About 7 percent of the U.S. population eventually develops an inflamed appendix and requires surgery. A new study provides evidence that the use of antibiotics may be an option for some patients.
Let’s face it, men: It’s tough keeping on top of all the health and medical advice out there. We’ve put together a list of timeless tips that can help keep you on top of your health game.
Does your mouth have the taste of old pennies? The condition is more common than you might think. A metallic taste can indicate serious illness, such as kidney or liver problems, undiagnosed diabetes or certain cancers. But these reasons are not common and usually are accompanied by other symptoms. If you are otherwise healthy, the … Read More
More and more, we are hearing about the use and abuse of opioid pain medications in recent years. Experts say the widespread abuse of this class of drugs started more than two decades ago. Across the country today, healthcare authorities are paying much more attention to the problem, and doctors are taking this into consideration … Read More
A bad headache can temporarily stop you in your tracks. Chronic migraines or tension headaches can be debilitating. But you don’t always have to reach for ibuprofen to get relief. According to integrative medicine specialist Melissa Young, MD, there are more natural ways to manage and prevent these types of headaches – therapies you can … Read More
Opiates are the major cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. In fact, accidental overdoses from opiates kill more people than automobile and other motor vehicle accidents. These drugs include codeine, morphine and heroin. In this video, Dr. Gregory Collins, MD, Section Head of Cleveland Clinic’s Psychiatry and Psychology Department, talks about how easy it … Read More
If you’ve noticed your doctors using tablets in the exam room, don’t fret — they’re not playing games or watching Netflix. They’re using electronic health records (EHRs). As of 2013, 78 percent of office-based doctors were using some form of EHR, and paper files are on their way out. You don’t get to choose your … Read More
When it comes to medications, Americans are skeptical. Many assume their doctors — and expert bloggers on health sites — prescribe or promote certain drugs because pharmaceutical companies pay them to do so. A 2013 Harris Poll showed only 28 percent of Americans think their hospital is trustworthy. A little healthy skepticism is fair. Doctors … Read More
For centuries, China and other Asian countries have embraced herbal therapy. Now America is beginning to see the value of combining Chinese herbs with Western medicine. In 2012, Ohio joined an increasing number of states that license Oriental Medicine practitioners to prescribe herbs like Ginseng, reishi mushroom and astragalus. This is good news for the … Read More
The over-prescribing of antibiotics for children has been an increasing worry for both parents and health professionals. Fear of side effects and a buildup of resistance to the drugs have caused concern. But a new study shows the number of kids who are getting them for acute respiratory tract infections is going down. Antibiotics can … Read More