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Children's Health
( - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched a new consumer tool focused on child car seat safety.  AAA says their new mobile app is designed to provide caregivers and parents information about selecting the right car seat, installation assistance, and product recall warnings.
Sep 29, 2014 - 7:02:15 PM

Consumer Issues

( - On Tuesday, the federal government is expected to release details of payments to doctors by every pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturer in the country, under a provision of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

Sep 29, 2014 - 5:37:26 PM

Eye Care

( --SAN DIEGO (Sept. 29th, 2014) - While drinking too much alcohol is known to cause vision impairment, studies have shown that drinking red wine can have a positive effect on one's vision by helping to prevent eyesight from deteriorating.

Sep 29, 2014 - 5:20:41 PM


( - A new Commonwealth Fund survey shows that the Affordable Care Act is having a significant impact for many Latinos, a group that for decades has had among the highest uninsured rates in the United States.

Sep 29, 2014 - 5:11:04 PM

News : National

( - SPOTSYLVANIA, Virginia - (September 29, 2014) - According to the American Psychological Association, children see an average of 40,000 commercials each year are for unhealthy foods, prompting them to want more of those items when they see them in the stores.

Sep 29, 2014 - 3:15:27 PM

Children's Health

( - School bells are ringing and kids are everywhere. As you drive slowly through school zones you can see and feel the excitement in the air.

Sep 29, 2014 - 12:05:17 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist

( -Food marketers know that names can seduce you into making selections. Health halo is the term used to describe a name that makes you perceive a food as good for you. Many of these health halo terms -- healthy, natural, dieter's delight - are anything but good for you.

Sep 29, 2014 - 12:03:17 AM


( - Have you heard about the insurance company that provides free health coverage for the poor?  Me neither.  What about the hospital that provides free health care services to the poor?  Of course, you say.  Many of them do!  Indeed, some of these hospitals even go bankrupt in the process.

Sep 29, 2014 - 12:01:23 AM

News : National

(HealthNewsDigest.coom) - When people think of ways to live green and save energy in their homes, the bathroom may not be the first place that comes to mind. However, Carter Oosterhouse, home and design expert, proves there are several simple ways you can make a big difference in one of the most trafficked rooms in your home.

Sep 27, 2014 - 11:59:45 AM

Influenza Issues

( - While flu season in the U.S. historically starts in October, most of us don't think about it until either we get sick or a family member or co-worker does, and by then, it may be too late.

Sep 26, 2014 - 8:21:26 PM

Children's Health

( - Clinical psychologist Dr. Michael Breus, one of the nation's top sleep experts, has some advice to offer parents.

Sep 26, 2014 - 8:13:05 PM

News : National

( - The main threats to local air quality across the United States (as well as most everywhere else) remain smog and particulate pollution, which combined or acting alone trigger millions of hospital visits and health complications for citizens every year.

Sep 26, 2014 - 6:59:07 PM

News : National

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. - Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) report improved symptoms and health status when they use a hand-held respiratory device called the Lung Flute®, according to a new study by the University at Buffalo.

Sep 26, 2014 - 11:48:12 AM

News : National

( - Many of the choices we make are informed by experiences we've had in the past. But occasionally we're better off abandoning those lessons and exploring a new situation unfettered by past experiences.

Sep 26, 2014 - 11:42:52 AM

News : National

( - DALLAS - Sept. 25, 2014 - Gastric bypass surgery has better outcomes than gastric banding for long-term weight loss, controlling type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, and lowering cholesterol levels

Sep 25, 2014 - 3:42:36 PM

Cancer Issues

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. - The moment a woman hears "you have breast cancer" is a moment she never forgets.

Sep 25, 2014 - 3:16:53 PM

Skin Care

( - FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - (September 25, 2014) - According the American Skin Association, Dry skin, also called xerosis, is a very common skin condition that occurs at all ages.

Sep 25, 2014 - 11:20:43 AM

News : National

( - DALLAS - Sept. 25, 2014 - Patients who lost more than 100 pounds and those who shed weight through bariatric surgery had the highest risk of complications from later surgical procedures to reshape their leaner bodies, a new study from UT Southwestern Medical Center shows.

Sep 25, 2014 - 9:53:52 AM

Cancer Issues

( - Scientists from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) have shown for the first time how a unique protein found in human bone marrow can drive stem cells to repair our blood system after an injury.

Sep 24, 2014 - 9:56:42 PM

Skin Care

( - As our body's largest organ, your skin is your most important immune defense barrier as well as your largest organ for eliminating waste.

Sep 24, 2014 - 1:20:26 PM

News : National

( - Mesothelioma is a silent and distant health hazard, which sometimes does not infect victims until 70 years after exposure. Knowing the symptoms, and aligning proper diagnosis with possible solutions, helps relatives and concerned parties help loved ones.

