Health

Most Opioids Go Unused After Surgery… Whose Hands Do They End Up In?

November 27, 2018

Even in an epidemic, some medical professionals are slow to change. This is what some experts are saying regarding the current opioid abuse, addiction, and overdose crisis affecting the United States. Doctors continue to prescribe large amounts of addictive painkillers to patients with acute — i.e., short-term — pain. Those prescriptions can have lasting effects […]

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Can Science Put an End to Peanut Allergies?

November 24, 2018

For children with a peanut allergy, every bite of food outside the home stirs up anxiety. Exposure to trace amounts of peanuts in cookies, cakes, or other foods from cross contamination can end with a severe allergic reaction and even hospitalization. The results of a new study may lead to the approval of a new […]

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Should Women Over Age 75 Get Mammograms? Depends on Their Health

November 20, 2018

Guidelines surrounding mammograms for women 75 years of age and older have long been a source of debate. Now, a new study suggests a woman’s health status, and not her age, should be the deciding factor. The study was presented recently at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. In it, researchers suggest women […]

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Hantavirus Infections: What You Need to Know

November 12, 2018

Spread through secretions of deer mice and other rodents, hantavirus infections aren’t common but they are dangerous. Getty Images The recent death of a 9-year-old boy in New Mexico has raised concerns about hantavirus — a rare but frequently deadly infection spread through secretions of deer mice. Fernando Hernandez of Bloomfield, New Mexico, succumbed to the illness […]

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How to Get Out of Bed When Depression Is Keeping You Down

November 11, 2018

  Depression presents so many challenges I’ve been living with depression for so long that I feel like I’ve gone through every symptom the condition has to offer. Hopelessness, check. Fatigue, check. Insomnia, check. Weight gain — and weight loss — check and check. Living with depression is hard, no matter what symptoms you’re experiencing. […]

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The Reason Last Year’s Flu Season Was Deadly? Not Enough Vaccinations

November 10, 2018

Like millions of other Americans, JoJo O’Neal chose not to get the flu vaccine last year. “I was dead set against getting a flu shot. And then I developed the flu. I’m over 50 and I have asthma, so it really took me off my game,” said O’Neal, a 54-year-old radio personality from Orlando, Florida. She also […]

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The Reason Last Year’s Flu Season Was Deadly? Not Enough Vaccinations

November 9, 2018

Like millions of other Americans, JoJo O’Neal chose not to get the flu vaccine last year. “I was dead set against getting a flu shot. And then I developed the flu. I’m over 50 and I have asthma, so it really took me off my game,” said O’Neal, a 54-year-old radio personality from Orlando, Florida. She also […]

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Children Living with Anxiety Often Don’t Get the Help They Need

November 5, 2018

Heather Matz began noticing symptoms of anxiety in her daughter when she was just 4 years old. By the time her little girl started kindergarten, she was struggling with leaving her mom every day. She’d also cry at the end of most days when Matz picked her up. After a series of medical issues, the […]

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13 Tricks for a Healthier, Happier Halloween

November 1, 2018

Halloween candy temptations (got candy corn?) and cute little costumes (one tiny princess outfit and two puppy suits, please) are haunting the stores. And with those treats, you’re probably already feeling tricked by the inevitable war over how much candy you and your family will consume this year. Step away from the super-sized bag of […]

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Suzanne Somers Says Stem Cell Treatment ‘Regrew’ Her Breast. It Didn’t

October 29, 2018

Actress Suzanne Somers isn’t afraid to let you know she’s proud of her breasts. But the 71-year-old’s positive body image and fondness for her bosom are about more than skin-deep vanity. Since being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000, she’s become an outspoken — if not controversial — advocate for nontraditional breast cancer treatment. That […]

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