Can Adults Get Ear Infections?

Photo: Andrey_Popov (Shutterstock) Some medical incidents are inextricably linked to the childhood experience: Kids throw up a lot for some reason, they skin their knees, they have their tonsils removed, and they get ear infections. Of course, these things can happen to grown-ups, too, but it’s much less common. Still, because some illnesses are so … Read more

There’s No Such Thing As a ‘Clean’ Toothbrush

Photo: Bilanol (Shutterstock) There are two types of people in the world. The type who thoughtlessly store their toothbrushes out in the open, in the same bathroom that harbors a fecal-matter-spewing toilet (gross, right?), and the type who takes pains to cover their toothbrushes when not in use, and even periodically disinfect them in the … Read more

How to Know If Your Symptoms Are Bad Enough to See an Allergist

Photo: Budimir Jevtic (Shutterstock) So you’re sneezing and rubbing your eyes this allergy season. Who isn’t? Allergies are common enough that many of us can manage our symptoms with over-the-counter medications and avoidance strategies like spending less time outdoors on days with a high pollen count. But when are allergies bad enough that you should … Read more

Health-Care Stocks: CVS, Humana Make Bank of America List of Large-Caps

Health-care stocks have outperformed the broader stock market this year. The Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV) – Get Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund Reportthe biggest health-care ETF, has slid 9% this year, compared with the 15% drop for the S&P 500. Bank of America strategists are impressed with the sector. It represents … Read more

Does Sex Position Matter When You’re Trying to Get Pregnant?

Photo: comzeal pictures (Shutterstock) If you and your partner ready to start a family, you might be wondering what you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant sooner rather than later. From taking care of your own health to the timing (and position) of sex, here’s what you need to know as you … Read more

Eli Lilly’s Tirzepatide Weight-Loss Drug Effective in New Trial

Photo: Darron Cummings (PA) Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly last week disclosed the latest data from a phase III trial of its experimental type 2 diabetes and obesity drug, tirzepatide: People who took the drug lost up to 22% of their body weight and achieved far greater weight loss on average than the placebo group. The … Read more

Petal clinic provides alternative to typical healthcare

PETAL, Miss. (WDAM) – A new clinic in Petal offers an alternative to typical healthcare. Mid-South Direct Primary Care is a cash pay clinic, which reportedly eliminates the use of health insurance. Physician Ashlee Hendry and Nurse Practitioner David Snodgrass left their jobs after spending years at other Pine Belt facilities to work for this … Read more

Here Are the Signs You Might Have Adult Dyslexia (and What to Do About It)

Photo: Farknot Architect (Shutterstock) Most dyslexic people are diagnosed in childhood, but the disorder can be overlooked and remain untreated into adulthood, which can lead to a different set of symptoms and struggles. There’s more to dyslexia than the common assumption that it simply makes people mirror or flip letters in their brains. Numerous other … Read more

A ‘Perfect Storm’ Could Make Measles a Nightmare in 2022, WHO and UNICEF Warn

HAS child suffering from measles is treated at a hospital on May 4, 2019 in Manila, Philippines. Photo: Ezra Acayan (Getty Images) The ounce nearly vanquished disease measles is making a worrying comeback. This week, the World Health Organization and UNICEF reported that global cases of the viral illness have so far jumped almost 80% … Read more

ManipalCigna ProHealth Prime plan with Cashless OPD coverage launched – Check features

ManipalCigna Health Insurance Company has announced the launch of ‘ManipalCigna ProHealth Prime’ plan. The plan covers all types of hospitalization expenses and in addition also provides Cashless OPD coverage for doctor consultation, prescribed diagnostic tests and pharmacy expenses. Further, it covers ‘Non-medical Expenses’ to ensure there are zero deductions towards non-medical items during hospitalization. ManipalCigna … Read more