Return-to-Work Rate High After Knee Replacement, Study Finds
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Getting back to work after
knee-replacement surgery is a big concern for people contemplating
the procedure. Now, a new study shows that most people return to
work after a total knee replacement -- even those with physically
Health Tip: Lower Cholesterol
(HealthDay News) -- Eating healthier can help lower your
cholesterol. The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions:
Pneumonia May Lead to Serious Aftereffects for Seniors
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who are
hospitalized for pneumonia are at high risk for long-term physical
and mental problems that can impair their ability to care for
themselves, according to a new study.
Sports Gamblers Wrongly Bet on Their Sense of Control: Study
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Many sports gamblers
consider their extensive betting experience and insight into
college basketball a slam-dunk for success during the three-week
U.S. championship dubbed "March Madness." But that sense of control
over their wagers is an illusion, according to a new study.
Ranting on Websites May Just Make You Angrier
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- It's so tempting. You read
something on a website about a hot-button issue that makes you mad
and you've got to respond. Before you know it, you're verbally
sparring with a stranger. But you may want to think twice before
jumping into the fray.
Steady Rise in Heart Valve Infections Noted in U.S.
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Life-threatening infections
of the heart valve are twice as common in the United States as
previously thought and have increased steadily in the last 15
years, according to researchers.
Even a Little Pot Use Ups College Dropout Risk
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- College students who use
marijuana and other illegal substances, even occasionally, are more
likely to leave school than students who don't dabble in drugs, new
Flu Season Continues to Wind Down
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- The flu season, which got
off to an early and virulent start, continues to wind down, U.S.
health officials reported Friday.
FDA Proposes Tighter Regulation of Public Defibrillators
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- To improve the quality of
lifesaving devices called automated external defibrillators, the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed Friday that the seven
manufacturers of these devices be required to get agency approval
for their products.