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Health News of the Week with Dr. Darria

Guest : Darria Long Gillespie, MD
From the Show: Sharecare Radio
Summary: Each week, Dr. Darria goes over the Health News you need to know to keep you and your loved ones well.
Air Date: 6/23/15
Duration: 10
Host: Darria Long Gillespie, MD, MBA
Health News of the Week with Dr. Darria
Each week, Dr. Darria goes over the Health News you need to know to keep you and your loved ones well.

In this week's segment, Dr. Darria discusses the following:

  • Global diabetes rate continues to rise.
  • People who consistently eat cereal fiber live longer.
  • Women who exercise during pregnancy are less likely to develop gestational diabetes.
  • Adults should sleep seven or more hours per night on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
  • High levels of stress can increase risk of dying by 43 percent, particularly in individuals who believe stress is negatively impacting their health (as opposed to those who feel unaffected).
  • The importance of breast cancer screening in reducing the risk of cancer death.
  • Recent study of toothbrushes in communal bathrooms showed 60 percent contained bacteria that would otherwise be seen in the toilet.
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