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 with dementia.

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 reveals.

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 enough.

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 shows.

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.