Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by Mayo Clinic Staff
Scottsdale, Arizona - Prescription drug abuse is the use of a prescription medication in a way not intended by the prescribing doctor, such as for the feelings you get from the drug. Prescription drug abuse or problematic use includes everything from taking a friend's prescription painkiller for your backache to snorting or injecting ground-up pills to get high. Drug abuse may become ongoing and compulsive, despite the negative consequences.
- Written by Matthew Carlson, M.D.
Rochester, Minnesota - There are two main reasons why it is important to have hearing loss evaluated as soon as it is recognized: first, to determine the cause and second, to review possible treatment options. Early intervention may be associated with a better outcome, depending on the cause of the hearing loss.
- Written by James M. Steckelberg, M.D.
Imperial, California - Most people who have the flu (influenza) have a mild illness and don't need to see a doctor. Common flu signs and symptoms include:
- Written by Paul Scotti
Jacksonville, Florida - A marker of immune function that predicts for better outcomes in patients treated with chemotherapy for triple negative breast cancer is also linked to improved prognosis in patients treated with chemotherapy for HER2-positive breast cancer. But that marker - the quantity of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (S-TILs) in a biopsy - appears irrelevant when trastuzumab is used.
- Written by Joe Dangor
San Francisco, California - Self-reported quality of life among patients diagnosed with aggressive lymphoma can predict overall survival and event-free survival, a Mayo Clinic study has found. The results were presented at the 56th American Society of Hematology annual meeting, in San Francisco.
- Written by IVN
Sacramento, California - Final statewide results certified by California Secretary of State Debra Bowen show the November 4, 2014, General Election brought a record low turnout for a regularly scheduled general election: 42.2 percent of registered voters. By contrast, the last gubernatorial general election in November 2010 drew nearly 60 percent of registered voters.
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