ARCHIVE: October 2019

Wildfire Smoke Threatens Health for Miles Around

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Smoke from the wildfires raging in California poses a serious health risk -- even to those far away from the blazes, an expert warns. "Smoke can present...

Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Might Raise Children's Odds of...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of American women take acetaminophen for the aches and pains of pregnancy, but the medication might not be as benign as thought. New research...

Protect Your Heart Through the Holiday Season

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's never too soon to take steps to safeguard your heart health, and that includes being aware of seasonal heart attack triggers. Researchers are trying...

Try This Healthy Autumn Apple Dessert

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Apples are a superfruit loaded with nutrients and soluble fiber. While warm apple pie is the quintessential American dessert, a few tweaks to the standard...

Most Seniors 85+ Do Well After Colon Cancer Surgery:...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Patients aged 85 and older who have colon cancer surgery have high survival rates, a new study finds. People are living longer, so more seniors are being...

Number of Americans With Dementia Will Double by 2040: Report

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 13 million Americans will have dementia by 2040 -- nearly twice as many as today, a new report says. The number of women with dementia is expected...

Construction Workers at Very High Odds for Opioid and Drug Abuse

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Hard-hat jobs are tough and demanding, often entailing intense physical labor performed in dangerous situations. But a new study finds construction work...

Report Finds Americans' Health Is Flagging

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The United States just received its annual checkup, and the news isn't good. Life expectancy has declined over the past three years, driven down by...

Too Many Seniors Back in Hospital for Infections Treated During...

TUESDAY, Oct. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of hospital readmissions for seniors with infections that were first treated during their initial hospital stay is too high, researchers report. "...

Stressed Out? Maybe Not If You're a Narcissist

TUESDAY, Oct. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Do you have an overinflated sense of your own importance? Do you feel that you're better than everyone else, and have next to no shame about it? If so, you...

Too Little Time to Exercise? Survey Suggests Otherwise

TUESDAY, Oct. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- "I'd love to exercise more, but I just can't find the time." It's a common refrain from many Americans but, for most, it might also be untrue, a new survey...

Not All Heart Failure Patients Get Same Level of Care, Study...

TUESDAY, Oct. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're black or Hispanic and hospitalized for heart failure, new research suggests you're less likely to be treated in special cardiac care units. For...

AHA News: Drawing on A Love of Art, She's Gone From Patient...

TUESDAY, Oct. 29, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- A red wagon. A blue easel. A sunny atrium. Katie Hinson remembers those snippets of her childhood stay in the hospital where she had open-...

After Mass Shootings, Docs Even Less Likely to Mention Gun Safety

TUESDAY, Oct. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- After a mass shooting, pediatricians are less likely to ask parents about gun safety in the home, a new study finds. Researchers examined records from more...

Fast-Food Outlet in Neighborhood Could Mean Heavier Kids: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having a fast-food joint right down the block might not bode well for your child's chances of staying a healthy weight, new research suggests. Among the...

Ban on Sale of Sugary Drinks Trimmed Employees' Waistlines

TUESDAY, Oct. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- After the University of California, San Francisco, banned sales of sugary drinks, employees started downing less liquid sugar -- and their waistlines showed...

Are You Accessing All Your Medical Records Online?

TUESDAY, Oct. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Surprisingly, we're still on a learning curve when it comes to the availability of electronic health records, the digital way to access what used to be...

A Lighter, Healthier Version of Baked Crab Dip

TUESDAY, Oct. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Looking for a tasty seafood dip for your next family gathering? Everyone will love this baked crab classic that's been given a healthy makeover. Crab is a...

New Database Shows 'Rare' Diseases Are Not So Rare...

TUESDAY, Oct. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More than 300 million people worldwide -- or 4% of the population -- have a rare disease, a new study finds. A disease is considered rare when it...

It May Be Even Tougher for Women to Quit Smoking Than Men

TUESDAY, Oct. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking is a notoriously tough habit to quit, but a new study suggests it is far harder for women to stop than it is for men. Why? The researchers point to...

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