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Belly Fat More Dangerous in Older Women Than Being Overweight...
SOURCES: Zhao Chen, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor and chair, department of epidemiology and biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of Arizona, Tucson; Sharon Zarabi, R.D., director, bariatric program, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City; Jill Rabin, M.D., co-chief, division of ambulatory care, Women's Health Programs-PCAP Services, Northwell Health, New Hyde Park, N.Y.; Feb. 23, 2017, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
2/23/2017

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 -- In older women, it's not excess weight that's deadly, but where those extra pounds collect that can shorten life, a new study reports.

Among women 70 to 79, being overweight or obese didn't appear to cut years off life -- unless the weight was centered around t...

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Less-Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Be 'Under-Used'...
SOURCES: Prasoon Mohan, M.D., assistant professor, interventional radiology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Anne Hardart, M.D., assistant professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive science, New York City; March 6, 2017 presentation, Society of Interventional Radiology, annual meeting, Washington, D.C.
3/6/2017

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 -- A minimally invasive procedure for uterine fibroids may be "under-used" in U.S. hospitals, compared with surgery, a new study suggests.

The study looked at a national sample of hospitals and found that fewer fibroid patients are undergoing hysterectomy -- surgical...

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Live Healthy, Live Longer...
SOURCE: University of Tennessee, news release, February 2017
2/24/2017

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 -- Want to live a longer, healthier life?

Try five simple lifestyle recommendations, a public health expert says.

"Stay up to date on immunizations, screening exams for specific types of cancer [e.g., colorectal cancer screening for men and women, and breast ...

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