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1 in 4 American Workers Struggles With Back Pain

1 in 4 American Workers Struggles With Back Pain

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News MONDAY, May 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If your back aches while on the job, you have plenty of company: New research shows that nearly 40 million American workers suffer from chronic lower back pain. In all, that’s more than a quarter of the workforce reporting lower […]

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Quantity, Not Type of Opioid Matters for Post-Op Dependency

Quantity, Not Type of Opioid Matters for Post-Op Dependency

Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As the United States struggles with a painkiller-abuse epidemic, researchers have found that it’s the quantity of opioids prescribed after orthopedic surgery, not the type of opioid, that corresponds with long-term use. “One of the frequent myths we encounter among clinicians is that some […]

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More Than 600,000 Opioid Abusers Raising Kids in U.S.

More Than 600,000 Opioid Abusers Raising Kids in U.S.

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — They might be too young to abuse opioids themselves, but America’s kids are suffering nonetheless because of their drug-dependent parents. New research shows more than 600,000 American parents with kids under 18 are addicted to opioids. That amounts to almost […]

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Young, and Learning Too Late That Sun Safety Matters

Young, and Learning Too Late That Sun Safety Matters

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The pain Sara Langill felt in her right hip didn’t concern her much, until she felt a lump as she massaged tendons near her hip flexors following a soccer game. “I felt this thing that felt like a rubbery grape,” recalls […]

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Health Tip: Walking Alone at Night

Health Tip: Walking Alone at Night

(HealthDay News) — Though traveling with a friend or in a group is safest at night, walking alone may be unavoidable. The best practice for someone walking alone at night is to stay aware and to take precautions, says the University of California at Berkeley. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The police department at UC […]

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Heart Attack Rehab at Home Could Save Lives

Heart Attack Rehab at Home Could Save Lives

Latest Heart News MONDAY, May 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) –If you had a heart attack and could get rehab therapy at home, would you be more likely to get the follow-up care that doctors recommend? A new scientific statement says you would, and advocates for the option to be more widely available because so many […]

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Metoprolol vs. losartan

Metoprolol vs. losartan

Metoprolol vs. losartan: What’s the difference? Metoprolol and losartan are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Metoprolol is also used to treat heart pain (angina), congestive heart failure, hyperthyroidism, abnormal heart rhythms, some neurologic conditions, and to prevent migraine headaches. Brand names for metoprolol include Lopressor and Toprol XL. A brand name for losartan […]

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Health Tip: If You’re Lost Outdoors

Health Tip: If You’re Lost Outdoors

(HealthDay News) — Preparing for a safe hike outdoors begins with a few pieces of equipment. The American Hiking Society urges hikers to carry a map, compass and emergency whistle at all times. Furthermore, understanding how to use each item is critical. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Despite preparations, hikers do get lost. If you’re […]

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California Couple Awarded $2 Billion in Roundup Lawsuit

California Couple Awarded $2 Billion in Roundup Lawsuit

TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A elderly California couple who said their cancer was caused by Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup was awarded just over $2 billion by a jury in Oakland on Monday. Latest Cancer News The verdict includes more than $55 million in compensatory damages and $2 billion in punitive damages, CNN […]