(HealthNewsDigest.com) - It's tough being around loud, pushy people who voice every emotion they feel when they feel it. On the opposite end of the spectrum and easier to be around are quiet people who don't complain and keep their feelings to themselves.
Dec 9, 2013 - 12:07:56 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A bill has been introduced in the Senate by Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Angus King (I-ME) calling on the FDA to amend the calorie disclosure requirement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to exclude grocery stores and other related businesses. The Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items at Chain Restaurants' provision of ACA requires food establishments with over 20 locations to list calorie information for menu items.
Dec 9, 2013 - 12:06:01 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - "Wellness," used as the opposite of "illness," dates back to the 1650s, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. Nearly 300 years later, the World Health Organization would throw down this gauntlet: "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
Dec 9, 2013 - 12:05:56 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The results of a rhinoplasty, especially when performed by an unskilled plastic surgeon, can be unpredictable. The nose is composed of a number of tissues including bone, cartilage, blood vessels, and skin, so the final formation of these tissues is dependent on a number of factors.
Dec 7, 2013 - 2:02:51 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The breast lift procedure is designed to uplift the breasts to create a more youthful, lifted appearance. It is an elective procedure that some women undergo because they may feel self-conscious if their breasts sag or droop.
Dec 7, 2013 - 11:24:02 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - While the holidays are festive and fun, they can take a toll on the environment. All that shopping, decoration, food preparation and travel adds up to more carbon emissions and more waste. But there are ways to minimize our impact and still celebrate the season in grand style.
Dec 7, 2013 - 11:17:11 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Marked by gatherings of friends and family, good food and cheer, the holiday season is our favorite time of year! We know that maintaining a healthy diet amidst many seasonal temptations can be difficult which is why we love this Dark Chocolate Bark recipe.
Dec 6, 2013 - 6:43:44 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHESTERBROOK, Pa., Dec. 6, 2013 -- Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AUXL), a fully integrated specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved XIAFLEX® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum, or CCH), an in-office, biologic for the treatment of Peyronie's disease (PD).
Dec 6, 2013 - 4:49:18 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, targets the lower face, jawline and neck. During the surgery, excess skin and fat are removed and the underlying structures of the face may be tightened. The skin is then re-draped to create a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Dec 6, 2013 - 4:27:27 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHICAGO, Dec. 6, 2013 -- The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) unveiled a new Web site this week, allowing the public to more easily access vital information about conditions of the face, mouth and jaw and their possible treatments.
Dec 6, 2013 - 3:53:34 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Being re-hospitalized shortly after being discharged is an unpleasant experience for patients. It's also costly for patients, insurance companies and other payers, and-if the patient is a Medicare beneficiary-taxpayers, too.
Dec 6, 2013 - 3:47:00 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Not simply the bane of high school students the night before prom, acne can occur during any phase of life. While some people have relatively clear skin that only breaks out once in a while, others are chronically fighting a frustrating battle against severe acne.
Dec 6, 2013 - 10:57:08 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The mommy makeover is a term for a series of surgical procedures that essentially "makes over" a woman's body, addressing problem areas with procedures like liposuction, breast lift, breast augmentation, and tummy tuck. The mommy makeover is designed for women who have had children and now want to have their bodies restored to its pre-pregnancy state.
Dec 6, 2013 - 10:03:52 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - HERSHEY, Pa. --Women with moderate to severe menstrual cramps may find relief in a class of erectile dysfunction drugs, according to a team of researchers led by Penn State College of Medicines Richard Legro.
Dec 5, 2013 - 5:00:48 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Charleston, S.C. (Dec. 5, 2013) - Sometimes things not only feel like the right things to do, they are proven to be the right things to do.
Dec 5, 2013 - 4:51:57 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Phoenix, Arizona -- It is a new technology that is sure to gain many new "fans" nationally in the weeks and month ahead. The Fan Buddie filter from Advanced Textiles turns any ordinary box fan into an efficient and effective whole room air scrubber.
Dec 5, 2013 - 4:13:40 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Bad Posture: Is It Really That Bad? Just what's so terrible about having poor posture, besides not looking as sharp as you could? Quite a bit as it turns out. When you slouch or slump, so does your spine, leading to bad circulation.
Dec 5, 2013 - 1:55:48 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Laser skin resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure designed to enhance the skin on the face using laser energy. The laser treatments work to remove the top layer of skin, causing the skin to regenerate a fresh, new layer that is smoother and free of many wrinkles and other imperfections.
Dec 5, 2013 - 1:23:08 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Using a powerful gene-hunting technique for the first time in mammalian brain cells, researchers at Johns Hopkins report they have identified a gene involved in building the circuitry that relays signals through the brain.
