TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Since January 2021, hospitals have been required to list online the prices for 300 common medical services, but new research has found that only 32% of hospitals have been fully compliant when it comes to knee and hip replacements. “Although pricing information wasContinue Reading

MONDAY, June 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Patients who have spinal anesthesia while doctors repair a broken hip have more pain and need more prescription painkillers afterward than those given general anesthesia, a new study finds. Spinal anesthesia is increasingly used as a way to reduce pain and painkiller use,Continue Reading

MONDAY, June 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) — New research points to a compelling interplay between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and depression. IBD includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. In addition to the physical pain that these illnesses can inflict upon sufferers, the new study showed that patients face a significantlyContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A year after being hospitalized with COVID-19, more than 12% of patients had been diagnosed with heart inflammation, according to a new study of the long-term effects of the virus. For the study, researchers in Scotland followed 159 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 betweenContinue Reading

MONDAY, May 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The anti-inflammatory benefits of a common gout medicine may help save the lives of heart failure patients, researchers say. The medication, colchicine, could also reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients whose arteries are clogged with cholesterol, according to theContinue Reading

THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (American Heart Association News) — Falls pose a major risk to people with heart problems, and health experts need to do more to understand and prevent the danger, a new report says. “Falls are very common,” said Dr. Sarah Goodlin, senior author of the scientific statementContinue Reading