Health & Fitness

Allergic to penicillin? Probably not, study says

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/13 2:24A Anne Stych
Most people who think they have a penicillin allergy really don’t, and that mistaken belief could lead to them being prescribed less-effective, more expensive medications if they develop an infection, a new study found.  The underuse of...

One third of women say drug abuse causes family troubles

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/10 2:42A Anne Stych
The number of Americans who say drug abuse has caused trouble in their families is at a historic high, a likely byproduct of the of the nation’s worsening opioid crisis, according to a new Gallup poll. Thirty percent of Americans in the latest...

What's the optimum level of exercise for good mental health?

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/10 2:24A Anne Stych
Exercising too little is bad for your mental health, while working out obsessively could be even worse. But there's a level that’s just right, new research found.  The study, conducted by Yale University and the University of Oxford and published...

Women worry more about health care costs than men

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/9 2:33A Anne Stych
Women are more worried about the rising cost of health insurance than men and are more concerned that they won’t have access to affordable health care in the future. A new survey from Bankrate found that: A quarter of women, compared with 18...

Excessive screen time hurts kids' health

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/8 3:03A Anne Stych
Too much screen time leads to an increased risk of poor health in children and young adults, the American Heart Association warned in a statement published in the journal Circulation.   Prolonged sedentary behavior is a factor in conditions like...

How lean management strategies can revolutionize health care

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/31 7:00P J. Michael Rona
Miraculous things happen in medicine in the United States every day, but health care remains a key issue for Americans because it can be expensive, hard to access, and frequently unsafe with highly variable quality and patient and staff...

Losing focus? Grab some water

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/30 2:15A Anne Stych
The fact that you’re having trouble concentrating at work may just be because it’s summer — after all, we’re trained for the first 18 years of our lives that summertime is playtime, and of course you'd rather be at the beach. But your lack of...

See the highest-paying professions in the nation's hottest job market

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/25 8:05A Evan Hoopfer
It pays to be a medical professional in Dallas-Fort Worth. Pulling data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the slideshow above outlines the 50 highest-paying professions in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area through May, when the data...

Chemicals in plastic packaging may harm kids

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/24 1:55A Anne Stych
Several chemicals found in food and in plastic packaging may be especially harmful to children because of their small size, according to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics. In the study, which was published in the journal...

Bayer discontinuing Essure sales

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/23 2:53A Anne Stych
Pharmaceutical company Bayer AG announced it will phase out sales of its Essure permanent birth control device in the United States citing poor sales.  The company said in a statement the decision was for "business reasons" and was not related to...
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