ARCHIVE: December 2019

Many Drugstores Misinform on Disposal of Unused Meds

TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- "Secret shoppers" calling California drugstores to find out how to dispose of unneeded antibiotics and opioid painkillers were given bogus information more...

Patients Often Bring Undetected 'Superbug' to the...

TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- One in 10 hospital patients who develop Clostridioides difficile infections may already have the dangerous germ when admitted, but no diarrhea symptoms, a...

Opioid-Meth Habit Particularly Hard to Break

TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Opioid addiction is tough enough to beat, but new research shows that having an accompanying methamphetamine habit may make quitting far more difficult....

AHA News: Get Started on the Path to Better Health in the New...

TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Looking to reboot your health in 2020? What you need to do is clear. "We should sit less, move more, sleep more and be mindful about what...

Stomach Cancer Appears Different in Younger Patients

TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Stomach cancer among many people under 60 appears more deadly than when it occurs to older people, a new study finds. This new form of cancer is...

Experimental Drug Could Be New Option Against Arthritis

TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug might be able to save a person's knees from the ravages of osteoarthritis, researchers report. People taking the drug, code named MIV-711, had...

Yoga May Bring a Brain Boost, Review Shows

TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Looking for a way to improve your memory, gain control over your emotions, and boost your ability to multitask? A new brain scan study may be just the...

So many gifts! Our best holiday photos from 2019

As 2019 ends, we are thankful for the way so many people in the Tampa Bay area pitched in to make the holidays brighter for our patients. Thanks to everyone in these photos ¨C the Tampa Fire Rescue...

Love Hacks to Boost Wedded Bliss

TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Roughly 40% to 50% of married couples ultimately split up, according to the American Psychological Association. But Northwestern University professor Eli...

Ring in the New Year Without Ringing in Your Ears

TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ringing in the new year shouldn't be a deafening experience, so protect your hearing, experts advise. Loud music, fireworks, party horns, kazoos and other...

Toast a Healthy New Year With These Holiday Cocktail Recipes

TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Looking to ring in the New Year with cocktails that are lower in calories? Here are three delicious options worthy of a special celebration any time of the...

Breast Density Alerts Might Not Be Helping Women

TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having dense breast tissue raises a woman's odds for breast cancer, so many states require providers to notify women if a mammogram finds they have dense...

Big Advances Made Against Diabetes in 2019

MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new artificial pancreas system, drugs that help control blood sugar and protect the heart and the kidneys, a new medication that delays type 1 diabetes,...

Vaping, Opioids and 'Anti-Vaxxers' Top Health Stories...

MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The scourge of addiction among Americans young and old made big headlines in 2019, as did one big change in heart health guidelines. Here are the top...

More Doubt That Plaques in the Brain Cause Alzheimer's

MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For decades, scientists have known that Alzheimer's disease is accompanied by the buildup of clumps of amyloid protein between brain cells. Could these...

AHA News: Bystander CPR Less Common in Hispanic Neighborhoods

MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Receiving CPR from a bystander can double the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest. But you're less likely to get this help – and less...

Insecticides Tied to Heart Disease Deaths

MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People with high levels of a common insecticide in their system are far more vulnerable to heart disease, a new study suggests. According to Wei Bao,...

Banned for Decades, DDT and Dioxins Are Still Harming U.S. Babies

MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Decades-banned pesticides apparently continue to interfere with fetal growth during U.S. pregnancies, a new study reports. DDT was banned in 1972 in the...

Young Cancer Patients Fare Better on Private Insurance

MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The odds of surviving childhood cancer may be influenced by the type of health insurance a young patient has, researchers say. In a new study, children and...

Cases of Flu Continue to Mount Across America

MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Flu continues to spread throughout the United States and has reached elevated levels in nearly every state. "We're still seeing an increase in activity,...

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