TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Since January 2021, hospitals have been required to list online the prices for 300 common medical services, but new research has found that only 32% of hospitals have been fully compliant when it comes to knee and hip replacements. “Although pricing information wasContinue Reading

TUESDAY, May 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The COVID-19 pandemic and the isolation it imposed took a dramatic toll on kids’ mental health, increasing the demand for services in an already overburdened system. As a result, many kids found themselves being “boarded” in emergency departments as they awaited care, accordingContinue Reading

THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — U.S. hospitals are running low on contrast dye injected into patients undergoing enhanced X-rays, CT scans and MRIs. The fluid, which makes the routine but potentially life-saving scans readable, helps doctors identify clots in the heart and brain. The shortage is expected toContinue Reading

FRIDAY, May 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Nurses can be trained to detect postpartum depression in new mothers and could be crucial in spotting the condition early, researchers report. Postpartum depression affects about 15% of new moms and can cause persistent sadness, fatigue, feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, and troubleContinue Reading

FRIDAY, April 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — If you’re unlucky enough to need hospitalization for COVID-19, it won’t really matter which variant you’re infected with: The same level of care is required for patients with either Delta or Omicron, a new study reveals. This is true even though people infectedContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People with sickle cell disease who take corticosteroids to treat asthma or inflammation may suffer severe pain and even need to be hospitalized, researchers report. This reaction to corticosteroids can be particularly severe among older people, women and patients not taking the drugContinue Reading

MONDAY, April 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) — It’s known that certain chronic health conditions up the odds of death from COVID-19. Now, new research identifies another risk factor. Shorter telomeres are associated with an increased likelihood of death from COVID-19, particularly in older women, researchers say. Telomeres are protective capsContinue Reading

MONDAY, April 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The World Health Organization said it is investigating an outbreak of acute hepatitis among children that now involves 11 countries, including the United States. Among the 169 reported cases, at least one child has died from this inflammation of the liver and 17Continue Reading

TUESDAY, April 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Placing hospitalized COVID-19 patients on their stomach is helpful if they’re on a mechanical ventilator, but a new study suggests it’s not a good idea for patients who are not intubated. “Awake” COVID patients — as opposed to ventilated patients who are keptContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) — While hospitals and clinics are known for being slow to turn new evidence into actual practice, they picked up the pace during the pandemic. A research team led by scientists from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and the University of California, San Francisco,Continue Reading