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'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually

Each year, people across the United States spend an estimated 30 billion hours caring for older relatives and friends, which costs $522 billion.

Eczema May Increase Bone Fracture Risk

Eczema may increase the risk of bone fractures and joint injuries, although the risk is small.

Women More Likely to Delay Cardiac Care When Symptoms Appear

When it comes to heart disease, a new study finds women are more likely than men to delay care when they experience symptoms.

Vitamin D Deficiency Common with ED

For men with erectile dysfunction (ED), vitamin D deficiency is common, especially among those with arteriogenic etiology.

In PCOS, Cinnamon May Improve Menstrual Cyclicity

For women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), cinnamon supplements may improve menstrual cyclicity.

Challenges in Treating HPV Oropharyngeal CA Patients Discussed

Key challenges have been identified for health professionals communicating the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer (OSCC).

Tinnitus-Linked Symptoms Improved with D-Cycloserine in Study

A putative neuroplasticity-enhancing drug, D-cycloserine, is feasible and well tolerated to facilitate a computer-assisted cognitive training (CT) program for improving tinnitus-associated cognitive deficits.

Physician-Dentist Collaboration for Diabetes Care Recommended

Dentists are uniquely placed to identify patients with diabetes, and those with diabetes who are at risk for complications.

Does Surgeon Type Affect Spinal Surgery Complications?

Complication rates are similar for single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusions, whether the procedure is performed by a neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon.

Leprosy Still Appears in the U.S., CDC Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that leprosy, although quite rare, continues to appear in the United States.