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  • Kids With Mild Asthma Can Take Acetaminophen: Study

    Posted: 08/23/2016

    Kids With Mild Asthma Can Take Acetaminophen: Study WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Acetaminophen does not worsen asthma symptoms in young children, a new study finds. Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Panadol) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) are often used to treat pain and fever. Some previous research has suggested that frequent use of acetaminophen may worsen asthma in kids with the respiratory condition. To investigate, researchers studied 300 children between the ages of 1 and 5 with mild, persis...

  • Knee Surgery Rarer, but Problems More Likely, for Minority Patients

    Posted: 08/23/2016

    Knee Surgery Rarer, but Problems More Likely, for Minority Patients THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Minority patients in the United States are less likely to get knee replacement surgery, but more likely to have complications when they do, a new study finds. Knee replacement can be used to treat patients who have severe pain, stiffness and reduced knee function, often due to arthritis or injury. More than 600,000 knee replacements are done in the United States each year. "Even after adjustin...

  • Kitchen Cooking Burns a Real Danger for Kids

    Posted: 08/23/2016

    Kitchen Cooking Burns a Real Danger for Kids FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The day she ended up with second- and third-degree burns on her back, 4-year-old Giuliana Maggio was just busy doing what 4-year-olds do: running around the house, playing hide-and-seek during a family gathering. Giuliana never saw the electrical cord running from the wall to the hot slow cooker sitting on the kitchen table. She ran into the cord, and pulled the scalding hot contents of the slow cooker on to her small...

  • Keep Your Kids Active and Injury-Free

    Posted: 08/21/2016

    Keep Your Kids Active and Injury-Free FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The benefits of youth sports and exercise far outweigh the risks, health experts say. And there are a number of things parents can do to help prevent injuries. For starters, look for a sport or exercise program that's a match for your child's ability and interests, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests. Enroll children in organized sports with properly maintained facilities. Make sure coaches are trained in f...

  • Keep Illicit Drugs, Booze Out of the Home to Lower Teens' Addiction Risk: Study

    Posted: 08/17/2016

    Keep Illicit Drugs, Booze Out of the Home to Lower Teens' Addiction Risk: Study WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Easy access to alcohol and drugs at home can raise the odds that teens will become drinkers and drug users as young adults, a new study suggests. According to the study, "the availability of illegal drugs and alcohol in the home while growing up is a critical factor in the later use of substances," said study author Cliff Broman, a professor of sociology at Michigan State Universi...

  • Kidney Stone (Urine)

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Kidney Stone (Urine) Does this test have other names? Urine stone risk profile, 24-hour collection What is this test? This test checks your urine for chemicals that might cause your body to form kidney stones. The test also looks for blood in your urine, which can be a symptom of kidney stones. Kidney stones are hard masses of minerals and salts that can form in your kidneys. They can be as small as a grain of sand or more than an inch in diameter. Usually theses stones or crystals pass through your bod...

  • Ketone Bodies (Urine)

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Ketone Bodies (Urine) Does this test have other names? Ketone test, urine ketones What is this test? This test is used to check the level of ketones in your urine. Normally, your body burns sugar for energy. But if you have diabetes, you may not have enough insulin for the sugar in your bloodstream to be used for fuel. When this happens, your body burns fat instead and produces substances called ketones. The ketones end up in your blood and urine. It's normal to have a small amount of ketones in your bo...

  • Ketone Bodies (Blood)

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Ketone Bodies (Blood) Does this test have other names? Ketones, serum; ketones, blood What is this test? This blood test measures ketones, a byproduct of digestion, in your blood. When you have a high level of ketones in your blood, it's called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). DKA is a complication of diabetes that can be fatal if it's not treated. When you have diabetes, your body doesn't make enough insulin, a hormone that regulates the metabolism of fat and carbohydrates. Or it can't properly use insulin...

  • Kidney Scan Podcast

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Kidney Scan Podcast Detailed information on kidney scan, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the kidney Play Audio

  • Knee Replacement Surgery Podcast

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Knee Replacement Surgery Podcast Detailed information on knee replacement surgery, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the anatomy of the knee Play Audio