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Kids' Hemophilia Drugs a Big Part of State Medicaid Spending
Kids' Hemophilia Drugs a Big Part of State Medicaid Spending FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment costs for one childhood illness, hemophilia, may use up a big chunk of a state's Medicaid budget, a new study out of California shows. The researchers found that treatments for hemophilia -- a rare, inherited disorder in which blood does not clot normally -- accounted for the largest share of spending on outpatient drugs among publicly insured children in California with serious chronic illne...
Knee Replacement May Ease Pain for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Knee Replacement May Ease Pain for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Knee replacement surgery can temporarily return the joint to an earlier, better level of function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, new research suggests. The surgery "acts like a time machine" for these patients, said study senior author Kaleb Michaud, an associate professor of internal medicine in the division of rheumatology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha. "It's a ...
Kyphoplasty (Balloon Vertebroplasty) Procedure overview Kyphoplasty is often discussed along with vertebroplasty, another procedure. These are used to treat fractures in the bones of the spine. These bones are vertebrae. During a vertebroplasty, the doctor injects a cementlike material into the bone to make it more stable. During a kyphoplasty, the doctor first inflates a balloonlike device in the bone to make space. The space is then filled with cement. Click image to enlarge Reasons for the procedure ...
Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder X-ray
Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder X-ray (KUB [Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder], KUB X-ray, Flat Plate of the Abdomen X-ray) Procedure overview What is a kidneys, ureter, and bladder X-ray? A kidney, ureter, and bladder (KUB) X-ray may be performed to assess the abdominal area for causes of abdominal pain, or to assess the organs and structures of the urinary and/or gastrointestinal (GI) system. A KUB X-ray may be the first diagnostic procedure used to assess the urinary system. X-rays use invisible electromagnetic ...
Kidney Ultrasound (Renal Ultrasound, Kidney Ultrasonography, Kidney Echography) What is a kidney ultrasound? A kidney ultrasound is a noninvasive (the skin is not pierced) procedure used to assess the size, shape, and location of the kidneys. Ultrasound technology allows quick visualization of the kidneys and related structures from outside the body. Ultrasound may also be used to assess blood flow to the kidneys. A kidney ultrasound uses a handheld probe called a transducer that sends out ultrasonic so...
Kidney Scan (Renal Scan, Renogram, Renal Scintigraphy) Procedure overview What is a kidney scan? A kidney scan is a specialized radiology procedure used to assess the function and structure of the kidneys, as well as the perfusion (blood flow) to the kidney tissue. A kidney scan is a type of nuclear radiology procedure. This means that a tiny amount of a radioactive substance is used during the procedure to assist in the examination of the kidneys. The radioactive substance, called a radionuclide (radio...
Kidney Transplantation Procedure
Kidney Transplantation Procedure (Kidney Transplant, Renal Transplant) Procedure overview What is a kidney transplant? A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure performed to replace a diseased kidney with a healthy kidney from another person. The kidney may come from a deceased organ donor or from a living donor. Family members or individuals who are unrelated but make a good match may be able to donate one of their kidneys. This type of transplant is called a living transplant. Individuals who donate...
Kidney Biopsy (Biopsy-Kidney, Renal Biopsy, Biopsy-Renal, Needle Aspiration of the Kidney, Percutaneous Kidney Biopsy) Procedure overview What is a kidney biopsy? A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope. During a kidney biopsy, tissue samples are removed with a special needle to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present, or to determine how well the kidney is working. There are two types of kidney biopsies: Needle biopsy ...
Knee Ligament Repair
Knee Ligament Repair (ACL Repair, ACL Reconstruction, PCL Repair, PCL Reconstruction, MCL Repair, MCL Reconstruction, LCL Repair, LCL Reconstruction) Procedure overview What is knee ligament repair? Ligaments are bands of tough, elastic connective tissue that surround a joint to give support and limit the joint's movement. When ligaments are damaged, the knee joint may become unstable. The ligament damage often occurs from a sports injury. A torn ligament severely limits knee movement, resulting in a pe...
