Opioid Crackdown Has Patients Struggling to Get Their Meds

Opioid Crackdown Has Patients Struggling to Get Their Meds

The war on opioids is making it tough for Evelyn Lopez to get narcotic pain medication. A doctor recently stopped prescribing an opioid she had taken for years, saying it wasn’t worth possible federal scrutiny. Ms. Lopez, a 53-year-old cancer survivor, also must travel 45 minutes to pick up another opioid prescription because her doctor […]

Hospital Safety Grades: The Best In The Nashville Area

Hospital Safety Grades: The Best In The Nashville Area

A nationwide hospital safety analysis has found that nine hospitals in the Nashville area received an “A” grade for preventing medical errors, accidents, injuries and infections, which collectively are the third leading cause of death in America. Only one hospital received a “D” grade. The Leapfrog Group released its bi-yearly hospital safety grades this week, […]

'Tick explosion' coming this summer, expert warns

'Tick explosion' coming this summer, expert warns

MILTON, MASS. —  Now that summer is just around the corner, experts are warning that ticks will be coming back in full force. >> Watch the news report here One tick expert in New England told Boston’s WFXT that the warmer weather will cause what he called a “tick explosion.” The tiny, pesky and possibly harmful arachnids are […]

How to properly dispose of prescription drugs

How to properly dispose of prescription drugs

Bottles of prescription medicine in a pile. This collection of pill bottles is symbolic of the many medications senior adults and chronically ill people take. Bottles of prescription medicine in a pile. This collection of pill bottles is symbolic of the many medications senior adults and chronically ill people take. KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  If […]

State to probe tenders for FMD vaccination

State to probe tenders for FMD vaccination

The government on Saturday appointed additional chief secretary Mukesh Khullar to probe mismanagement in procurement of vaccination for the foot and mouth disease (FMD) in cattle. In 2017, over two crore milch animals had suffered from FMD but despite issuing seven tenders the State had failed to procure the vaccine. The issue had rocked the […]

Health ministry calls on people to make sure to get measles shots

Health ministry calls on people to make sure to get measles shots

Ahead of the Golden Week holiday season, the health ministry is urging the public to be fully vaccinated against the measles as an outbreak has been reported in Okinawa Prefecture and cases have spread to Nagoya. The National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) is concerned that people traveling in Japan or abroad could be exposed […]

Obese sisters, 6 and 8, undergo gastric band surgery in bid to save them

Obese sisters, 6 and 8, undergo gastric band surgery in bid to save them

Yogita and Amisha used to devour a heavy breakfast of chapatis and six bananas, followed by half kilogram of rice and three bowls of curry for lunch. (Picture: Tanzeel Ur Rehman/ Cover Asia Press) Two obese sisters in India who have spent half their lives battling breathing problems have finally had surgery on their stomachs to lose weight […]

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