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What Illness Lands the Most Seniors in the ER?

What Illness Lands the Most Seniors in the ER?

Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For seniors who often find themselves in the ER, complications from diabetes is the most common culprit, new research shows. Not only that, these chronically ill patients remain in the hospital longer and require more treatment and resources, noted the authors of the study. […]

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Corticosteroids vs. NSAIDs

Corticosteroids vs. NSAIDs

What are the side effect of corticosteroids and NSAIDs? Corticosteroids Corticosteroids have many side effects that can be mild or serious. These side effects are more apparent when corticosteroids are used at higher doses or for extended periods of time. This section lists only some of these side effects of corticosteroids.Corticosteroids can cause: The prolonged […]

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Health Tip: Cook With Your Child

Health Tip: Cook With Your Child

(HealthDay News) — Cooking with your child will help build confidence in tasting the unfamiliar, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Latest Healthy Kids News By exposing your child to different types of food, you will boost the child’s willingness to try new dishes. The academy mentions these additional potential benefits: You can help your […]

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The Lowdown on E-Cigarette Risks for Kids

The Lowdown on E-Cigarette Risks for Kids

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The concern over vaping has continued to build as e-cigarettes have become more popular, especially with kids and teens. Vaping — inhaling liquid nicotine vapors — was first marketed as a way to help adults quit smoking. But younger people, […]

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Still Too Few Teens Getting the HPV Vaccine

Still Too Few Teens Getting the HPV Vaccine

Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — HPV vaccination rates for younger American adolescents are alarmingly low, researchers say. “While we have seen gains in HPV vaccination coverage, we are still falling behind at the younger ages,” said study lead author Robert Bednarczyk. He’sassistant professor of global health and epidemiology at […]

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Thrive Market Recalls Nut Butters

Thrive Market Recalls Nut Butters

All unexpired lots of Thrive Market-branded nut butters are being recalled due to possible listeria contamination. Latest Infectious Disease News “On January 21, 2019, one of our suppliers notified us that it was issuing a recall of all nut butters it has manufactured since January 2018 because of a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes in […]

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Cardiologist Groups Say Newer Blood Thinners Best Against A-Fib

Cardiologist Groups Say Newer Blood Thinners Best Against A-Fib

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Newer blood thinners are recommended over warfarin for people with the heart condition called atrial fibrillation (a-fib) in updated treatment guidelines issued by three major American heart groups. The newer drugs are called non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs). Examples include dabigatran […]

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Someday, a Pig’s Heart Might Save a Child’s Life

Someday, a Pig’s Heart Might Save a Child’s Life

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The supply of donor organs for infants needing a heart transplant is critically low, but researchers have taken a first step toward using pig hearts to fill the need. The concept of using animal organs to save human lives has been […]