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Opioid Overdose Death Rate Soars in the U.S

The risk of accidental death from an opioid overdose has surpassed the risk of dying in a car crash for the first time, according the National Safely Council.

By Diane Domina

How Likely Are You to Develop PTSD?

Researchers have developed an analytical model to accurately predict the likelihood of posttraumatic stress disorder after a frightening or shocking event.

By Diane Domina

You Just Learned You Have Severe Eczema: What Now?

Researchers have written comprehensive guidelines for managing severe eczema, which can increase the risk of serious infections.

By Diane Domina

More Reasons to Eat a Plant-Based Diet

New research shows that the plant-based Portfolio dietary pattern can lead to improvements in LDL cholesterol and other cardiometabolic risk factors.

By Stephanie Stephens

Have Type 2 Diabetes? Here's Why You Should Get Moving

Health care providers should prescribe physical activity for people with type 2 diabetes, says the European Association of Preventive Cardiology.

By Diane Domina

Junk Food Ads Heavily Target Young Minorities

Junk food companies use advertising to target African-American and Hispanic children, teens, and young adults, according to this study.

By Diane Domina

Could You Benefit From a Video Visit with Your Doc?

Video doctor-patient visits, which allow health care providers and patients to communicate using a computer can replace in-office visits for many patients.

By Diane Domina

Could Your Sleeping Pill Keep You From Hearing a Fire Alarm?

Some sleeping pills can impair your ability to wake up in response to a threatening situation, such as the smell of smoke or the sound of a fire alarm.

By Diane Domina

Emergency Hospitalizations Raise Rates of Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Urgent and emergency hospitalizations are associated with higher rates of long-term cognitive decline in seniors, compared to planned hospitalizations.

By Diane Domina

Why Is Asthma Worse in African Americans?

Racial disparities in asthma prevalence and severity can be attributed to socioeconomic and environmental risks, rather than to genetic or biologic factors.

By Diane Domina