Patient readmission a troubling trend 
Patient readmission a troubling trend
Once you leave the hospital after treatment, the last thing you want is a return visit. But scores of people end up back at the […]
New flu vaccine wins FDA approval 
New flu vaccine wins FDA approval
A new weapon in the fight against flu has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The novel new vaccine, coined Flublok, […]
Cancer deaths decline, but a long way to go 
Cancer deaths decline, but a long way to go
Cancer deaths have declined 20 percent in the last two decades. And while that’s good news, the American Cancer Society (ACS) reminds us that we […]
Depression linked to concussions in football players 
Depression linked to concussions in football players
Depression is far more common among retired pro football players than people of the same age who didn’t spend years getting their heads banged around […]
Visits to ER from energy drink abuse doubles 
Visits to ER from energy drink abuse doubles
Energy drinks are giving more people a rush they we weren’t looking for—a rush to the hospital emergency room. A new report from the Substance […]
Visiting the hospital this flu season? Phone first 
Visiting the hospital this flu season? Phone first
Putting safety first, hospitals restrict visitors during crushing flu season.
Ambien’s lingering effects may pose driving dangers 
Ambien’s lingering effects may pose driving dangers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring manufacturers to lower current recommended doses of the popular sleep aid Ambien and its generic versions. The […]