Stories by Anant Mandawat

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Study ties long work hours to stroke risk

You may have heard the expression that "My boss is working me to death." A new study in The Lancet suggests that people who work long hours have a higher risk of stroke.
By Anant Mandawat

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Antibiotics are optional treatment for appendicitis

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that some patients with appendicitis may not need surgery.
By Anant Mandawat

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Mandawat: Drug combo gives melanoma patients hope

For patients with advanced melanoma, a disease that for decades has been stubbornly resistant to treatment, a combination of two medications may be a game-changer.
By Anant Mandawat

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Memories stay better in active, fit minds

Researchers found that patients who engaged in artistic, craft, social, and computer activities were less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment. The protection was often greater if the ...
By Anant Mandawat

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Study casts doubt on 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away' theory

The concept of apples preventing doctor visits has never been formally tested. Until now.
By Anant Mandawat

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Catheter procedure can help stroke victims

A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that a catheter-based procedure could help many people having a stroke.
By Anant Mandawat

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Anant Mandawat: Feeling young might add years

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine suggests that feeling younger than our age may help us live longer.
By Anant Mandawat

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Device could replace blood thinners

As we get older, the electrical system in our heart can start to malfunction. One of the most common abnormal heart conditions is atrial fibrillation, which affects about 33 million people ...
By Anant Mandawat

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

App can aid weight loss

As the holiday season approaches, an extra piece of pie or glass of egg nog might affect your waist, and losing those holiday pounds can be difficult.
By Anant Mandawat

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Weight loss varies little among diets

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association compares popular diets and suggests that differences in weight loss between diets is small.
By Anant Mandawat

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Gene discovery holds promise for heart disease treatment

Since the introduction of statins in the late 1980s, doctors have been looking for a new medicine to further lower the risk of heart disease. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine may ...
By Anant Mandawat

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

New stroke program improves treatment

A stroke is one of the most debilitating medical conditions. It can limit one's ability to eat, talk, or walk and dramatically reduce quality of life. A recent paper in the Journal of the American ...
By Anant Mandawat

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Blood test could diagnose Alzheimer's earlier

A new study finds that a group of 10 molecules in the blood of normal patients was able to predict with 90 percent accuracy who would or would not develop Alzheimer's in the next 2-3 years.
By Anant Mandawat

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Innovative therapy may stop allergies

Approximately 15 million Americans suffer from a food allergy. A new study in the Lancet describes a promising new treatment for children with peanut allergies.
By Anant Mandawat

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New blood thinners can help patients

The availability of new blood thinners might affect millions of patients with abnormal heart rhythms.
By Anant Mandawat

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

Medicine Today: Vitamins can cause harm

A new series of studies in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggest they have no significant benefit to your health and for some adults, may actually cause harm.
By Anant Mandawat

Study finds no benefit in multivitamins

A new series of studies in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggest they have no significant benefit to your health and for some adults, may actually cause harm. 
By Anant Mandawat

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

New guidelines allow higher blood pressures

Are you taking medication for high blood pressure? You may not need to anymore according to new guidelines published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
By Anant Mandawat

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

Medicine Today: Steroid injections for carpal tunnel syndrome

A new study shows conservative management may be beneficial initially in carpal tunnel syndrome but long term symptoms often require surgery.
By Anant Mandawat

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

Medicine Today: Treatment time improving for heart attacks

A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that we may be getting better at treating heart attacks.
By Anant Mandawat
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