January 15, 2019

Are Some Opioid Abusers Using Their Pets to Get the Drugs?

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — To fight America’s opioid epidemic, lawmakers and regulators have clamped down hard on doctors’ prescribing practices. But one avenue […]
January 15, 2019

Stem Cell Transplant May Help Some With Aggressive MS

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A stem cell transplant may help some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) when standard drugs fail, a new clinical […]
January 15, 2019

Life in Space May Take Toll on Spinal Muscles

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Astronauts tend to complain of back pain after returning to Earth. Now, researchers think they can explain that discomfort. […]
January 11, 2019

AHA: New Cholesterol Guidelines Put Ethnicity in the Spotlight

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (American Heart Association) — As in most things, family matters. Specifically, your family’s ethnicity could make a difference, at least when it […]
January 7, 2019

Suicide Risk Rises Following Cancer Diagnosis

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A cancer diagnosis can be tough to take, and a new study finds many patients contemplate suicide. That risk […]
December 14, 2018

Physical Therapy Can Help You Avoid Opioids When Joint Pain Strikes

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People who get prompt physical therapy for pain in the knee, shoulder or lower back may have less need […]
November 27, 2018

Next for Disabling Back Pain? New Discs From Patients' Own Cells

TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People with disabling back pain may one day receive replacement spinal discs grown from their own stem cells, researchers […]
November 27, 2018

Nerve Zap Might Ease Pain of Herniated Disk

TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) –What if a simple zap to the spine could relieve the debilitating lower back and leg pain brought on by […]
November 21, 2018

Computer-Brain Link Helps 'Locked In' People Chat, Surf Web

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Writing an e-mail. Sending a text message. Surfing the internet. These are activities taken for granted by most, but […]
November 19, 2018

How to Avoid Suitcase Strain This Holiday Season

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — With holiday travel comes the risk of injury from toting heavy luggage. In 2017, more than 85,000 people were […]
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 […]