Even when all goes well, surgery patients may carry an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and possibly cancer for weeks or even years.
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Telephone based counseling significantly improved the psychological well being and quality of life of people awaiting lung transplantation, according to the largest clinical trial of its kind.
Imagining things from another's perspective may help in making medical choices.
Doctors and health care providers are increasingly using telemedicine for remote monitoring of patients' health and internet is about to transform health care through electronic medical records.
Unnecessary medical tests are costing the U.S. health care system millions of dollars per year, and add unnecessary patient stress.
Research across the European Union has also shown that doctors and medical services are highly trusted with regard to their use of individuals' personal information.
Chances are you have experienced heartburn - that uncomfortable burning sensation in your chest and throat.
It's a common digestive response to overindulging in a big meal or eating spicy food. It's also a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which digestive acid flows back (refluxes) into the tube (esophagus) that connects your mouth and stomach.
Colorectal health experts say that millions of people live with the partial or complete loss of bowel movement control because they are too embarrassed to seek help.
Why many people don't end up trying a new health regimen even if they believe the product or behavior is effective.
The personalised information system will give users access to real time healthcare advice to anytime over mobile and fixed line devices, helping them to consistently make the best choices to lead a healthier lifestyle.
UC surgeons have developed a new, minimally invasive method for repairing blunt thoracic aortic trauma injuries.
Some doctors argue that there is no clear evidence that bicycle laws improve public health.
While metabolic syndrome often doesn't get much attention, if your doctor uses the term, it's important to take steps to reduce your risk of life threatening illnesses.
Both nature and nurture combine to influence health and well being.
Underlying the slowdown in national health spending in 2005 and 2006 is an expected drop in personal health care spending.
Physicians use corticosteroids in the intensive care unit (ICU) to treat a variety of conditions, including sepsis (systemic blood infection), swelling of the airway and spinal cord injury.
Taking an accurate temperature is one of the most basic, yet at times complicated, pieces of data that we can collect to monitor our health and the health of our loved ones.