Medications

Q and A: Reducing the risk of medication errors

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My friend's father recently died from a medication error. One of his prescriptions was filled incorrectly and caused a fatal reaction. I take multiple medications for various conditions. How can I reduce ...

Cardiology

New strategies suggested for critical heart care in the ICU

Patients in cardiac intensive care units (CICUs) could benefit from the CICU health care team using a daily checklist to prevent infections and other common complications, according to a new American Heart Association Scientific ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Aged care residents eat more when served larger portions

As Australia's aged care sector continues to be scrutinized, researchers at the University of South Australia show that plain solutions are often the best, with a new study finding that aged care residents can improve their ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: Back pain issues

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 45 and relatively healthy. But about a year ago, I hurt my lower back while working in the yard. I felt a sharp pain and could barely walk. It took about a month to heal. Then about a month ago, I hurt ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

An expert's guide to fighting coronavirus stress

The new coronavirus is not just a physical health threat. The stress, anxiety, fear and isolation that go along with it also take a toll on your mental well-being.

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