Medicaid Patients Go to ERs More Often: Study
MONDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Medicaid patients have more
difficulty getting primary care and visit hospital emergency
departments more often than those with private insurance, a new
Excessive Drinking Costs U.S. Colleges Millions Annually
MONDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- The emergency room costs of
treating college students with injuries associated with
alcohol-induced blackouts can be more than half a million dollars a
year at a university with 40,000 or more students, a new study
Mothers of Kids With Autism Earn Less, Study Shows
MONDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers of children with
autism and autism spectrum disorders earn significantly less than
what mothers of children who have no health limitations earn, a new
study has found.
ICU May Not Be Needed After Sleep Apnea Surgery
MONDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- After undergoing surgery
for obstructive sleep apnea, patients require close monitoring but
may not need to be in an intensive care unit, according to a new
Kids Using Synthetic Pot a Growing Public Health Concern
MONDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- The recent advent of
so-called "synthetic pot" is a rising public health concern,
researchers warn, sending kids to the emergency room and prompting
parental calls to poison control centers.
Lightheadedness Upon Standing Could Signal Heart Risk
MONDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- If your blood pressure
drops suddenly when you stand up, leaving you feeling lightheaded
or woozy, you may be at greater risk for developing heart failure,
a new study suggests.
Could Statins Help Prevent Pneumonia?
MONDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Statin drugs, which are
used to lower cholesterol, might reduce a bit the risk of
developing pneumonia, a new study suggests.
Antioxidants May Not Help Alzheimer's Patients
MONDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have suggested
that antioxidants might help thwart Alzheimer's disease, but a new
study finds that a "cocktail" of vitamins E, vitamin C and
alpha-lipoic acid has no effect on certain indicators of the brain
Exercise May Trigger Orgasm in Some Women
MONDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Sex may not always be
essential for orgasm: A new survey finds that some women can also
experience the sensation while exercising.
Generic Boniva Approved for Osteoporosis
MONDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- The first generic versions
of the once-monthly osteoporosis drug Boniva (ibandronate) have
been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.