Palliative care linked to fewer repeat hospitalizations

Comfort care for advanced cancer patients is associated with fewer repeat hospitalizations and more hospice referrals, according to a study highlighting how this approach may offer chronically sick or terminally ill people a better quality of life. Researchers focused on terminal cancer patients who often end up receiving a lot of care during their final…

Recovery from addiction

Recovery from addiction involves a process. The transition from active addiction to sobriety doesn’t happen overnight. The person in recovery shouldn’t expect that life will instantly change when he or she stops using or drinking. The reality is that most addicts go through stages of sobriety. Some of these stages bring insight and others bring…

Man accused of posing as dentist allegedly cooked meth in office

A California man is accused of practicing dentistry without a license in an unsanitary office where he allegedly cooked meth. Joseph Hirsch, of Redwood City, is being held in San Mateo County jail on $500,000 bail after authorities received a tip about his alleged crimes, Mercy News reported. Hirsch, 59, is accused of possessing and…

Caring for your gestational diabetes

During your pregnancy, you might dread the renowned “sugar test” that your doctor will probably order around 24–28 weeks. You have to drink a sugary liquid and wait around for its effects to spread throughout your system. If you screen through the one-hour and three-hour tests with both positive results, you’ll have to work with…

7 surprising ways you wreck your body when you don’t get off your butt

One of the worst things you can do to your body is doing nothing at all: Sitting parked on your butt can be just as dangerous as being obese, according to a study from the University of Cambridge. Globally, 1 in 4 adults aren’t moving enough, according to the World Health Organization. And even if you think you’re…

City says drugmaker knowingly let pills flood black market

 As deaths from painkillers and heroin abuse spiked and street crimes increased, the mayor of Everett took major steps to tackle the opioid epidemic devastating this working-class city north of Seattle. Mayor Ray Stephanson stepped up patrols, hired social workers to ride with officers and pushed for more permanent housing for chronically homeless people. The…

Yes, using Facebook may be making you more lonely

The research, published Monday in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, drew a link between more time spent on social media and frequency of use to an increased risk of social isolation in young adults. “We are inherently social creatures, but modern life tends to compartmentalize us instead of bringing us together,” lead study author…

How spinning saved this ex-addict’s life

Early one morning in 2008, New York’s top spinning instructor was drunkenly wandering up Third Avenue, having just gotten into a blowup fight with her girlfriend inside a phone booth. “We were at a friend’s 40th birthday party, and I got so drunk and just made an ass out of myself,” says Stacey Griffith, author…

Facial Plastic Surgery – Facial Reconstruction After Skin Cancer

Skin cancer affects regions of our body that are highly exposed to sunrays like our face. Mohs surgery is done to remove a cancerous lesion either on the face or any other area of the body. Under such a set of circumstances, a person will be particularly conscious about his appearance and it is extremely…

5 body odors you should never ignore

Whether you’ve just completed a grueling workout or chowed down on an onion-packed burger, chances are, at one time or another, you’ve been that guy who stunk up the room. In most cases, a simple shower, swipe of deodorant, or line of minty-fresh toothpaste could remedy the situation. But in other cases, it’s not so…