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Teen Health

( - Spring break is here and that means family trips. If you're like many parents, you've been busy with your job, your kid's activities, your partner and your aging parents.

Mar 28, 2015 - 12:50:41 PM

Food and Nutrition

( - Winter is finally coming to an end and as we shed our layers of winter clothes, many start thinking about shedding some extra pounds, too.

Mar 28, 2015 - 12:44:54 PM

Addiction Issues

( - "Rehab"--originally an abbreviation for "rehabilitation"--became accepted as a word in its own right in the 1940s.

Mar 28, 2015 - 12:39:38 PM


( - The fact that our climate, our air and our water know no national borders means that the forests are our mutual responsibility.

Mar 28, 2015 - 10:38:57 AM


( - Last year, 15 high school athletes died playing or practicing sports and thousands more suffered injuries, some of them career-ending.

Mar 28, 2015 - 10:36:53 AM

Legal Issues

( - WASHINGTON--The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) welcomed yesterday's announcement by Aetna that it will reduce the costs of HIV medications that had previously been priced as specialty drugs.

Mar 27, 2015 - 6:14:58 PM

Veterans Issues

( - Washington - More than 300 disabled Veterans are hitting the slopes this week at the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colorado.

Mar 27, 2015 - 5:21:15 PM

Family Health

( - NEW YORK, NY - The Eeva Test is now commercially available in the United States following its recent FDA clearance.

Mar 27, 2015 - 3:27:46 PM

Addiction Issues

( - The number of cigarettes sold to wholesalers and retailers in the United States declined from 273.6 billion in 2011 to 267.7 billion in 2012, according to the most recent Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report.

Mar 27, 2015 - 2:38:17 PM


( -  We all intuitively know that the way a child is parented has a deep and indelible impact on that child's life. But now, thanks to ever-more-detailed brain scans and scientific research, we're learning just how important parenting actually is.

Mar 27, 2015 - 2:31:36 PM


( - ST. PETERSBURG, FL March 27, 2015 - In the wake of several recent terrorist attacks, travelers may have growing concerns about their safety.

Mar 27, 2015 - 12:37:43 PM


( - SILVER SPRING, MD - A bill passed by the U.S. House March 26 would alter the Medicare payment system to provide incentives for quality, efficiency and innovation, and would include certain registered nurses as part of the incentive payment program.

Mar 27, 2015 - 12:32:31 PM

Teen Health

( - Young adolescents' judgments on how risky a situation might be are most influenced by what other teenagers think, while most other age groups are more influenced by adults' views

Mar 27, 2015 - 10:47:59 AM

News : National

( - New Haven, Conn.-When Edward Zigler - widely known as the "Father of Head Start" and founder of the Yale Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy - celebrates Head Start's 50thanniversary in Washington, D.C. on March 31, he will see many "Head Start Babies," among them one he entrusted with his own life.

Mar 27, 2015 - 10:02:33 AM

News : National

( - NEW YORK  - Condé Nast broke a company record in total digital audience for February 2015.

Mar 27, 2015 - 9:53:32 AM

Influenza Issues

( - Rare genetic mutations that prevent infected cells from boosting the production of antiviral molecules known as interferons are responsible for a life-threatening case of flu in an otherwise healthy two-year-old girl, researchers have found.

Mar 26, 2015 - 4:06:46 PM


( - TOKYO, Japan (March 26, 2015) - HOYA Group announced today that it has closed financing in Salutaris Medical Devices (SalutarisMD®).

Mar 26, 2015 - 3:59:43 PM

News : National

( - As a vocal advocate for palliative care and hospice, I hear occasionally from individuals who want me to know their hospice experience was not the sort of "gift" I describe my own family's experience as having been.

Mar 26, 2015 - 2:18:00 PM


( - ST. LOUIS - A Saint Louis University research review article suggests people are hardwired to fall out of love and move onto new romantic relationships.

Mar 26, 2015 - 2:09:39 PM


( - Mothers everywhere understand that the food kids eat is more than just a collection of nutrients arranged on a plate.

Mar 26, 2015 - 2:03:04 PM


( - New research out today concludes that there is limited evidence to show that xylitol is effective in preventing dental cavities in children and adults.

