ARCHIVE: November 2019

You Won't Get Sued If You Do CPR, Review Suggests

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Are you worried about getting sued if you provide bystander CPR in a public place? Don't be, surprising new research suggests: You're more likely to get...

Exercise Tweaks to Revitalize Your Workout Regimen

MONDAY, Nov. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Is your workout routine in a slump? To keep challenging your body, it's important to tweak your regimen every three months or each season. By aligning these...

The On-Again, Off-Again Weight-Loss Diet

MONDAY, Nov. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Being on a weight-loss diet day in and day out for months on end can be challenging and even discouraging. What's more, following the same never-ending...

Evening Meals Could Harm the Female Heart, Study Shows

MONDAY, Nov. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Late dinners and heavy evening snacking do no favors for women's hearts, a new study suggests. Researchers at New York City's Columbia University found that...

Veterans Often Hit Hard by Deaths of Fellow Soldiers

MONDAY, Nov. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As Americans pay tribute to all veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces Monday, new research suggests that how comrades died can affect levels of...

Frequent Pot Smokers Face Twice the Odds for Stroke

MONDAY, Nov. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking pot doesn't do your heart or your brain any favors, a pair of new studies shows. Frequent pot smokers are more than twice as likely to suffer a...

Think Vaping Is Heathier for Your Heart Than Smoking? Think Again

MONDAY, Nov. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Vaping isn't necessarily better for your heart health than smoking tobacco, a pair of new studies argue. They report that use of e-cigarettes negatively...

Opioids Won't Help Arthritis Patients Long-Term: Study

SATURDAY, Nov. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Opioid painkillers may temporarily ease the discomfort of arthritis, but they have no clear lasting benefit, a research review finds. In an analysis of 23...

Common Muscle Relaxant Could Pose Mental Dangers for Seniors

SATURDAY, Nov. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A commonly prescribed muscle relaxant known as baclofen can leave older kidney patients so disoriented that they land in the hospital, a new study warns...

TV Binges, Video Games, Books and Sports Taking Toll on Sleep

SUNDAY, Nov. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly nine in 10 American adults lose sleep to binge watch TV, a new survey finds. The more than 2,000 U.S. adults who took part in the American Academy of...

TGH innovates with patients’ needs in mind

To be successful, today’s health care innovations must be made with patients’ health care needs in mind, according to speakers at a recent conference on health care innovation.  “Innovation...

Self-Testing for Cervical Cancer Increases Screening Rates

FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Mailing self-sampling kits to test for the cervical cancer-causing virus HPV significantly increased screening rates for the cancer, according to a new study...

Trump Administration Wants to Raise Age to Buy E-Cigs to 21

FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Speaking outside the White House on Friday, President Donald Trump said his administration plans to raise the U.S. federal legal age to buy e-cigarettes from...

Supplements Don't Prevent Kidney Disease in Type 2 Diabetics

FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamin D and fish oil supplements won't prevent kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes, a new study finds. Many diabetics use the...

New Tool Predicts Odds of Kidney Disease

FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine that your doctor could predict your risk of kidney disease in the next five years with a simple calculation. Researchers from Johns Hopkins...

Vitamin E Acetate Is Leading Suspect in Vaping-Linked Lung...

FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new federal report points to an oily chemical known as vitamin E acetate as the likely culprit behind more than 2,000 cases of severe lung illness among...

AHA News: On Chicago's South Side, Revitalization Aims for...

FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Washington Heights, a historic neighborhood on Chicago's far South Side, faces the modern-day challenge of boosting health, education and...

Survey Shows Americans Feel Stressed

FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Mass shootings, health care and the 2020 presidential election are significant causes of stress for American adults, a new survey finds. The poll of more...

Kratom May Cause Liver Damage: Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The popular herbal supplement kratom may cause liver damage, researchers warn. Kratom is widely available in smoke shops and online. It's a botanical...

TGH patients bring their stories to state leaders in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE -- Two busloads of Tampa General Hospital patients visited elected officials in the Florida Capitol this week to explain how TGH’s world-class health care had transformed their lives....

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