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( - Television and movies would have us imagine Thanksgiving as a peaceful, loving, celebration of being grateful and willing to help one another as we sit down to feast on a juicy butter filled turkey. The imagery is great, but the reality is sometimes far removed.

Nov 24, 2014 - 8:48:05 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist

( - Short of heading for a deserted island between Thanksgiving and New Year's, what's the game plan for staying on a diet during the holidays?

Nov 24, 2014 - 8:47:25 AM

Contributing Columnist

( - As with so many juicy quotations, the attribution to Winston Churchill of "Never let a good crisis go to waste" is now doubtful.

Nov 24, 2014 - 8:45:26 AM

Plastic Surgery

( - As we all continue to age naturally throughout life, our skin progressively grows older too, leading to sagging and wrinkling which can become obvious around the face and neck.

Nov 22, 2014 - 1:10:39 PM


( - Now that solar panels are so commonplace on rooftops across the country, reusing so-called greywater-that is, the waste water from sinks, showers, tubs and washing machines-for landscape irrigation may be the next frontier in the greening of the American home

Nov 21, 2014 - 6:20:42 PM

News : National

( - Patients who suffer injuries, infections or mistakes during medical care rarely get an acknowledgment or apology, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine report.

Nov 21, 2014 - 11:22:39 AM

Patient Issues

( - West Orange, NJ, November 2014 - Know somebody with arthritis, bone spurs, or bulging or herniated discs in the spine? Chances are you do - whether it's yourself or a loved one - since these conditions are among the most common back problems experienced in the United States.

Nov 21, 2014 - 10:36:46 AM

Cancer Issues

( - For many underrepresented minorities, pursuing careers in cancer research can be daunting.

Nov 21, 2014 - 10:27:45 AM

Stroke Issues

( - COLUMBUS, Ohio - Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are trying to help patients who have suffered a stroke to improve arm movement by stimulating the brain using a device called a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator (TMS).

Nov 21, 2014 - 9:07:49 AM

Affordable Care Act

( - Following the Nov. 4 midterm elections that saw Republicans seize control of the Senate and expand their House majority, nearly half of Americans (47%) expect increased debate between the two parties over the Affordable Care Act, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation's latest tracking poll.

Nov 21, 2014 - 8:34:02 AM

Food and Nutrition

( - YONKERS, NY - Gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, has become the latest dietary villain, blamed for everything from forgetfulness to joint pain to weight gain.  But Consumer Reports (CR) is shedding light on common misconceptions about going gluten-free.

Nov 21, 2014 - 8:09:38 AM

Product Recall

( - Hazard: The lock mechanism on the optional knife blade can inadvertently release the blade, posing a laceration hazard.

Nov 20, 2014 - 5:18:52 PM

Product Recall

( - Hazard: The folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child's finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard.

Nov 20, 2014 - 5:13:05 PM

Pet Care

( - Your purchase helps support American Humane Association's important work all year long. American Humane's mission is to create a more humane and compassionate world by ending abuse and neglect of children and animals.

Nov 20, 2014 - 4:15:19 PM

Heart Health

( - Taking care of your heart is an important part of living a healthy life, especially when you consider that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.

Nov 20, 2014 - 3:50:16 PM

Weather Issues

( car can really take a beating from cold, wet weather, so it makes sense to take a few precautions.

Nov 20, 2014 - 3:42:56 PM

News : National

( - UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.  -- Spices and herbs are rich in antioxidants, which may help improve tgriglyceride concentrations and other blood lipids, according to Penn State nutritionists.

Nov 20, 2014 - 3:10:46 PM

Patient Issues

( - DALLAS - November 20, 2104 - The itching started when Michelle Linss, now 37, was pregnant with her third child. When she told her obstetrician, they thought it was due to the hormonal changes of pregnancy and would resolve following delivery.

Nov 20, 2014 - 1:38:27 PM

News : National

( - Westport, CT - - Affordability and accessibility are two of the main hurdles women face when purchasing emergency contraception (EC).

Nov 20, 2014 - 12:25:38 PM

Obesity Issues

( - Using an ultrasensitive blood test to detect the presence of a protein that heralds heart muscle injury, researchers from Johns Hopkins and elsewhere have found that obese people without overt heart disease experience silent cardiac damage that fuels their risk for heart failure down the road.

Nov 20, 2014 - 12:08:01 PM

Patient Issues

( - The cost of patients not taking their medications as prescribed can be substantial in terms of their health.