Mar 26, 2015 - 7:02:19 AM


( - Free App available from Android Play store now: Live your life with soul.

Mar 25, 2015 - 5:34:38 PM

News : National

( - Zain Khalpey, MD, PhD, FETCS, associate professor of surgery at the University of Arizona, surgical co-director of Heart Transplant and director of Mechanical Circulatory Support and Mitral Valve Program at Banner - University Medical Center Tucson, has been awarded a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Scholar.

Mar 25, 2015 - 3:38:28 PM


( - Marina del Rey, CA - March 25, 2015 -- Grant Stevens, M.D., FACS, a board certified plastic surgeon, founder of Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, CA, and an American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons international traveling professor, will be a guest speaker March 26th at the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Mar 25, 2015 - 1:06:13 PM


( - New Haven, Conn.- DNA mutations can cause cancer but in some cases, more mutations may mean a better prognosis for patients.

Mar 25, 2015 - 11:07:49 AM

Health Tips

( - West Orange, NJ, March 2015 - Spring's imminent arrival - despite frigid temperatures over much of the United States - undoubtedly has many "weekend warriors" itching to return to outdoor exercise and activities.

Mar 25, 2015 - 10:29:00 AM

Cancer Issues

( - CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 25, 2015 - Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have developed a compound that delays leukemia in mice and effectively kills leukemia cells in human tissue samples...

Mar 25, 2015 - 9:22:01 AM

Obesity Issues

( - Emerging evidence shows that highly-caffeinated, often sugar-laden energy drinks can harm children and adolescents

Mar 25, 2015 - 8:05:33 AM

Medicare Issues

( - This week Congress will, for the 18th time, decide whether to cut doctors' Medicare fees across the board, according to the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate, "SGR", formula (the Clinton-Gingrich sustainable growth rate).

Mar 24, 2015 - 4:24:26 PM

Cancer Issues

( - DURHAM, N.C. -- For people infected with the human papilloma virus (HPV), the likelihood of clearing the infection and avoiding HPV-related cancer may depend less on the body's disease-fighting arsenal than has been generally assumed.

Mar 24, 2015 - 3:46:49 PM


( - We all know that sitting 9-to-5 does more harm than good, so utilizing our lunch hour to get in a quick sweat session can help reduce stress, increase focus and make us more productive.

Mar 24, 2015 - 2:21:32 PM

Women's Health

( - Melbourne, Florida - March 24, 2015 - As part of a statewide Maternal Preeclampsia Initiative, the New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative, an initiative of the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Partnership for Patients, has adopted a patient education tool developed by the Preeclampsia Foundation ...

Mar 24, 2015 - 1:07:55 PM

Psychological Issues

( - Children as young as 5 years old are less likely to help a person in need when other children are present and available to help

Mar 24, 2015 - 12:58:03 PM


( - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- More schooling -- and the more mentally challenging problems tackled in those schools -- may be the best explanation for the dramatic rise in IQ scores during the past century

Mar 24, 2015 - 11:48:41 AM

Addiction Issues

( - RICHMOND, Va. (March 24, 2015) -Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have discovered a biological clue that could help explain why some drinkers develop a dependence on alcohol and others do not.

Mar 24, 2015 - 11:42:45 AM

Women's Health

( - CHICAGO (March 24, 2015) - According to the recent Prevent Blindness study, The Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems, women make up the majority of the 4.4 million Americans age 40 and older who are visually impaired or blind.

Mar 24, 2015 - 11:34:17 AM

Marijuana Issues

( - Harrisburg, Pa. -   While many states have pushed for new laws to legalize the use of marijuana for medical reasons, there are few well-controlled studies that demonstrate its effectiveness.

Mar 24, 2015 - 11:00:41 AM

Veterans Issues

( - Washington -- In order to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it will change the calculation used to determine the distance between a Veteran's residence and the nearest VA medical facility from a straight line distance to driving distance.

Mar 24, 2015 - 9:28:56 AM


( - It may have become conventional wisdom that you can trick yourself into eating less if you use a smaller plate.

Mar 24, 2015 - 9:03:11 AM

Heart Health

( - LOS ANGELES (March 23, 2015) - It's been nearly a decade since Gheorghe Sandru received the heart implant that changed his life.

Mar 23, 2015 - 8:28:25 PM

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