Arthritis & Rheumatism

Finger joint enlargements may be linked to knee osteoarthritis

Heberden's nodes (HNs) are bony enlargements of the finger joints that are readily detectable in a routine physical exam and are considered hallmarks of osteoarthritis. A new Arthritis & Rheumatology study found that the ...

Cardiology

Strategies to cut cardiovascular risk factors show mixed results

(HealthDay)—Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors remain prevalent despite known, proven strategies to reduce risk, according to research published in the Sept. 7 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ...

Cardiology

MVPA mortality risk reduction not tied to exercise in bouts

(HealthDay)—Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) is associated with reduced mortality risk, regardless of whether it is accumulated in bouts, according to a study published online March 22 in the Journal of the ...

Ophthalmology

Another reason to exercise: Protecting your sight

People who engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity may be able to significantly lower their risk of glaucoma, according to research presented today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of ...

Overweight & Obesity

Adult and teen obesity rates hit all-time high, CDC reports

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) indicate the adult obesity rates in the United States are now a staggering 40 percent while youth ...

Health

19-year-olds as sedentary as 60-year-olds, study suggests

Physical activity among children and teens is lower than previously thought, and, in another surprise finding, young adults after the age of 20 show the only increases in activity over the lifespan, suggests a study conducted ...

Cardiology

So long, stethoscope? New device and iPhone alter exams (Update)

The iconic stethoscope we've become accustomed to seeing draped around the necks of doctors and healthcare providers may someday be replaced by smartphones and a new portable device, called HeartBuds, that is slightly larger ...

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