• Survey: Most adults unaware of flu risks from chronic health conditions

    12 days ago - By Healio

    Most adults in the United States are not aware that patients with chronic health conditions face a higher risk for influenza-related complications, according to results from a survey conducted by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.
    Specifically, the survey showed that less than 25% of U.S. adults understand that patients with heart disease or diabetes are at greater risk for influenza-related complications, with awareness being significantly lower among people of color than white respondents, the NFID said. Even fewer knew that heart attack, worsening of diabetes, stroke or
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  • Patients with IBD at higher risk for sexual dysfunction

    12 days ago - By Healio

    Patients with inflammatory bowel disease have a significantly higher risk for developing sexual dysfunction, according to a meta-analysis published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.
    Shankun Zhao, MD, from the department of urology and andrology at the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou in China, and colleagues wrote that gastroenterologists and urologists need to be aware of this risk in their patients with IBD.
    “Inflammatory bowel disease could have a major impact on issues of body image, intimacy, courting, and sexuality. Patients with IBD have commonly reported complaints of elevated
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