ER Docs Prescribe More Opioids Than They Realize

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many emergency room doctors underestimate how often they prescribe potentially addictive opioid painkillers, new research shows. But they pare back those pills when they see their real numbers, according to the University of Colorado study. Of 109 ER doctors at four hospitals, two-thirds underestimated how often they prescribed…

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Smart Choices for Your Home Gym

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Home exercise equipment has come a long way over the years. It’s a great option if you’re starting a fitness program and don’t want to go to a gym or can’t get to your gym often enough. There’s also the convenience of having your favorite piece of cardio…

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Why Whooping Cough Has Made a Comeback

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Flaws in current whooping cough vaccines aren’t to blame for rising rates of the disease in the United States, a new study contends. Researchers attribute a resurgence of the disease since the 1970s to factors that arose long before the latest vaccines were introduced in the late 1990s.…

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Protect Your Child From Opioid Poisoning

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — America’s opioid epidemic is taking a mounting toll on the nation’s children — some as young as toddlers. The number of youngsters hospitalized for opioid poisoning tripled between 1997 and 2012, and the largest overall increase was among toddlers and preschoolers, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.…

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