Health News
Using Same Hospital for Complications After Surgery Lowers Death Risk: Study
Friday, June 19, 2015
Read more...Patients also did slightly better when original team of doctors treated them on readmission

Surgery patients who suffer complications after discharge from a hospital are more likely to die if they're readmitted to a different hospital than where they had their original operation, a new study finds.

University of Utah researchers reviewed information on millions of Medicare patients who underwent one of 12 major surgical procedures between 2001 and 2011. They found that up to one-fifth of the patients were readmitted to a hospital within 30 days due to complications.

High School Football Players May Be at Doubled Risk of Migraine
Thursday, June 18, 2015


High school football players appear to be twice as likely to have migraines as the average person, which may be due to head injuries and concussions the athletes endure during play, two small new studies suggest.

The first study found that one-third of a group of 74 football players from Louisville, Kentucky-area high schools reported migraine-like symptoms. 

Weight-Loss Surgery Can Bring Couples Closer, Small Study Finds
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Read more...If both partners view procedure as a joint effort, they feel greater intimacy afterward

Couples who view the weight-loss surgery of one partner as a joint effort often say they feel closer as a result, a new study suggests.

While much research has been done on the health benefits of such surgery, less attention has been given to its effect on interpersonal relationships.

Pregnancy Often Leads to Changes in Migraines
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Read more...Many women have fewer headaches while expecting, experts say

Women who suffer from migraines may notice changes in their headache patterns when they're pregnant, experts say.

For example, many women will have fewer migraines during pregnancy.

Health Tip: If Your Child Is Always Eating
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
If your child always seems to be eating, you may need to figure out whether the desire to eat is physical or emotional.

The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends:


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