Avoid a Stroke - See a Therapist
New findings may be enough to coax depressed individuals to seek treatment. Women who are depressed may be at an increased risk of having a stroke.
New Antidepressants Risky for Elderly
Depression is common among the elderly with many electing to take antidepressants. The new generation of antidepressants may be overly risky for older patients.
Reducing Risks Could Cut Alzheimer's
Moderate lifestyle changes may seem small, but they can provide large returns in better health. Exercising and smoking cessation are among modifiable changes capable of reducing risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Dangerous Drug Duo
If you're taking two common medications for treating depression and high cholesterol, you may want to be in touch with your doctor.
Liaison Coordinates Heart Care
Patients who end up in the hospital because of their heart disease often have a long road to recovery in front of them. Unfortunately, depression can make that road more difficult.
Stroke Patients: Get Happy, Get Moving
Anyone with depression should get help, but it's especially important for stroke patients if they want to complete day-to-day tasks and maintain their independence.
Working Together on Hearts and Depression
Depression can negatively affect the course of the disease and quality of life in patients with heart disease. However, researchers have identified one method that may improve the emotional health of heart patients.
Low Priority for Feeling Low
Heart attack patients are less likely to receive priority care in emergency departments if they have a history of depression, according to a study by researchers at the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences.
Obesity Costs Take the Cake
Are you at your optimum weight? If not, don't fret. Knowledge is power, and the more you know, the more you can do to make 2011 your Healthy Weight Year.