A Pierce County man in his 40s died Oct. 22 in the hospital from flu-related complications. He had chronic health concerns that increased his risk for complications.
The VA is adding naloxone kits to AED cabinets in its buildings across the country, an initiative that could become a model for other health care organizations.
Long-term regular use of medicines to promote sleep should be avoided, as initial effectiveness declines over a few weeks and dependence, side effects increase.
Does your mouth itch when you eat certain fruits and vegetables? You may be having an allergic reaction to proteins related to tree, grass and weed pollen
There are millions of armadillos in the southern US, and people interact with them in a variety of ways. The animals’ leathery carapaces are fashioned into purses and boots; some are kept as pets; and some get eaten.
The process of how ethanol gets from the glass into your brain is not straight forward. Let’s take a look at what happens after that first sip of alcohol.
Critics argue that work requirements would cause many with chronic health conditions to lose health insurance, making them less likely to ever hold down a job.
Nursing home staffing dips far below average on some days and consistently plummets on weekends.
The Trump administration tried to remove pro-breastfeeding language from a WHO resolution. But in the US breastfeeding has become accepted.
The best protection against measles is the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.
You may have heard that we started mailing out new Medicare. Hang tight you might get your card at a different time than friends or neighbors in your state.
A growing cadre of nurse practitioners — typically, registered nurses who have completed a master’s degree in nursing — are now adding up to a year of clinical and other training, often in primary care.
Father and son suffered serious hand injuries. Both needed surgery and occupational therapy. But insurance paid for just a fraction of those OT bills, and the family owed more than $8,500.
In a move to improve cancer care for older adults, the American Society of Clinical Oncology is recommending that all patients age 65 and older receive a geriatric assessment when considering or undergoing chemotherapy.