Archives of Internal Medicine

Do Noisy Hospital Rooms Affect Your Recovery?

Posted on 02/21/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthYou would think that hospitals would recognize how important sleep is to a patient’s recovery and would take steps to keep the noise down so people can rest. Yeah, right. Noisy hospital rooms are so pervasive, researchers at the University of Chicago decided to find out if patients’ sleep was suffering because of it. To no one’s surprise, they found that hospital room noise levels are well above recommended levels and can spike to nearly that of a chainsaw. “The …

Statins Linked To Diabetes In Older Women, Study Finds

Posted on 01/11/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthOne in four Americans over age 45 take a statin to lower their cholesterol, but a new study says the popular drugs may increase the risk of diabetes. An analysis of postmenopausal women who were taking statins found they had almost a 50 percent greater risk of diabetes than those who weren’t on the cholesterol-lowing drug. The study, published online in the Archives of Internal Medicine, looked at nearly 154,000 women, average age 63, who didn’t have diabetes when the …