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Health Tip: Is Hand Therapy Right For You?

Health Tip: Is Hand Therapy Right For You?

(HealthDay News) — Hand therapy can be performed by an occupational or physical therapist on people who have had an accident or trauma involving one or both hands. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The American Society for Surgery of the Hand says people with arthritis or a neurologic condition also may find relief from hand […]

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Alcohol, Tobacco Cause More Health Harm Than Illegal Drugs

Alcohol, Tobacco Cause More Health Harm Than Illegal Drugs

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol — and not taking illegal drugs — that pose the greatest risks to people’s health, a new international study contends. Researchers found that alcohol and tobacco use combined cost more than a quarter of a billion disability-adjusted […]

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Health Tip: Manage Your Daily Medication

Health Tip: Manage Your Daily Medication

(HealthDay News) — It may be no small chore to manage all of the prescription drugs, over-the-counter meds and supplements you’re taking. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The American Cancer Society offers these suggestions: Create a chart of your daily medication schedule and use it to remind you. Take your medication at the same time […]

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Health Tip: Prepare for a Tornado

Health Tip: Prepare for a Tornado

(HealthDay News) — Although there is a tornado season between May and June in the Southern Plains, June and July in the central United States, and earlier in the spring on the Gulf Coast, tornados can form off season. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The National Safety Council suggests how to stay safe during a […]

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More Americans DOA From Gun, Knife Wounds

More Americans DOA From Gun, Knife Wounds

Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Victims of gunshots or stabbings are much more likely to die before arriving at U.S. trauma centers than 10 years ago. This suggests the intensity of violence is increasing, a new study contends. “The data we found suggest that a greater proportion of […]

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Walmart Announces New Measures to Cut Opioid Abuse

Walmart Announces New Measures to Cut Opioid Abuse

Walmart Inc. says it will take more steps to reduce opioid medication abuse and misuse. Earlier this year, the company announced free opioid medication disposal in all its U.S. pharmacies. Latest Prevention & Wellness News On Monday, the company said that within the next 60 days, Walmart and Sam’s Club will restrict initial acute opioid […]

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Is Integrative Medicine Right for You?

Is Integrative Medicine Right for You?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Any approach that differs from conventional — or Western — medicine is typically considered complementary and alternative, or CAM. But these practices have become much more mainstream, leading to growth in the health care approach called integrative medicine, which […]

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Generic Drugs Don’t Always Push Prices Down

Generic Drugs Don’t Always Push Prices Down

Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Generic drugs tend to trigger big drops in the cost of their expensive, brand-name counterparts, but that has not been the case with the cancer drug commonly known as Gleevec (imatinib). There’s been only a small drop in the price of imatinib since […]

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CBD Oil: All the Rage, But Is It Really Safe and Effective?

CBD Oil: All the Rage, But Is It Really Safe and Effective?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Cannabidiol (CBD) oil has become the hot new product in states that have legalized medical marijuana. The non-intoxicating marijuana extract is being credited with helping treat a host of medical problems — everything from epileptic seizures to anxiety to […]