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Older Diabetics Should Avoid Dementia Meds

Combo linked to higher risk for hyperglycemia hospitalization in study TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- Older diabetics who take antipsychotic medications have an increased risk of ending up in the hospital with elevated blood glucose levels, or hyperglycemia, researchers say. ...

How to Avoid the Hidden Traps: What Some Insurance Companies Won't Tell You

Many Americans find themselves in stressful financial situations when unexpected challenges such as a serious accident, illness and disease occur. Most of these circumstances can be avoided if customers knew the right questions to ask and traps to avoid when choosing individual and/or family heal...

Close Monitoring May Help Troubled Teen Girls Avoid Pregnancy

Specialized foster care program for delinquent kids showed surprise benefit WEDNESDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Placing teenage girls with a history of juvenile delinquency in specialized foster-care programs had an unexpected consequence: It kept them from getting pregnant, researc...

Flashing Lights Help Kids Avoid the Swine Flu

Parents invent device that gets kids to want to wash their hands DALLAS, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents worried about their kids picking up the swine flu virus from not washing their hands enough finally have some help. Two parents who became frustrated that their kids were getting sick too o...

Pregnant Women With Epilepsy Should Avoid Valproate

New guidelines stress that, with good planning, most moms-to-be will do fine,,,, MONDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- Despite recent concerns about fetal malformations linked to the anti-seizure medication valproate, most women with epilepsy can expect to have a relatively uneventful ...

Image-guided treatment helping women with tubo-ovarian abscesses avoid unnecessary surgery

Image guided drainage of tubo ovarian abscesses help women avoid surgery, according to a study performed at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Tubo ovarian abscesses (TOAs) are an infected collection of pus, involving a patient's fallopian tube(s) or ovaries. They can occur in patients ...

Ultrasound can help low-risk patients avoid invasive thyroid biopsy

The prevalence of benign thyroid nodules is high and there are certain ultrasound features, suggesting malignancy, that can help radiologists determine whether or not a biopsy is needed, according to a study performed at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA....

Governor Rendell Reminds Families of Resources to Help Avoid Foreclosures, Provide Relief

Urges Prompt Action on Relief and Recovery Budget Proposal PHILADELPHIA, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a year in which foreclosures in Pennsylvania increased by nearly 130 percent and a month when more families than ever turned to the state for help staying in their home, Governor ...

Inspired by His Mother's Financial Hardship, Author Strives to Help Women Avoid Similar Mistakes

New book offers timely, poignant financial guidance geared toward women CENTERVILLE, Va., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether through divorce, widowhood or choosing to remain single, women have an estimated 90 percent chance of sole financial responsibility at some point in their lives, yet many ...

Organic Left Standing as the Gold Standard for Consumers Looking to Avoid Food Produced With Synthetic Growth Hormones

Federal court rules that truthful information regarding organic production practices may not be explicitly shared with consumers on product labels in Ohio GREENFIELD, Mass., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers in Ohio and elsewhere who are seeking to avoid milk and other dairy products produce...

Tips to Avoid Spring Cleaning Mishaps

Whether inside or out, projects require care and caution SUNDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- Springtime for many people brings extra cleaning and yard work -- but if they're not careful, it might also bring a trip to the ER. Mishaps with ladders, gardening tools and lawn mowers al...

Adapting Gait May Help Elderly Avoid Falls

Volunteers trained on moveable platform kept better balance in a slippery situation FRIDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Repeatedly exposing people to situations where the footing is unstable helped train them to maintain their balance on slippery floors and avoid falls, says a Universi...

Pet Owners Avoid a Tax on Their Pet's Health Care in California's Budget

State Veterinary Association and nation's largest animal protection group say taxing pet and food animal health care would create hardship for pet owners, increased pet abandonment and public health concerns SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Veterinary Medical Asso...

