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Carolyn Crist

It's never too late to quit smoking before lung surgery

15 Jan 2019

(Reuters Health) - Smokers who'll be having surgery for lung cancer should quit smoking before the operation, and the sooner the better, a new study shows.

Public spaces should stock bleeding-control kits for mass casualties, experts say

11 Jan 2019

(Reuters Health) - As mass-casualty events and violent attacks in the U.S. continue to increase, military and emergency medicine experts are recommending that public venues install bleeding-control kits for at least 20 victims.

Doctor lays out need-to-know basics on vitamins, supplements

10 Jan 2019

(Reuters Health) - Most people don't need to take vitamins or nutritional supplements because they can get all the nutrients they need by eating a healthy diet, a new patient resource published in JAMA Internal Medicine underscores.

U.S. fast food chains offering more healthy options for kids

09 Jan 2019

(Reuters Health) - Healthier sides and drinks were added to U.S. fast-food restaurant kids' menus in the past decade, but healthy combinations are still rarely offered as the default option, researchers say.

Most U.S. patients not using online medical portals

03 Jan 2019

(Reuters Health) - Most people in the U.S. with health insurance don't use the patient portals that are increasingly provided by doctors for online communication, a new study suggests.

Cryotherapy malfunction results in burn, blisters

01 Jan 2019

(Reuters Health) - Whole-body cryotherapy - a trendy procedure that exposes the naked body to subzero temperatures - isn't backed by evidence and can be risky, doctors say.

Handguns more lethal than rifles in mass shootings

31 Dec 2018

(Reuters Health) - In public mass shootings in the U.S., victims shot with a handgun were more likely to die than in the events associated with a rifle, according to a new study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Fitness affects stroke risk

31 Dec 2018

(Reuters Health) - Low fitness levels have long been tied to higher risk for heart problems. Now researchers say men's cardiorespiratory fitness is tied to their risk for stroke as well.

More U.S. adults losing sleep in recent years

28 Dec 2018

(Reuters Health) - One third of U.S. adults say they sleep less than six hours a night, which is 15 percent more than were getting too little sleep 15 years ago, researchers say.

Scheduled dialysis for undocumented immigrants saves money and lives

28 Dec 2018

(Reuters Health) - Providing scheduled dialysis for undocumented immigrants with kidney failure, rather than offering them only emergency dialysis, dramatically reduces deaths, healthcare use and costs, a study in Texas suggests.

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