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How to Fight the Flu This Season

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The flu is causing widespread misery across the United States this winter, but the American Lung Association says there are things you can do to avoid being felled by the virus.

In what is being described as the worst flu season in years, 49 states are now […]

Serena Williams Shares Childbirth Ordeal

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Though Serena Williams commands the tennis court with ease when she plays, life-threatening complications following the birth of her daughter sidelined her for six weeks.

Williams tells the story of her medical ordeal in the latest issue of Vogue, published Wednesday.

After an easy pregnancy, things turned precarious when […]

'Bone Cement': A Non-Surgical Option for Painful Joints?

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Injecting a calcium-based cement into the bones of some people with knee or hip pain could help them avoid joint replacement surgery, Ohio State University doctors say.

The calcium phosphate cement flows into the spongy inside portion of the bone, filling in microfractures and other damaged areas, and […]

Study Gets to the Core of Back Pain in Runners

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The onset of back pain among runners may stem from a general weakness in their deep core muscles, new research indicates.

Such deep muscles are located well below the more superficial muscles typified by the classic six-pack abs of fitness magazine fame, the researchers noted.

Using computer simulations, they […]

How to Get Your Health on Track for 2018

SATURDAY, Jan. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For those still open to adding to their list of New Year’s resolutions, the American Medical Association (AMA) is offering its top 10 healthy suggestions.

First, Americans should make an effort to cut back on sugary drinks, medical experts advise. Diabetes screening is also a good proactive step […]

The COOLIEF® Procedure and Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic condition of the joints that occurs most often in the knees, back and hips. Chronic knee OA is one of the most common diseases of advanced aging, affecting up to 20 million adults.

 

For advanced OA, surgery has been the treatment recommendation. Now a new minimally invasive procedure provides […]

Opioid Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC

Death certificates from drug-linked infections may not label painkillers as possible cause
By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — America’s prescription drug abuse epidemic may be even more deadly than expected, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests.
Some opioid-related deaths may be missed when people die […]

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    Opioid-Linked Hospitalizations Rising Fastest for Women: Study

Opioid-Linked Hospitalizations Rising Fastest for Women: Study

U.S. cases rose 75 percent for females vs. 55 percent for males over a decade, study finds
WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Opioid-related hospitalizations among women in the United States increased far faster than among men between 2005 and 2014, a federal government report says.
Among women, hospitalizations involving opioid painkillers or heroin rose […]

Daily Habits To Help Reduce Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can affect even the simplest daily tasks. Take charge of your life and manage your pain better using these at-home techniques.

Learn deep breathing and relaxation techniques. Helping the body relax can ease pain.

Reduce or eliminate stress. Stress intensifies the body’s reaction to pain. Examples might include listening to music, mental imagery relaxation […]

7-Fold Spike Seen in Opioid-Linked Fatal Car Crashes

Two decades of U.S. data show another way these prescription medications are taking lives
By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter
In yet another sign of just how deadly the U.S. opioid epidemic has become, researchers report a sevenfold increase in the number of drivers killed in car crashes while under the influence of prescription painkillers.
Prescriptions for drugs such […]