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An elderly woman works out at a fitness center for diabetics

Healthy habits add up to lower stroke risk

Categories: News  /  Research  /  Wellness

How can a woman cut her risk of stroke in half? A recent study found it might be done by following five healthy habits. The study from Sweden found that women who followed a healthy diet, drank alcohol in moderation, avoided smoking, kept active and maintained a healthy body weight over a decade had a risk of stroke that was 54 percent less than women with none of those healthy habits. Dr. Lee Birnbaum, assistant professor of neurology at the UT Health Science Center, who practices at University Health System and wasn’t involved in the research, said the study was unusual …Read More >

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A doctor examines the results of a mobile mammogram

Navigating breast cancer treatment

Categories: Cancer  /  News  /  Research

After a diagnosis of breast cancer, fast access to appropriate treatment can boost the odds of success. But that can be difficult for some women. A new national study that included University Health System patients found that women linked to patient navigators — health workers who counsel and guide them —were more likely to receive anti-cancer drugs. “The main goal with navigation is to help women who normally would get lost to follow up or who would not stay in care overcome those barriers that prevent them from getting diagnostic testing and then optimal treatment,” said Dr. Donald Dudley, retired professor …Read More >

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