Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Celebs open up about mental health struggles

Holdsclaw says she’s encouraged that others are sharing their stories BY ALISON BOWEN CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS CHICAGO — Many find it difficult to speak out about mental illness....

Study: Follow-up phone call could save a life

BY KATHERINE BURGESS KANSAS CITY STAR/TNS Hospital emergency departments shouldn’t merely give psychiatric referrals after discharging patients who have attempted suicide, a new study found. Instead, follow-up...

Exploring role of food, obesity in early onset of puberty

BY DANIEL NEMAN ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Let’s talk seriously about periods. Doctors and scientists have noticed an alarming trend. Some girls in elementary school are...

Nurse licensing laws block treatment for opioid addiction

Twenty-eight states prohibit nurse practitioners from prescribing buprenorphine unless they are working in collaboration with a doctor who also has a federal license to...

Heart disease associated with NSAIDs

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS Research has shown that taking NSAIDs can raise the risk of heart disease, particularly heart attacks and strokes. To keep your...

Chocolate milk, saltier food heading back to schools

Donald Trump administration changing standards set by Obama on low-fat foods and lower sodium levels BY LINDSDAY WISE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Chocolate milk is coming...

How much vitamin D do you need?

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Understanding how much vitamin D you need can be confusing because there are different recommendations about how much vitamin...

Tips to ease the pain of childhood immunizations

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE “Immunizations” is a word most parents or children don’t want to hear. Yet, immunizations play an important role in keeping...

CDC urges lookout for Zika-related epilepsy

BY DANIEL CHANG MIAMI HERALD/TNS Federal health officials writing in a medical journal on Monday urged doctors to be on the lookout for Zika-related seizures and...

Study: Cigarettes go better with booze than weed

BY TRACY SEIPEL MERCURY NEWS/TNS For millennials, cigarettes go better with booze than they do with weed. That’s the conclusion of a new University of California, San...