Kidney Transplantation in Children
Kidney Transplantation in Children What is a kidney transplant? A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure performed to implant a healthy kidney from another person. The kidney may come from a deceased organ donor or from a living donor. Family members or individuals who are unrelated but make a good match may be able to donate one of their kidneys. This type of transplant is called a living transplant. Individuals who donate a kidney can live healthy lives with the remaining kidney. A person receiving...
Kidney Disorders Many disorders of the kidney require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some of the conditions, for which we have provided a brief overview. Overview of Kidney Disorders Analgesic Nephropathy End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Glomerulonephritis Glomerulosclerosis Goodpasture Syndrome Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Immunoglobulin A (IgA) Syndrome Kidney Cancer Kidney Stones Kidney Transplantation Nephrotic Syndrome Polycystic Kidney ...
Kyphosis What is kyphosis? A normal spine, when viewed from behind appears straight. However, a spine affected by kyphosis shows evidence of a forward curvature of the back bones (vertebrae) in the upper back area, giving an abnormally rounded or "humpback" appearance. Click Image to Enlarge Kyphosis is defined as a curvature of the spine measuring 50 degrees or greater on an X-ray (a diagnostic test that uses invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones, and organ...
Kidney Transplantation Click Image to Enlarge What is a kidney transplant? A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure done to implant a healthy kidney from another person. The kidney may come from a deceased donor or from a living donor. A person receiving a transplant usually receives only one kidney, but, in rare situations, he or she may receive two kidneys. In most cases, the diseased kidneys are left in place during the transplant procedure. The transplanted kidney is implanted in the lower abdome...
Kidney Cancer Click Image to Enlarge What is kidney cancer? Most cancers are named after the part of the body where the cancer first begins, and kidney cancer is no exception. Kidney cancer begins in the kidneys--two large, bean-shaped organs--one located to the left, and the other to the right of the backbone. Renal is the Latin word for kidney, and kidney cancer may also be referred to as renal cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), about 65,000 people in the U.S. were expected to be ...
Knee Replacement Surgery
Knee Replacement Surgery When a knee is so severely damaged by disease or injury, an artificial knee replacement may be considered. During knee replacement surgery, joint surfaces are substituted or replaced by prostheses. Nearly 600,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed annually in the U.S. The most common age for knee replacement is between 60 years old and 80 years old. Who might be a candidate for knee replacement? Click Image to Enlarge The most common condition that results in the need for ...
Knee Pain and Problems
Knee Pain and Problems Brief anatomy of the knee The knee is a vulnerable joint that bears a great deal of stress from everyday activities, such as lifting and kneeling, and from high-impact activities, such as jogging and aerobics. The knee is formed by the following parts: Tibia. This is the shin bone or larger bone of the lower leg. Femur. This is the thighbone or upper leg bone. Patella . This is the kneecap. Click Image to Enlarge Each bone end is covered with a layer of cartilage that absorbs shoc...
Knowing When to Seek Treatment
Knowing When to Seek Treatment Knowing when to seek treatment for mental health disorders is important for parents and families. Many times, families, spouses, or friends are the first to suspect that their loved one is challenged by feelings, behaviors, and/or environmental conditions that cause them to act disruptive, rebellious, or sad. This may include, but is not limited to, problems with relationships with friends and/or family members, work, school, sleeping, eating, substance abuse, emotional ex...
Know Your Peak Flow
Know Your Peak Flow A peak-flow meter is a small device that measures how fast the air is moving out of your lungs when you exhale. You and your health care provider can use information from a peak-flow meter to help stop a flare-up in its tracks. When the airflow from your lungs is slower than your normal rate, this can be a sign of asthma problems. It can help alert you to problems hours or even days before you start to experience actual symptoms, such as an increase in cough or shortness of breath. E...
Kidney Stones Quiz
Take the Kidney Stone Quiz Kidney stones are one of the most common problems of the urinary tract—and one of the most painful disorders. How much do you know about kidney stones? Try your hand at this quiz, based on information from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. 1. Most kidney stones pass through a person's urinary tract without any medical intervention. You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is If the crystals that form the stones remain...
