UTI Burden with Schizophrenia
Urinary tract infections are a pretty common problem. But for people with schizophrenia, that type of infection may be even more common and may go unnoticed and untreated for a while.
Cold Sores, Ulcers and...Dementia?
A cold sore or a slight respiratory infection is just that, right? An uncomfortable health issue that clears up in a few days? But it may be more complicated than that.
With Hep C, Alcohol is a No Go
For healthy people, a drink or two can be okay. But for people with hepatitis C liver infections, a drink or two a day might be very dangerous.
Five Treatments to Discuss With Your Doc
As people grow old, they often face increasing health issues. While certain treatments may be helpful to younger adults, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has recommended some treatments elderly patients may want to avoid.
A Tiny Risk for Narcolepsy?
One of the best ways to reduce risk of catching the flu is getting a flu shot. However, all vaccines carry some small risks. Researchers continue to look for possible evidence of these risks.
Dr. Koop – Former Surgeon General – Has Died
He’s probably the most famous Surgeon General who ever served this country. Dr. C. Everett Koop has died at the age of 96. The cause of his death is unknown.
Treat Depression to Boost Immunity
The immune system is a funny animal. It's job is to protect the rest of the body, but it can be affected by the health of the rest of the body too – even mental health.
HIV Patients Need Friendly Health Care
Sticking to a prescribed treatment plan is key for HIV maintenance, but many patients find it hard to get into the swing of things. Doctors and pharmacists may be able to help with the transition.
New Method to Lower HIV Risk
Training individuals who use illegal injection drugs on safer practices may help other drug users in the community improve safety. Safer practices could lower risk of spreading HIV.
Got HIV? Higher Pneumonia Risk With Smoking
Smoking is unhealthy for the healthiest of people. But for people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), smoking is even worse. Want to stay healthy with HIV? Quit smoking now.