March 18, 2011
Health Tip: Help Contain Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis, commonly called pinkeye, is
a contagious infection affecting the membrane that covers the white
part of the eye and the inner eyelid. The eyes of someone with
conjunctivitis can appear very red and irritated.
Health Tip: Returning Home After Hip Fracture
Home life after surgery to repair a hip
fracture is much different than it was before your injury. The
simplest activities become more challenging, including the task of
getting comfortable without pain.
Rush to Buy Iodide Pills Unnecessary in U.S., Experts
As people across the
United States rush to buy potassium iodide pills to protect
themselves against any possible radiation exposure from Japan's
nuclear plant crisis, experts stress there's no need for the pills
since there is little danger that Americans are at any risk.
FDA Panel: Ban on Menthol Cigarettes Would Boost
In a long-awaited decision,
an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on
Friday said that menthol cigarettes are harmful and their removal
"from the marketplace would benefit public health in the United