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Food/Nutrition Columnist

( - At this time of year sweet potatoes and yams pop up on every menu. There are family favorites for holiday meals and chefs include them on seasonal menus. Which do you love, sweet potatoes or yams?

Nov 19, 2017 - 7:05:00 AM

Contributing Columnist

( - “Dr. Hodad” is an acronym/nickname introduced by Johns Hopkins surgeon Marty Makary, in his book Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care.

Nov 19, 2017 - 7:00:43 AM

Cancer Issues

( - Sacramento, Calif. — Giving bad news is never easy, especially when it’s life or death. But when an oncologist delivers a poor prognosis to a cancer patient, does it harm their relationship?  Some research studies have suggested it can.

Nov 17, 2017 - 4:52:34 PM

Health Tips

( - Amazon Alexa is giving voice to the first-aid information on

Nov 17, 2017 - 2:07:29 PM


( - WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2017 -- As the nation enters the busy holiday season, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is issuing a reminder about toy safety.

Nov 17, 2017 - 1:33:58 PM

Food and Nutrition

( - Many people believe that eating turkey during the Thanksgiving holiday makes you sleepy. But does it really?

Nov 17, 2017 - 1:25:12 PM


( - Everyone has challenges of one kind or another. But research shows that mistreatment at an early age can have long-lasting and life-altering repercussions that could be passed to future generations.

Nov 17, 2017 - 1:12:44 PM


( - LEXINGTON, Ky.  — School is tough for a lot of children, but the classroom can be especially stressful for kids struggling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Nov 17, 2017 - 1:04:48 PM

Pain Issues

( - Assistant Professor Janiece Taylor, PhD, RN, thinks back to the clinical nurse who she once was, who loved caregiving but wrestled with doubt and struggled to treat pain at a nursing home.

Nov 17, 2017 - 12:14:22 PM


( - Eleven days after Boulder-born Shalane Flanagan won the New York City Marathon in new state-of-the-art racing flats known as “4%s,”....

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:58:22 AM


( - That “to do” list of chores and errands could actually provide a variety of health benefits, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine.

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:50:17 AM

Heart Health

( - CHAPEL HILL, NC – The buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries is an unfortunate part of aging.

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:41:40 AM

Heart Health

( - A tool designed to more accurately predict the risk of heart attack in older patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery works significantly better than traditional risk assessment tools.

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:20:26 AM

Children's Health

( - The popularity of the Nerf “blaster” toy gun has created an active market for inexpensive off-brand versions of the Nerf darts....

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:48:23 AM

Children's Health
( - A new study shows as many as one in 20 children were still receiving codeine to treat pain after tonsil and adenoid surgery, two years after federal regulators warned doctors....
Nov 17, 2017 - 10:37:45 AM

Diabetes Issues

( - WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.  – Two oxygen-producing compounds – including one that boosts performance in some laundry detergents – might one day play a key role in helping scientists successfully build a bioartificial pancreas in the lab to cure type 1 diabetes.

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:29:16 AM


( - La Jolla, Calif., November 17, 2017 — A new collaborative study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) and UC San Diego School of Medicine has found that a medication used to prevent and treat malaria may also be effective for Zika virus.

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:15:15 AM

Pain Issues

( - JUPITER, Fla.  – Scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed new opioid pain relievers that reduce pain on par with morphine but do not slow or stop breathing—the cause of opiate overdose.

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:06:25 AM


( - The body’s homeland security unit is more thorough than any airport checkpoint. For the first time, scientists have witnessed a mouse immune system protein frisking a snippet of an invading bacterium.

Nov 17, 2017 - 9:58:42 AM

Mental Health

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. — Symptoms of schizophrenia usually appear in adolescence or young adulthood, but new research reveals that the brain disease likely begins very early in development, toward the end of the first trimester of pregnancy.

