U.S. Opioid ODs Cluster in Centers of Poverty

MONDAY, March, 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Poverty may be fueling America’s opioid crisis, a new study suggests. Of the more than 515,000 Americans who have died from drug overdoses since 2006, most lived in poor areas where there were few job opportunities, researchers discovered. It turns out that economic and social conditions appear to…

Seeing Clearly

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many people don’t think twice about their vision until there’s a problem, but seeing an eye doctor should definitely be on your wellness radar at different stages of life. Newborns should get a standard reflex test. If a baby is premature or at high risk for vision problems,…

End of Brutal Flu Season in Sight

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s been a particularly tough flu season, but spring — and real relief — may be near, new numbers show. The flu season continues to wind down, with yet another drop seen in doctor visits and less severe strains of influenza becoming ever more dominant. But hospitalizations for…