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Costs of ER Treatments a Mystery to Many Docs

not discussed," said study leader Dr. Kevin Hoffman, an emergency medicine resident at Lakeland Health ... finds. Researchers asked more than 400 emergency medicine health care professionals -- including

Americans Uneasy With Push to Repeal Obamacare: HealthDay/Harris Poll

of affordability initiatives for the health care consumer advocacy group Families USA, agrees with ... , director of affordability initiatives, Families USA, Washington, D.C.; Devon Herrick, health economist, National Center for Policy Analysis, Dallas

Hidden Gems in Your Health Insurance Plan

Take advantage of wellness programs Hidden Gems in Your Health Insurance Plan FRIDAY, Sept ... . 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You might only think about your health insurance coverage when it's time

Lumosity Brain-Training Didn't Boost Thinking Skills: Study

vice dean for strategic initiatives with the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine ... delay age-related decline in mental capacity. Lumos Labs said in a statement that they supported

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

Need? THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Health initiatives typically center on diet and ... Don't shortchange yourself because it could cost you your health How Much Sleep Do You Really

Raise the Smoking Age to 21? Most Kids Fine With That

finds. Specifically, kids from 11 to 18 were asked if they supported the Tobacco 21 initiative -- a ... the Health Services and Outcomes Research Department at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo

Vaginal Hysterectomy

the Procedure Your health care provider may recommend a vaginal hysterectomy for several reasons ... , bleeding, and other problems. They may lead to future health problems. If left untreated, cancer can ... hysterectomy; gynecology; women's health; reproductive health;

Muppet With Autism Makes Her 'Sesame Street' Debut

-oriented community outreach initiatives, which variously tackle difficult subjects such as parental ... by Rose Jochum, director of internal initiatives for the national office of the Autism Society of

Making Sense of Medical Advice

are those run by medical colleges, health foundations and organizations, and government ... If seemingly contradictory health news has you confused, it's time to learn how to read between ... medical advice, new health tip, health information web resources, multi-billion-dollar health-fraud industry

There's Still No Proven Way to Prevent Alzheimer's

, University of Minnesota School of Public Health; Dean Hartley, Ph.D., director of science initiatives ... University of Minnesota School of Public Health. The best evidence the investigators found indicates that

Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Teens

Blurry vision If your child has any of these symptoms, talk with your child's health care provider ... serious health issues such as: Kidney failure Nerve damage Blindness Amputation Coma, which can lead ... diabetes; type 1 diabetes; children's health; adolescent health;

A Healthy Diet May Help Ward Off Dementia

your brain health in old age, a group of new studies show, according to four new studies. In ... improve heart health. Seniors who carefully followed the MIND diet had a 35 percent lower risk of

ER Visits for These 3 Health Woes Don't Have to Happen

Trips for boozing, dental problems and mental health issues can be prevented, experts say ER ... Visits for These 3 Health Woes Don't Have to Happen TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Each

Is Dementia Declining Among Older Americans?

initiatives at the Alzheimer's Association. Dementia, an impairment of brain functions marked mainly ... cases around the world could be prevented, he said. "It's about brain health during your entire

Teasing Teens About Weight May Do Lasting Harm

initiatives that include both the school and family/home environments as targets for intervention," lead ... need support. "Health professionals working with youth and families may have unique opportunities to

Fit Middle-Aged Women May Fend Off Dementia Later

director of the Center for Ageing and Health at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. How does ... . James Hendrix, director of global science initiatives for the Alzheimer's Association, agreed that

TV Ads Still Push Unhealthy Foods at Kids

Initiative (CFBAI) have ignored public health experts' suggestions to improve the initiative. Those ... American Public Health Association's annual meeting, in Atlanta. "The food and beverage companies

Therapy Reverses Alzheimer's Brain Plaque Buildup -- in Mice

inhibited at the right time, said James Hendrix, director of global science initiatives at the ... Journal of Experimental Medicine . More information The U.S. National Institutes of Health has more

Binge Drinking Dangers for Young People

. Binge drinking is drinking to get drunk—the point at which the drinker is risking health or ... . Encourage initiatives such as substance-free dorms and social events. Ask the administration to

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