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( - You’ve probably heard the statistic that healthcare is one-sixth of the US economy. Actually, at 17.8 percent of our gross domestic product, it’s a bit more than one-sixth.

Apr 22, 2017 - 9:09:12 AM


( - The advent of new technologies coming out of World War II led agricultural researchers to start experimenting with new classes of chemicals they could use to boost agricultural production.

Apr 21, 2017 - 1:06:37 PM

News : National

( - WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 21, 2017 -- From Portland, Maine to Las Vegas, Nevada, nearly a dozen Newborn Intensive Care Units (NICUs) that care for sick and premature babies....

Apr 21, 2017 - 11:50:31 AM

News : National

( - WASHINGTON, April 21, 2017 -- The Lupus Foundation of America announced today the launch of the Research.forME™ Lupus Registry (Registry), an online data collection tool for people living with lupus

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:49:26 AM


( - Tiny vesicles isolated from adult mesenchymal stem cells and administered intranasally can limit the damage to the brain of animal models....

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:43:04 AM

Hearing Issues

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. – Traditional clinical hearing tests often fail to diagnose patients with a common form of inner ear damage

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:37:54 AM

News : National

( - SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (April, 2017) — Women who are concerned about the health of their skin may want to think twice the next time they reach for a chardonnay or a Cosmo

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:20:01 AM

HIV Issues

( - WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – April 21, 2017 – Men who have sex with men (MSM) accounted for two thirds of all new HIV infections in the United States, with 26 percent occurring in Latinos

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:08:28 AM

News : National

( - ANN ARBOR, MI – Hundreds of thousands of babies worldwide die every year from infections that ravage their digestive systems

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:03:13 AM


( - EAST LANSING, Mich. – Maintaining the yards of vacant properties helps reduce crime rates in urban neighborhoods

Apr 21, 2017 - 8:39:10 AM


( - CHICAGO -- The American Medical Association (AMA) said today it looks forward to working with the Trump Administration as it implements a new strategy for combating the nation’s opioid epidemic.

Apr 20, 2017 - 4:06:49 PM

Food and Nutrition

( - Spermidine—a compound found in foods like aged cheese, mushrooms, soy products, legumes, corn and whole grains....

Apr 20, 2017 - 2:55:59 PM

Asthma Issues

( - Athens, Ga. – As allergy sufferers can attest, thunderstorm activity can exacerbate asthma and respiratory ailments.

Apr 20, 2017 - 2:49:40 PM

News : National

( - Today, American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, and Crown Media Family Networks, home of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, reunited United States Air Force Staff Sergeant Adam Wylie and his former military working dog, Emra, in Cincinnati.

Apr 20, 2017 - 2:37:23 PM


( - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Mindfulness training may be one way to help students successfully transition to college life

Apr 20, 2017 - 2:29:48 PM


( - It started with fever and vomiting. Then the 5-month-old baby developed facial twitching, stiffening of his right arm and seizures.

Apr 20, 2017 - 2:22:48 PM


( - SILVER SPRING, Md., April 20, 2017 -- The health and safety of children is a top priority at the FDA, which is why today we are requiring a series of changes to the labeling of two types of opioid medications....

Apr 20, 2017 - 1:07:53 PM

Food and Nutrition

( - CHICAGO, April 20, 2017 -- As malnutrition costs rise for older Americans, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a coalition of senior advocate and patient organizations....

Apr 20, 2017 - 1:02:00 PM

News : World

( - Washington, D.C., 20 April 2017 (PAHO/WHO) – More than 60 million people will be vaccinated against a series of dangerous diseases during the 15th Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA)

Apr 20, 2017 - 12:31:12 PM

Cancer Issues

( Sacramento, Calif - Second cancers in children and adolescents and young adults (AYA) are far deadlier than they are in older adults

Apr 20, 2017 - 12:23:45 PM

Legal Issues

( - Lawyers for the Cherokee Nation opened a new line of attack against the pharmaceutical industry today

Apr 20, 2017 - 11:57:24 AM


( - Drinking a beetroot juice supplement before working out makes the brain of older adults perform more efficiently, mirroring the operations of a younger brain

Apr 20, 2017 - 11:49:03 AM


( - MINNEAPOLIS – For people with severe brain injuries, researchers have found that the rhythm of daily fluctuations in body temperature is related to their level of consciousness

Apr 20, 2017 - 11:41:15 AM


( - A midday jolt of caffeine isn't as powerful as walking up and down some stairs, according to new research from the University of Georgia.

Apr 20, 2017 - 11:22:48 AM

Arthritis Issues

( - Did you know knee arthritis affects thirty million people in the US alone? Pains and Strains has created a time-saving and affordable solution

Apr 20, 2017 - 11:06:23 AM

Children's Health

( - ANN ARBOR, Mich.  – Hannah Cheriyan was born with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. Just hours old and in respiratory distress....

Apr 20, 2017 - 10:30:11 AM

Cancer Issues

( - Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of pigment-producing cells.

Apr 20, 2017 - 10:21:40 AM

Health Tips

( - West Orange, NJ, April 20, 2017 ˗ Spring is here...finally! Every year, we welcome the arrival of mild weather and look forward to the weekends

Apr 20, 2017 - 10:12:58 AM


( - A new study of Spanish-English bilingual children by researchers at Florida Atlantic University published in the journal Developmental Science finds that when children learn two languages

Apr 20, 2017 - 9:56:22 AM

Marijuana Issues

( - CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Gov. Jim Justice signed SB 386 into law on Wednesday, making West Virginia the 29th state in the nation to enact legislation allowing seriously ill patients to access medical marijuana

Apr 20, 2017 - 9:46:08 AM

News : National

( - In the healthcare industry, first impressions are vital. A person’s initial encounter with your facility can make or break her decision to become your patient.

Apr 19, 2017 - 5:41:04 PM

Asthma Issues

( - ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (April 19, 2017) – If you suffer from asthma, you may think you’re “on your own” when it comes to figuring out how to control symptoms and triggers.

Apr 19, 2017 - 3:27:29 PM

Cancer Issues

( - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some 42,000 Americans develop head and neck cancers every year. Here’s a look at one of them:

Apr 19, 2017 - 2:21:59 PM

Food and Nutrition

( - Eighty-five percent of parents surveyed about their views on food marketing to children agreed that companies should reduce advertising of unhealthy food to their kids

Apr 19, 2017 - 1:47:36 PM


( - It's uncomfortable and hot. It messes up my hair. It isn't cool. I'm only going a short distance. I'm not going to fall, so I don't need one.

Apr 19, 2017 - 1:17:43 PM

Cancer Issues

( - From the awkward excitement of putting on your first training bra to the profound tenderness of nursing your first baby, you have a deeply personal relationship with your breasts.

Apr 19, 2017 - 1:06:15 PM

Cancer Issues

( - Each October since 1984, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has tried to get people talking — and learning — about the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women (except for skin cancers) in the United States.

Apr 19, 2017 - 12:48:07 PM

Cancer Issues

( - Although inherited cancers are somewhat rare, approximately 5 to 10 percent of breast, ovarian and colon cancers are caused by hereditary factors.

Apr 19, 2017 - 12:41:21 PM

Health Tips

( - Modern medicine has given us many marvels. Robots that help perform minimally invasive surgeries, limb transplants, laser treatments — and the list goes on.

Apr 19, 2017 - 12:33:37 PM

Health Tips

( - We all know what it's like to feel fine one day and then awful the next. Usually this sudden shift in our health is something minor — a cold or a sore throat, for example.

Apr 19, 2017 - 12:27:01 PM

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