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November 2011 Media News

Study: Taking Just a Little Too Much Tylenol Each Time Can Be Deadly. Taking just a little bit too much acetaminophen (Tylenol) over the course of days or weeks is more likely to be fatal than taking a single, massive overdose, according to a new study. Time HealthLand. 11/23/2011. (Also see: NSAIDs)
Thin people may be at greater risk for post-surgery death. They set out to see what effect obesity had on survival after surgery, but instead found that the thinner a patient was, the greater the risk of death. USA Today. 11/21/2011.
Vitamin D warning: Too much can harm your heart. Scientists have long known that low levels of the nutrient can hurt the heart, but new research shows that higher than normal levels can make it beat too fast and out of rhythm, a condition called atrial fibrillation. MSNBC. 11/18/2011. (Also see: Heart Involvement, Vitamin D and Scleroderma Supplement Guide)
Vasculitis patients at risk during times of stress. Dr. Robert Spiera, director of the Vasculitis and Scleroderma Program at the Hospital for Special Surgery, stated: "You should pay attention to the patient's mental well being and be more aggressive about intervening if a patient is in a bad place." Barchester. 07/11/2011. (Also see: Vasculitis and Stress)
Dead of Winter Is Tough on Arthritis Sufferers. As cold winter weather sets in and daylight hours dwindle, many older Chicagoans with arthritis tend to sit idle, missing out on the daily dose of physical activity they need to improve their health, according to a Northwestern Medicine study. Science Newsline. 11/04/2011.
Do You Have Sitting Disease? Too much time sitting down may spell bad news for your health. A growing body of research shows that long periods of physical inactivity raise your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. WebMD.
Study Shows Why It's Hard to Keep Weight Off. The results show, once again, Dr. Leibel said, that losing weight "is not a neutral event," and that it is no accident that more than 90 percent of people who lose a lot of weight gain it back. BlueRidgeNow. 10/26/2011.
‘Relaxation' drinks. There are dozens of cocktails on the market in bottles and cans, looking like regular soft drinks with a different drug in each of them, like melatonin, 5-HTP, L-thianine, kava, valerian root, etc. The question, as always, is: Are these instant “remedies” safe? Inquirer News, 10/10/2011. (Also see: Scleroderma Food Guide)
Go to Scleroderma Media News: October 2011

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