Expert Offers Advice on Treating Corns, Calluses

April 24, 2016

SUNDAY, April 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Corns and calluses form due to friction or pressure on the skin, and there are a number of ways to treat these often unsightly areas, an expert says.
“Calluses can develop anywhere on the body where there is repeated friction, such as a guitar player’s fingertips or a mechanic’s […]

Spinal Fusion Not Always Necessary for Back Pain, Studies Say

April 13, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Spinal fusion surgery is too often used to treat lower back pain when a simpler procedure would suffice for many patients, according to a pair of new clinical trials.
People suffering from spinal stenosis — pinched nerves caused by a narrowing of the spinal canal […]

Weight-Loss Surgery Gets People Moving, Study Shows

April 6, 2016

Weight-loss surgery seems to help ease joint pain and improve mobility in the long run, new research suggests.

Almost All U.S. Doctors Are Overprescribing Narcotic Painkillers, Research Suggests

March 28, 2016

When American doctors give their patients narcotic painkillers, 99 percent of them hand out prescriptions that exceed the federally recommended three-day dosage limit.

FDA Wants Generic Narcotic Painkillers to Be Abuse-Deterrent

March 24, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Continuing their push to combat the nation’s epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, U.S. officials on Thursday urged generic drug makers to take steps to redesign potent drugs such as hydrocodone and oxycodone to make them harder to abuse.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials said they […]

Meditation Might Work Better Than Painkillers for Chronic Low-Back Pain

March 23, 2016

A new study found that a program called mindfulness-based stress reduction beat standard medical care for managing low back pain.

FDA Orders Warning Labels on Opioid Painkillers Like Oxycontin and Vicodin

March 23, 2016

Hoping to curb a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, U.S. officials announced that certain drugs will get new “boxed warnings” about the dangers of misuse.

Arthritis Pain? Study Says That Acetaminophen Won’t Help

March 18, 2016

Commonly known as Tylenol in the United States, acetaminophen isn’t an effective choice for relieving osteoarthritis pain in the hip or knee, or for improving joint function, a new study finds.

CDC Issues Tough New Guidelines on Use of Prescription Painkillers

March 16, 2016

Federal officials issued tough new prescribing guidelines to the nation’s doctors.

Pennsylvania Study Shows Fatal Drug ODs Soaring

March 10, 2016

THURSDAY, March 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The rate at which Pennsylvanians have lost their lives to drug overdoses jumped 14-fold between 1979 and 2014, a new study finds.
The finding mirrors a national trend: A report issued in December by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also found drug overdoses have reached […]


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