Dec 5, 2013 - 12:40:19 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 5, 2013 -- HealthPocket analyzed Medicare's 2014 drug coverage of the top 10 medications (as determined by U.S. dollar sales) and found these drugs were widely covered but some drugs carried tremendous out-of-pocket cost burdens despite Medicare drug insurance.
Dec 5, 2013 - 12:25:06 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Boston, MA - Heart disease triples a person's risk of depression. At the same time, people who have from depression are at greatly increased risk of heart disease. Untreated depression makes it more likely that a person will die of heart disease, yet it's often overlooked, reports the December 2013 Harvard Heart Letter.
Dec 5, 2013 - 11:51:30 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Now that the front-end of HealthCare.gov appears to be working properly, the media's focus is quickly shifting to the back-end systems that are supposed to provide insurance companies with accurate information about consumers enrolling in their plans.
Dec 5, 2013 - 11:41:00 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ANN ARBOR-As the nation continues to focus on health care prevention through reform, one cause of serious illness and even death gets ignored-environmental health pollution.
Dec 5, 2013 - 11:29:41 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - As we age, our facial ligaments weaken and our skin loses its volume, often resulting in a dull, sagging appearance.
Dec 5, 2013 - 11:22:18 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - With temperatures dropping, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) has important information so you can stay in shape during the winter months.
Dec 5, 2013 - 11:15:31 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2013 -- ZocDoc, a service that helps patients receive faster access to care and optimizes doctors' schedules, today released its second annual U.S. Health Checkup.
Dec 5, 2013 - 11:09:46 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2013 -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates there were 15,000 injuries involving holiday decorating seen in emergency departments nationwide during November and December 2012.
Dec 5, 2013 - 9:44:02 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The 20 states choosing not to expand their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act are forgoing billions of dollars in federal funds, even while their residents are contributing to the cost of the expansions in other states, a new Commonwealth Fund study finds.
Dec 5, 2013 - 9:36:17 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Dec 4, 2013 - 7:00:28 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Cold and flu season is upon us, which means that it is time for sneezing, sniffling, and runny noses. Before breaking the bank on Kleenex, the answer to your problem may be a prescription nasal spray.
Dec 4, 2013 - 5:29:59 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Rhinoplasty can be life changing. Just ask actress Lisa Kudrow who had a nose job when she was 16 years old. The former Friends star recently told the Saturday Evening Post in an interview that the procedure was "life altering."
Dec 4, 2013 - 4:59:09 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - An avalanche of chronic stress - driven by concerns ranging from parenting to discrimination - disproportionately affects poor mothers and fathers, according to the first results from a comprehensive multi-state study.
Dec 4, 2013 - 4:46:18 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Injectables for the face can serve a number of functions, but they primarily exist to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and provide the face with more volume to create a more youthful appearance.
Dec 4, 2013 - 3:01:50 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The Federal Trade Commission today issued the National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for Fiscal Year 2013. The FTC's National Do Not Call Registry lets consumers choose not to receive telemarketing calls. In its fifth year of publication, the Data Book contains a wealth of information about the Registry for FY 2013 (from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013), including:
Dec 4, 2013 - 2:45:44 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - San Francisco, CA - December 4, 2013 --BuildMyBod, the company responsible for the BuildMyBod website, mobile app andBuildMyBod Promos, announced today that it has joined with RealPatientRatings.com to offer patient procedure pricing information. RealPatientRatings.com is the only patient-rating site endorsed by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dec 4, 2013 - 2:33:42 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Kidney failure patients in the not-too-distant future may have a new option that sidesteps the current organ shortage, lengthy wait and potential rejection: Grow your own.
Dec 4, 2013 - 12:40:12 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON (Dec. 4, 2013) - Veterans, their families and survivors receiving disability compensation and pension benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs will receive a 1.5 percent cost-of-living increase in their monthly payments beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
Dec 4, 2013 - 11:55:05 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Sexual imagery is often used in magazine and TV ads, presumably to help entice buyers to purchase a new product. But new research suggests that women tend to find ads with sexual imagery off-putting, unless the advertised item is priced high enough.
Dec 4, 2013 - 8:59:25 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Chicago - Implementation of a multifaceted program to improve patient handoffs (change in staff caring for a patient) among physicians-in-training residents at a children's hospital was associated with a reduction in medical errors and preventable adverse events, according to a study appearing in the December 4 issue of JAMA, a medical education theme issue.
Dec 3, 2013 - 5:25:37 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3, 2013 -- As holiday shopping hits its peak, the American Academy of Ophthalmology urges consumers - and especially parents - to exercise caution when considering the purchase of toys that commonly cause eye injuries, such as those that shoot projectiles, contain laser devices and include other sharp or protruding parts.
Dec 3, 2013 - 4:03:04 PM