October 31, 2011
Health Tip: Ice a Sprained Ankle
A sprained ankle involves a stretched or
torn ligament near the joint. Experts often suggest icing the ankle
to ease pain and reduce swelling.
Dementia May Impede Stroke Recovery
People with dementia who
suffer a stroke are more likely to be disabled and less likely to
return home than stroke patients who didn't have dementia, a new
Many Parents Skipping Kids' Shots, Putting Other Kids at
By signing an affidavit that
says "all or some immunizations are contrary to my beliefs,"
California parents can bypass requirements that their children be
fully immunized before attending school, and new research indicates
that many are choosing to do so.
Obama Acts to Ease U.S. Drug Shortages
Jay Cuetara arrived at the
chemotherapy suite of his hospital one day and was told a critical
component of the chemo cocktail that had kept his metastatic cancer
in check for two-and-a-half years was unavailable.
Exparel Approved for Post-Surgery Pain
liposome injectable suspension) has been approved by the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration to treat post-surgical pain, maker Pacira
Pharmaceuticals said Monday.