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( - "The call came into Jenness Stock's office from the kindergarten room downstairs: A student couldn't stop coughing -- could the nurse take a look at her?

Sep 19, 2014 - 12:10:17 PM


( - AAFA offers many asthma programs, materials and resources in Spanish for parents, health professionals, and asthma educators.

Sep 19, 2014 - 12:05:29 PM


( - Fall is here. Milder temperatures are on the horizon. Fall allergy season is here for the 35 million seasonal allergy sufferers.

Sep 19, 2014 - 12:00:46 PM

Asthma Issues

( - With kids back in school, the fall illness season has begun. An outbreak of the rare enterovirus (EV D-68) is hospitalizing kids across the country.

Sep 19, 2014 - 11:56:04 AM


( - As the new school year begins, fall sports are back in gear. Everything from cheerleading to football requires young athletes and parents alike to take precautions during sporting activities in order to prevent serious or long-term injuries.

Sep 19, 2014 - 9:35:21 AM


( - HOUSTON, Sept. 18, 2014 – New findings by a biomedical engineer and his team at the University of Houston (UH) raise hope for a new class of drugs to treat lupus that may not include the long list of adverse risks and side effects often associated with current treatments for this disease.

Sep 19, 2014 - 9:34:59 AM

Heart Health

( - Does your job have you out and about, up and down, and moving around, or does it keep you planted in a chair for most of the day?

Sep 19, 2014 - 9:33:43 AM

Heart Health

( - If a loved one is treated for a heart attack and is placed on daily aspirin therapy, consider checking with the physician about the appropriate dosage.

Sep 19, 2014 - 9:31:15 AM


( - Robin Williams wasn't the only person diagnosed with Parkinson's disease who also was fighting depression.

Sep 19, 2014 - 9:30:17 AM

Vaccine Issues

( - LOS ANGELES - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded the first year of funding from a four-year, $1.3 million grant to the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute

Sep 19, 2014 - 9:29:25 AM

News : National

( - Today the FDA approved updated labeling (or prescribing information) for STENDRA (avanafil) tablets. STENDRA 100mg and 200mg are now approved to be taken as early as ~15 minutes before sexual activity - that's a 50 percent reduction from the previous dosing recommendation of ~30 minutes.

Sep 18, 2014 - 12:19:39 PM


( - West Orange, NJ, September 2014 - For the millions of Americans suffering from chronic back or neck pain, a technique known as minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery is becoming an increasingly popular option to achieve lasting relief

Sep 18, 2014 - 9:44:44 AM

Pet Care

( - Oakland, CA (September 2014)-If you've ever had a pet, you've experienced the many benefits animals bring to our lives. They are friends and companions, sometimes even a part of who we are.

Sep 17, 2014 - 2:13:04 PM

Cancer Issues

( - In an analysis of genetic information among more than 87,000 men, a global team of scientists says it has found 23 new genetic variants - common differences in the genetic code -- that increase a man's risk for prostate cancer.

Sep 17, 2014 - 2:07:10 PM

Skin Care

( - EDGEWATER, Maryland - (September 17, 2014) - In a study produced inMen's Grooming Consumer Report, 75 percent of men ages 18 and up are not currently using facial skincare products.

Sep 17, 2014 - 1:59:42 PM

Cancer Issues

( - ST. LOUIS - Patients who years ago breathed a sigh of relief because their genetic tests showed they were not at increased risk of developing cancer are not necessarily home free, said Suzanne Mahon, DNSc, genetic counselor for Saint Louis University Cancer Center.

Sep 17, 2014 - 10:32:19 AM

Autism Issues

( - The size of babies and even human behavior may be shaped during early fetal development by a molecular tug of war between paternal and maternal genes, according to an emerging theory in evolutionary biology.

Sep 17, 2014 - 10:18:58 AM

Product Recall

( - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Sep 16, 2014 - 6:09:39 PM

Hearing Issues

( - Two Johns Hopkins neuroscientists have discovered the "molecular brakes" that time the generation of important cells in the inner ear cochleas of mice.

Sep 16, 2014 - 5:35:28 PM

News : National

( - Among older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly those with asthma, newly prescribed long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs) and inhaled corticosteroid combination therapy, compared with newly prescribed LABAs alone, was associated with a lower risk of death or COPD hospitalization, according to a study in the September 17 issue of JAMA.

