Tag Archives: Health

The pandemic has disrupted preventive health care: Here’s how to get back on track | Lifestyles

The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) – Have you overlooked or postponed your health checkups during the unending 20-month pandemic? A new study suggests that U.S. cancer diagnoses have declined because of pandemic-related upheaval. The average monthly number of newly identified cases of eight types of cancer plunged almost 30% during the early pandemic shutdowns, then rebounded when medical practices reopened — but fell again last winter by 19%. Skipping screenings and checkups could lead to diagnosis of cancer at later stages, which could lead to poorer outcomes, the […]

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How to help a friend deal with depression and suicidal thoughts | Health

World Suicide Prevention Day 2021: It is not so easy to understand a person. Identifying symptoms of depression in people is even more challenging. A friend who’s always hiding behind smile may carry an acute feeling of worthlessness. It is likely that many depressed people could also struggle with recurrent suicidal thoughts. A depressed person may not be interesting in social interactions and appears withdrawn. If your friend is finding excuses to not turn up for social get-togethers or limiting interactions with you, you may want to […]

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Southern Dallas has the worst health in the county. Parkland’s investment might change that

The mixed-use development springing up on the site of the former Red Bird Mall is still a giant construction site, but more doors are swinging open for southwest Dallas residents. Joining Starbucks, Foot Locker and Frost Bank at the reborn mall is Parkland’s latest primary care clinic, which is scheduled to open on Sept. 21. In addition to primary care for families, the 40,000 square-foot health center — Parkland’s second largest community clinic behind the one at Hatcher Station in South Dallas — will offer specialty care […]

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Advertising nicotine vaping products | Mirage News

The TGA has today published a revised TGA advertising permission allowing pharmacies and pharmacy marketing to groups to promote, through certain media, that they are able to dispense nicotine vaping products (such as nicotine e-cigarettes, nicotine pods and liquid nicotine) on prescription. The revised advertising permission replaces the permission published in July 2021 to provide greater clarity for pharmacies and pharmacy groups on what is allowed whilst not acting as a ‘push’ for ever users, particularly youth. In particular, the revised advertising permission: Sets out the three […]

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Support your lung health during smoke season

Jul. 18—With the early start of this year’s fire season, it is important to support respiratory health as we endure poor air conditions. There are many ways to maintain and better your lung health, but the first step is learning more about how lungs work and why they are so important. The lungs take in oxygen through the windpipe, which branches into two airways called bronchi. These airways lead into the lungs and become increasingly narrow until they end in alveoli, commonly referred to as air sacs. […]

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A walking partner improves fitness, commitment | Health

If you’ve read Dr. Victor Sierpina’s weekly column for any period of time, you likely will have read the phrase “motion is lotion” when it comes to the benefits of exercise. Research has shown that 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise plus some weight training will improve your quality of life. These benefits include increased strength, better balance, decreased pain, improved functional capacity, reduced risk of fracture, improved cardiac health and reduced risk of death by 33 percent when compared to those who don’t exercise. One […]

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Canada’s proposed flavour ban will harm public health

Beamsville, ON, June 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, the Canada Gazette, Part 1, proposing a ban on flavoured vape products except for tobacco, mint and menthol was published. The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) is disappointed that Canada has proposed harmful regulation to address misguided moral panic, instead of supporting the greatest harm reduction opportunity of our lifetime. If the flavour ban is implemented, hundreds of thousands of smokers may be pushed back to smoking or to the black-market and many will die. There is mounting evidence […]

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