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Eye Care

( - While blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is typically considered a purely cosmetic procedure, this surgery also offers real medical benefit for many patients. Eyelid surgery involves removing excess skin, muscle and/or fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids, and it can help reduce or eliminate vision problems that are caused by excessive skin.

Oct 21, 2014 - 5:41:51 PM

News : National

( - Hospital conversion from nonprofit to for-profit status in the 2000s was associated with better subsequent financial health but had no relationship to the quality of care delivered, mortality rates, or the proportion of poor or minority patients receiving care, according to a study in the October 22/29 issue of JAMA.

Oct 21, 2014 - 4:17:46 PM

Genetic Issues

( - People at high risk for psychological distress respond positively to receiving results of personalized genetic testing, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Oct 21, 2014 - 3:43:36 PM

Veterans Issues

( - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced it is currently accepting proposals for the Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (AL-TBI).

Oct 21, 2014 - 3:39:15 PM

Legal Issues

( - Medical scams are a year-round concern, but the coming weeks warrant special attention. Open enrollmentruns from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 - during that time frame Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their 2015 health plan and prescription coverage. For identity thieves, it's open season.

Oct 21, 2014 - 3:32:38 PM


( - Vince Ellis needed a new knee. What the 58-year-old network administrator got, in addition to knee-replacement surgery at an internationally accredited hospital, was an all-expenses-paid trip to Costa Rica, a two-week stay in a four-star hotel, and daily visits from a nurse and physical therapist, all thanks to his employer, North Carolina-based HSM Solutions.

Oct 21, 2014 - 3:26:18 PM

Skin Care

( - From your head to your toes, winter conditions are no fun for your skin. Not only does dry skin look unhealthy, it can be really uncomfortable, too. Did you know that everything you need to save your skin from winter is as close as your pantry or refrigerator?

Oct 21, 2014 - 3:02:52 PM


( - Salmonella-infected mice that were given antibiotics became sicker and began shedding far more bacteria in their feces than they had before.

Oct 21, 2014 - 9:50:27 AM

News : National

( - Despite its $7,000-per-week cost, sofosbuvir provides better value than other current treatments for prisoners with hepatitis C, according to Stanford researchers.

Oct 21, 2014 - 9:40:39 AM


( - CLEVELAND, Ohio (October 21, 2014) - In an effort to bring awareness to the ever-growing link between medicine and the arts, Cleveland-based, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) will be hosting its first ever Creative Minds in Medicine Conference at the new Cleveland Global Center for Health Innovation.

Oct 21, 2014 - 8:21:36 AM


( - SILVER SPRING, MD - In the wake of recent events, including the transmission of Ebola to two registered nurses who cared for an infected patient in Dallas, the American Nurses Association (ANA)has been calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue clear, concrete guidelines, in particular about the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), to ensure the safety of health care professionals and the public.

Oct 21, 2014 - 8:16:04 AM

News : National

( - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tightening previous infection control guidance for healthcare workers caring for patients with Ebola, to ensure there is no ambiguity.

Oct 20, 2014 - 7:56:26 PM

Skin Care

( - Oct. 20, 2014 - Rolling Meadows, Ill. - A first-of-its-kind scientific study reveals that dermatologists are the groundbreaking innovators in five of five categories of anti-aging injectable treatments for the face.

Oct 20, 2014 - 5:42:42 PM

Veterans Issues

( - Washington, DC - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will begin accepting applications by mail on Monday, November 3, 2014, for the Fry Scholarship under newly expanded eligibility criteria to include surviving spouses.

Oct 20, 2014 - 4:09:54 PM

Pain Issues

( - New Haven, Conn.—For treating patients with prescription opioid dependence in primary care, buprenorphine maintenance therapy is superior to detoxification, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers published in the Oct. 20 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.

Oct 20, 2014 - 4:05:54 PM


( - If you're like many people, you've asked yourself: "Who would want to hack me? There are a lot more lucrative targets out there for cyber thieves, right?"

Oct 20, 2014 - 3:12:06 PM

Legal Issues

( - At the Federal Trade Commission's request, a U.S. district court has temporarily stopped a group of marketers in Nevada and California from conducting business using "free" trial offers and health claims that the agency charges are deceptive and illegal to pitch green coffee bean extract and another dietary supplements. The FTC is seeking to permanently stop their allegedly deceptive conduct.

Oct 20, 2014 - 11:48:15 AM

Love/Relationship Columnist

( - The question came up, "Do pickup lines actually work?" To answer this, I went down to The Ginger Man in the Rice Village in Houston, Texas, and asked people what they thought.

Oct 20, 2014 - 12:05:08 AM

Contributing Columnist

( - Ebola virus disease (EVD) was first identified in 1976, in what was then called Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo).  The name comes from the Ebola River, a tributary of the Congo River in central Africa, where the majority of EVD epidemics have occurred.

Oct 20, 2014 - 12:03:35 AM


( - When making decisions about when and how to release a person from drug rehabilitation, doctors might take into account the person's arrest history or behavior in an interview, but what they don't consider is perhaps most central to the person's success: their brains.

Oct 18, 2014 - 1:07:01 PM


( - At critical times in the brain's development, windows open for neurons to reach out and form new connections.

