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News : National

( - Some people are taking an unhealthy interest in your medical information—but they can be stopped.

Jan 22, 2018 - 4:07:23 PM


( - Being diagnosed with a serious disease can be devastating. That’s how Nick, 72, felt when he discovered he has a rare and severe lung condition called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF.

Jan 22, 2018 - 4:01:14 PM

News : National

( - Recent research suggests drivers may be behind the wheel of more than 325,000 previously flooded vehicles.

Jan 22, 2018 - 3:52:10 PM

Skin Care

( - Winter weather changes can negatively affect the skin – the body's largest organ.

Jan 22, 2018 - 12:25:33 PM

Health Tips

( - BEVERLY HILLS, California – (January 22, 2018) – According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the average person loses around 100 hairs per day.

Jan 22, 2018 - 12:18:05 PM

Food and Nutrition

( - The National School Lunch Program’s strict safety standards work, which is good news for millions of children who participate in the program daily

Jan 22, 2018 - 12:06:29 PM

Pain Issues

( - CHICAGO – It’s a given that surgery is painful and may leave you sore and uncomfortable for a few days, whether you’re recovering at home or in the hospital.

Jan 22, 2018 - 11:58:42 AM

Heart Health

( - FAIRFAX, Virginia – (January 22, 2018) – February is American Heart Month, making it a great time to pause and consider what we are doing for our hearts.

Jan 22, 2018 - 11:32:57 AM

Health Tips

( - HOUSTON, Jan. 22, 2018 – An overwhelming number of college students face the same financial dilemma: pay rent or buy food for dinner.

Jan 22, 2018 - 11:23:59 AM

Diabetes Issues

( - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Macrophage cells routinely remove dead or dying cells to maintain the body homeostasis. Such removal becomes crucial after serious injury, especially the repair of dead heart muscle after a heart attack.

Jan 22, 2018 - 11:12:15 AM

Autism Issues
( - STONY BROOK, N.Y., January 2018 -- A new study that involves behavioral treatment approaches for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) combined with theatrical techniques....
Jan 22, 2018 - 11:04:53 AM

Mental Health

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. – An assessment tool used by many jurisdictions within the juvenile justice system that is intended to help recognize the effects of adversity and trauma in children’s lives ....

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:58:32 AM


( - With many people staring down New Year’s resolutions related to losing weight, some may be wondering if surgical weight loss is right for them.

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:51:17 AM


( - BOSTON – With opioid overdoses now a leading cause of nonintentional death in the United States, data show most of these deaths can be traced back to an initial prescription opioid.

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:38:48 AM


( - CHAPEL HILL, NC – Cystic fibrosis (CF) shortens life by making the lungs prone to repeated bacterial infections and associated inflammation.

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:15:56 AM

Teen Health

( - In an assessment of their “depression literacy” program, which has already been taught to tens of thousands, Johns Hopkins researchers say the Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP)

Jan 22, 2018 - 9:59:36 AM

Pain Issues

( - ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Until now, academic research examining the connection between body weight and related pain has been limited.

Jan 22, 2018 - 9:51:30 AM


( - ANN ARBOR, Mich. —   Children in need of an organ transplant often wait longer than adults for available organs, as in many cases, they require organ donations from another child of a similar age or size.

Jan 22, 2018 - 9:41:25 AM

( - CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 22, 2018 – A new discovery has revealed an unknown clockwork mechanism within the body that controls the creation of oxygen-carrying red blood cells.
Jan 22, 2018 - 9:11:15 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist

( - Eating fish regularly can reduce your risk for heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, stroke, diabetes, depression and inflammatory conditions. That’s a pretty impressive list.

