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Health Tip: Beginning Yoga

-- If you have arthritis and want to start practicing yoga, you'll need to make sure that your routine is safe and effective. The Harvard Medical School recommends: Avoiding vigorous types of yoga that could injure your joints. Move slowly and easily. Opting for forms of yoga such as Vinyasa or flow, which are less stressful on the joints. Talking...

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Brain Changes Seen in Kids After One Season of Football

Just one season of competitive football may cause changes in some young players' developing brains, even if they don't get a concussion during play, a small study found. Using imaging scans, researchers spotted "microstructural" changes in the white brain matter of 25 male athletes aged 8 to 13 after a season of football. They also found that players...

Posted 3 days ago in FDA Alerts

Willy Rusch Tracheostomy Tube Set by TeleFlex Medical: Class I Recall - Possible Disconnection During Patient Use

[Posted 10/20/2016] ISSUE: Teleflex is recalling the Willy Rusch Tracheostomy Tube Set due to the possibility that the connector may disconnect from the tracheostomy tube during use on a ventilated patient. If the connector detaches from the tracheostomy tube shaft during use, it can deprive the patient of adequate ventilation and would require immediate...

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Infants Should Share Parents' Room to Help Prevent SIDS

Infants should sleep in the same room as their parents -- but not in the same bed -- to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics advise. The recommendations call for babies to share their parents' bedroom for at least the first 6 months of life and, ideally, for the first year. This...

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Health Highlights: Oct. 24, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Anti-War Activist Tom Hayden Dies At Age 76 Leading anti-Vietnam War Activist Tom Hayden died Sunday at age 76. Hayden was also a civil rights activist and a defendant in the Chicago 7 conspiracy trial, the Associated Press reported. In his autobiography...

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Health Tip: Six Dangerous Driving Habits

-- There are dangerous habits that teens often practice behind the wheel. If parents are aware of these habits, they can talk to their children about how to stay safer. The Safe Kids Worldwide website mentions these common habits to avoid: Not wearing seat belts. Texting while driving. Riding with two or more teenage passengers. Drinking alcohol and...

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Many Take Opioids Reluctantly for Back Pain: Survey

Millions of Americans with back pain take powerful and potentially addictive opioid painkillers. But in a new survey, many say the drugs provide only limited relief and they worry about taking them. The survey included more than 2,000 people with low back pain. Of the nearly half who were currently taking opioids, only 13 percent said the drugs were...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

More Kids and Teens Heading to ER With Headaches

A growing number of American children with headaches are being seen at pediatric emergency departments and admitted to the hospital, researchers report. The researchers at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh looked at headache-related visits made to their ER between 2007 and 2014. The children were all between 4 and 20 years old. Headache visits doubled...

Posted yesterday in Medical

United States Ranks in Top 10 for Empathy

If you're having a tough time, the United States is a pretty good place to find some understanding, a new study contends. The research found that America ranks seventh among nations in terms of empathy. More than 104,000 people from 63 countries completed an online survey of empathy, which measured compassion for others and the ability to imagine other...

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REMS@FDA: An Upgraded Patient Safety Program

REMS Overview Fact: Prescription drugs are complicated, and they are getting more complicated every day. Issues with complex drugs and side effects is not just a concern for the healthcare provider, it directly impacts the patient and caregiver, too. We’ve all heard the long list of adverse effects and warnings that unfold during a primetime […]

Posted in Blog the First Major Consumer Health Publisher to Implement Full HTTPS Encryption is pleased to announce the introduction of full HTTPS encryption for all web site visitors. With this significant and important change, nearly 70 million monthly visitors will have access to critical health and medicine information in a safe, secure and private environment. Why HTTPS Encryption? Almost everything you do on the Internet leaves a digital […]

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Off-Label or Off-Limits? Should You Use A Drug For An Unapproved Use?

Off-Label Drug Use: What Is It? You may be surprised to learn that you have probably been prescribed a medication “off-label” at one point or another by your doctor. Maybe you’ve heard of “off-label” drug use in the news, but what does this really mean? “Off-label” use of a drug refers to prescribing a medication […]

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