TV Trauma Cases Don’t Match Real Life

TV Trauma Cases Don’t Match Real Life


Fans of the television show “Grey’s Anatomy” may be getting the wrong idea about what happens in trauma cases – and that could create unrealistic expectations in the real world, a U.S. study suggests.

“The cases depicted on TV dramas tend to have very binary outcomes – an injured patient gets an urgent heroic operation and either doesn’t make it, and the doctors, nurses, and family members then grieve, or alternatively the patient survives to be sitting up in bed the next day fully recovered, hugging their family members,” said study co-author Dr. Jordan Weinberg, trauma medical director at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Phoenix in Arizona. > >> read more ...

Faith a Factor in Billy Graham’s Long Life

Faith a Factor in Billy Graham’s Long Life


Faith was a key factor that gave the Rev. Billy Graham the strength to live his very long life, a renowned cardiologist says.

“Studies have shown that people of faith live longer, and, in the case of Billy Graham, God also had a call on him as well,” Dr. Chauncey Crandall tells Newsmax Health.

Graham died Wednesday at the age of 99, after health problems that included Parkinson’s disease, cancer and pneumonia, his spokesperson said.

Recently researchers from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that women who attended church weekly had a 33 percent risk of dying during the research people than those who never went. > >> read more ...

Light Exercise May Prolong Life for the Elderly

Light Exercise May Prolong Life for the Elderly


A few hours a week of light exercise — walking the dog, puttering about in the garden — lower the risk of death in older men, even if workouts are brief, researchers said Tuesday.

Their findings, reported in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, challenge two long-held assumptions about the benefits of physical activity for the elderly.

To improve health and reduce the risk of dying, according to many national health authorities, workouts must be strenuous and more long-lasting. > >> read more ...

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