Kidney Health Quiz
How Much Do You Know About Kidney Health? 1. How much blood do your kidneys filter daily? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is One of the functions of your kidneys is to remove waste products and extra fluid from the blood. Waste products come from your diet and normal breakdown of tissues. The kidneys filter about 50 gallons of blood a day. Of that amount, about one-half to two quarts of fluid and waste products are removed from the blood and passed out of the body in uri...
Kidney Cancer: Biologic Therapy
Kidney Cancer: Biologic Therapy Biologic therapy is a type of treatment for cancer that uses your body’s own immune system. It’s also known as immunotherapy. It uses medicines that boost certain parts of the immune system. This helps your body fight off cancer cells. The treatments are known as biologic medicines. They help your immune cells recognize and attack the cancer cells. It is mainly used if targeted therapy does not work. Targeted therapy is another kind of treatment done with medicine. How bi...
Kidney Cancer: Ablation Therapy
Kidney Cancer: Ablation Therapy Ablation therapy is a type of treatment that kills cancer cells. There are 2 main types of ablation therapy used to treat kidney cancer. They’re both done by putting a needle into an area of cancer cells. This is a less-invasive treatment that causes less bleeding. It also keeps the side effects to a small area of the body. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) uses energy waves to kill cancer cells. Cryoablation uses extreme cold to kill cancer cells. A newer treatment Ablation ...
Kidney Cancer: Surgery
Kidney Cancer: Surgery Surgery is the most common treatment for kidney cancer. The goal is to take out the tumor or tumors. You may have radiation or other treatment before or after surgery. When surgery may be an option Your health care provider may advise surgery to treat your kidney cancer if any of the following apply to you: You are healthy enough to have surgery. Your health care provider will only advise surgery if he or she expects you to be able to recover from it. The tumor is small. In this c...
Kidney Cancer: Questions to Ask About Your Treatment
Kidney Cancer: Questions to Ask About Your Treatment Talking with health care providers about cancer can be overwhelming. It can be hard to take in all of the information. It helps to be prepared. Make a list of questions and bring them to your appointments. Write the answers down in a notebook. Make sure you ask how the treatment will change your daily life, including your diet, and how you will look and feel after treatment. Ask how successful the treatment is expected to be, and what the risks and po...
Kidney Cancer: Your Chances of Recovery
Kidney Cancer: Your Chances of Recovery What is a prognosis? Prognosis is the word your health care team may use to describe your chances of recovering from cancer. Or it may mean your likely outcome from cancer and cancer treatment. A prognosis is a calculated guess. It’s a question many people have when they learn they have cancer. Making a choice The decision to ask about your prognosis is a personal one. It’s up to you to decide how much you want to know. Some people find it easier to cope and plan ...
Kidney Cancer: Tests After Diagnosis
Kidney Cancer: Tests After Diagnosis Once your health care provider knows you have kidney cancer, you may need tests. These help your health care provider learn more about your type of cancer and to see if it has spread. These help your health care provider create a treatment plan for you. The tests may include 1 or more of these: Chest X-ray Abdominal ultrasound Positron emission tomography (PET) scan Bone scan Renal angiogram Chest X-ray A chest X-ray is done to see if there are any changes in your lu...
Kidney (Renal) Cancer: Introduction
Kidney (Renal) Cancer: Introduction Cancer is when cells in the body change and grow out of control. These cells can form lumps of tissue called tumors. Cancer that starts in kidney cells is called kidney or renal cancer. Understanding the kidneys The kidneys are 2 bean-shaped organs. Each is about the size of a bar of soap. They sit in the body towards the middle to lower part of the back. There is 1 kidney on each side of the spine. The kidneys help filter waste and excess fluid from the blood. The li...
Kidney Cancer: Treatment Choices
Kidney Cancer: Treatment Choices There are various treatment choices for kidney cancer. Which may work best for you? It depends on a number of factors. These include the type, size, location, and stage of your cancer. Factors also include your age, overall health, and what side effects you’ll find acceptable. Learning about your treatment options You may have questions and concerns about your treatment options. You may also want to know how you’ll feel and function after treatment, and if you’ll have to...
