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Sharp Spike Seen in Statin Use in Elderly Without Heart Disease
Sharp Spike Seen in Statin Use in Elderly Without Heart Disease MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There has been a sharp rise in the use of cholesterol-lowering statins among elderly patients who do not have heart disease, a new study finds. B...
Seniors More Likely to Wind Up in Hospital After Outpatient Surgery: Study
Seniors More Likely to Wind Up in Hospital After Outpatient Surgery: Study TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors are much more likely than younger people to find themselves in the hospital after outpatient surgery, a new study finds. "The...
Summer Is High Time for College Kids Trying Illegal Substances
Summer Is High Time for College Kids Trying Illegal Substances THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American college students start experimenting with booze or drugs over the summer, but winter is the peak time for them to begin illegal us...
Settling the Back-to-School Jitters
Settling the Back-to-School Jitters FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting or returning to school can trigger anxiety in some children, but parents can help ease worried young minds, a mental health expert says. "Anxiety is one of the most...
Start Your Hike on the Right Foot With Proper Footwear
Start Your Hike on the Right Foot With Proper Footwear SUNDAY, Aug. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 38 million people go hiking each year in the United States, but many do so without proper footwear and other gear that can reduce their risk of ...
Some Sobering Stats on Kids and Drinking
Some Sobering Stats on Kids and Drinking MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol poses a far greater threat to children than many parents care to admit, a new report warns. Many kids start drinking at a young age, and their size and inexperi...
Seniors Often Underestimate Their Frailty, Study Finds
Seniors Often Underestimate Their Frailty, Study Finds MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American seniors seen at emergency departments overestimate their mobility, according to a recent study. Researchers asked seniors who visited an ER ...
Scientists Get Closer to Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine
Scientists Get Closer to Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have made progress in their efforts to develop a long-lasting universal flu vaccine that one day might eliminate the need for people to get flu sho...
Steroid Injections Probably Won't Help Your Lower Back Pain
Steroid Injections Probably Won't Help Your Lower Back Pain MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Steroid injections for lower back pain may provide some relief for certain patients, but any benefits are temporary, a new study finds. Lower back pa...
Single and Happy? Your View on Relationships May Be Key
Single and Happy? Your View on Relationships May Be Key FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Single people can be just as happy as those in romantic relationships -- but it may depend on their temperament, a new study suggests. Over the years, re...