ARCHIVE: June 2020

Despite Threat of Lyme Disease, Tick Control Lags Across U.S.

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Tick monitoring and control is lacking in much of the United States despite a steady increase in tick-borne illnesses, such as Lyme disease, a new study...

People Die When Hospital Bed Shortages Force Patients Out

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- When patients are pushed out of the hospital after hip surgery to make room for others, the odds of dying increase, according to a recent study from...

Continuous Glucose Monitors Help With Type 1 Diabetes at Any Age

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Technology often makes life easier to manage, and new research confirms that's definitely the case for people with type 1 diabetes. Continuous glucose...

Masks and Summer Heat: Not a Great Mix, But Experts Have Tips

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Dr. Teresa Murray Amato rode the subway into Manhattan from Queens the other day and found that summertime and face masks aren't an easy fit. "It was a...

When the Fight Against COVID-19 Is at Home

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If a loved one is dealing with COVID-19 at home, there are several steps you can take to aid in their recovery. First and foremost: Limit your direct...

Doctors' Choice of Anesthesia Could Help Curb Climate Change

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Anesthesiologists can help save the planet, a new study suggests. Increased use of regional anesthesia instead of general anesthesia may help reduce...

Pandemic 'Silver Lining:' Better Sleep for Some

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The COVID-19 pandemic may be stressing out most people, but it has had a surprising upside for college students: They're sleeping better. That's the...

Cheap Steroid Could Slash COVID-19 Death Risk

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- With U.S. fatalities from COVID-19 nearing 117,000, British scientists delivered some welcome news on Tuesday: A drug that appears to cut the odds of...

Record-High Spikes in New Coronavirus Cases in Arizona, Florida...

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- After reopening, states such as Arizona, Florida and Texas are all seeing record-high one-day increases in new coronavirus cases. According to The New...

New Blood Test May Improve Liver Cancer Screening

TUESDAY, June 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental blood test may improve screening for the most common form of liver cancer, researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute say. The test...

Behind the Mask: "We Can Face that Challenge"

Kristen's time in the Peace Corps taught her that access to quality healthcare is essential to living a good life. Now a patient advisory coordinator at Tampa General Hospital, she's proud to...

Cancer Patients Less Likely to Be Prescribed Heart Meds: Study

TUESDAY, June 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease is on the rise among cancer patients and survivors, but they're less likely than people without cancer to be prescribed medicines to protect...

Which Surgery Works Best for Lower Back Pain?

TUESDAY, June 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with lower back problems often worry about how much time they'll need to recover if they have surgery. A new study finds similar results for two...

'Trigger Warnings' May Do More Harm Than Good, Study...

TUESDAY, June 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Trigger warnings are meant to alert trauma survivors about unsettling text or content that they might find potentially distressing. But these words of...

AHA News: Blood Test That Measures Alcohol Use May Predict Risk...

TUESDAY, June 16, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- People who drink large amounts of alcohol have nearly fivefold odds of experiencing a potentially deadly type of stroke compared with those...

AHA NEWS: COVID-19 Adds To Challenges For LGBTQ Youth

TUESDAY, June 16, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Even before the pandemic, LGBTQ youth faced unique health challenges. Now, social isolation is heightening concerns about protecting their...

FDA Approves 'Prescription Video Game' for Kids With...

TUESDAY, June 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The first video game to help treat kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration....

Hydroxychloroquine-Remdesivir Combo Dangerous for COVID-19...

TUESDAY, June 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The drugs promoted by President Donald Trump as treatments for COVID-19 should not be used with the experimental drug remdesivir because of a potentially...

Telehealth May Help Rural Americans Keep the Weight Off

TUESDAY, June 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Although many people can lose weight, few maintain the loss. Could individual telephone support be the key to keeping extra pounds at bay? New research...

Close the Lid! Flushing Toilets Spreads Coronavirus: Study

TUESDAY, June 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A large cloud of virus-laden droplets can be released high into the air when you flush a toilet -- and it can hang around long enough to be inhaled by...

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