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A Fatty Meal Might Affect How You Absorb CBD

A Fatty Meal Might Affect How You Absorb CBD

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Having a cheeseburger with that CBD-infused product? A new study suggests that fatty foods might boost the body’s absorption of cannabidiol (CBD). In 2018, CBD capsules received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for use in patients with seizures, but how food affects […]

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‘Dr. Google’ Helps Some Patients Diagnose a Rare Disease

‘Dr. Google’ Helps Some Patients Diagnose a Rare Disease

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A middle-aged woman had persistent symptoms that doctors couldn’t explain. Frustrated, she took an increasingly common route: a search through the internet. “Dr. Google” led the woman to specialists at Wake Forest University Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. There, […]

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Nearly Half of U.S. Patients Keep Vital Secrets From Their Doctors

Nearly Half of U.S. Patients Keep Vital Secrets From Their Doctors

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of U.S. patients don’t tell their physicians about potentially life-threatening risks such as domestic violence, sexual assault, depression or thoughts of suicide, a new study finds. “For physicians to achieve your best health, they need to know what you are struggling […]

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Health Tip: Amusement Park Safety

Health Tip: Amusement Park Safety

(HealthDay News) — Ferris wheels and roller coasters are summer staples for many. Unfortunately, more than 30,000 emergency room visits in 2016 were linked to amusement parks and carnivals, says the University of Michigan. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The school encourages parents to: Speak up if park employees are exhibiting unsafe behaviors. Only let […]

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All U.S. Adults Should Be Screened for Illicit Drug Use, National Panel Urges

All U.S. Adults Should Be Screened for Illicit Drug Use, National Panel Urges

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Amid an ongoing epidemic of opioid addiction and misuse, a national panel on Tuesday advised that doctors routinely screen all adults for illicit drug use. That includes the misuse of prescribed medications, noted the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force […]

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Heat Waves Brought by Climate Change Could Prove Deadly for Kidney Patients

Heat Waves Brought by Climate Change Could Prove Deadly for Kidney Patients

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New research uncovers yet another population that will be vulnerable to the heat waves that climate change is delivering with increasing frequency: people with kidney disease. Extremely hot days can increase advanced kidney disease patients’ risk of hospitalization and death, and climate change […]

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Health Tip: Donate Blood Safely

Health Tip: Donate Blood Safely

(HealthDay News) — Donating blood generally is safe, says Mayo Clinic. New, sterile equipment should be used for each donor. Latest Prevention & Wellness News To have a safer blood-donation experience, Mayo suggests: Get plenty of sleep before donating and eat a healthy, low-fat meal. Drink an extra 16 ounces of water before the donation. […]

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Health Tip: When to Consult a Dietician

Health Tip: When to Consult a Dietician

(HealthDay News) — A registered dietician can partner with you to develop a safe and realistic eating plan, says the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Whether you want to lose or gain weight, or to simply maintain your health, there are many reasons to seek the help of an RDN. […]

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Adults Need Vaccines, Too

Adults Need Vaccines, Too

Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Vaccines aren’t just for kids, a doctors’ group says. “Many adults are not aware that they need vaccines throughout their lives and so have not received recommended vaccinations,” Dr. Robert McLean, president of the American College of Physicians, said in a college news […]

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Too Few U.S. Opioid Users Are Getting OD Antidote

Too Few U.S. Opioid Users Are Getting OD Antidote

Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Naloxone can reverse an opioid overdose, but far too little of the lifesaving drug is used where it is needed the most, a new U.S. government report shows. “Too many people in our country and in our communities are still dying from opioid-related […]