ARCHIVE: February 2020

The Tampa Bay Lightning’s official practice facility is now the...

Tampa General Hospital and the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrated the newest chapter in their partnership with a ribbon-cutting at the “TGH Ice Plex” – the new name of the Lightning’s official training...

More Aggressive Surgery Can Extend Survival From Brain Cancer:...

FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with glioblastoma -- the most common and deadly type of brain tumor -- could survive more than twice as long if surgeons removed surrounding tissue as...

1 in 4 Gets Unneeded Antibiotics at Children's Hospitals

FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- One-quarter of kids who receive antibiotics in U.S. children's hospitals are given the drugs inappropriately, which increases the risk of antibiotic...

A Quarter of Middle-Aged Americans Worry They Can't Afford...

FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A large fraction of Americans nearing retirement age are worried they can't afford health insurance now, much less when they quit working to enjoy the good...

Hundreds Suspected, 12 Confirmed: How CDC Identified U.S....

FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In a report released Friday, federal public health officials outline how they screened about 650 people in the United States for the new Chinese coronavirus...

AHA News: She Put Off Heart Symptoms Until It Was Almost Too Late

FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- When she's not biking, hiking or swimming, Bev Pohlit can probably be found tending to the vegetables growing in her quarter-acre backyard in...

'Tired, Stressed and Bored': Study Finds Most Teens...

FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- It's supposed to be the best time in your life, but a new study finds that U.S. high school students have mostly negative feelings throughout their schoolday...

With Macular Degeneration, 1 Missed Visit to Eye Doc Can Mean...

FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Missing just one eye doctor appointment can result in vision loss in older adults with macular degeneration, a new study warns. Age-related macular...

For Patients on Blood Thinners, GI Bleeding May Signal Colon...

FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Gastrointestinal bleeding in patients taking blood thinners for an irregular heartbeat should prompt doctors to check for colon cancer, a new study advises....

Study Finds 'No Clear Rationale' for 45% of...

FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of antibiotic prescriptions for Medicaid patients appear to be inappropriate, new research suggests. That kind of overprescribing raises risks...

There's a Virus Spreading in U.S. That's Killed 10,000...

FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Folks fretting about the coronavirus are forgetting there's another virus already running rampant in the United States, one that's killed nearly 20 times as...

Could ED Drugs Threaten Men's Vision?

FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Viagra can salvage a man's sex life, but in rare cases it may temporarily steal his sight. Researchers report that some men who took sildenafil -- the...

More Americans Evacuated From China as Coronavirus Cases Top 31,...

FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans were evacuated from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China late Thursday, as the number of cases worldwide surpassed 31,000. Two...

For Teens, Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Bring Emotional Gains

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Following weight-loss surgery, teens may see some aspects of their health improve, but overall mental health isn't likely to budge, a new study suggests....

2 Million Lost Health Coverage or Access in Trump's First...

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Two million more Americans didn't seek health care from late 2016 through 2017 because they couldn't afford it and/or lacked insurance, new research shows...

Nurses May Need Suicide-Prevention Screening

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Nurses are at elevated risk for suicide, but the issue gets little attention, researchers report. Their study of 2005-2016 U.S. government data found the...

Some U.S. Workers Are Bringing Toxins Home to Their Kids

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- People who work with potentially dangerous chemicals or hazardous metals such as lead may unwittingly bring those toxic substances home, a new review says...

CRISPR Gene Editing Creates 'Designer' Immune Cells...

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In a first, scientists have used gene-editing technology to create "designer" immune system cells that can fight tumors and survive for months in cancer...

Gene Variant Ups Dementia Risk in Parkinson's Patients:...

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A genetic variant associated with Alzheimer's disease increases the risk of dementia in people with Parkinson's disease, researchers say. The finding could...

AHA News: Expert Heart Advice for Rare Genetic Muscle Disorder

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- A rare, inherited muscle disorder that occurs in about 1 in 8,000 people, myotonic dystrophy also can affect the heart and other organs. A...

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