October 04, 2011
Health Tip: Get Relief From Bunion Pain
A bunion is a foot deformity that often
occurs when someone wears tight narrow shoes with high heels. With
a bunion, the joint at the base of the big toe sticks out and
Exercise Tips for Breast Cancer Survivors
Breast cancer survivors
should exercise regularly to help prevent a recurrence of the
disease and improve their overall health, according to the American
Council on Exercise.
Hospital Readmission Rates on the Rise in Older Adults:
Readmission rates have
increased in many hospitals across the United States, including
some of the country's most elite academic medical centers, new
research shows. About one in six Medicare patients now returns to
the hospital within 30 days of being discharged for a medical
Stress May Affect Preemies' Brains, Study
Very premature babies may
develop brain changes as a result of stress experienced in the
neonatal intensive care unit and should receive follow-up care to
monitor brain function into childhood, a new study suggests.
Happy Kids a Product of Genes, Parenting, Study
As scientists continue to
tease out the impact of nature versus nurture, it appears that kids
unlucky enough to get a "downer" personality gene can end up with
sunnier outlooks when they're parented in a warm, positive
MRI Study Unfolds Clues to Memory
A common structural
variation in the brain may explain why some people are better able
to remember details of past events and to distinguish real events
from those they were told about or may have imagined, scientists
Drunk Driving Declines in U.S.
Despite a 30 percent decline
in drunk driving since 2006, drunk drivers still account for almost
11,000 traffic deaths -- one-third of all traffic-related
fatalities -- each year in the United States, according to the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.