Kidney Cancer: Managing Treatment Side Effects
Kidney Cancer: Managing Treatment Side Effects Treatment for kidney cancer can cause side effects. The side effects vary from person to person. The side effects you may have depend on the kinds of treatment you have, your overall health, and other factors. Side effects of kidney cancer treatment can include: Anxiety or depression Appetite loss Bleeding problems Bloating and swelling Constipation Diarrhea Hair loss (alopecia) Infection Low sex drive (low libido) Menopausal symptoms Mouth and lip sores Na...
Kidney Cancer: Chemotherapy
Kidney Cancer: Chemotherapy Chemotherapy is a type of cancer treatment done with medicine. It attacks cells that divide quickly, such as cancer cells. It is used less often than biologic therapy, which is another kind of treatment done with medicine. Chemotherapy may be used in rare cases where biologic therapy has not worked. Types of chemotherapy Some of the chemotherapy medicines that might be used include: Gemcitabine 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) Capecitabine Vinblastine Floxuridine You may take more than ...
Kidney Cancer: Grade and Stage
Kidney Cancer: Grade and Stage Once your health care provider knows you have cancer, the next step is to find out the grade and stage of the cancer. Stage is a way to note the size of the tumor, and if it has spread. Grade is a way to note how abnormal the cancer cells look under a microscope. Staging and grading of cancer is important for deciding how to treat it, and how curable it is. Grades of kidney cancer The grade refers to how the cancer cells look when compared to normal kidney cells. The grade...
Kidney Cancer: Diagnosis
Kidney Cancer: Diagnosis Diagnosing kidney cancer starts with your health care provider asking you questions. He or she will ask about your medical history, your symptoms, risk factors, and family history of disease. Your health care provider will also give you a physical exam. You may be checked for a fever and high blood pressure. The health care provider may feel your abdomen, sides, and back for lumps. Symptoms of kidney cancer can be caused by other less serious problems. Because of this, you will ...
Kidney Cancer: Symptoms
Kidney Cancer: Symptoms What are the symptoms of kidney cancer? Kidney cancer often causes no symptoms in its early stages. As the cancer grows, it can cause symptoms such as: Blood in the urine. Blood in the urine (hematuria) is one of the most common signs of kidney cancer. Hematuria can be caused by other tumors, such as bladder cancer or prostate cancer tumors. It can also be caused by benign (non-cancer) conditions, such as kidney stones and infections. You may be able to see the blood easily in yo...
Kidney Cancer: Risk Factors
Kidney Cancer: Risk Factors What is a risk factor? A risk factor is anything that may increase your chance of having a disease. Risk factors for a certain type of cancer might include smoking, diet, family history, or many other things. The exact cause of someone’s cancer may not be known. But risk factors can make it more likely for a person to have cancer. Things you should know about risk factors for cancer: Risk factors can increase a person's risk, but they do not necessarily cause the disease. Som...
Kidney Cancer: Statistics
Kidney Cancer: Statistics What are statistics? Some people use numbers called statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chance of being cured. Because no 2 people are alike, statistics can’t be used to predict what will happen to one person. The statistics below describe large groups of people. They do not take into account a person's own risk factors, such as family history, behaviors, or cancer screenings. If you have questions, talk with you...
Kidney Cancer: Newly Diagnosed
Kidney Cancer: Newly Diagnosed Being told you have kidney cancer can be scary, and you may have many questions. But you have people on your health care team to help. Coping with fear It’s normal to feel afraid. Learning about your cancer and about the treatment options you have can make you feel less afraid. This also helps you work with your health care team and make the best choices for your treatment. You can also ask to speak with a counselor. Working with your health care team Your health care team...
Keys to Managing Stress 1
Too many things on your to-do list? Focus on the most critical and don't move onto the next until that first one is finished.
Keys to Managing Stress 2
Talk about it! Share your worries or fears with family members or close friends. You don't need to shoulder your stress alone.
Keeping Your Back Healthy 2
When lifting a heavy object, get a close as you can to the load. Hug it to you, if you can. This position puts less strain on your lower back. The Division of Occupational Health and Safety has other tips on lifting.
Keeping Your Back Healthy 1
Work to maintain a healthy weight. Excess pounds put extra stress on your skeleton, including your back.
