients who have gastric bypass surgery significantly reduce their risk of death from coronary heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, according to research published in the Aug. 23, 2007 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. But death rates from accidents or suicide were higher in the surgery group. […]

Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Babies exposed to chemicals used in non-stick cookware and other consumer products while in their mother’s womb were born at a significantly lower body weight, according a new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives, a publication of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences. Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center […]