Whites More Likely Than Others to Seek Help for Psoriasis

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Among people with the skin disease psoriasis, could skin color play a role in whether or not they visit a dermatologist? An analysis of federal government health survey data from 2001 to 2013 found that black, Asian and other minorities are less likely than white people in the…

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8 Small Changes for a Slimmer You in 2018

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — It’s that time of year again. People are rushing to buy gym memberships and cleaning out kitchen cabinets, swearing that this year will be the year they follow through on their resolution to lose weight. But reaching that goal doesn’t require a complete lifestyle overhaul. Small steps can…

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Air Pollution Can Be Deadly for Seniors

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Even levels of air pollution deemed “safe” by U.S. government standards may shorten the life spans of seniors, new research suggests. In fact, hundreds of older Americans may die prematurely each year due to the effects of dirty air, the study found. The finding stems from a computer…

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Getting Active Could Help Boost Memory, Experts Say

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Physical activity is good for the body and the brain, but what about people with thinking and memory difficulties? A new recommendation from the American Academy of Neurology suggests that exercise is indeed helpful for people with mild cognitive impairment. The condition, in which thinking and memory skills…

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Many With Deadly Brain Cancer Don't Opt for Hospice Care

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Many patients with a deadly type of brain tumor don’t receive adequate hospice care, a new study finds. Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center researchers analyzed data from more than 12,000 patients in the United States with malignant gliomas who were treated and died between 2002 and 2012. “We…

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Sniffling & Sneezing: Is It A Cold Or Allergies?

Colds and allergies share common symptoms, including congestion, runny nose, sneezing and coughing. How can you tell if you’re suffering from a contagious cold or seasonal allergies? While both a cold and allergies cause nasal symptoms and coughing, other symptoms are usually only indicative of one condition or the other. Cold symptoms Body aches or…

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Eating Right Is As Simple As 1,2,3!

At Vista Health and Wellness we are celebrating National Nutrition Month. With spring just around the corner, it’s a great time to focus on renewing your commitment to healthier eating. Don’t make healthy eating more complicated than it has to be. Making healthy food choices can be narrowed down to just three steps. Make a…

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Understanding the Benefits of the Flu Vaccination

Why should people get vaccinated against the flu? Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. “Flu season” in the United States…

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