Bills Mount for Breast Cancer Survivors

FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Surviving breast cancer is certainly its own reward, but a new study finds that many who do are saddled with thousands in out-of-pocket expenses for years. On average, breast cancer survivors get hit with an extra $1,100 in yearly out-of-pocket cancer-driven costs, researchers found. But interviews with 129…

Are You a Fan or a Fanatic?

FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Do you get way too involved when following sports events? Whether it’s the World Series, the Super Bowl or the Olympics, it’s important to draw a line between being a fan and being a fanatic … so your actions don’t spiral out of control. Rooting for your favorite…

Government Rules Aimed at Curbing Opioid Prescriptions May Have Backfired

THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic widened, the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) placed the prescription painkillers in a tougher-to-refill category. Many states also mandated monitoring programs to spot overprescribing by doctors. But two new studies suggest these steps, while well-intentioned, may have led to more opioids —…