Stories 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

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013

Medicine Today: Skipping breakfast may affect heart health

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yet, almost 1 in 5 Americans skip breakfast. A new study suggests that eating breakfast might actually decrease your risk of heart disease. 
By Anant Mandawat

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Bedtime might affect children's intelligence

With busy schedules, millions of Americans have irregular sleep schedules. A new study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health reports that passing on this trait to our children, ...
By Anant Mandawat

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Future of heart procedure is in the wrist

A recent study shows that a new technique to treat heart disease is growing in popularity and may be safer for patients than other procedures.
By Anant Mandawat

Monday, May 20, 2013

Medicine Today: Physical therapy or surgery for knee pain

Some doctors will recommend surgery to fix the meniscal tear while others will recommend a more conservative approach with physical therapy.
By Anant Mandawat

Monday, April 15, 2013

Medicine Today: Cash for weight loss

Participants with group incentives had a trend towards higher rates of physical activity and better self-control when eating.
By Anant Mandawat

Monday, March 11, 2013

Medicine Today: Unemployment increases risk of heart attack

Patients who reported being unemployed had a 35 percent higher risk of a heart attack compared to the employed group.
By Anant Mandawat

Monday, Feb. 18, 2013

Medicine Today: Slightly overweight people have lower mortality

Findings suggest that those who are slightly overweight may have lower mortality.
By Anant Mandawat

Monday, Jan. 14, 2013

Medicine Today: Colonoscopy is preventative medicine

A colonoscopy is one of the most effective preventative tests to protect against colon cancer.
By Anant Mandawat

Monday, Dec. 10, 2012

Medicine Today: Balance the demands of work

Although job stress may increase the risk of heart disease, the effect is less than other cardiac risk factors.
By Anant Mandawat
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