7 Drugs Found in System of Hot Air Balloon Pilot in Deadliest US Crash, NTSB Says
The pilot of the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history had seven different drugs in his system at the time of the accident, according to documents released today by the National Transportation Safety Board. In the early hours of July 30, Alfred “Skip” Nichols was piloting a hot air
NJ Attorney General Files Against Doctor After Woman Dies From 'Adverse Effects of Drugs'
The New Jersey Attorney General is seeking to temporary suspend the license of a doctor who allegedly prescribed the highly addictive painkiller fentanyl off-label to three patients, according to a court filing. One of the three patients, according to the court filing, is a 32-year-old woman who
Pain Relief Doesn't Always Have to Come in a Pill, Study Finds
Serious and chronic pain can be debilitating for patients no matter how many pain relief pills they try. And as the opioid epidemic has continued to grow in the U.S., many health providers are less willing to prescribe large doses of prescription painkillers , which can lead to addiction. In an
Nearly Half of Antidepressants Not Prescribed for Depression, Study Finds
Physicians are increasingly prescribing antidepressants for a variety of conditions unrelated directly to depression, including pain, attention deficit disorder and digestive system disorders, according to a new report published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Using
5 Vacations That Will Make You Live Longer
There's no question about it: Vacations are good for your health. Studies have shown that taking time off from work can improve cardiovascular health, mental health and sleep patterns. But while regular vacations of any kind might make you live longer, not all getaways are created equal. An
5 Science-Backed Reasons Why Music is Good for You
Music is a powerful medium: Not only does it make us want to jump to our feet and “shake it off, shake it off” (thanks Taylor Swift ), but soul-stirring tunes also can help us fight through myriad health challenges as well. Here are five great reasons to pump up the jams, and listen with intent: It
Veterans Conquer Disabilities to Reach New Heights, All 13,770 Feet
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming – Veterans often struggle to reintegrate into civilian life. Finding the special bonds, friendships and camaraderie they once experienced in the military can be difficult. They all share similar stories – most of them are disabled, some were injured in...
5 Diseases Doctors Often Get Wrong
When you experience strange pains, mysterious digestive issues, or other unexplained symptoms, you'd hope a trip to the doctor would solve your health woes. But sometimes, doctors have just as much trouble identifying certain disorders and conditions as their patients. "A lot of symptoms are
Man’s Ravaging Lyme Disease Eludes Doctors for a Year
Allen Bargfrede said he was jumping into the shower when he spotted a tiny tick on his ankle that would change his life. “I washed it off and didn’t think about it anymore,” said the 39-year-old associate professor of music business at Berklee College of Music in Boston, who was in Spain at the
9 Tweets That Explain Chronic Pain
By Dr. Justin Larkin, ABC News Medical Unit More than 25 percent of people in the U.S. experience chronic pain, whether it’s from a bad back, cancer surgery or a condition such as fibromyalgia. Related: A Close Up Look At Acupuncture For Pain The concept...