Sep 16, 2014 - 4:29:45 PM

News : National

( - The same viruses that make us sick can take up residence in and on the human body without provoking a sneeze, cough or other troublesome symptom

Sep 16, 2014 - 4:11:28 PM

Sleep Issues

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. - A sleep-promoting circuit located deep in the primitive brainstem has revealed how we fall into deep sleep.

Sep 16, 2014 - 3:20:36 PM

Dental Issues

( - When you go to your local drugstore, there is a dizzying array of options to choose from when it comes to selecting the right toothpaste.

Sep 16, 2014 - 3:10:25 PM

News : National

( - A Yale-led study has found a greater prevalence of health symptoms reported among residents living close to natural gas wells, including those drilled by hydraulic fracturing.

Sep 16, 2014 - 2:46:40 PM

Aging Issues

( - Most of us know skincare basics. We understand that sun, cigarettes, and too much alcohol can contribute to premature aging.

Sep 16, 2014 - 11:54:50 AM

News : National

( - MANHATTAN - Whether raising chickens in your backyard as pets or as a source of fresh eggs, a Kansas State University pharmacologist says what you don't know about your chickens could hurt you or others.

Sep 16, 2014 - 10:40:03 AM


( - Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified a highly sensitive means of analyzing very tiny amounts of DNA.

Sep 16, 2014 - 10:28:02 AM

News : National

( - WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 16, 2014 - The United States, once a leader in public health measures on tobacco, is falling behind international best practices when it comes to protecting its citizens from the harms of tobacco.

Sep 16, 2014 - 10:20:53 AM


( -  The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that in 2013, the poverty rate declined from the previous year for the first time since 2006, while there was no statistically significant change in either the number of people living in poverty or real median household income.

Sep 16, 2014 - 10:14:28 AM

Aging Issues

( - Society tends to have a negative perception of aging that is perpetuated through stereotypes; the media often depicts older adults as “slow” in both physical movement and mental capacity

Sep 15, 2014 - 8:05:13 PM

Cancer Issues

( - DALLAS - September 15, 2014 - Combining a standard chemotherapy drug with a second drug that stops cells from dividing improves both the survival and response rates for those with advanced cervical cancer, a new study by UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers finds.

Sep 15, 2014 - 7:16:10 PM


( - The timing of a toddler's first steps is an important developmental milestone, but a slight delay in walking is typically not a cause of concern by itself.

Sep 15, 2014 - 6:58:24 PM

Heart Health

( - Parsippany, NJ, September 2014 - As medical intervention and treatment have improved and as people have become more conscientious about lifestyle factors that improve heart health, deaths from heart disease have declined.

Sep 15, 2014 - 2:23:18 PM

Skin Care

( - New York, NY, September 2014 - The days when skin care was just for women are long gone. But even though men shave daily - and commit common mistakes that can contribute to an unhealthy appearance - rough and irritated skin isn't inevitable

Sep 15, 2014 - 1:46:06 PM


( - As autumn approaches, many people are looking forward to a break from the summer heat. However, soon that relief may turn chilly and your reliance on heating equipment will increase.

Sep 15, 2014 - 1:31:46 PM

Vitamin Issues

( - CORVALLIS, Ore. - Amid conflicting reports about the need for vitamin E and how much is enough, a new analysis published today suggests that adequate levels of this essential micronutrient are especially critical for the very young, the elderly, and women who are or may become pregnant.

Sep 15, 2014 - 12:31:11 PM

Women's Health

( - Philadelphia, Pa. (Sept. 15, 2014)-As young women across the United States adapt to their busy college lifestyles, physician assistant studies professor Joan Ward, MS, PA-C, at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, urges them to stay on top of their preventative health screenings.

Sep 15, 2014 - 12:15:39 PM

News : National

( - MANHATTAN - Obesity, gambling, substance abuse and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are just some disorders that have been linked to impulsive behavior, but the factors contributing to that impulsivity are still a mystery.

Sep 15, 2014 - 9:49:59 AM

Love/Relationship Columnist

( - Every kid grows up getting in trouble for lying. We all know honesty is important and everyone knows the hurt feeling of finding out they were lied to.

Sep 15, 2014 - 12:04:00 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist

( - As the school year starts, the school lunch program kicks into gear. For many children, especially those from families with limited incomes, school feeding programs are a lifeline for healthy eating.

Sep 15, 2014 - 12:02:25 AM

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