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November 15, 2018

Why Are So Few COPD Patients Getting Vital Rehab Treatment?

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains the fourth biggest killer in the United States. But only a fraction of […]
November 10, 2018

Fish, Fish Oil May Lower Your Heart Attack Risk

SATURDAY, Nov. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Eating more fish or taking a fish oil supplement can reduce your risk of a heart attack, according to […]
November 8, 2018

Tennis Elbow 'Treatments' Bring Little Relief: Study

THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Treatments for “tennis elbow” are generally ineffective, researchers say, but don’t despair: The painful condition will usually clear up […]
November 5, 2018

More Americans Are Raising Their Grandkids

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — More than 3 million older Americans are now raising their grandchildren as their own, even as they struggle with […]
October 29, 2018

Workers' Comp Often a Gateway to Opioid Abuse: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many injured workers turn to opioid painkillers for relief, and nearly 30 percent may still be taking them three […]
October 26, 2018

AHA: Can Daylight Saving Time Hurt the Heart? Prepare Now for Spring

FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Autumn temperatures may have just arrived, but it’s already time to “fall back” an hour. For people who […]
October 26, 2018

A New Challenger to Medical Marijuana?

FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A moss-like plant grown only in a few countries may offer better pain relief than medical marijuana, animal research […]
October 25, 2018

An Expert's Guide to Avoiding Back Pain

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Back pain is a common problem in the United States, but there are ways to protect yourself, an expert […]
October 23, 2018

Is Crowdfunding Too Often Used for Bogus Treatments?

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Crowdfunding pleas for dubious or potentially unsafe medical treatments are increasingly common, and raised nearly $7 million on social […]
October 16, 2018

New Nerve Stimulation Technique Might Relieve Back Pain

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Stimulating a specific set of nerves that are nestled along the spine may deliver relief to those who suffer […]
October 15, 2018

Push-Button Pain Meds Curb Need for Opioids After C-Section: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Letting women who’ve had a cesarean section dispense and control pain medication through a catheter reduces their use of […]
October 15, 2018

Despite Opioid Crisis, Most Patients Want the Drugs for Post-Op Pain

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Despite a flood of news reports on the opioid crisis, many people still want the potentially addictive painkillers after […]
October 11, 2018

Could Same-Sex Couples Have Babies With Shared DNA? Study Hints It's Possible

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Lesbian and gay couples might one day be able to produce offspring that share genetic traits from both parents, […]
October 3, 2018

AHA: After 2 Heart Attacks, She May Need a New Heart — But First Comes Her Wedding

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (American Heart Association) — On her way to watch her beloved Kansas City Chiefs play in 2016, Leah Huss felt sensations far […]
October 2, 2018

For Pain Relief, Why Not Try Drug-Free Alternatives?

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Pain sends more people to the doctor than any other ailment. But if you don’t want relief from a […]
October 1, 2018

Three New Genes Linked to Chronic Back Pain

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — New research pinpoints three genes responsible for skeletal development that appear to be connected to chronic back pain. The […]
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