News & Views - Page 9

Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
A recent Yale study has discovered that high-fat diets can contribute to irregularities in the hypothalamus region of the brain, which is responsible for regulating body weight homeostasis and metabolism.
These results support the continuous need of public health campaigns aimed at limiting the consumption of soft drinks.
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
Researchers in the U.K. have found associations of early-life behavioral problems, particularly early- and middle-childhood externalizing problems, with insomnia symptoms in adulthood.
Aislinn Antrim, Assistant Editor
Walmart has quietly entered the health clinic space with the introduction of Walmart Health Care Clinics, operating in 3 states, as CVS works to expand its on-site patient care services.
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
Scientists have shown through a new study that the blood-pressure lowering effect of exercise is significantly reduced when people rinse their mouths with anti-bacterial mouthwash rather than water. This further supports the importance of oral bacteria in cardiovascular health.
Findings from a recent study suggest a significant association between exposure to the World Trade Center (WTC) during the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001 and long-term cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
Every year on September 10, we are reminded of the mental health epidemic that is occurring in the United States and across the world because of World Suicide Prevention Day. Mental health organizations are continuing to urge people to learn about the warning signs of depression and the ways we can help prevent more deaths from suicide.
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
About 19% of children in the United States are considered obese, and this has become a major public health problem in more recent years. National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month reminds us that there are multiple resources to help us prevent obesity and support children in their pursuit to a healthier life.

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The Educated Patient

Katarzyna Lalicata, MSN, FNP-C, FNP-BC
The symptoms associated with colds, most commonly congestion, coughing, sneezing, and sore throats, are the body's response when a virus exerts its effects on the immune system. Cold symptoms peak at about 1 to 2 days and last 7 to 10 days but can last up to 3 weeks.
Kristen L. Marjama, DNP, APRN-BC, FNP
Exposure to damp and moly environments may also result in a variety of other health issues.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
An accurate medical history and a physical exam are critical to rule out more serious conditions.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
Practitioners should get a detailed medical history and conduct a thorough physical to treat sinus infections.
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