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Low Dietary Calcium, Potassium Intake Tied to Kidney Stone Recurrence

Aug 13, 2022

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Lower dietary calcium and potassium intake are risk factors for symptomatic kidney stone recurrence, according to a study published in the August issue of t...

Adjunctive Acupuncture May Speed Relief From Pain of Renal Colic

Aug 10, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For acute renal colic, acupuncture as an adjunct to intramuscular injection of diclofenac sodium may accelerate pain relief, according to a study published...

Poll: Inflation Has Many Americans Cutting Back on Health Care

Aug 09, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Inflation is putting Americans' health at risk, with nearly two in five struggling to pay for the care they need, according to a new West Health-Gallup poll....

Recommendations Issued for Medical Response to Mass Shootings

Aug 04, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In an article published online July 18 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, recommendations are presented for the medical and surgical manage...

Just 8 Percent of Americans Lack Health Insurance, a Record Low

Aug 04, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans without health insurance continues to drop, reaching 8 percent in 2022 -- a record low. That leaves about 26 million people living i...

AMA: Nine in 10 Americans Want Their Health Info Kept Private

Aug 02, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- More than nine in 10 Americans believe that medical privacy is a right and their health data should not be for sale, a new survey from the American Medical ...

Dizziness, Vertigo Linked to Increased Risk for Migraine

Aug 02, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Vestibular symptoms, including dizziness and vertigo, are associated with an increased risk for migraine, according to a study published online June 30 in F...

Limited English Proficiency Tied to Worse Access to Health Care

Aug 01, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In adults, limited English proficiency (LEP) is associated with worse access to care, according to a study published online July 26 in the Journal of General I...

Preset Opioid Rx May Not Impact Pain Control After Tonsillectomy

Jul 28, 2022

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A lower default number of doses for opioid prescriptions in electronic health record systems does not appear to impact pain control among teens and young...

Parental Leave Does Not Impact Residents' Subsequent Board Scores

Jul 28, 2022

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Taking extended leave during residency for parental or medical leave does not appear to impact subsequent board scores, according to a study published in t...

Parental Leave Does Not Impact Residents' Subsequent Board Scores

Jul 28, 2022

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Taking extended leave during residency for parental or medical leave does not appear to impact subsequent board scores, according to a study published in t...

Minority Dialysis Patients Report Unmet Supportive Care Needs

Jul 27, 2022

MONDAY, July 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Asian American or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander patients and Black patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis are more likely to report a range o...

Mislabeling Common With OTC Topical Cannabis Products

Jul 27, 2022

MONDAY, July 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Only one-fourth of hemp-derived topical cannabinoid products are accurately labeled, according to a study published online July 20 in JAMA Network Open.Tory R...

Opioid Rx Dosage Higher for Adults With Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida

Jul 23, 2022

FRIDAY, July 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with cerebral palsy and spina bifida (CP/SB) obtain significantly higher prescription dosages of opioids than adults without CP/SB, according to a stud...

FDA to Take a Hard Look at Its Food, Tobacco Programs

Jul 22, 2022

THURSDAY, July 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will begin a comprehensive review of its food and tobacco programs amid a high-profile infant formula shortage and rec...

Benefit of Viscosupplementation for Knee OA Questioned

Jul 15, 2022

THURSDAY, July 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Viscosupplementation yields a small reduction in pain for knee osteoarthritis compared with placebo, which is less than the minimal clinically important bet...

Corticosteroid Injections Plus Exercise Ease Achilles Tendinopathy

Jul 13, 2022

WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The combination of corticosteroid injections and exercise therapy helps reduce symptoms of long-standing Achilles tendinopathy, according to a study publis...

Model Can Predict Chronic Postsurgical Pain

Jul 12, 2022

MONDAY, July 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Four easily obtainable factors can reliably predict chronic postsurgical pain, according to a study published online June 19 in the British Journal of Anaesth...

PT Noninferior to Arthroscopic Surgery for Meniscal Tear

Jul 09, 2022

FRIDAY, July 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise-based physical therapy is noninferior to arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for patient-reported knee function at five years among patients with a dege...

National Trends and Prescription Patterns in Opiate Analgesia

Jul 08, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to examine the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) database for regional and temporal patterns, as well as characteristics linked with the chance ...