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Keep Your Kids Safe From Burns

An average of two children die from burns and more than 300 are treated for such injuries in U.S. emergency departments every day, a burn expert says. Burns are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States, and children are particularly vulnerable. Young children are at increased risk for accidental burns because their mental...

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Medicare Patients With MS Face Higher Out-of-Pocket Rx Costs

Medicare patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) face increasing out-of-pocket costs for disease-modifying therapies, according to a study published in the February issue of Health Affairs. Daniel M. Hartung, Pharm.D., M.P.H., from Oregon State University/Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, and colleagues used enrollment-weighted Prescription...

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Insurers Making It Harder to Treat Opioid Addiction: Study

Insurance rules that limit access to the addiction treatment medication buprenorphine may be worsening the U.S. opioid epidemic, a new study suggests. "Buprenorphine is a safe and effective treatment that decreases deaths due to opioids and stops heroin and other opioid use. People on buprenorphine are able to get their lives back together," said study...

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AHA News: Heart-Stopping Drama of On-Screen CPR Doesn't Always Reflect Reality

When we watch movies and TV, we know that people can't actually fly, zombies aren't real and animals can't talk, among other scenarios presented for our entertainment. So when CPR and other heroic measures to revive an unconscious victim pop up on the screen, should we react the same way? "Movies very rarely get it right," said Dr. Howie Mell, an...

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Guys, Can You Do 40 Push-Ups? Heart-Healthy Life May Be Yours

If you're a 40-something guy and can't do 40 push-ups in a row, maybe it's time to do something about it. A new study suggests the number of push-ups a middle-aged man can perform might be an indication of his overall heart health. Men who can do more than 40 at a time have a 96 percent reduced risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease compared...

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Health Highlights: Feb. 15, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Trump's Annual Physical Shows Him to Be Obese But in Good Health Details from President Donald Trump's annual physical exam show him to be obese but in "very good health." The results released Thursday were based on a 4-hour examination supervised...

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Protect Your Aging Eyes From Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an incurable eye disease that affects millions of older Americans, but there are a number of things you can do to reduce your risk, a vision expert says. AMD causes blurred central vision due to damage to the macula, a small area at the back of the eye, and it is most common after age 60, according to the U.S....

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Osteoporosis Often Missed in Elderly Men

Osteoporosis is typically thought of as a woman's disease, but elderly men are also prone to bone loss -- even though they often aren't treated for it, a new study finds. Among men and women aged 80 and older, women were three times more likely to get osteoporosis treatment, researchers reported. Ten million Americans have osteoporosis, according...

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Hands Don't Spread HPV, Study Finds

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is easily transmitted during sex, but it is unlikely to be passed by the hands, Canadian researchers report. The virus, which infects the skin and genitals, is a cause of several types of cancer in both men and women, including cervical cancer, as well as tumors of the vagina, penis, anus and throat. Because HPV strains...

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Boosting Your Diet for Exercise

A typical workout doesn't give you license to eat whatever you want. Even a full hour of vigorous skiing burns just 600 calories -- less than the amount in a super-sized fast food sandwich. That's why it's important to think of exercise as just one part of a shape-up plan. Exercise works the cardiovascular system and builds muscle, but it takes calorie...

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Have a Little Respect For Your Heart

What would you say to somebody who asked you to do 70 push-ups a minute, every hour, for the rest of your life? We could probably guess that your answer would most likely be unprintable here, or one of disbelief. But that’s what we expect our hearts to do from the day we are born […]

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Conquering the Big C

Us humans are creatures of habit and like routine. Which means changing certain aspects of our diet or lifestyle that we have enjoyed for years can be daunting. But if you knew that just a small change could help prevent cancer, would you do it? Experts estimate up to four out of ten cancers could […]

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To Take or Not to Take

We are sick. We go to a doctor and are given a script for medications to take to make us better. But almost one-third of us never take that script to a pharmacy, and over 50% of us end up not taking our medication as prescribed. But why does this happen? Is it because most […]

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