Study shows younger women with endometrial cancer can safely keep ovaries, avoid early menopause

In this New Digest: Summary of study being published online January 26, 2009 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology ,showing no survival difference between premenopausal women with early-stage endometrial cancer whose ovaries were left intact during cancer surgery compared with those whose ov...

Most babies with uncomplicated febrile seizures can avoid spinal tap

When babies develop a fever high enough or abrupt enough to cause a seizure, frightened parents often rush them to the emergency room, where their workup frequently includes a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) to rule out bacterial meningitis. Now, in the largest study to date, researchers at Children'...

Another reason to avoid high-fat diet -- it can disrupt our biological clock

Jerusalem, December 28, 2008 Indulgence in a high-fat diet can not only lead to overweight because of excessive calorie intake, but also can affect the balance of circadian rhythms everyone's 24-hour biological clock, Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers have shown. The biological cloc...

How to Avoid a Holiday Trip to the ER

Following basic safety rules should help keep celebrants safe THURSDAY, Dec. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Each year during the holidays, tens of thousands of Americans have to go to hospital emergency departments for treatment of preventable injuries and illnesses. That includes about 11,000...

‘Tis The Season to Avoid Foot Follies: Tips to Keep You on Your Feet

Taking precautions with footwear choices, properly moisturizing can soothe holiday soles. Bethesda, MD (Vocus) December 15, 2008 -- While the month of December gives many an extra boost of holiday cheer, the same winter weather that puts revelers in the festive spirit o...

Clock Ticking for Millions of Federal Employees Hoping to Avoid Blue Cross/Blue Shield Benefits Cut

Patients and Doctors Call on BCBS and OPM to Restore 2008 Benefits, Extend "Open Season" Beyond December 8th Affected Patients and Doctors Available to Speak to the Press WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tick, Tick, Tick! Nearly half of the Fede...

Drink Brewed Tea to Avoid Tooth Erosion

Low erosive effect on teeth and antioxidants provide health benefits CHICAGO, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the average size soft drink is 20 ounces and contains 17 teaspoons of sugar. More startling is that some citric acids found in fruit drinks are more erosive than hydrochl...

Drugs.com Unveils the Next Generation Medication Safety Tool to Help Consumers Avoid Dangerous Drug Interactions

Award-winning MedNotes offers personalized medication profiles, drug interaction and warning alerts via Drugs.com and Google Health NEW YORK, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Drugs.com, the leading online resource for information about prescription medication and related health issues, today annou...

Insurers Employ Multiple Solutions to Avoid Radiology Expense Spike

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that while radiology costs have stabilized since first coming under scrutiny in 2005, insurers are seeing these costs quickly rise again. In several recent reports in...

3 clinical features identified to avoid misdiagnosis of TIAs

For mini-strokes, or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), both overdiagnosis and underdiagnosis can be perilous. Overdiagnosis neglects the real underlying illness. Underdiagnosis leaves a patient at risk of a full-fledged stroke. Both expose patients to erroneous therapies with potential side ef...

Patience during stalled labor can avoid many C-sections, UCSF study shows

Pregnant women whose labor stalls while in the active phase of childbirth can reduce health risks to themselves and their infants by waiting out the delivery process for an extra two hours, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. By doing so, obs...

Ask.com and American Dietetic Association Collaborate to Help Parents Avoid Sugar-Induced 'Halloween Hangover' in Kids

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The average American child already consumes two to three pounds of added sugar per week -- more than double the USDA recommended limit of one pound per week. On top of this, sugar intake spikes during Halloween week and often replaces consumption of hea...

The big gulp: consumers avoid extremes in soda sizes

As portion sizes have increased, Americans' waistlines have expanded. And as a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research demonstrates, consumers are tricked into drinking more soft drinks when retailers eliminate small drink sizes. No matter what the volume of the soft drink, customers t...

GG-One Software Announces iFastrack to Help Avoid Insurance Disasters

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- GG-One Software, Inc. today announced the worldwide launch of iFastrack, the highly anticipated Internet version of the successful Fastrack software for reducing business risk by tracking insurance certificates and documents. The iFastrack software...

