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  1. Quitting cigarettes linked to better lung health than long-term light smokingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2018 | Medical News

    Long-term light smokers appear to be at greater risk for lung function decline, emphysema and obstructive lung disease than heavy smokers who quit, according to new research presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference. Researchers analyzed data collected over 30 years from 3,140 participants in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study.

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  2. Treating the new hep C generation on their turfRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2017 | Medical News

    Once a week, Dr. Diana Sylvestre puts her medical expertise to use in a rickety old house frequented by drug users in this small Northern California city. She sets up in a stuffy office no bigger than a walk-in closet, just feet from a room where people who shoot heroin or methamphetamine drop off used needles and pick up clean ones.

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  3. Acoustic gunshot sensor technology may help improve outcomes for shooting victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2017 | Medical News

    A number of U.S. cities have installed acoustic gunshot sensor technology to accurately locate shooting scenes and potential gunshot victims, but the effectiveness of this technology for saving lives had not been studied until surgeons at the University of California, San Francisco-East Bay in Oakland, Calif., found that this sensor technology may benefit shooting victims by helping them get to the emergency room sooner than they may have otherwise. "Our key finding was that the use of these acoustic gunshot sensors showed promise as a system that may benefit gunshot victims," said lead study author Magdalene A. Brooke, MD, a general surgery resident at University of California San Francisco-East Bay.

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  4. White men who exercise at high levels have greater risk for plaque buildup in arteriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 | Medical News

    White men who exercise at high levels are 86 percent more likely than people who exercise at low levels to experience a buildup of plaque in the heart arteries by middle age, a new study suggests. Led by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Kaiser Permanente, the study looked at the physical activity trajectories of 3,175 black and white participants in the multicenter, community-based, longitudinal cohort CARDIA study, and assessed the presence of coronary artery calcification, or CAC, among participants.

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  5. Women with high blood pressure in their 40s may more likely develop dementia laterRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2017 | Medical News

    Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s may be more likely to develop dementia years later, according to a study published in the October 4, 2017, online issue of Neurology , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "High blood pressure in midlife is a known risk factor for dementia, but these results may help us better understand when this association starts, how changes in blood pressure affect the risk of dementia and what the differences are between men and women," said study author Rachel A. Whitmer, PhD, of Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, Calif.

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