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( - According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Americans' 275 million TV sets burn through some 65 billion kilowatt hours of energy each year, representing four to five percent of U.S. household electricity consumption.

Feb 1, 2015 - 9:34:34 AM

Contributing Columnist

( - Last week's article, which detailed officialdom's unrelenting war on e-cigarettes, generated plenty of e-mail and commentary--100 percent of which was favorable.  Many commenters were truly dismayed how the public trust could be betrayed by money, egos, fanaticism, or a combination of the three.  Others asked how they could fight back; more on that later.


Jan 31, 2015 - 5:01:01 PM

Obesity Issues

( - It is estimated that there are already 2.1 billion overweight people in the world and the number is growing. With a projected population of 9.6 billion worldwide by 2050, both population growth and obesity will severely test the world's health and food resources.

Jan 31, 2015 - 5:00:45 PM

Love/Relationship Columnist

( - Viewer questions this week address intimacy, sex, sibling bullying and dating after a breakup.

Jan 31, 2015 - 5:00:00 PM

Aging Issues

( - Melville, NY, January 30, 2015- If you talk to the typical "healthy" single senior, you will be surprised to learn he/she is sexually active, performing at least two to three times a month, which is similar to the frequency of many younger couples.


Jan 30, 2015 - 4:42:29 PM

Skin Care

( - Whether you are hitting the slopes this winter or just clearing snow from your driveway, you should be concerned about protecting yourself from sun damage and skin cancer.

Jan 30, 2015 - 4:31:08 PM


( - Many of the primary trends of the past several years continue to challenge hospitals and health systems. Many providers are continuing to develop and refine their Affordable Care Act (ACA) readiness strategies by exploring a variety of innovative reimbursement models and building infrastructure for population health management (PHM).

Jan 30, 2015 - 2:28:18 PM

Cancer Issues

( - DALLAS - Jan. 30, 2015 - UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have identified a strong link between the most aggressive type of breast cancer and a gene that regulates the body's natural cellular recycling process, called autophagy.

Jan 30, 2015 - 1:44:21 PM

Skin Care

( - Los Angeles - January 30, 2015 - Adults and children with darker skin and hard to treat acne can find preventive and treatment care with one of the top ethnic skin specialists in the country, Dr. A. David Rahimi.

Jan 30, 2015 - 1:31:31 PM

Cancer Issues

( - When children hear that parents or grandparents have been diagnosed with cancer, they may feel frightened, discouraged and confused.

Jan 29, 2015 - 5:06:24 PM

Women's Health

( - Staten Island, NY January 29, 2015  Early-stage breast cancer patients who are candidates for intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) are finding the treatment offers multiple benefits, including reducing radiation exposure to healthy tissue, fewer treatments required, and reduced costs.

Jan 29, 2015 - 2:19:53 PM

Eye Care

( - Clarksburg, MD-Targeting the growing rates of glaucoma and macular degeneration, the BrightFocus Foundation today launched a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign, "Make a Plan Today: Get Your Eyes Checked."

Jan 29, 2015 - 2:13:14 PM

Children's Health

( - It's Friday afternoon and your 20-month-old son is running a fever. He is cranky, refuses to eat, periodically pulls on his ears, and isn't his usual playful self. Your reaction is:

Jan 29, 2015 - 2:06:53 PM


( - A study with 32 transgender children, ages 5 to 12, indicates that the gender identity of these children is deeply held and is not the result of confusion about gender identity or pretense.

Jan 29, 2015 - 2:00:13 PM

News : National

( - Super Bowl XLIX will be played Feb. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. This will be the second time the NFL's championship game will be held in Glendale and the third time in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Jan 29, 2015 - 12:28:38 PM

Aging Issues

( - Aging is an inevitable factor of life, and when ‘considering the alternative', is a great privilege!  When it comes to Fertility, however, aging and its' twin sister, the biological clock, can be a problem.

Jan 29, 2015 - 12:19:16 PM

Dental Issues

( - Wisdom teeth are sometimes regarded as "third molars" and they usually begin to develop within individuals between the ages of seventeen and twenty-five.

Jan 29, 2015 - 11:39:08 AM

Psychological Issues

( - Parsippany, NJ, January 2015 - What are you afraid of? Flying? Public speaking? Heights? These are among the more common fears or phobias.

Jan 29, 2015 - 9:42:04 AM

Food and Nutrition

( - MANHATTAN - If you're gearing up for a big Super Bowl bash, you might want to consult the best food-handling practices before preparing that feast.

