April 11, 2012
Health Tip: Know Your Risk Factors for
Atherosclerosis, sometimes called hardening
of the arteries, occurs when sticky fat deposits called plaque
adhere to the walls of blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood
throughout the body. These deposits limit blood flow and can lead
to heart attack or stroke.
Codeine After Surgery Could Endanger Certain Kids:
Concerns about codeine
safety have gained traction in the wake of the postoperative
experience of four children who all carried a rare genetic
mutation. A new study describes what happened to three of the
patients, while a similar case came to light in 2009.