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Health Tip: Medication and Substance Abuse Recovery

Health Tip: Medication and Substance Abuse Recovery

(HealthDay News) — Deciding to stop abusing drugs and alcohol is important to your health, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. Latest Mental Health News But learning to live without these substances can be difficult, and some medicines can actually trigger a relapse. To take medicine safely after substance abuse recovery, the AAFP encourages […]

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Health Tip: Easing College Application Anxiety

Health Tip: Easing College Application Anxiety

(HealthDay News) — Applying to college can be a stressful experience for teens, says Hillside Treatment Center. Made worse by other sources of stress — such as homework and extracurricular activities — anxiety during this time is common. Latest Healthy Kids News To ease college application anxiety, Hillside Treatment Center encourages parents to: Create realistic […]

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Running the Numbers on High Blood Pressure

Running the Numbers on High Blood Pressure

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest High Blood Pressure News THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — High blood pressure is a risk factor for many serious health threats, such as heart attack and stroke. The most recent guidelines from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and other health organizations reflect research findings […]

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Cooling Cardiac Arrest Patients May Mean Better Long-Term Brain Function

Cooling Cardiac Arrest Patients May Mean Better Long-Term Brain Function

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Lowering the body temperature in patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest helps a broader group of people than previously believed, a new French study finds. For cardiac arrest patients with what’s called a “nonshockable” rhythm, cooling the body almost doubles the odds […]

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Gets Two Stents for Artery Blockage

Sen. Bernie Sanders Gets Two Stents for Artery Blockage

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Senator Bernie Sanders was treated for a blocked artery after suffering chest pain on the campaign trail Tuesday evening. The 78-year-old presidential hopeful received two stents to open the blockage. He has cancelled public events for the time being, The New York Times reported Wednesday. […]

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Kidney Transplants Between People With HIV Are Successful

Kidney Transplants Between People With HIV Are Successful

Latest Digestion News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s good news for people with HIV who get a kidney from a donor who also has HIV: A new study reports high five-year survival rates. “A growing number of people with HIV have a need for kidney transplants. Unfortunately, these gifts of life are […]

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AHA News: Entertainment Exec Mathew Knowles: I Have Breast Cancer

AHA News: Entertainment Exec Mathew Knowles: I Have Breast Cancer

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Entertainment executive Mathew Knowles has fought off breast cancer via a mastectomy and is planning another because testing uncovered a genetic mutation with potentially life-altering ramifications for himself and his family. Knowles said the cancer appeared in July, leading to the discovery of […]

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Despite Rise in New Cases, Breast Cancer Deaths Continue to Fall

Despite Rise in New Cases, Breast Cancer Deaths Continue to Fall

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Deaths from breast cancer are still declining in the United States, even as more women are being diagnosed with the disease, a new report shows. Researchers from the American Cancer Society found that the national decline in breast cancer deaths, which […]

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Is Partial Hip Replacement Often the Better Option?

By Elizabeth HeubeckHealthDay Reporter Latest Arthritis News THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In recent years, the number of U.S. adults getting total hip replacements — meaning both a new ball and joint socket — following a hip fracture has soared to an estimated 500,000 annually. That’s nearly three times the rate at which […]