DNA Testing and Genetic Profiles Help Avoid Broken Hearts Polls Reveal

The rapid growth in popularity of DNA testing and genetic profiling is proving many skeptics wrong. A recent poll shows that the benefits available from genetic tests outweigh consumers' privacy concerns. From dating, through genealogy, to preventative heart medication, the use of genetic testi...

Seven Mistakes to Avoid When Seeking Social Security Disability Benefits

Allsup outlines missteps that can be obstacles when applying for SSDI benefits. Belleville, Ill. (Vocus) July 11, 2008 -- People with severe disabilities know what it means to wait. They wait medical test results; they wait doctors’ diagnoses and they wa...

The Physicians of America Celebrate -- Senate Hears Patient and Physician Voices and Votes to Stop Medicare Physician Payment Cuts to Avoid a Medicare Meltdown

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by J. James Rohack, M.D., President-elect, American Medical Association: "Today the American Medical Association celebrates that the Senate heard the voices of patients and physicians and voted to stop Medicare physic...

Consumers Urged to Avoid Raw Milk and Raw Milk Products

Unpasteurized items responsible for E. coli infections in children, CDC reports THURSDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Consumers should not consume raw (unpasteurized) milk or raw milk products because of the risk of E. coli O157:H7 and other infections, warn researchers who studied...

Consumers Urged to Avoid Certain Tomatoes Amid Salmonella Scare

Restaurants, markets stop offering some products after 163 sickened in 17 states, CDC reports TUESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- To avoid the current outbreak of salmonella in tomatoes, consumers will need to employ a little detective work and forgo certain types of tomatoes for a wh...

More patients with drug-coated cardiac stents survive, avoid costly follow-up procedures

(PHILADELPHIA) The more than ten million Americans whove received drug-eluting stents to open their blocked coronary arteries have a bright future, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The findings, among the first large follow-up studies to show a...

Fish diet to avoid fights

People diet to look more attractive. Fish diet to avoid being beaten up, thrown out of their social group - and getting eaten as a result. That is the fascinating conclusion of the latest research into fish behavior by researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and Ja...

Removal of superficial tumors in esophagus by endoscopy can avoid extirpation of this part

This release is available in Spanish . The removal through endoscopy of tumours that affect only the superficial layers of the oesophagus can avoid complete extirpation of this part of the digestive tract. The technique, carried out at the University Hospital of Navarra for the last three ...

Seniors Avoid ER at Start of Month

Researcher suggests they might want to avoid theft of Social Security checks FRIDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that senior citizens in Baltimore seem to avoid visiting the emergency room around the beginning of each month, possibly because they want to stay home and...

White Paper Helps Building Owners Avoid Costs, Downfalls of Construction Projects

NEEDHAM, Mass., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A free white paper is helping building owners avoid the complaints, business disruptions, and out-of-pocket costs that can result when they're forced by the construction schedule to occupy new or renovated facilities prior to "system final completion." ...

How to effectively avoid many common complications and liver damage in bile duct exploration?

Micro-wound operation is becoming the trend in surgery in the 21st century and laparoscopic surgery is regarded as an important component of micro-wound surgery. In operations combining laparoscopic hepatic left lateral lobectomy with fiber choledochoscopic exploration of the common bile duct, the...

The Disappearing Toothbrush: Survey Reveals Kids' Top Excuses to Avoid Brushing

The Makers of LISTERINE(R) Products Launch New Children's Fluoride Rinse with Special Tinting Feature to Encourage Healthier Habits and Establish Better Oral Care Routines MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents confess that kids can be full of excuses, es...

NIH-funded Vanderbilt Research Seeks Ways to Avoid Information Overload in Health Care Choices Among Seniors

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People faced with too many choices when making complex decisions not only have difficulty discerning the right choice, they often make poor choices, contrary to classic economic theory, according to research by Vanderbilt economist Mike Shor...
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