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Older, Sicker Patients Admitted to Hospitals on Weekends, Study Says
Older, Sicker Patients Admitted to Hospitals on Weekends, Study Says FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients hospitalized on a weekend because of medical emergencies tend to be older and more disabled than those admitted on weekdays, a new ...
Obstetricians' Group Urges Docs to Help Support Breast-Feeding
Obstetricians' Group Urges Docs to Help Support Breast-Feeding MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There are many things obstetricians and gynecologists can do to support breast-feeding mothers, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecolo...
Obesity Before Pregnancy Tied to Raised Risk of Newborn Death
Obesity Before Pregnancy Tied to Raised Risk of Newborn Death FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Infants whose mothers were obese before pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of death, according to a new study. But even though the research...
Out-of-Shape Teens May Face High Blood Pressure Later
Out-of-Shape Teens May Face High Blood Pressure Later TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who are either overweight or have low fitness levels face a heightened risk of developing high blood pressure by middle age, a large new study f...
Online Tool Helps Predict Chances of Kidney Failure, Study Finds
Online Tool Helps Predict Chances of Kidney Failure, Study Finds TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new online tool may help predict whether someone with chronic kidney disease will develop kidney failure in the next two to five years. Using...
Obesity Surgery Patients May Often Have Mental Health Disorders
Obesity Surgery Patients May Often Have Mental Health Disorders TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people having surgery for severe obesity also have mental health conditions, particularly depression and binge-eating disorder, a new revie...
Obamacare Enrollment Initiative Targets Latinos
Obamacare Enrollment Initiative Targets Latinos MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- With only three weeks left in the latest Affordable Care Act enrollment period, U.S. health officials and community advocates are ramping up efforts to sign up d...
Organ Recipients at Raised Risk of Cancer Death, Study Finds
Organ Recipients at Raised Risk of Cancer Death, Study Finds THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who've received an organ transplant are almost three times more likely to die from cancer than the general population, a new study reports. ...
One-Third of Incurable Cancer Patients Keep Working, Study Finds
One-Third of Incurable Cancer Patients Keep Working, Study Finds MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of people with incurable cancer continue to work despite their fatal illness, a new study reports. What's more, they are lik...
One in Five U.S. Kids Over Age 5 Has Unhealthy Cholesterol: CDC
One in Five U.S. Kids Over Age 5 Has Unhealthy Cholesterol: CDC THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty-one percent of American children and teens have some form of "abnormal" blood cholesterol reading that leaves them at heightened risk fo...