December 10, 2018

AHA: New Report Emphasizes Safety of Statins

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (American Heart Association) — The benefits of the cholesterol-lowering medicines called statins far outweigh any risk of side effects, according to a […]
December 10, 2018

Electronic Health Records Bogging Docs Down

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Electronic health records are supposed to help doctors, but stress from using them may lead to burnout — and […]
December 10, 2018

Have Heart Failure? Flu Shot May Save Your Life

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you have heart failure, a flu shot can truly be a lifesaver, researchers report. A study of patients […]
December 10, 2018

To Track Carbs, Tap Into the Glycemic Index … and Its Cousin

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Rather than just counting carbs, you might want to get familiar with the glycemic index and the glycemic load, […]
December 7, 2018

More Illnesses From Tainted Romaine Lettuce Reported

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Nine more people have been sickened by E. coli in an outbreak involving romaine lettuce grown in parts of […]
December 7, 2018

AHA: A Black Filmmaker's Look at the Heart (Health) of Her Community

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Jasmine Johnson has become reacquainted with the South Dallas neighborhood where she grew up. Much is familiar, but […]
December 7, 2018

Better Economy Could Mean Worse Nursing Home Care

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In a good economy, the care at U.S. nursing homes falls because it’s harder to attract and keep staff, […]
December 6, 2018

Millions of Americans Still Breathing Secondhand Smoke: Report

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Despite three decades of declines in secondhand smoke exposure, 58 million Americans — children included — are still breathing […]
December 6, 2018

Obesity Ups Survival in Heart Failure, but That's No Reason to Pile on Pounds

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Obese people with heart failure may live longer than those who are thinner — especially if they are “metabolically […]
December 6, 2018

Many Americans Unaware of Promise of Targeted, 'Personalized' Medicine: Poll

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Medical science has made tremendous advances in “personalized medicine” — drugs that fight cancer and other diseases by boosting […]
December 6, 2018

New Approach to Opioid Crisis: Supervised Heroin Injection Programs?

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s not standard practice in the United States, but supervised access to medical-grade heroin may reduce the risk of […]
December 5, 2018

Botox May Help Prevent Post-Op A-Fib

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Botox has other uses beyond enhancing lips and minimizing facial wrinkles. Scientists now say it may help prevent atrial […]