Health Care Reform: Employees Face Greater Cost-Sharing
THURSDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who have health
insurance through large, employer-sponsored health plans will see a
number of plan design changes in 2011, and they'll be paying more
for that coverage, employers and benefits consultants say.
Recurring Stroke Risk Higher for Some Hispanics
THURSDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Mexican-American stroke
survivors with a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation
are more than twice as likely to suffer a second stroke compared to
white patients, a new study finds.
Smoking Could Harm Sperm, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies provide
evidence that smoking can harm sperm - both in smoking men who may
become fathers, and in sons born to women who smoked during
New Tool Aims to Predict Problems in Preemies
THURSDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- A newly developed
assessment tool may give doctors and parents a heads-up about the
kinds of medical problems that may face premature infants,
Brain Scans Could Spot Developmental Problems in Kids
THURSDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that
a quick MRI scan could tell doctors if a child's brain is maturing
properly, potentially providing an early warning sign that mental
problems are developing.
Substance Abuse Admissions Double Among Older Adults
THURSDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people aged
50 and older admitted for substance abuse treatment in the United
States has more than doubled since the early 1990s, says a federal
government study released Thursday.
Most Americans Still Not Eating Enough Fruits, Veggies
THURSDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- In 2000, the U.S.
government set modest goals for the amount of fruit and vegetables
people should eat, but a decade later the majority of Americans are
not even close to reaching those thresholds, health officials said
FDA Sends Warning to E-Cigarette Distributors
THURSDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration cracked down Thursday on five distributors of
electronic cigarettes, citing them for a series of violations that
included unsubstantiated claims and poor manufacturing