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Cream May Restore Skin Pigmentation in People With Vitiligo

WebMD - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 15:27

For the millions of people who live with vitiligo, a disease that robs the skin of its natural color, a newly approved cream called ruxolitinib (Opzelura) is quickly becoming a game changer.

Pfizer Plans to Charge Over $100 Per COVID Shot in 2023

WebMD - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 15:22

Some Americans could pay up to $130 to get a COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer starting in 2023, but most will still get it for free.

Tougher Federal Penalties to Come for Failing Nursing Homes

WebMD - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 15:12

Those tougher penalties could include the loss of federal funding if they receive more than one dangerous violation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said Friday. The new penalties will apply to fewer than 0.5% of U.S. nursing homes that are already designated as a "special focus facility" because of a previous violation.

Staying Active With Prostate Cancer

WebMD - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 14:47

When you have prostate cancer, exercise can improve your strength, stamina and mood. Find out the benefits of exercise for men with prostate cancer.

Don’t Lose the Talent: How to Help Employees With Long COVID

WebMD - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 12:42

Employees may not realize they can ask for accommodations, experts say, while inexperienced employers may not know how to help, or what to do with an employee who suddenly may only be able to function at 50% capacity.

Crohn's Disease: What Is Remission?

WebMD - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 16:58

Crohn's disease remission is more than just a lack of symptoms. Find out what's considered remission for Crohn's disease.

More Evidence Sleep Counts Toward Heart Health

WebMD - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 16:47

Sleeping 7 hours or more but less than 9 hours every night is ideal and can help keep heart disease at bay.

Fetterman's Recovery Highlights Road Back From Stroke

WebMD - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 16:31

After surviving a stroke in the spring, the primary care physician for Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman says the Senate candidate has an auditory processing disorder but “no work restrictions.”

Experts Answer Your Questions About Crohn's Disease

WebMD - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 16:28

So you've been diagnosed with Crohn's disease. You have some questions. We have some experts with some answers.

How Crohn’s Disease Changed My Routines

WebMD - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 16:16

Living with Crohn's disease means you need to be flexible in your daily routines. Learn one woman's tricks for living with Crohn's disease.

How Crohn’s Affects My Relationships

WebMD - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 16:06

Crohn's and relationships: How to stay connected and get support. Learn how Crohn's disease can affect interactions with family and friends.

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids: Research, Then Shop

WebMD - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 13:46

This past Monday was the long-anticipated debut of over-the-counter hearing aids, the day they could be sold at stores, pharmacies, and online after the FDA signed off on these less expensive options that require no health care professional’s input.

Add COVID Shot to Routine Vaccine Schedule: CDC Panel

WebMD - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 11:30

In an unanimous vote on Thursday, a panel of U.S. vaccine experts recommended that COVID shots be added to the list of recommended vaccinations for children and adults.

Treatment Plan for Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria

WebMD - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 11:15

The hives of CSU can be tricky to manage. You and your doctor can try medications to ease your symptoms. But other changes might make a difference, too.

Surgeon General: 'Toxic Workplaces' Take Toll on Worker Health

WebMD - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 11:14

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released a report on Thursday that links low wages, discrimination, harassment, overwork and long commutes to physical health conditions, including cancer and heart disease.

When the Hives of CSU Don’t Go Away on Their Own

WebMD - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 11:12

CSU can be frustrating, but the worst part might be when the hives don’t go away on their own. New treatments can help.

How Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria Is Different

WebMD - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 11:07

Hives themselves are very common. So what sets chronic spontaneous urticaria apart?

ERs Seeing Huge Rise in Cases of Sexual Assault

WebMD - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 11:07

Rapes and other forms of sexual assault occur every 68 seconds in the United States, and their number rose from 93,000 in 2006 to nearly 140,000 in 2019, according to data from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria: What to Know

WebMD - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 10:46

What you should know about chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), including symptoms, triggers, treatment, and a link to autoimmune disease.

You Could Have Thyroid Eye Disease

WebMD - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 09:59

Are your eyes dry, uncomfortable, and bulging? You could have thyroid eye disease, especially if you already have Graves’ disease. Learn more about TED.