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Health Tip: Offer Support to Seniors

-- Significant life changes, from losing a loved one to developing a health problem, can be particularly difficult for seniors. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to help: Learn about how people grieve and the normal stages of grief. Listen to your loved one speak about losses and feelings, even if you're not sure what to say....

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Health Highlights: July 28, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Selfie With Rattlesnake Leads to Huge Medical Bill A San Diego man ended up with a $153,000 medical bill after trying to take a selfie with a rattlesnake earlier this month. The snake bit Todd Fassler, who required two hospitals' stock of the antivenom...

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Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Drug Safety Communication - FDA Evaluating the Risk of Brain Deposits With Repeated Use

ISSUE: FDA is investigating the risk of brain deposits following repeated use of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Recent publications in the medical literature have reported that deposits of GBCAs remain in the brains of some patients who undergo four or more contrast MRI scans, long after the last administration....

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Health Tip: Protect Your Heart From Stress and Depression

-- Your heart may pay a price when you're stressed or depressed. But there are things you can do to help lighten the burden. The American Heart Association recommends: Identify the source of your stress or depression, and find ways to cope with it. This may mean psychological therapy. Practice healthy habits, such as by taking a daily walk, but...

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Standing All Day at Work? It May Take Toll on Health

Desk jobs aren't good for your health, but working on your feet could spell trouble, too, researchers say. Standing five hours a day contributes to significant and prolonged lower-limb muscle fatigue, a small study concluded. This may raise your risk for long-term back pain and musculoskeletal disorders. This isn't good news for the millions of bank...

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Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors

Some risk factors for heart disease may also be linked with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia, a new study reports. "We already know that vascular risk factors damage the brain and can result in cognitive [mental] impairment," study lead author Dr. Kevin King said in a news release from the journal Radiology. "Our findings give us a more concrete...

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Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors

In a rare piece of good news about the U.S. health care system, a new study finds that deaths, hospital stays and spending are all falling among older Americans. Between 1999 and 2013, yearly rates of death and hospitalization steadily declined among Americans in the traditional fee-for-service Medicare program. Meanwhile, spending on inpatient care...

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Millions of Americans Reaping Benefits of Affordable Care Act: Study

Millions more Americans have affordable health insurance, access to a personal doctor and feel they are in better shape following the first two open-enrollment periods of the Affordable Care Act, a new analysis shows. The survey, which involved more than half a million U.S. adults, found that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), often called Obamacare, has...

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Dialysis Patients May Be Unprepared for Natural Disasters

Many kidney dialysis patients may be unprepared for natural disasters, a new study finds. These patients with kidney disease depend on machines at treatment centers for dialysis, which filters wastes from their blood. Dialysis patients are especially vulnerable during emergencies or disasters because they rely on technology and infrastructure such...

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Weight at First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time

Women with an unhealthy weight in a first pregnancy could be at greater risk for complications in their next pregnancy -- even if they're at a good weight, a new study finds. Most American women are not at a healthy weight when they first become pregnant, meaning their body mass index (BMI) is higher or lower than ideal, researchers say. It is more...

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Drug Shortages: Has the FDA Response Made an Impact?

Rationing of much needed medications for patients is a scary thought for me as a healthcare professional. I can understand when an orphan drug may go in short supply for a rare disease, but when commonly used medications like antibiotics and intravenous fluids become scarce, I wonder what the forces are that cause this to […]

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Harnessing the Power of the Poliovirus as a Cancer Cure

Polio, a highly infectious and crippling disease, was certainly one of the most feared viruses in the 20th century. Each year, thousands of children were left paralyzed. Polio has been successfully eliminated in the U.S. for decades due to a widespread vaccine program. So why would a group of researchers be interested in injecting the […]

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Biosimilars in 2015: What Can We Expect?

On Friday, March 6th, 2015 the FDA approved Sandoz’s Zarxio, the first official biosimilar that will be made available in the U.S. Zarxio, a recombinant granulocyte colony-stimulating factor used to boost white blood cells after cancer treatments, is the long-awaited biosimilar for filgrastim (Amgen’s Neupogen). The FDA noted in their briefs that Zarxio was “highly […]

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