ARCHIVE: February 2020

TGH displays a journey of innovation at technology summit

Tampa General Hospital strongly believes in the power of innovation. That’s why TGH staff were excited to participate in the recent Synapse Summit, which brought hundreds of entrepreneurs, inventors...

Patients Care Little About ER Doctors' Race or Sex: Study

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Americans don't seem to care about the race or sex of emergency room doctors, a new study shows. Participants were asked to rate their satisfaction with a...

Many Kids in Rural U.S. Are All Too Familiar With Handguns

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- About one-third of boys and 10% of girls in rural U.S. communities have carried a handgun, a new study finds. Many started carrying as early as sixth...

Pot Use Among U.S. Seniors Nearly Doubled in 3 Years

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Americans may want to rethink the stereotype of the pot-loving teen: More U.S. seniors are using the drug now than ever before. The proportion of folks 65...

AHA News: Can a Phone Call Help Restart the Heart?

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- When the heart suddenly stops beating, each passing moment can mean life or death. That is why emergency health providers and advocates are...

AHA News: When an Untreated Infection Leads to Heart Valve...

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Much as he tried, Gabriel Oluka could never keep up with other children. As he got older, he experienced heaviness in his chest, frequent...

For Tracking Steps, Patients Stick With Phones, Not Wearable...

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Smartphones appear to be more effective than wearable fitness devices in helping doctors track patients' physical activity, researchers say. Their new...

Social Media Stokes Myths About Vaccines

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 1 in 5 American adults has mistaken beliefs about vaccines, and misinformation is more common among those who rely on social media than on traditional...

Mealtime Choices Could Affect Your Odds for Stroke

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Want to avoid a stroke? Reach for fruits and veggies, new research suggests. The new European study of more than 418,000 people found that what you eat can...

Certain Gut Bacteria Tied to Lung Vessel Disease

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A specific collection of gut bacteria may be a culprit in the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a new study shows. PAH is a chronic...

Global Coronavirus Outbreaks Stoking Fears of Pandemic

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A coronavirus pandemic looked ever more likely on Monday as multiple countries around the world raced to stem outbreaks of "untraceable" cases of the virus...

Global Coronavirus Outbreaks Raise Fears of Pandemic

SUNDAY, Feb. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The chances of a coronavirus pandemic continued to climb Sunday as multiple countries around the world raced to stem outbreaks of "untraceable" cases of the...

A Woman's Guide to Skin Care During and After Menopause

SUNDAY, Feb. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- People sometimes refer to menopause as "the change of life," but many women are surprised that one of the things that changes is their skin, an expert says...

Global Coronavirus Outbreaks Worry Experts, as U.S. Cases Reach...

SATURDAY, Feb. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Outbreaks of "untraceable" cases of coronavirus in multiple countries around the world are raising the real possibility of a pandemic, public health...

5 Expert Tips for Preventing Winter Sports Accidents

SATURDAY, Feb. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Hitting the slopes or the skating rink as the winter of 2020 winds down? Don't let an accident or injury spoil your fun. "Winter sports and recreational...

Breast Cancer Care Far From Home for Rural Patients

FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As rural hospitals and specialty care units close, a new study shows that some breast cancer patients are forced to travel long distances for their...

Patients Who Quit Smoking Before Weight-Loss Surgery Often...

FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who quit smoking before having weight-loss surgery go back to cigarettes after the procedure, a new study finds. Researchers followed 1,770...

In a First, Doctors Use Robotics to Treat Brain Aneurysm

FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Canadian doctors who conducted the first robotic surgery to treat a brain aneurysm say the approach could boost the availability and precision of lifesaving...

Without Symptoms or Clear Test Results, Woman May Have Still...

FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A report from doctors battling China's coronavirus outbreak raises concern that people who have no symptoms and initially test negative on medical tests...

AHA News: This Meaty Jambalaya Takes the Fat Out of Fat Tuesday

FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Just because Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday" doesn't mean you have to load up on rich foods to celebrate. As you prepare for the...

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