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Top Health Stories of 2012, Sitting, Standing and Your Health, Hilary Clinton’s Blood Clot Scare

admin - January 4, 2013

Want to stay on top of the latest health news? Start with the weekly news roundups from Life Line Screening. Below, we examine recent headlines featuring the top health stories of 2012, sitting, standing and your health and Hillary Clinton’s blood clot scare.


The Biggest Health Stories of 2012

The Biggest Health Stories of 2012 | Life Line ScreeningHeadlines were made in 2012, many of which were health-related. Which ones made the list of the biggest and most well-known health stories of 2012?

One news story discussed a study of more than 100,000 people that grabbed the country’s attention. It found the impact of eating red meat on a person’s lifespan is worse than we thought—with each additional serving of saturated fat-filled red meat, a person’s risk of dying increased by 13 percent.

Other headlines that made the list include Paula Dean’s diabetes diagnosis, a mystery illness in Le Roy, NY, the changes to school lunches across the nation and more. Read all of the biggest health stories of 2012 from Yahoo! Health.


What Sitting and Standing Reveal about Your Health

Think the ability to stand up from a sitting position is no big deal? Think again. One new study suggests that doctors can gain useful insight about the state of your health by studying your ability to go from a sitting position to a standing one.

The study, conducted by Brazilian researchers, reviewed about 2,000 people between the ages of 51 to 80 as they attempted to sit down on the floor then stand back up using as little support as possible. The study took place over a period of 6.3 years. Results revealed those who had the most trouble transitioning from sitting to standing had a 6.5 percent higher risk of death within the next six years.

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Hillary Clinton’s Life-Threatening Blood Clot

For those who haven’t heard, Hillary Clinton was hospitalized recently for a blood clot in her brain. The condition, a cerebral venous thrombosis, could have been life-threatening, according to medical experts.

Doctors say if the clot hadn’t been found so quickly, it could have caused a stroke or dangerous hemorrhage in her brain. It was discovered during a routine follow-up MRI.

“This is a clot in the vein that is situated in the space between the brain and the skill behind the right ear,” said Clinton’s doctors who discovered the clot, in an ABC News article. “To help dissolve this clot, her medical team began treating the secretary with blood thinners. She will be released once the medication dose has been established.”

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