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The Safer Way to Ease Post-Surgical Pain
For people recovering from surgery or dealing with a painful injury, an expert suggests that there are a number of safer alternatives for managing pain than using potentially addictive opioids. Today, more than ever before, we have a host of other methods that can effectively lessen pain, Dr. James Grant, chair of the department of anesthesiology at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, said in a hospital news release. The United States is grappling with an opioid ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 24
How Your Marital Status Affects Your Odds of Dying From Heart Disease
Your gender and marital status hold telling clues about your risk of dying of heart disease, a large British study suggests. It found that widowed and divorced men have significantly higher odds of death due to heart disease than women of the same marital status. But single men are more likely to survive heart failure than single women. Compared to widows, men whose spouses die have an 11 37 higher risk of death after a heart attack. Widowers with heart fa ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 17
FDA Takes Hard Look at CBD
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a good look at the safety and effectiveness of CBD products on Friday, as it weighs how to best regulate the hemp-derived compound going forward. During a public hearing that stretched for hours, the agency heard testimony from folks on all sides of the issue. In opening the hearing, FDA Acting Commissioner Dr. Ned Sharpless said, critical questions remain about the safety of the products, CNN reported. Related Ar ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 17
1 in 12 Americans Lives With Debilitating Chronic Pain
Of the 50 million Americans living with chronic pain, the pain is so bad for 20 million that it keeps them from doing the daily activities of life, researchers say. According to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic pain and high-impact chronic pain are more common among women, older adults, the poor, people previously employed, those with public health insurance or living in rural areas. Not only is chronic pain widesp ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
Aromatherapy: The Scent of Dispute
Aromatherapy is an affordable, accessible natural path to relief for a variety of health problems, ranging from arthritis pain to nausea to drowsiness, supporters insist. But skeptics dismiss any claims that the use of essential oils from flowers, herbs and trees can promote health in any way. And both sides are unlikely to relinquish their positions anytime soon. Aromatherapy works for so many different things, it is amazing, said Kelly Holland Azzaro, a ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
Sex Lives Often an Overlooked Casualty of Traumatic Brain Injury
For the more than 3 million Americans living with traumatic brain injury, there is often an unspoken problem Many suffer from sexual dysfunction, something that is easily overlooked as patients struggle with overwhelming physical and emotional issues that can last for years, new research has found. The sexual difficulties usually become most apparent about six months after the injury and, if left unaddressed, worsen with time, said study author Jhon Alexan ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients and Caregivers Alike
Life with Alzheimer s disease or other dementias can be difficult for the affected individual and his or her caregiver. But a small British study suggests that a holistic program involving yoga, meditation and other interventions can ease the burden for both. This is an activity that caregivers and patients can do together, said study lead author Yvonne J-Lyn Khoo, a researcher with the Health and Social Care Institute at Teesside University in Middlesbrou ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
CBD -- It's Everywhere, But Does It Work?
You would have to be living in a cave to have missed the CBD craze that is sweeping across America New products are cramming store shelves as the market explodes for what many Americans believe to be a miracle cure-all. Everything from oils to gummies to pills, creams and ointments are now for sale at supermarkets and specialty chains. You can even get massages infused with CBD, or cosmetics laced with the drug. All of these products contain cannabidiol bu ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
Tips for Enhancing the Spa Experience
While a weekend or longer retreat can be very rejuvenating, day spas have made it possible for almost everyone to enjoy a short escape from life s stresses. Take these simple steps to make the most of the experience. Identify all the day spas within a comfortable driving distance and then compare their menu of services to see which one offers what you want most. Your day might start with a relaxing yoga class, then progress to a massage or body wrap and fi ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
Device Spots Lymphedema Early in Breast Cancer Patients, to Help Stop It
An easy-to-use, noninvasive device can detect early signs of the cancer complication known as lymphedema, a new study reports. Lymphedema is the buildup of fluid in the body s tissues when a part of the lymph system is damaged, as can happen in cancer care, according to the U.S. National Cancer Institute NCI . The fluid causes swelling, usually in the arms or legs, and can be severe enough to limit range of motion in an affected limb. Detecting lymphedema ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
Keeping Your Summer Fun on Sound Footing
When you re exercising this summer, don t forget to take care of your feet. Foot health contributes to your overall health. From beginners to advanced athletes, proper foot care is important to keep your body healthy, said Dr. John Giurini, chief of podiatric surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. One of the most common foot problems for active people is a condition called plantar fasciitis. It s an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
Microbes in Diabetic Foot Ulcers May Help Predict Treatment Success
Some strains of Staph bacteria may slow the healing of diabetic foot ulcers, while other types of bacteria may promote healing, according to a new study. The results suggest that monitoring the bacterial populations microbiomes of diabetic foot ulcers may help doctors decide the best way to treat them. Up to one-quarter of diabetics will develop a foot ulcer, because high blood sugar causes numbness that reduces circulation and makes wounds go unnoticed. T ...
Healthday - Mon. Apr 22
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