ICYMI: The 10 Best Health Stories from April

Another month has come and gone, and April’s best health stories are right up there with the ones from February and March. Check out the top selections made by the editors at MD Magazine.

Another month has come and gone, and April’s best health stories are right up there with the ones from February and March.

The editors at MD Magazine chose the must-see articles and videos from this past month, and trust us, you don’t want to miss them! Some of the highlights include an interview with the wife of the late Robin Williams, a surprising health benefit derived from tequila, and hepatitis C treatment guidelines update from the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Susan Schneider Williams, spouse of the late Robin Williams spoke with MD Magazine about the several symptoms the actor presented up to a year before his death that made it difficult to diagnose what he was suffering from: Lewy Body Disease (LBD).

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Outgoing American College of Cardiology (ACC) President Kim. A Williams, MD, went vegan in 2003. He reduced his LDL cholesterol dramatically. MD Magazine contributor Megan Daily interviewed him about his healthy lifestyle and how his advocacy of a plant-based diet for heart health goes over with colleagues in a specialty where drugs and interventions play such a big role.

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Prince Rogers Nelson, the singer and musician who was well-known by just his first name, has passed away. There has been no official statement on the cause of death, but there have been reports that he was ill with the flu.

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Traditional wedding vows say “till death do us part,” but it looks like men have a tougher time when that time comes. A new study indicates that men experience more negative health outcomes when their wives die than women do when their husbands die.

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Frank Conidi, MD, DO, MS, from the Florida Center for Headache and Sports Neurology discussed the issue of concussions and potential brain damage that has made considerable headlines in recent years.

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In addition to being the most important ingredient in margaritas, substances derived from tequila can play an important role in bone health.

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Flu vaccinations appear to be more effective when given in the morning as opposed to the afternoon.

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New York State has used a threat of legal action to reach an agreement with seven major insurers to cover the cost of prescribing direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for commercially insured patients before these patients show signs of advanced liver disease.

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Osteoporosis is common in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Japanese researchers found in a review of the literature.

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As hepatitis C becomes a largely curable condition, work is being done to ensure that people around the world get the same level of treatment no matter where they live. Stefan Wiktor, MD from the World Health Organization (WHO) details the new guidelines at the EASL 2016 conference in Barcelona, Spain.

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