Managing Motion Sickness

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 — Your friends are excited to ride that monster roller coaster, but just looking at it makes you queasy. Is there anything you can do to quell your motion sickness so you can join in the fun?
If you suffer from motion…
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Reaching Beyond the Prescription Pad to Treat Pain

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 — Teaching coping skills may help reduce the risk that patients with chronic pain will become addicted to opioid painkillers, a new study suggests.
“If we lower how many opioids patients are taking, but leave them disabled and…
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Teen Birth Rate Drops Again to All-Time Low: CDC

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 — Teen births in the United States dropped to a record low last year, falling 9 percent from 2015, U.S. health officials reported Friday.
The overall birth rate declined, too, dropping 1 percent between 2015 and 2016,…
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More Research Shows Big Surge in U.S. Opioid Use, Addictions

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 — One in five people who gets commercial health insurance from Blue Cross and Blue Shield filled at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller in 2015, a new study finds.
The research also found that the number of members…
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Many People With Type 1 Diabetes Still Make Some Insulin

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 — Almost half of people with type 1 diabetes are still producing some insulin more than a decade after being diagnosed with the disease.
The new findings challenge previous assumptions that people with type 1 diabetes lose the…
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Think Safety First When Dining Outdoors

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 — When you’re hosting picnics in the park or patio barbecues, you might be totally focused on creating the menu and doing your grocery shopping.
But how you prepare, transport and serve those special dishes is just as…
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Older Americans Struggling With Drug Costs Don't Ask for Help

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 — Many older Americans who have difficulty paying for their medications don’t seek help in finding cheaper options, a new poll indicates.
“We already know that cost can keep patients from taking the drugs they need to maintain…
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