Sep 24, 2014 - 11:58:24 AM

Veterans Issues

( - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it is introducing a uniformed disability claims form to better serve Veterans, families and survivors.

Sep 24, 2014 - 11:40:47 AM

News : National

( - College enrollment declined by close to half a million (463,000) between 2012 and 2013, marking the second year in a row that a drop of this magnitude has occurred.

Sep 24, 2014 - 11:35:29 AM

Cancer Issues

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. - University at Buffalo faculty member Xuefeng Ren has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the mechanisms of arsenic carcinogenesis - the process by which exposure to arsenic transforms normal cells into cancer cells.

Sep 24, 2014 - 11:25:09 AM

Eye Care

( - CHICAGO (Sept. 24, 2014)- In 2013, more than 94,000 adults and children were treated in hospital emergency rooms in the United States for eye injuries from products.  Many of these products are used in and around the home, including power tools and cleaning supplies.

Sep 24, 2014 - 11:12:38 AM

Children's Health

( - Wilmington, DE, September, 24, 2014 - "Disciplining" children is in the news a lot lately. It's an important issue for those who care about children and parents. Many parents think the word discipline is all about punishment - and especially about physical punishment. But discipline really is about helping a child understand what to do - and learn how to self-regulate.

Sep 24, 2014 - 9:22:06 AM

News : National

( - It's a debilitating disorder that causes people to feel like they are going to fall down when they are standing.

Sep 23, 2014 - 7:30:38 PM


( - CORVALLIS, Ore. - A recent Oregon survey about an exercise DVD that adds short breaks of physical activity into the daily routine of elementary school students found it had a high level of popularity with both students and teachers, and offered clear advantages for overly sedentary educational programs.

Sep 23, 2014 - 2:18:46 PM


( - LOS ANGELES - Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a minimally invasive procedure to remove the gallbladder, is one of the most common abdominal surgeries in the U.S. Yet medical centers around the country vary in their approaches to the procedure with some moving patients quickly into surgery while others wait.

Sep 23, 2014 - 2:12:35 PM

Dental Issues

( - OAK BROOK, Ill. (September 23, 2014) - Most Americans do it twice a day - once at bedtime and once after getting up in the morning - for an average of one minute and fifty-two seconds.

Sep 23, 2014 - 11:22:25 AM

Guest Columnist

( -  Parsippany, NJ, September 2014 - Many people have very limited knowledge and faulty understanding of hypnosis. Everyone has seen nightclub or television acts in which a hypnotist induces a trance-like state in a group of audience members and then uses the power of suggestion to have them do his bidding, often to entertaining effect

Sep 23, 2014 - 11:08:12 AM

Children's Health

( - Nearly 4,000 infants die each year suddenly and without warning. Babies can unexpectedly stop breathing. These deaths can happen during a nap or at nighttime.

Sep 23, 2014 - 7:24:23 AM

Guest Columnist

( - Studies show that improved medication adherence-getting people to take medicine prescribed for them-can greatly reduce total healthcare use and costs as a result of reductions in hospitalization and emergency department use

Sep 22, 2014 - 3:48:45 PM

News : National

( - New Haven, Conn.-Yale University researchers are studying a potential new treatment that reverses the effects of pulmonary fibrosis, a respiratory disease in which scars develop in the lungs and severely hamper breathing.

Sep 22, 2014 - 12:55:09 PM

Love/Relationship Columnist

( - Marital therapy's objective is to help guide couples to a better place feeling more loved, connected and grateful they married. However, that is not what marital therapy is used for the majority of the time.

Sep 21, 2014 - 12:04:45 AM

Heart Health

( - Everyone wants a healthy heart. We know that we should eat well, exercise, and try to manage stress to protect ourselves from heart disease. But you may give little thought to what you drink regularly and how those beverages affect your heart's health.

Sep 21, 2014 - 12:03:06 AM

Contributing Columnist

( - This one has it all:  Research from a prestigious institute published in a prestige journal; a provocative and contrarian set of findings; topical subject matter, sure to attract mainstream media; and the use of ultra high-tech genome sequencing in the too-cool-for-school realm of the gut biome.

Sep 21, 2014 - 12:01:48 AM

Cancer Issues

( - Ovarian cancer, the eighth most commonly diagnosed and the fifth most common cause of cancer death for women in the United States, is sometimes called a "silent killer."

Sep 20, 2014 - 2:53:48 PM


( - "The call came into Jenness Stock's office from the kindergarten room downstairs: A student couldn't stop coughing -- could the nurse take a look at her?

Sep 19, 2014 - 12:10:17 PM


( - AAFA offers many asthma programs, materials and resources in Spanish for parents, health professionals, and asthma educators.

Sep 19, 2014 - 12:05:29 PM

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