Health Tips

Head Injuries: More Than Concussions

Oct 16, 2019
Concussions have been linked to long-term brain damage, but a new study found that smaller impacts to the head may also lead to harm over time. Researchers at Trinity College Dublin found that repetitive head impacts — as opposed to major...

E-Cigs Remain Under Investigation

Oct 15, 2019
Health officials continue to investigate e-cigarettes as the number of reported respiratory problems tied to vaping continues to rise. Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about a possible risk of...

Rx for Children with Rare Disorder Approved

Oct 10, 2019
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first treatment for children with a rare disorder. This medication is found under the names Rituxan (brand name) and rituximab (active ingredient). The FDA approved it for use in...

Medication Safety for Pets

Oct 07, 2019
You probably take steps to keep your medications out of the reach of children, but what about your pets? Your pets can get into your medicine just as easily as kids. The problem? Pets' bodies metabolize medications differently than humans...

Medications and Hospital Readmission

Sep 24, 2019
Discharged from the hospital? Here's what you need to know to lower your chances of being readmitted. Around 20 percent of hospital readmissions happen after 30 days because of an uncoordinated transition of care. After you've been...

Flu Season Is Upon Us

Sep 23, 2019
Flu season is almost here. But you can take steps to protect yourself from catching the flu. Influenza outbreaks can occur as early as October and last all the way until February or even later. The flu is a viral infection that attacks...