Keeping Fit May Halve Seniors' Heart Failure Risk
Keeping Fit May Halve Seniors' Heart Failure Risk MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In more good news for those who don't let aging keep them from practicing healthy habits, a new study finds the fittest seniors are half as likely as others to suffer from heart failure. "Older adults can make simple changes to reduce their heart failure risk, such as not smoking, engaging in moderate physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight," said study author Liana Del Gobbo, a postdoctoral fellow at t...
Keep Safety in Mind When Skateboarding
Keep Safety in Mind When Skateboarding SUNDAY, June 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Skateboarding has become increasingly popular in recent years, but it's not without risk for serious injury. In 2011, more than 78,000 trips to emergency rooms in the United States involved kids and teens injured in skateboarding accidents, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Most of these injuries involved boys younger than 15. Injuries most often associated with skateboarding include cuts and bruise...
Kidney Dialysis Increasing for Pregnant Women
Kidney Dialysis Increasing for Pregnant Women FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that more pregnant women are developing kidney failure, an apparent product of the growing prevalence of chronic kidney disease in the United States. Even though severe kidney disease lowers the likelihood of pregnancy, nearly half of 75 kidney specialists reported in a survey that they'd treated pregnant women who were on dialysis. "Before this survey, it had been more than 15 years since data ha...
Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows
Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New statistics suggest that kidney patients on dialysis are surviving longer. "Declining mortality rates are the clearest evidence of improving outcomes in dialysis patients," lead researcher Eric Weinhandl, principal investigator with the Peer Kidney Care Initiative in Minneapolis, said in a news release from the National Kidney Foundation. "The transition to dialysis is difficult, both physically and psyc...
Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds
Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who need a kidney transplant are better off receiving an available organ from an older deceased donor rather than waiting for one from a younger donor, a new study shows. While kidneys from older donors can't provide younger patients with a lifetime of kidney function, they are suitable for older people because of their shorter life expectancy, the researchers explained. Even though mor...
Kitchen Towels Can Make You Sick
Kitchen Towels Can Make You Sick THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hand towels are the top contamination hazard in the kitchen, according to a new study. Cellphones are another potential source of kitchen cross-contamination, the researchers found. Cross-contamination refers to the accidental transfer of potentially hazardous germs from one surface to another. Kansas State University researchers asked 123 people to prepare a recipe using either raw ground beef or chicken, along with a ready-t...
Kidney Stones Can Send Patients to Hospital More Than Once
Kidney Stones Can Send Patients to Hospital More Than Once FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One in nine patients discharged from the emergency department after being treated for kidney stones may return with the same problem, a new study suggests. The analysis of 128,000 kidney stone-related visits to ERs in California over two years also found that symptoms that cause patients to return included uncontrolled pain, severe vomiting resulting in dehydration, and infections. Repeat visits were mo...
Kids' Bad Diets May Mean Worse Health as Adults
Kids' Bad Diets May Mean Worse Health as Adults TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The overall heart health of U.S. children falls short, a new analysis suggests. Northwestern University researchers found that while most of the nearly 9,000 children they studied had healthy blood pressure levels, 40 percent did not have good cholesterol levels, almost none ate a healthy diet regularly and 30 percent were overweight or obese. These findings may mean more children will face a future that will inc...
Kidney Disease Can Pose Problems During Pregnancy, Study Warns
Kidney Disease Can Pose Problems During Pregnancy, Study Warns THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney disease during pregnancy puts women and their babies at risk for certain types of problems, even if the disease is at an early stage and the mother-to-be has normal kidney function, a new study warns. Italian researchers compared outcomes among 504 pregnant women with chronic kidney disease and 836 pregnant women without any kidney problems. The risk of pregnancy problems -- such as preterm...
Kids May Be More Likely to Exercise When Friends Do
Kids May Be More Likely to Exercise When Friends Do TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Friends play a major role in youngsters' levels of physical activity, new research indicates. "Clinically, much of the focus on increasing physical activity involves engaging the family and encouraging the patient to be more active, but this study suggests that encouragement may not be sufficient," said study author Jessica Graus Woo, an associate professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medic...
