Health Highlights: March 8, 2023​

Health Highlights: March 8, 2023​

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Consuming opioids causes half of all U.S. poisonings to kids age 5 and younger. Experts say the opioid epidemic has made it more likely that kids will come across and accidentally ingest a pill. Read more

Is your tap water too hot? Scalds send thousands to ER each year. A burn can happen in just seconds, and the very young and the very old are most vulnerable to accidentally burning themselves. Read more

COVID raises odds for long-term gastro issues. The potential disorders range from acid reflux to ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatitis and liver problems. Read more

Women have poorer survival than men after bypass surgery. Women having the surgery tend to be older and are more likely to have chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure, researchers said. Read more

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