Health Tip: Get Relief From Bunion Pain
(HealthDay News) -- A bunion is a foot deformity that often
occurs when someone wears tight narrow shoes with high heels. With
a bunion, the joint at the base of the big toe sticks out and
Exercise Tips for Breast Cancer Survivors
TUESDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer survivors
should exercise regularly to help prevent a recurrence of the
disease and improve their overall health, according to the American
Council on Exercise.
Hospital Readmission Rates on the Rise in Older Adults: Study
TUESDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Readmission rates have
increased in many hospitals across the United States, including
some of the country's most elite academic medical centers, new
research shows. About one in six Medicare patients now returns to
the hospital within 30 days of being discharged for a medical
Overweight Kids at Greater Risk for High Blood Pressure
TUESDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight or obese children
are nearly three times as likely to have high blood pressure as
kids who are a normal weight, according to a new study from the
American Heart Association.
Stress May Affect Preemies' Brains, Study Shows
TUESDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Very premature babies may
develop brain changes as a result of stress experienced in the
neonatal intensive care unit and should receive follow-up care to
monitor brain function into childhood, a new study suggests.
Happy Kids a Product of Genes, Parenting, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- As scientists continue to
tease out the impact of nature versus nurture, it appears that kids
unlucky enough to get a "downer" personality gene can end up with
sunnier outlooks when they're parented in a warm, positive
MRI Study Unfolds Clues to Memory
TUESDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A common structural
variation in the brain may explain why some people are better able
to remember details of past events and to distinguish real events
from those they were told about or may have imagined, scientists
Overnight Stay May Not Be Necessary for Stenting: Study
TUESDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Heart patients who have
stenting procedures to open up narrowed arteries fare just as well
if they are released the same day as if they are sent home a day or
two later, new research shows.
Drunk Driving Declines in U.S.
TUESDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a 30 percent decline
in drunk driving since 2006, drunk drivers still account for almost
11,000 traffic deaths -- one-third of all traffic-related
fatalities -- each year in the United States, according to the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Advance Directives Might Curb Cost of End-of-Life Care
TUESDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Depending on where you live,
having an advance directive may raise the odds that you'll receive
hospice services and reduce the overall cost of your end-of-life
care, a new study indicates.