Falls as Serious for Elderly as Stroke, Heart Attack: Experts
THURSDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Fall screening and
prevention should be a regular part of health care for older
adults, and all programs to prevent falls should include exercise,
according to updated guidelines for preventing falls in the
Pill-Splitting Potentially Perilous, Study Suggests
THURSDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The common practice of
pill-splitting -- done by patients and health professionals alike
to save money or make medications easier to swallow -- is
inaccurate and potentially dangerous, a new study suggests.
Simple Screen May Help Spot Depression in College Students
THURSDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Among students who go to
university health centers for a physical ailment, between one-fifth
and one-quarter are depressed, but the condition often goes
undiagnosed because most university health centers don't screen for
depression, a new study reports.
Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Incontinence in Women
THURSDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- In an encouraging sign for
severely obese women who suffer from incontinence, a new Australian
study says that many gain control over urination after undergoing
gastric-band weight-loss surgery.
Write Your Test Stress Away
THURSDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it's winter
mid-terms or the upcoming SAT that's got your teen's stomach tied
up in knots, a simple intervention might ease their anxiety and
improve their scores.
Rep. Giffords Continues to Recover From Gunshot Wound
THURSDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Reports of Arizona
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' heartening medical progress
continued to arrive Thursday, five days after she was struck in the
head at close range by an assassin's bullet.
U.S. Aims to Make School Lunches Healthier
THURSDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to fight the
growing child obesity epidemic, new federal guidelines proposed
Thursday focus on making school lunches healthier.
Health Disparities Persist in U.S., Report Shows
THURSDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Differences in income,
gender and race influence Americans' likelihood of being healthy,
sick or dying prematurely, a federal government report released