Health

Engaging family caregivers key to coordinated home health care

After Jo-Ana Chase heard her mother had successful heart surgery, she was relieved when her mom was finally discharged from the hospital and sent home to be cared for by her brother. However, Chase quickly learned from her ...

Medical economics

Poll: Surprise medical bills pose significant financial burden

Nearly half (49%) of U.S. adults say worrying about an unexpected medical bill keeps them from seeking care, and a similar proportion (44%) say if they received an unexpected medical bill for $1,000 they would not have the ...

Diabetes

'Repeat after me' for better diabetes care

(HealthDay)—Repeat this: The key to helping people with diabetes stay healthier and out of the hospital could be as simple as better communication.

Health

Niacin to boost your HDL 'good' cholesterol

Niacin is an important B vitamin that may raise your HDL, ("good"), cholesterol. Find out if you should talk to your health care provider about taking niacin alone or with cholesterol medications.

Pediatrics

Q&A: Tips to prepare children for a flu vaccination

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 5-year-old son is afraid of needles. He cries and fusses anytime we have to visit the doctor. When it's time for an immunization or vaccination, he squirms and screams, and he has to be held down. Afterward ...

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