ARCHIVE: August 2019

More Antibiotics, Higher Odds for Colon Cancer?

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Taking certain antibiotics -- especially multiple times or for long courses -- may put you at risk for colon cancer, a large new study suggests. The...

The Merits of Physical Therapy

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You suffered an injury that has sidelined you from exercise, but you dodged a bullet -- your doctor has said that you don't need surgery. Instead, he or...

How Helpful Are Self-Help Programs?

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's no shortage of self-help apps, videos and podcasts on topics from having better mental health to having a better six-pack. Though the programs...

Asian Study Finds Diabetes, Heart Failure a Dangerous Duo

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Asian heart failure patients who also have type 2 diabetes can develop changes in the structure of their heart and are at increased risk for...

Florida governor tours TGH’s innovative new “Mission Control”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and more than 150 others toured Tampa General Hospital’s CareComm on Tuesday to see firsthand how the clinical command center uses artificial intelligence and predictive...

Women's Mid-Life Stress Might Have Long-Term Effect on...

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Stressful experiences in middle age are associated with greater memory loss among women later in life, but this link is not found in men, a new study says...

Vaping Constricts Blood Vessels, Raising Heart, Lung Concerns

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Add another health risk to the use of e-cigarettes: New research shows that vaping instantly stiffens and tightens your blood vessels. The small study of...

When Does Heart Health Return to Normal After Quitting Smoking?

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When you stop smoking, your heart starts to rebound right away, but a full recovery can take as long as 15 years, a new study suggests. "The benefit of...

Could Dirty Air Spur a Rise in Serious Mental Illness?

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As air quality declines, the prevalence of mental health conditions may rise, a large, new study suggests. Looking at data on millions of people in the...

AHA News: A Mineral, a Metal and a Deadly Pregnancy Condition

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Pregnant women with lower concentrations of the trace mineral manganese or higher amounts of the metal cadmium in their blood may be more...

AHA News: New Heart Saved Her – and It Came With the...

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Kurt Lefteroff knew Cheryl Murdock for nine years before they started dating in September 2001. She was 42 and seemed perfectly healthy....

Study Points to Harms From MRI 'Dye' in Early Pregnancy

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A concerning number of U.S. women are exposed to the MRI contrast agent gadolinium early in pregnancy, a new study reveals. In many cases, this exposure...

'Red Flag' Laws May Be Stopping Some Mass Shootings

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- "Red flag" laws that allow police to take guns away from people who've threatened mass shootings are designed to save lives, but do they? A small,...

U.S. Task Force Updates Breast Cancer Gene Testing...

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Mutations in two genes -- BRCA1 and BRCA2 -- are known to significantly increase the risk of breast cancer, but experts have long debated which women should...

How to Enjoy Cheese Without the Guilt

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Americans eat three times as much cheese as just 50 years ago, but not because we're enjoying careful indulgences like a cheese plate with fruit and whole...

When Is It Time for Seniors to Hand Over the Car Keys?

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Driving is a source of independence for many seniors, so determining when they should hang up the keys requires careful consideration, an expert says. "...

America Has a Huge -- and Very Costly -- Drug Habit

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you don't think Americans have a problem with illicit drugs, a new study shows that nearly $150 billion was spent on marijuana, cocaine, heroin and...

City Parks Are a Mood Booster

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Living in the city can be hard on the senses and the spirit, but spending some time in a tree-lined park could counteract that stress, new research suggests...

Supplement Pills Can Pose Choking Risk for Seniors, Study Finds

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Large pills and dietary supplements can be tough for anyone to swallow, but new research finds they may pose a potentially dire risk to seniors. A study...

'No Quick Fix' for A-Fib, But Cardiologist Says You...

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There is no cure for a-fib, but the common heart disorder can be managed, an expert says. Atrial fibrillation -- which can lead to blood clots, stroke,...

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