ARCHIVE: June 2020

AHA News: Organ Transplants Make A Turnaround From COVID-19...

THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Along with so much else across America, the coronavirus jolted the system that provides lifesaving organ transplants. As hospitals...

Obamacare Linked to Fewer Leg Amputations for Minorities

THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a significant drop in diabetes-related lower leg amputations among non-white patients in states that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare, a new...

Why Some Dogs Are at Higher Odds of Dying From Heat

THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As summer temperatures soar, dogs are at risk of potentially fatal heat-related illness -- and certain ones appear particularly vulnerable, a large new...

Despite Medical Advances, People With HIV Still Live Shorter,...

THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- HIV may not be the death sentence it was 20 or 30 years ago, but people who are HIV-positive still face much shorter lives than other adults -- even if...

How Well Do Americans Know the Facts About COVID-19?

THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Months into a global pandemic, some groups of Americans simply don't know enough about COVID-19 to protect themselves and others against the highly...

Climate Change, Smog Could Mean More Preemie Babies: Study

THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Here's more bad news associated with climate change: Pregnant women exposed to air pollution or heat waves face a greater risk of having a preterm or...

Blood Type, Genetics Could Impact Odds for Severe COVID-19: Study

THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A person's genes and blood type may help determine their odds for a nastier form of COVID-19, should they get infected with the new coronavirus, a new...

Disparities in Stroke Care Put Rural Americans at Risk: Study

THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke patients in rural areas of the United States are less likely to get cutting-edge treatments and more likely to die than those in cities. That's the...

Want to Travel During the Pandemic? Here's What to Consider

THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you're thinking about traveling this summer, you need to consider the risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic, an expert says. Factors to think about...

Nearly Half of Coronavirus Infections May Be Asymptomatic

THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As many as 45% of people infected with COVID-19 have no symptoms, and they may play a major role in the spread of the virus, a new study says. The...

Answering the Call: How COVID-19 Hotline Staffers Helped...

THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- "I live in Washington state," said the caller, "but my husband is on a plane to New York City, and I just got a call from my doctor telling me that he's...

How Easily Does Coronavirus Spread at Home?

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 spreads easily among people who live together and other family members, even before an infected person shows any symptoms, new research shows....

COVID Fears Keeping Americans From Vital Doctor Visits

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A ruptured appendix is one medical emergency that a general surgeon colleague of Dr. Jacqueline Fincher hadn't treated for more than 15 years in their...

Mom's Depression Can Lead to Behavior Problems in Kids

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Children of mothers with long-term depression have an increased risk of behavioral problems and poor development, researchers say. The new study included...

Even Without Concussion, Athletes' Brains Can Change After...

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes who play contact sports may develop subtle brain changes -- even if they don't suffer a concussion, researchers say. Their study involved 101...

5 Healthy Steps to Lower Your Odds for Alzheimer's

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of healthy habits -- such as a good diet and regular exercise -- may lower your risk of Alzheimer's disease by as much as 60%, a new...

COVID-19 Brings New Challenges to Alzheimer's Caregiving

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease comes with daily challenges and disruptions, and those have only increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due...

Loneliness May Make Quitting Smoking Even Tougher

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Being lonely may make it harder to quit smoking, a new British study suggests. Using genetic and survey data from hundreds of thousands of people,...

AHA News: Hormone Therapy No Cure-All For 'Low T' In...

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Testosterone therapy ads promise to help aging men recapture their vitality, decrease body fat and enhance libido. But hormone treatments...

AHA News: Here's What Doctors Know About Immunizations...

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- There's no vaccine for COVID-19 yet. But there are routine immunizations that people aren't getting for a host of debilitating and...

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