Nov 20, 2014 - 12:02:17 PM


( - Professionals in laboratories across the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus are on the front line in helping physicians get the information they need to treat Ebola patients.

Nov 20, 2014 - 11:55:40 AM


( - Omaha, NE (November 20, 2014) - AAA Travel projects 46.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2007 and a 4.2 percent increase over 2013.

Nov 20, 2014 - 11:46:00 AM

Consumer Issues

( - Washington, DC—Retail prices for brand name prescription drugs widely used by older Americans shot up by an average of nearly 13% in 2013, more than eight times faster than the 1.5% general inflation rate, according to a new AARP Public Policy Institute report released today.

Nov 20, 2014 - 6:59:21 AM


( - Compared with their counterparts in other developed countries, older adults in the United States are sicker, see more doctors, take more prescription drugs, and have a harder time affording the care they need, according to a new Commonwealth Fund survey of people age 65 and up.

Nov 19, 2014 - 5:53:35 PM

Alzheimer Issues

( - While modern science has yet to uncover a way to cure Alzheimer's disease, researchers have disclosed ways we can delay its onset and severity. Dr. Roger Rosenberg, Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center, shares five ways to prevent Alzheimer's disease:

Nov 19, 2014 - 4:08:13 PM


( - Latino children comprise the largest minority group of children in the U.S., and are among the most overweight and most at risk for developing obesity-related health conditions, such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol.

Nov 19, 2014 - 4:03:10 PM


( - Artificial sweeteners, such as those containing saccharine or aspartame, can induce glucose intolerance, which is a pathway to Type 2 diabetes. Recent research has left artificial sweetener aficionados questioning whether to relinquish their use altogether.

Nov 19, 2014 - 3:59:01 PM

Cancer Issues

( - Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of cancer death today. If you use any tobacco products, your risk increases for cancer of the lungs, mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, uterus, cervix, ovary, and colon.

Nov 19, 2014 - 3:53:53 PM


( - Dallas - November 19, 2014 - Guardian Safety Solutions International, Inc. (GSSI) warns families that Thanksgiving can be hazardous to their health.  More cooking fires are reported on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year.

Nov 19, 2014 - 3:22:49 PM

Plastic Surgery

( - Texting on your phone too much could cause neck wrinkles or "Smart phone neck" as it has been dubbed, reports the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Nov 19, 2014 - 3:12:09 PM

Heart Health

( - Replacing the current drug used to coat artery-opening stents with a drug more targeted to the actual cause of stent disease could reduce blood clots and heart attacks, researchers say.

Nov 19, 2014 - 2:52:25 PM


( - Comparing the human genome with the mouse genome reveals both shared general principles and important differences in how each species' genes are regulated.

Nov 19, 2014 - 2:42:42 PM

Children's Health

( - Beverage companies spent $866 million to advertise unhealthy drinks in 2013, and children and teens remained key target audiences for that advertising, according to a new report released today by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity.

Nov 19, 2014 - 2:20:24 PM

Weather Issues

( - AccuWeather Global Weather Center -- 19 November 2014 -- AccuWeather reports following waves of arctic cold and snow, more typical of January, a few days of springlike weather are on the way for the South, Midwest and Northeast starting this weekend.


Nov 19, 2014 - 2:13:33 PM

News : National

( - Thanksgiving is the holiday of food, family, and giving thanks.  Is it possible to find thankfulness in the midst of an infertility journey?

Nov 19, 2014 - 2:08:06 PM

News : National

( - SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13, 2014 -- RxMatch, a pioneer in digital health management, today announced the launch of its company and its new healthcare platform.

Nov 19, 2014 - 1:00:55 PM

News : National

( - Researchers spent four decades studying a group of mathematically talented adolescents, finding that by mid-life they were extraordinarily accomplished and enjoyed a high level of life satisfaction.Gender, however, played a significant role in how they pursued — and defined — career, family, and success.

Nov 19, 2014 - 11:42:35 AM

News : National

( - The use of refurbished healthcare equipment has grown significantly in the past several years as many healthcare facilities seek low-cost alternatives, balancing significant cost pressures, while also needing to upgrade equipment and facilities in order to provide necessary services to patients.

Nov 19, 2014 - 11:31:52 AM

Consumer Issues

( - Now that car makers have demonstrated through hybrid vehicle success that consumers want less-polluting tailpipes, they are shifting even greener.

Nov 19, 2014 - 11:07:14 AM

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