Kids Can Get Migraines Too
Kids Can Get Migraines Too TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Migraines aren't just a problem for adults -- about 6 percent of children and more than one-quarter of teens aged 15 to 17 have migraines, according to the American Migraine Foundation (AMF). "There are many things that can be done if your child suffers from migraine, or if you suspect that he or she does," foundation chair Dr. David Dodick, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Scottsdale, Ariz., said in a...
Kidneys From HIV Donors May Be OK for HIV Patients, Study Finds
Kidneys From HIV Donors May Be OK for HIV Patients, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research from South Africa suggests that HIV may not be a barrier for kidney transplants between people infected with the virus that causes AIDS. The findings are good news for HIV-positive patients who worry about getting kidneys from others infected with the virus. The research doesn't appear likely to have an immediate impact in the United States, where HIV infection isn't as common and ki...
Keep Allergies in Mind When Planning Valentine's Day
Keep Allergies in Mind When Planning Valentine's Day FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When choosing a Valentine's Day present for your sweetheart, make sure it won't trigger an allergic reaction. "Chocolates and flowers are lovely, but not if they cause an allergic response," Dr. James Sublett, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), said in an ACAAI news release. "You need to be vigilant when it comes to giving gifts to someone with allergies," he cautioned...
Knee Pain While Using Stairs May Be First Sign of Arthritis
Knee Pain While Using Stairs May Be First Sign of Arthritis THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having knee pain while using the stairs may be an early sign of arthritis, a new study suggests. "At present, we have little concept of 'early' osteoarthritis and often only see people when they have significant, longstanding pain and loss of function," research leader Philip Conaghan, a professor of musculoskeletal medicine at the University of Leeds in England, said in a university news release. "Th...
Keep Dogs and Cats Safe During Winter
Keep Dogs and Cats Safe During Winter SATURDAY, Dec. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Winter can be tough on dogs and cats, but there are a number of safe and effective ways you can help them get through the cold season, an expert says. "Sidewalks, driveways and steps are often coated with rock salt or ice-melt products that can prove irritating and drying to animals' feet," warns Dr. Greg Nelson, director of surgery and diagnostic imaging at Central Veterinary Associates in Valley Stream, N.Y. "If they lic...
Keep Holiday Meals Festive and Safe
Keep Holiday Meals Festive and Safe THURSDAY, Dec. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Holiday parties and home-cooked meals offer plenty of opportunities for germs to find their way into food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service offers advice about keeping food safe. At the store: To prevent cross-contamination, separate raw meat, poultry and seafood from other foods in the grocery cart. Ask for these foods to be placed in separate bags at the checkout counter. Buy cold foo...
Kids Who Were Preemies More Vulnerable to Flu Complications: Study
Kids Who Were Preemies More Vulnerable to Flu Complications: Study WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who were born prematurely are twice as likely to develop pneumonia and other flu-related complications, so they should be first in line for flu shots every year, researchers suggest. However, current U.S., U.K. and World Health Organization guidelines do not identify these kids as a high-risk group for flu complications, the study authors noted. In their analysis, the researchers revie...
Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults
Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight or obese women who get pregnant are much more likely to have a child who suffers from heart disease as an adult, new research suggests. But it looks like environment may play a greater role than genetics in that trend, the researchers added. "Mothers who are overweight teach behaviors, and those behaviors are passed on," said study author Dr. Michael Mendelson. He is a research fello...
Kids Who Need Heart Transplant Should Get the First Available, Study Says
Kids Who Need Heart Transplant Should Get the First Available, Study Says WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who need a heart transplant may be better off if they get a new heart as soon as possible rather than waiting for a perfect match, according to a new study. Researchers assessed 10-year survival among more than 2,700 children in the United States after they were put on the heart transplant list. Some of the kids received the first suitable heart, even if they had immune system ...
Kids Obese at Young Age Often Stay That Way, Study Shows
Kids Obese at Young Age Often Stay That Way, Study Shows MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of children who are obese at age 11 are still far too heavy at age 16, new research suggests. Tracking nearly 4,000 children in three U.S. metropolitan areas over five years, researchers found that 83 percent of obese 10th graders had also been obese in fifth grade. Only 12 percent of kids who were obese in fifth grade transitioned to a normal weight over the following half-decade, accord...
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