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Highlights from Today’s Wellness News.
Breakthrough heart surgery gets FDA approval
8/18/2019 06:45:58 PM
A game-changing procedure is now available to almost all patients in need of aortic valve replacement. The hour-long procedure is less invasive and has a quick recovery time. It’s the same surgery musician Mick Jagger had earlier this year.
When parents say 'no' to HPV shots, teens have no choice. Some states are changing that.
8/18/2019 04:44:00 AM
Some legislatures are trying to create a legal way for dependent teens to get the HPV vaccine without their parents' consent.
CDC investigating illness linked to e-cigs and vaping across the country
8/17/2019 07:24:19 PM
Dozens of young people are sick with potentially dangerous lung illnesses, something health officials say is linked to e-cigarettes and vaping. The CDC is looking into 94 suspected cases across 14 states, and confirms 31 cases in five states.
Ditch the switch? Call to go on permanent daylight saving time grows
8/17/2019 02:12:00 PM
Changing our clocks twice a year can be confusing — and it might also kill us, studies show. Now activists and some lawmakers are trying to do away with the "antiquated practice."
Weight loss app aimed at kids and teens sparks controversy
8/16/2019 06:54:38 PM
Weight Watchers released the app Kurbo this week, designed for kids as young as eight, who enter their height, weight and a weight loss goal. The company says the app focuses on behavior change and healthier eating habits, though many parents expressed outrage online.
Cold workouts may be hot right now, but are they good for you?
8/16/2019 10:05:00 AM
We found out at Brrrn, the first cool temperature gym in New York City.
Patients hit with surprise medical costs as out-of-network billing surges
8/15/2019 06:56:52 PM
From 2010 to 2016, out-of-network billing for emergency room visits surged from over 32 percent to nearly 43 percent. This can result in patients getting hit with bills they weren’t expecting, and sometimes those amounts can be shockingly high.
Cases grow of vaping-linked breathing problems
8/15/2019 06:35:00 PM
Doctors have not yet been able to pinpoint any specific device, brand or ingredient tying the cases together.
U.S. makes new push for graphic warning labels on cigarettes
8/15/2019 02:41:00 PM
If successful, it would be the first change to U.S. cigarette warnings in 35 years.
New TB treatment can cure hardest-to-treat patients, FDA says
8/15/2019 09:41:00 AM
Three-pill combo cured about 90 percent of patients with very drug-resistant TB.
New USHL Rewards Wellness Program
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