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Seniors Often Underestimate Their Frailty, Study Finds

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 13:00
Nearly one-quarter had trouble getting out of hospital bed, walking 10 feet and getting back in bed

Many Teens With Chronic Illnesses Use Alcohol, Pot

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:00
Four out of 10 high schoolers with medical conditions used one or both in past year, study found

Too Much TV Time Tied to Higher Odds for Blood Clot in Lung: Study

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:00
To reduce your risk, take a break, stand up and walk around while watching, researcher suggests

Too Little Sleep May Quadruple Your Risk for Colds: Study

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:00
Fewer than six hours a night linked to higher rate of illness, researchers say

Could Lots of Coffee Up Heart Risks for Young Adults With High Blood Pressure?

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:00
Study finds an association, but can't prove cause and effect

Women Who Breast-Feed Less Likely to Have MS Relapse: Study

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:00
But protective effect seems to last only about as long as exclusive nursing does

Experts to investigate new Ebola case in north Sierra Leone

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:13
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A World Health Organization spokeswoman says that Ebola experts are in Sierra Leone's Kambia district investigating a case that emerged less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from hospital.

Wireless Pacemaker Shows Promise in Early Trial

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:00
Though it can be placed in heart without surgery, unlike tradtional devices, some safety concerns remain

Cold Weather May Up Risk of Stroke, Severe Heart Attack for Some

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:00
But more study needed to determine what strategies might cut those risks

Data Transparency: What the Numbers Don't Tell Us About Quality Health Care

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 09:20
What is full disclosure and is it healthy?

Knee, Hip Replacement Surgeries Linked to Heart Risks

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 08:00
Odds are highest in the month following the procedure, study finds

Doctors Rarely Discuss Religion With Critically Ill, Study Says

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 08:00
Researchers find a significant need goes unfulfilled

Naps May Do a Heart Good

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 08:00
Study found they lowered blood pressure in patients, were linked to better heart and vessel health

Two Measures of Heart Health May Hint at Seniors' Independence

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 08:00
Researchers eye earlier detection of decline

Proposed NYC Law May Trim 54 Calories From Kids' Fast Food Meals

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 08:00
If passed, legislation would also reduce levels of fat and sodium, study says

Diet in a Taubesy-Turvy World

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 07:12
A recent study comparing low-fat and low-carb diets has been misrepresented in the media. 

4 Ways to Stick to Your Physical Therapy 'Homework'

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 07:05
Motivating yourself to stick to an at-home physical therapy regimen can be tough, but it’s crucial for recovery.

A racial gap in kidney transplants closes but work remains

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 07:00
CHICAGO (AP) — A racial gap in kidney transplants appears to have closed, a 13-year study found.

What Happens When You Can’t Afford Your Health Insurance

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 05:00
It pays to know what you can expect and how to soften the blow.

Some Sobering Stats on Kids and Drinking

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 05:00
Report finds many starting at younger ages, so more likely to binge drink