Oct 18, 2014 - 12:56:10 PM


( - Just when you thought it was safe to play soccer on that brand new synthetic turf field, it may be time to think again.

Oct 18, 2014 - 9:53:23 AM

News : National

( - LOS ANGELES (Oct. 17, 2014) -  For the 19th straight year, Cedars-Sinai has earned a national consumer award for offering the highest quality medical care, doctors and nurses in the Los Angeles area, based on a survey of local households.

Oct 17, 2014 - 5:19:53 PM

Cancer Issues

(HEALTHNEWSDIGEST.COM) - PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA -, the world's leading online resource for breast health and breast cancer information and support, and the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery have announced a partnership that supports their shared mission to ensure all women are getting the information they need to make informed decisions about their health when faced with a breast cancer diagnosis.

Oct 17, 2014 - 12:46:59 PM


( - Marina del Rey, CA - October 17, 2014 -- GrantStevens, M.D., FACS, a board certified plastic surgeon, founder of Marina Plastic Surgeryin Marina del Rey, CA, and an international traveling professor, is a guest faculty memberat the North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons, October 16 - 19, at the Omni Grove Park Inn, Ashville, NC.

Oct 17, 2014 - 12:28:02 PM


( - Based on additional information obtained during interviews of close contacts to the second healthcare worker from Texas Presbyterian Hospital who tested positive for Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expanding its outreach to airline passengers now to include those who flew from Dallas Fort Worth to Cleveland on Frontier flight 1142 on Oct. 10.

Oct 16, 2014 - 10:18:38 PM

News : National

( - Parsippany, NJ, October 2014 - Many young girls and grown women play with their hair. Often they unconsciously twirl it around a finger, especially when they're bored or tired. It's a harmless habit.

Oct 16, 2014 - 5:17:31 PM

HIV Issues

( - WASHINGTON, DC - The accessibility of pharmacies for HIV testing, care and adherence monitoring presents a unique opportunity for pharmacists to further progress in HIV prevention, education and care

Oct 16, 2014 - 5:13:03 PM

News : National

( - Michael Jordan made it cool for black men and Bruce Willis paved the way for white guys to be bald and bold.  When it comes to style, hair is not only the main thing on your head, but also the main thing on your mind, especially when your hair begins to disappear.

Oct 16, 2014 - 5:00:38 PM

Product Recall

( - Hazard: The plastic toast, under pressure, can crack and break into small pieces creating sharp edges and posing a choking hazard.

Oct 15, 2014 - 6:30:11 PM

Autism Issues

( - New Haven, Conn.-About 20% of younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will develop the condition by age 3. A new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers has found that 57% of these younger siblings who later develop the condition already showed symptoms at age 18 months.

Oct 15, 2014 - 6:05:14 PM

News : National

( - Johns Hopkins Hospital has been recognized as a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.

Oct 15, 2014 - 2:55:27 PM

Aging Issues

( - New Haven, Conn.-Older individuals who are subliminally exposed to positive stereotypes about aging showed improved physical functioning that can last for several weeks, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found.


Oct 15, 2014 - 2:48:52 PM

FDA Approval

( - SARATOGA, California, Oct, 2014 -- VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc. ("VisionCare"), a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Implantable Miniature Telescope

Oct 15, 2014 - 2:37:20 PM

Skin Care

( - Roslyn Heights, NY, October 15, 2014 - Summer can be rough on skin, says Joshua Fox, MD, medical director of Advanced Dermatology P.C.  Beyond the dangers associated with sunburn, a recent report in JAMA Dermatology found bikini waxes and shaving can increase the risk of contracting a contagious and unsightly skin rash known as molluscum contagiosum.

Oct 15, 2014 - 9:20:49 AM

News : National

( - A second healthcare worker at Texas Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the index patient has tested positive for Ebola according to preliminary tests performed overnight by the Texas Department of State Health Services' laboratory.

Oct 15, 2014 - 8:52:15 AM


( - CLEVELAND, Ohio (October 15, 2014) – In an effort to bring awareness to the ever-growing link between medicine and the arts, Cleveland-based, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) will be hosting its first ever Creative Minds in Medicine Conference at the new Cleveland Global Center for Health Innovation.

Oct 15, 2014 - 8:46:12 AM


( - In addition to an initial team of 10 public health professionals sent on September 30 to support contact tracing and response after an index patient was hospitalized with Ebola in Dallas, CDC has sent new resources to Dallas to support the highest standard of infection control.

Oct 14, 2014 - 8:47:25 PM


( - In an analysis of data on more than 100,000 deliveries and term newborns from New York City hospitals, rates for certain quality indicators and complications for mothers and newborns varied substantially between hospitals and were not correlated with performance measures designed to assess hospital-level obstetric quality of care, according to a study in the October 15 issue of JAMA.

Oct 14, 2014 - 4:23:48 PM


( - ATHENS, Ohio (Oct. 14, 2014) - It's been millions of years since T. rex took its last breath, but a team led by Ohio University scientists is breathing life back into dinosaurs using high-powered computer simulations to model airflow through dinosaur snouts.

Oct 14, 2014 - 4:07:16 PM

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