Nov 17, 2017 - 9:19:55 AM

Alzheimer Issues

( - Astrocytes, the supporting cells of the brain, could play a significant role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease

Nov 17, 2017 - 8:14:07 AM

Food and Nutrition

( - Just 1 in 10 adults meet the federal fruit or vegetable recommendations, according to a new study published today inCDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

Nov 16, 2017 - 1:52:33 PM

Children's Health

( - Children who have been spanked by their parents by age 5 show an increase in behavior problems at age 6 and age 8 relative to children who have never been spanked

Nov 16, 2017 - 12:18:39 PM

Obesity Issues

( - CHAPEL HILL, NC – Obesity is often attributed to a simple equation: People are eating too much and exercising too little. But evidence is growing that at least some of the weight gain that plagues modern humans is predetermined.

Nov 16, 2017 - 12:02:15 PM

Aging Issues

( - The first genetic mutation that appears to protect against multiple aspects of biological aging in humans has been discovered in an extended family of Old Order Amish living in the vicinity of Berne, Indiana

Nov 16, 2017 - 11:55:43 AM

Food and Nutrition

( - Fortified and biofortified foods are at the forefront of efforts to combat vitamin A deficiency worldwide.

Nov 16, 2017 - 11:44:51 AM

Health Tips

( - CHICAGO - For patients suffering from eczema (atopic dermatitis), dermatologists will sometimes recommend bleach baths to decrease bacterial infection and reduce symptoms.

Nov 16, 2017 - 11:21:05 AM

Smoking Issues

( - The court-ordered publication of “corrective statements” by major U.S. tobacco companies later this month should serve as a reminder that tobacco addiction remains a major health problem

Nov 16, 2017 - 11:13:13 AM

Smoking Issues

( - If you're using the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout as part of an effort to quit smoking, join Drs. J. Taylor Hays and David Midthun....

Nov 16, 2017 - 11:01:47 AM

Children's Health

( - More than four decades ago, a psychologist’s landmark idea linked family income with children’s cognitive abilities. Now, new findings by a group that includes a University of Florida Health researcher show no evidence for that theory.

Nov 16, 2017 - 10:52:52 AM

Stroke Issues

( - MINNEAPOLIS – Using virtual reality therapy to improve arm and hand movement after a stroke is equally as effective as regular therapy

Nov 16, 2017 - 10:46:32 AM

Health Tips

( - CHICAGO (Nov. 16, 2017) – Last year, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a report stating that there were an estimated 254,200 toy-related injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments.

Nov 16, 2017 - 10:38:16 AM


( - Athens, Ga. - It can happen in the branch office or the boardroom. Volkswagen did it to pass emissions tests. Wells-Fargo did it to squeeze more profits from their customers.

Nov 16, 2017 - 10:27:23 AM

Cancer Issues

( - PHILADELPHIA – A new treatment program that combines the power of technology with tried and true methods to help cancer patients overcome their addiction to tobacco....

Nov 16, 2017 - 10:21:45 AM


( - Montréal, November 16, 2017 – Researchers have discovered a medication that could make it possible to treat individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Nov 16, 2017 - 10:15:05 AM


( - ITHACA, N.Y. – When a Cornell-led team of scientists analyzed two dozen environmental factors to understand bumblebee population declines and range contractions....

Nov 16, 2017 - 10:06:14 AM


( - HOUSTON – (Nov. 16, 2017) – With the holidays coming up, how can a person avoid gaining a few pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day?

Nov 16, 2017 - 9:30:54 AM

Women's Health

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. — Folding your laundry or doing the dishes might not be the most enjoyable parts of your day. But simple activities like these may help prolong your life

Nov 16, 2017 - 8:43:25 AM

Heart Health

( - It's just heartburn, right? Take an antacid, hope it works and worry about it tomorrow.

Nov 16, 2017 - 7:58:43 AM

Consumer Issues

( - Developing a strong relationship with your grandchildren can be both rewarding and challenging. Sometimes the years (and miles) that separate you feel more like an abyss than a gap.

Nov 16, 2017 - 7:50:46 AM

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