Blog

Post-Op Opioids: How Much Is Enough?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Amid efforts to stem the U.S. opioid crisis, a new study suggests how long patients should take prescription opioid painkillers after surgery. After ...
Read More
/ Health articles

Is Older Blood OK to Use in a Transfusion?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Using older red blood cells to give transfusions to critically ill patients doesn't appear to affect their risk of dying, Australian researchers report ...
Read More
/ Health articles

Fewer Uninsured Cancer Patients After Medicaid Expansion

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act halved the number of uninsured cancer patients, a new U.S. study finds. This matters ...
Read More
/ Health articles

Choosing a Great Family Dog

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A dog can be a great addition to your household. But how do you choose the right one for your family? Start by ...
Read More
/ Health articles

1 in 3 Seniors Take Sleep Aids

But national guidelines generally recommend against these products for those over 65 WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of older Americans take something to help them sleep, but ...
Read More
/ Health articles

Exercise, Not Vitamin D, Recommended to Prevent Falls

Draft recommendations from influential U.S. panel now await public review WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Falls and fractures are a major cause of disability in old age. An ...
Read More
/ Health articles

Radiation and Chemotherapy Together Boost Lung Cancer Survival

About one-third of stage 3 patients alive after 5 years, a development called promising by oncologists TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Combining radiation therapy with chemotherapy has substantially ...
Read More
/ Health articles

20 Percent of U.S. Teens May Have Had a Concussion

TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in five U.S. teens may have suffered a concussion, and contact sports might often be the cause. That's the ...
Read More
/ Health articles

STDs Hit All-Time High in U.S.

Annual report shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2016 TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New cases of sexually transmitted diseases in ...
Read More
/ Health articles

Genetic Testing May Help Make Blood Thinner Safer

TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic testing can improve the safety of the blood thinner warfarin, a new study reports. Warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) is often prescribed to prevent ...
Read More
/ Health articles