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Co-Occurring Conditions

Image by NIDA People often refer to substance use as “self-medication.” What they are trying to say is that some teens might drink and do drugs to help themselves feel better when they are suffering from a mental health disorder. Self-medicating is not an official medical term, but it does help explain why some teens experiment… Read More »

Chronic Conditions Tied to Severe COVID-19 More Common in Southeast, Rural Areas

THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 — Obesity. Diabetes. Heart disease. COPD. Kidney disease. These chronic medical conditions all raise the risk of suffering a severe case of COVID-19, but a new government report shows some parts of the United States are far more vulnerable to these risks than others. In a review of more than 3,000… Read More »

Which Health Conditions Are Most Likely to Be Misdiagnosed?

Patients depend on doctors to accurately diagnose their illnesses. But a recent study published in the journal Diagnosis has found that diagnostic errors account for nearly three fourths of all severe medical problems in three disease categories: vascular events, infections and cancers, according to a Johns Hopkins Medicine news release. For the study, researchers evaluated… Read More »

Hospital-acquired conditions fell 13% since 2014, CMS chief says

Dive Brief: CMS Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday touted new patient safety data showing a significant decline in patient harm occurring in hospitals due to infections. From 2014 to 2017, the number of hospital-acquired conditions dropped by 13% — or about 20,000 avoidable deaths. Savings to the healthcare system totaled $ 7.7 billion. “While I… Read More »

Quinn on Nutrition | Managing multiple nutrition conditions – Monterey County Herald

Dear Ms. Quinn: My husband was recently diagnosed with kidney stones (lots of them!) and has been advised to limit high oxalate foods.  He was also treated for prostate cancer a while back and also has been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Trying to come up with a mostly vegetarian diet that manages these three conditions seems to be impossible.  Is… Read More »