Jan 29, 2015 - 9:35:02 AM

Patient Issues

( - COLUMBIA, Mo. (Jan. 28, 2015) - Currently, doctors have to throw away more than 80 percent of donated tissue used for joint replacements because the tissue does not survive long enough to be transplanted.

Jan 28, 2015 - 7:04:43 PM

Influenza Issues

( - Whether the cold winter wind, bone dry air or infestation of Spring pollen, a slew of new OTC medications are introduced to consumers to treat their sore throats and other symptoms.

Jan 28, 2015 - 3:58:55 PM

Children's Health

( - Play may seem like fun and games, but new research shows that specific kinds of play are actually associated with development of particular cognitive skills.

Jan 28, 2015 - 3:49:45 PM

Plastic Surgery

( - As we naturally grow older, the signs of aging begin to grow more visible upon our faces.

Jan 28, 2015 - 3:33:36 PM

Plastic Surgery

( - Marina del Rey, CA - January 28, 2015 - Want to look and feel gorgeous in less than 24 hours for Valentine's Day?

Jan 28, 2015 - 12:26:02 PM

Cancer Issues

( - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A compound found in green tea may trigger a cycle that kills oral cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone, according to Penn State food scientists.

Jan 28, 2015 - 11:28:22 AM

News : National

( - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald is taking a firsthand look at the issue of homelessness among Veterans by participating in this year's Point-in-Time (PIT) Count in Los Angeles, California. The PIT Count typically takes place in locations around the country during the month of January.

Jan 28, 2015 - 11:14:51 AM

Eye Care

( - Imagine eyeglasses that can go quickly from clear to shaded and back again when you want them to, rather than passively in response to changes in light.

Jan 28, 2015 - 9:46:29 AM


( - MANHATTAN - Chances are that if you made a New Year's resolution, you've already failed. Only about 8 percent of Americans achieve their goal, according to research from the Journal of Clinical Psychology. But there is still hope

Jan 28, 2015 - 9:24:10 AM

Alzheimer Issues

( - Jianguo Fang and colleagues note that mounting evidence suggests that oxidative damage to neuronal cells contributes to the development of diseases that originate in the brain.

Jan 28, 2015 - 9:17:25 AM

Aging Issues

( - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Headstrong elderly parents and their adult children may be able to find common ground with proper intervention, according to researchers in human development.

Jan 28, 2015 - 9:10:54 AM

Teen Health

( - Teens who mistakenly perceive themselves as overweight are actually at greater risk of obesity as adults, according to research findings forthcoming in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.


Jan 28, 2015 - 8:51:43 AM


( - GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Adults with a history of ADHD who use drugs started using substances one to two years earlier than those with no ADHD history, according to a new University of Florida.

Jan 27, 2015 - 12:27:48 PM

News : National

( - WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 27, 2015 - American Humane Association, the country's first national humane organization, today announced that the happy egg co. has become the first commercial egg producer in the United States to be granted humane certification from American Humane Association in the category "Layer Hens: Free-Range and Pasture-raised."

Jan 27, 2015 - 12:14:56 PM

Plastic Surgery

( - Up to an estimated 50% of everyone in the US who has a tattoo will eventually decide to get rid of it at some point in their life.

Jan 27, 2015 - 11:00:31 AM

Smoking Issues

( - Among patients with prostate cancer, those who smoke have increased risks of experiencing side effects from treatment and of developing future cancer recurrences, or even dying from prostate cancer.

Jan 27, 2015 - 10:23:57 AM


( - People tend to have a distinctive way of talking to babies and small children: We speak more slowly, using a sing-song voice, and tend to use cutesy words like "tummy".

Jan 27, 2015 - 10:14:19 AM

Contributing Columnist

( - According to Dr. Gilbert Ross, Medical and Executive Director, American Council on Science and Health...Smoking is America's most important, and preventable, public health problem:

Jan 26, 2015 - 6:00:34 PM

News : National

( - A team of Johns Hopkins specialists, using a battery of imaging and cognitive tests, has gathered evidence of accumulated brain damage that could be linked to specific memory deficits in former National Football League (NFL) players experienced decades after they stopped playing the game.

Jan 26, 2015 - 1:04:52 PM

News : National

( - Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists have identified a circuit in the brains of mice that regulates thirst. When a subset of cells in the circuit is switched on, mice immediately begin drinking water, even if they are fully hydrated. A second set of cells suppresses the urge to drink.

Jan 26, 2015 - 12:34:18 PM

Sleep Issues

( - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Giving employees more control over their work schedules may help curb sleep deficiency, according to health researchers.

Jan 26, 2015 - 12:27:48 PM

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