Nursing Home Program Offers Alternatives to Antipsychotic Drugs
THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hoping to cut the
use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing home residents, researchers
tried training staff on new ways to meet the needs of residents
Many Heart Attack Patients Fail to Stick With Statins
WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of
powerful statin drugs have been shown to avert future heart
problems, including heart attack and stroke. Yet many heart attack
patients stop taking these medicines as recommended, a new study
No Link Between Common Antibiotic, Irregular Heartbeat
TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The widely used
antibiotic azithromycin doesn't increase the risk of an abnormal
heart rhythm, a new study finds.
What's the Best Seasonal Allergy Med for Your Kid?
MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Choosing an
over-the-counter allergy medicine for a child sounds easy
Many Americans Don't Know How to Handle High Cholesterol
TUESDAY, April 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Americans with high
cholesterol are well aware of its heart dangers, but many lack the
confidence or knowledge to keep it under control, a new survey
Preparing for Anesthesia: 5 Tips You Should Know
FRIDAY, April 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you have surgery on
your calendar, don't wait until the last minute to start preparing,
especially if you're going to need anesthesia.
Fewer Than 1,000 Used Oregon's Right-to-Die Law by 2015
THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Oregon's Death with
Dignity Act allows terminally ill patients to end their own lives.
But over almost two decades, relatively few patients have done so,
a new study reveals.
Who Really Needs Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Meds?
THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure
and high cholesterol are known risk factors for heart attacks and
strokes, but it's unclear who needs medication to help manage these
conditions, a new report suggests.
EpiPen Out-of-Pocket Costs More Than Doubled Over Decade
TUESDAY, April 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Annual out-of-pocket
costs for lifesaving EpiPens in the United States skyrocketed
nearly 124 percent for many privately insured patients between 2007
and 2014, a new study finds.
Can Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Lower Cancer Death Risk?
MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans
take low-dose aspirin every day for heart health. In doing so, they
may also slightly lower their risk of dying from several cancers, a
large new study suggests.