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Health Tip: Care for Your Incision After Surgery

Health Tip: Care for Your Incision After Surgery

(HealthDay News) — As you recover from surgery, it is important to take care of your incision to minimize the risks of infection or excessive scarring, the American Academy of Family Physicians says. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The academy urges you to call your doctor if your wound opens up, turns red or bleeds […]

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Postpartum Opioid Rx May Lead to Persistent Use: Study

Postpartum Opioid Rx May Lead to Persistent Use: Study

Latest Pregnancy News FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New mothers who take opioid painkillers after either vaginal birth or cesarean section may be at increased risk of becoming persistent users, a new study finds. Researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville examined data from more than 102,000 new mothers in Tennessee. None had used […]

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Working Out Your Exercise Schedule

Working Out Your Exercise Schedule

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The number of weekly recommended workout sessions can really add up. With five or more periods of cardio, and two or three each of strength training, flexibility and motor skills for balance and agility, it’s inevitable that you’ll need […]

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Hepatitis C Screening Can Help Prevent Liver Disease

Hepatitis C Screening Can Help Prevent Liver Disease

Latest Digestion News THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Infection with the hepatitis C virus can cause liver disease and even liver cancer. But once found, the virus can be cured, so screening is vital for those at risk, health experts say. For hepatitis A and B, preventive vaccines exist, but there is none […]

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Health Tip: Getting the Flu If You Have Cancer

Health Tip: Getting the Flu If You Have Cancer

(HealthDay News) — If you have had cancer, you are at a higher risk for developing flu-related complications, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Latest Cold and Flu News The CDC offers the following flu prevention tips: If you are 65 or older, get the high-dose flu vaccine, which contains four times […]

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Flu Rides the Subway, Too

Flu Rides the Subway, Too

Latest Cold and Flu News THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Flu spreads like wildfire in confined spaces — and that includes subways, a new British study finds. The longer your ride and the more stations you encounter during your daily commute, the higher your odds of getting sick, the researchers found. University of […]