Pine Bark Extract May Reduce Osteoarthritis Symptoms
I wrote an earlier post about the benefits of Pycnogenol - Pycnogenol Helps Relieve Menstrual Pain. A new clinical trial indicates the pine bark extract helps reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Over one third of adults over age 65 years ...
New Warnings for Young Adults on Antidepressant Medications
Today the FDA made a propsoal to all manufacturers of antidepressant medications to update the black box warnings on their products to include warnings about the increased risks of suicidal thinking and behavior (aka suicidality) in young adults b...
Obesity Twice as Costly as Medicare
A study found that obesity cost Australians $21 billion in 2005, going to direct spending, disability, and premature death - an amount double the national expenditure on Medicare.The study found the "burden of disease" to cause the heaviest losses...
Medical Records Vulnerable Targets
Last month I wrote about wide spread data theft from medical centers. Security authorities have been busy offering reassurances that data wasn't compromised and other "reassurances" that some how wasn't very reassuring. US Today reports that ide...
Mental Illness Awareness Week October 7-13: What About the Children of our Troops?
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), a patient advocacy organization observe Mental Illness Awareness Week every year to reduce the stigma of mental illness.We have covered the issues of th...
Understanding Medicare Part D: Prescription Plans
The six-week enrollment period for the Medicare prescription drug plan is coming up soon - enrollment begins November 15 through December 31, 2007 for the 2008 plans. Medicare's drug plans are subsidized by the US federal government and offered t...
5 Warning Signs of a Heart Attack
The CDC reported this week that the majority of Americans - especially minorities - are still not aware of the 5 warning signs of a heart attack. Since heart disease is still the #1 killer in our country, let's review:Chest pain or discomfortJaw,...
Death by Taser: The Medicine Behind the Headlines
Baron Pikes of Louisiana, USA, died in January 2008 in police custody after being Tasered 9 times while handcuffed. Winn Parish Coroner Dr. Randolph Williams ruled Pikes death a homicide at the hands of arresting police officer, Scott Nugent, who...
Obese Boy Almost Taken into Protective Custody
An 8 year-old boy in Britain narrowly missed being taken into protective custody today due to concerns about his weight. Connor McCreaddie has been on a regimen of improved diet and exercise over the past six weeks, after his mother sought the he...
Maholo to RNCentral.com for Top 50 Health 2.0 Blogs
RNCentral.com honored Healthline's Health Experts network of bloggers in their Top 50 Health 2.0 Blogs.We are really happy to be recognized along with many of our friends in the blogging community. Thank you!