Obamacare continues to top the list of health care headlines, understandable as 2014 is quickly approaching. As always we have some other interesting health care headlines that you might have missed.
The common perception, that the only real choice is taking away the car keys of elderly drivers is wrong. The New York Times ran an article that looks at a service where elderly drivers consult driving rehabilitation specialists who ride with them, observe their reflexes and range of motion, and determine if they are fit to drive.
NPR Shots Blog ran a post that discussed a NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll on how Americans feel about how the morning-after pill and what restrictions there should be on its sale. The poll found, not surprisingly, feelings are mixed.
According to an article in the Washington Post about 1 in 20 adults may have ADHD. Although ADHD is most commonly associated with grade school children recent studies are finding a decent number of adults have it. The article notes that research on ADHD in older adults is evolving and that it is not easy to diagnose.
The IUD is making a comeback. It is 20 times more effective than birth control pills, the patch or vaginal ring, according to a 2012 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. This is due to the fact that it eliminates the risk of human error. Read more about this in the Wall Street Journal.
This week the FDA said that antibacterial soaps and body washes may be linked to hormone imbalance and may cause bacteria to become resistant to drugs. Read the Time Healthland article for more.
Want to avoid getting the flu this winter, the Washington Post ran an article on what the pros do to avoid it. Good news, their advice seems simple.
Finally, to help you get in the right mind set for the holidays read this article from USAToday. It talks about how to deal with the holiday stressors and how to adjust your attitude…its all about the attitude! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!