Taking Your Meds? A Digital Pill Can Tell

MONDAY, Dec. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Pairing medication with an ingestible sensor can help clinicians track how often and when patients actually take their prescription drugs, according to a small new investigational study. The findings come on the heels of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision last month to approve the first digital…

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#MeToo No More?

MONDAY, Dec. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) — From the hills of Hollywood to the halls of Congress, it’s now clear that sexual harassment in the workplace has long been a fact of life for working women. But while the media highlights high-profile firings — NBC anchor Matt Lauer and NPR showman Garrison Keillor among the…

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Better Balance at Every Age

MONDAY, Dec. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) — You probably take balance for granted, but it’s a motor skill that benefits from training throughout life. Working on your balance is key to staying active and injury-free today and in the future. Balance is part of some exercise disciplines, and there are also specific exercises you can…

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Even Non-Heart Surgery May Harm Your Heart

MONDAY, Dec. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Older adults commonly suffer damage to heart cells during various types of surgery — even non-heart-related surgeries — and it can significantly raise their risk of dying from the procedure, a new study finds. The research looked at a phenomenon called perioperative myocardial injury, or PMI. It refers…

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