Check Up Archive: August, 2010

Palliative care extends life for lung cancer patients

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Patients with advanced lung cancer who got early palliative care - treatment focused on pain management and controlling symptoms - lived longer... Read more

Are we oversignosing ADHD in our kids?

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Are too many children being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder because they are younger than their classmates and tagged... Read more

Will health reform be good for small business?

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By guest blogger Robert Field: The new health reform law will directly affect small business. In fact, it will probably change things more... Read more

Blacks and women prescribed weaker pain medications

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African Americans and women diagnosed with chronic pain are less likely than white men to receive appropriate medications to treat their condition... Read more

Beer drinking linked to psoriasis in women

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A glass of wine is fine, ladies, but you might want to steer clear of the beer, according to a study in the Archives of Dermatology this week... Read more

Major increase in adolescent hearing loss

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Maybe you just think your teenager isn’t listening. Perhaps she can’t hear you. You might think about having him turn down the... Read more

Parents – your medicine patches can injure your kids

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By guest blogger Michael Cohen: Skin patches have become a popular way to take certain medicines rather than pills or shots. However, there... Read more

Hospital care for diabetes patients cost $83 billion

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Almost one in four dollars spent by hospitals (23 percent) to care for patients in 2008 went toward treating patients with diabetes, according... Read more