Some Post-Operative Patients Prefer Online Care

Most people who undergo routine operations prefer their post-operative consultations to be done online rather than in person, according to a new study.

The study, published online as an “article in press” on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website, will appear in the print publication of the Journal later this year.

Should You Join An Alzheimer's Study?

Women fear developing Alzheimer's disease more than having a heart attack or stroke or developing cancer. One reason is that cancer, heart attack, and stroke are treatable, but there is little an individual can do to arrest the progress of Alzheimer's disease. One thing individuals can do is to take part in a clinical trial, according to the publication Harvard Women's Health Watch.

The Latest on Pain Relievers: Answers from the FDA

Here, a Q & A with Sharon Hertz, Deputy Director of FDA's Division of Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Rheumatology Products and has been with FDA for 15 years. Dr. Hertz graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y., and completed her residency in neurology at SUNY Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn. This Q&A reflects the latest FDA Drug Safety Communication.

Q. What are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)?

Dizziness after Getting up May Signal Bigger Problems

People who get dizzy several minutes after standing up may be at risk of more serious conditions and even an increased risk of death, according to research published in the September 23rd 2015, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Feeling dizzy, faint or light-headed after standing due to a sudden drop in blood pressure can be a minor problem caused by medication use or dehydration.

Mobile App Records Erratic Eating Habits

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner? For too many of us, the three meals of the day go more like: office meeting pastry, mid-afternoon energy drink, and midnight pizza. In Cell Metabolism on September 24 2015, Salk Institute scientists presented daily food and beverage intake data collected from over 150 participants of a mobile research app over three weeks.


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