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Health Tip: What You Should Know About Antibiotics

Health Tip: What You Should Know About Antibiotics

(HealthDay News) — When a person truly needs an antibiotic, the benefits of taking one outweigh the risks of side effects and antibiotic resistance, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Latest Prevention & Wellness News But is an antibiotic always needed? The CDC offers this information: Antibiotics are not effective on viruses, […]

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FDA to Tighten Oversight of Supplements

FDA to Tighten Oversight of Supplements

Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to strengthen regulation of dietary supplements, such as vitamins, minerals and herbs, the agency announced Monday. The changes would be “one of the most significant modernizations of dietary supplement regulation and oversight in more than 25 […]

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Gun Injuries Bring Especially Tough Recoveries

Gun Injuries Bring Especially Tough Recoveries

Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — One in 10 Americans who survive a gunshot wound will wind up back in the hospital for further treatment within 90 days, a new study suggests. “Life does not go back to normal after surviving gunshot injury,” said study corresponding author Bindu Kalesan, […]

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Health Tip: Care For a Wound At Home

Health Tip: Care For a Wound At Home

(HealthDay News) — Taking care of a significant wound helps prevent infection and minimize scaring, the Nemours Foundation says. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The foundation suggests how to care for a wound at home: Keep the wound covered with a clean dressing until it stops producing fluid. Wait an average of four days after […]

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Even Brief EMS Delay Can Cost Lives After Car Crash

Even Brief EMS Delay Can Cost Lives After Car Crash

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — How fast emergency medical help arrives at the scene of a car crash plays a significant role in patient survival, a new study finds. Reviewing U.S. collisions between 2013 and 2015, researchers blamed 14 percent of fatalities in cities […]

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Health Tip: Know Your Family’s Medical History

Health Tip: Know Your Family’s Medical History

(HealthDay News) — Having full knowledge of your family health history is empowering and can be an effective way to stay healthier. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Your doctor may review your family health history in deciding whether you and other family members need certain screening tests, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. […]