COPD May Be Over-Diagnosed Among Uninsured
WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Roughly four in 10
uninsured patients who have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD) actually do not have the lung disease, a
small new study suggests.
Americans Still Making Unhealthy Choices: CDC
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- The overall health of
Americans isn't improving much, with about six in 10 people either
overweight or obese and large numbers engaging in unhealthy
behaviors like smoking, heavy drinking or not exercising, a new
government report shows.
Long-Term Use of Antibiotic May Help Those With COPD
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Thousands of Americans, many
of them smokers or ex-smokers, suffer from the lung condition known
as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Now a new study
finds that patients placed on the common antibiotic azithromycin
may be able to cut down on hospitalizations due to flare-ups of the
College Women More Prone to Problem Drinking Than Men: Study
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- It comes as little surprise
that college students sometimes binge drink, but new research shows
that college women are more likely to drink unhealthy amounts of
alcohol on a weekly basis than are college men.
Control of Heart Risks May Vary Among Outpatient Practices
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- Management of heart disease
risk factors -- such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and
smoking -- varies significantly among outpatient practices in the
United States, according to a new study.