Jan 20, 2018 - 7:01:06 AM

Contributing Columnist

( - Let’s start off with a definition of “One Health.”  According to the CDC:

Jan 20, 2018 - 7:00:04 AM

News : National - HERSHEY, Pa. — With many people staring down New Year’s resolutions related to losing weight, some may be wondering if surgical weight loss is right for them.
Jan 19, 2018 - 2:14:12 PM

Addiction Issues
( - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A group of Penn State researchers is developing a system — WearIT — utilizing wearable devices as tools to help individuals battle addiction.
Jan 19, 2018 - 2:06:07 PM


( - COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new study found that women who took a specially prepared blend of minerals and nutrients for a month saw their 3-mile run times drop by almost a minute.

Jan 19, 2018 - 1:55:38 PM

Patient Issues

( - Most patients who live alone can be safely discharged home from the hospital to recover after hip or knee replacement surgery

Jan 19, 2018 - 1:48:05 PM


( - Hypothermia is a medical emergency that occurs when your body loses heat faster than it can produce heat, causing a dangerously low body temperature.

Jan 19, 2018 - 1:39:24 PM

Heart Health

( - Although heart disease can often be thought of as a problem for men, heart disease is the most common cause of death for both women and men in the United States.

Jan 19, 2018 - 1:31:19 PM

Heart Health

( - There are many exercise programs that guarantee to help you get in shape and improve your cardiovascular health. But how much exercise do you really need to be heart-healthy? And what type of exercise is best?

Jan 19, 2018 - 1:19:23 PM

Obesity Issues

( - Female kidney donors who are overweight may be at a greater risk for preeclampsia during pregnancy, according to a new study.

Jan 19, 2018 - 1:03:24 PM

Cancer Issues

( - Researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian have identified two new breast cancer genes. Having one of the genes—MSH6 and PMS2—approximately doubles a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer by age 60.

Jan 19, 2018 - 12:57:29 PM

Sleep Issues

( - PHILADELPHIA — Although more than one in three Americans still don’t get enough sleep, a new analysis shows first signs of success in the fight for more shut eye.

Jan 19, 2018 - 12:52:34 PM

Cancer Issues

( - EAST LANSING, Mich. — A new Michigan State University study is helping to answer a pressing question among scientists of just how close mice are to people when it comes to researching cancer.

Jan 19, 2018 - 12:44:42 PM

News : National

( - Washington, DC  — Although working-aged patients in the United States who are initiating dialysis are more likely to be employed than similar patients in the past, employment at the start of dialysis has remained low.

Jan 19, 2018 - 12:37:39 PM


( - Neurons in mice afflicted with the genetic defect that causes Fragile X syndrome (FXS) appear similar to those in healthy mice, but these neurons fail to interact normally....

Jan 19, 2018 - 12:31:03 PM


( - Exercise is more than just a workout because its benefits are not limited to simply improving physique - it tackles the psychological aspects well. These are seven workouts that do more than make you proud of what you see in the mirror:

Jan 18, 2018 - 3:47:35 PM

Cancer Issues

( - When the Minnesota Vikings win Super Bowl 52 in their home stadium next month (too soon to call?), Vikings fans will be partying like it's 1999. Among them will be Mayo Clinic lung cancer patient Linda Wortman and her husband, Jerry.

Jan 18, 2018 - 3:21:02 PM

Women's Health

( - Ten years ago, Teresa Fort was pregnant with twins, a boy and a girl. Then 25 weeks and two days into her pregnancy, she wasn't.

Jan 18, 2018 - 3:12:45 PM

Smoking Issues

( - Overall, cigarette smoking among U.S. adults (aged 18 years) declined from 20.9 percent in 2005 to 15.5 percent in 2016.

Jan 18, 2018 - 2:49:29 PM

Cancer Issues

( - WOODBURY, New York (January 18, 2018) - Lustgarten Foundation funded researchers have designed a multi-analyte blood test that can detect the presence of pancreatic cancer as part of a panel of eight common cancers (pancreas, ovary, liver, stomach, esophagus, colorectum, lung and breast)

Jan 18, 2018 - 2:42:45 PM


( - The number of privately insured U.S. women ages 15-44 years who filled a prescription for a medicine to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increased 344 percent between 2003 and 2015

Jan 18, 2018 - 1:03:37 PM

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