Many Elderly Now Bring Companion on Doctor's Visit
FRIDAY, Feb. 24 (HealthDay News) -- About one-third of seniors
still living on their own take a companion -- usually a spouse or
other family member -- to their routine doctor's office visits,
Prediabetes Not to Blame for Nerve Damage: Study
FRIDAY, Feb. 24 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that
people with prediabetes are no more likely to have a type of nerve
damage called small fiber polyneuropathy than healthy people, a
finding that contradicts two decades of medical reports.
Contraceptives Work Well in Obese Women, But Hormone Levels Lower
THURSDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Hormonal contraceptives
appear to thwart pregnancy just as well in overweight and obese
women as those of normal weight despite markedly lower
pregnancy-prevention hormone levels among heavier females, a group
of reproductive experts said.
In Tougher Economy, Fewer Americans Get Colonoscopy
FRIDAY, Feb. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer people opted for
potentially lifesaving colonoscopies to screen for colon cancer
during the recent economic recession, largely because they couldn't
afford to pay high out-of-pocket costs often associated with this
test, new research finds.