: ' Health'

Annual Healthcare Cost for Average American Family Exceeds $20,000

  Everyone knows that the cost of healthcare is rising, but most American families who receive health insurance through an employer have no idea just how expensive it is. The average cost for a typical American [...]

Prostate Cancer Screening Benefits Younger, At-Risk Men

Screening younger men and men at risk of prostate cancer is beneficial and should not be abandoned, according to researchers who conducted a large new study in Europe. The study, published in the Canadian Medical Association [...]

Americans Cutting Back on Health Care Spending

The sluggish economy has forced millions of Americans to reduce spending on shopping, entertainment and travel. And a new survey reveals they are also cutting back on health care. The study by the American Osteopathic Association [...]

Food Allergy: A National and Deadly Problem

Max Rosland, a 7-year-old elementary school student from Carter Lake, Iowa, was placed on a heart-lung bypass machine last month because of a severe allergic reaction to a peanut he ate at school. He survived. Ammaria [...]

Report Claims Drug Testing for Painkillers Motivated by Profit

Profits, not patient care, may be a driving force behind the soaring number of drug tests given to people with chronic pain, according to a pain sufferer and patient advocate. In an article published in the [...]

Protecting Your Pet: The Story of a Pill Popping Pet Pig

A pet pig named “Crispy Bacon” taught his owner a lesson that many parents already know: prescription drugs should be kept locked up and out of sight. Teresa Praus of Las Vegas, Nevada recently came home [...]

Report: Herbal Medicines Not Effective as Painkillers

There is little evidence to justify the use of herbal medicine to relieve the painful symptoms of osteoarthritis, according to a new British report. Herbal remedies such as cat’s claw, devil’s claw, turmeric and ginger have [...]

My Life with Fibromyalgia

  I wasn’t a person of perfect health and I believe this triggered my onset of fibromyalgia, a complex chronic pain disorder that affects over 6 million people in the U.S. Like many sufferers, it took [...]

Heavy Coffee Drinking During Pregnancy Could Reduce Son’s Semen

A son who is exposed to his mother’s heavy coffee drinking while she is pregnant is more likely to have poorer semen quality later in life, according to a new study by the Public Health Institute. [...]

How to Measure Chronic Pain

Pain is intrinsic. Pain is subjective. No one but you really knows how much pain you are in, but you. That’s why doctors and nurses ask you to rate your pain on various scales. The National [...]