THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Many Medicare patients can’t get help close to home for brain and nervous system issues. Nearly 1 in 5 Medicare recipients in the United States live at least 50 miles from their neurologist. “Our study found a substantial travel burden exists for someContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2023 (HealthDay News) — When some U.S. states made abortion illegal after the Supreme Court overturned the longstanding Roe v Wade in June 2022, women in those areas increased their searches for self-managed abortions. To come to that conclusion, researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI)Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Many Americans are behind on recommended colon cancer screenings — and their doctors often fail to remind them, a new study suggests. The study, by the American Cancer Society, focused on a nationwide sample of more 5,000 Americans who were overdue for colonContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A stressful or traumatic childhood experience — anything from parents divorcing to a sibling’s drug problem — may have long-term effects on a woman’s sexual health. These adverse childhood experiences may be linked to sexual inactivity and dysfunction in women later in life,Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The field of surgery has long been dominated by men, and still is today. But two new studies show that if patients want safe, effective long-term results, picking a female surgeon might be key. In one study involving more than 1 million CanadianContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The Biden administration on Tuesday named the first 10 medicines that will be subject to price negotiations between Medicare and participating drug companies. The list represents the first step in a landmark program aimed at reducing the government’s drug spending, and potentially U.S.Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2023 (HealthDay News) — An apple a day may be just what the doctor ordered. New research on “produce prescription” programs finds that when access to free fruits and vegetables is offered, recipients see measurable benefits in health and hunger. “To me, this shows that there’s aContinue Reading

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Brightly colored “edibles” can be tempting for young kids and are more widely available now that many U.S. states have legalized cannabis for recreational and medical use. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much of an edible to make a small child very sick, newContinue Reading