March 12, 2018

Vitamin D3 May Benefit Heart Surgery Patients

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many patients have low vitamin D levels before and after open heart surgery, but those levels can be restored […]
March 9, 2018

Early Colon Cancer Screening Advised for Some

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — From age 50 on, most people are advised to get a colonoscopy every 10 years to screen for colon […]
March 8, 2018

Falls Among Elderly Cost $50 Billion Annually

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Falls by older Americans have devastating medical and economic consequences, reaching $50 billion a year, a new study finds. […]
March 8, 2018

Annual Eye Exam Is Vital if You Have Diabetes

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A yearly eye exam is a key part of diabetes treatment, experts say. Diabetic eye disease is the leading […]
March 8, 2018

After Knee Replacement, Play On

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Knee replacement patients can continue to enjoy sports — such as skiing, tennis and dancing — without worrying that […]
March 7, 2018

Ban Menthols to Help Some Smokers Quit

WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — After the Canadian province of Ontario banned menthol cigarettes, many smokers responded by trying to kick the habit, a […]
March 7, 2018

Stem Cell Clinics Pitch Pricey, Bogus 'Cures' for Knee Pain

WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Stem cell clinics are charging big money for knee arthritis “cures” and making extravagant claims about their therapies, a […]
March 6, 2018

Vaccines Don't Weaken Babies' Immune Systems: Study

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Another argument used by anti-vaccine groups bites the dust — research shows no evidence that routine shots somehow dampen […]
March 6, 2018

Opioids Not Best Option for Back Pain, Arthritis, Study Finds

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Risky opioids are no better at controlling chronic back or arthritis pain than non-opioid drugs, including Tylenol or Motrin, […]
March 6, 2018

Marijuana Doesn't Seem to Harm the Kidneys

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As marijuana use has increased in the United States in recent years, medical experts and users alike have wondered […]
March 6, 2018

Primary Care Doctors Loosen Type 2 Diabetes Goals

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued new guidance on managing type 2 diabetes — including relaxing the […]
March 6, 2018

Surgeons Safely Transplant Kidneys From Donors With Hep C

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In what could be a breakthrough in the world of organ transplants, Johns Hopkins researchers have taken kidneys from […]