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( - Vibrant tones of yellow, orange, and red move in waves across the screen. Although the display looks like psychedelic art, it’s actually providing highly technical medical information – the electrical activity of a beating heart stained with voltage-sensitive dyes to test for injury or disease.

Aug 21, 2017 - 12:00:11 PM

Marital Issues

( - Knowing whether to stay in or leave a romantic relationship is often an agonizing experience and that ambivalence can have negative consequences for health and well-being.

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:50:05 AM


( - HOUSTON –  – Students will soon make the often-tricky transition to a new school year, and among these students are those identified with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or other developmental/behavioral differences.

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:41:53 AM


( - ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL – It may seem as though every fall your allergies get the best of you rather than you coming out on top. Sneezing, wheezing, runny noses and itchy eyes can leave you feeling run down and defeated.

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:35:42 AM

Cancer Issues

( - Of the nearly 4 million women in the United States who have had either breast cancer or ovarian cancer, at least 1.5 million have a high risk of carrying certain types of genetic mutations that could increase their risk for additional cancers in the future.

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:29:08 AM

Sleep Issues

( - ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Sleep is essential for good mental and physical health, and chronic insufficient sleep increases the risk for several chronic health problems.

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:23:07 AM


( - Every cell in the body, whether skin or muscle or brain, starts out as a generic cell that acquires its unique characteristics after undergoing a process of specialization. Nowhere is this process more dramatic than it is in red blood cells.

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:16:21 AM


( - Leading pediatrics and sleep associations agree: Teens shouldn’t start school so early.

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:06:51 AM


( - WASHINGTON,  — Whether to perform surgery on a fetus is a heart-wrenching decision.  This type of surgery involves penetrating the highly delicate amniotic sac, increasing health risks to the fetus.

Aug 21, 2017 - 10:59:03 AM


( - ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Parents may also experience some nerves as their children prepare to head back to school.

Aug 21, 2017 - 10:51:39 AM

Women's Health

( - WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2017 — Licorice roots have a diverse and flavorful history, having been used in ancient Egyptian times as a tea and in traditional Chinese medicines

Aug 21, 2017 - 10:38:58 AM

Vaccine Issues

( - WASHINGTON, Aug.21, 2017 — Substance abuse is a continuing problem in the U.S., particularly with heroin and other opioids, to the point of being an epidemic.

Aug 21, 2017 - 10:31:24 AM

News : National

( - Massage is no longer available only through luxury spas and upscale health clubs. Today, massage therapy is offered in businesses, clinics, hospitals and even airports.

Aug 21, 2017 - 10:15:44 AM

News : National

( - CHICAGO, Aug. 20, 2017 -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association is deeply saddened by the death of beloved comedian, performer, humanitarian and former MDA telethon star and national chairmanJerry Lewis.

Aug 20, 2017 - 9:32:57 PM

Contributing Columnist

( - We’ve been hearing about the great National Eclipse for months, and on August 21st it will finally arrive! In this article, we point out some interesting facts about this eclipse, and look at a few eclipse-related health scares you may have missed.

Aug 20, 2017 - 7:00:19 AM

Women's Health

( - Mother’s milk, which consists of a complex and continually changing blend of proteins, fats and sugars, helps protect babies against bacterial infections.

Aug 20, 2017 - 6:59:16 AM

Food and Nutrition

( - What your child eats for lunch matters more than you might realize, say the experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Aug 19, 2017 - 5:06:28 PM

Cancer Issues

( - (Sacramento, Calif.)—A review of kidney cancer in California from 1988 through 2013 by the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) has concluded that the high incidence of small tumors and early-stage disease observed in California from 1988 until about 2009 has declined and stabilized in recent years, signaling the end of a trend.

Aug 18, 2017 - 2:02:48 PM

News : National

(  - DALLAS, August 18, 2017 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) supports and formally endorses the new “Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention: An Athletics Tool Kit” produced by the NCAA Sports Science Institute.

Aug 18, 2017 - 1:50:05 PM

Smoking Issues

( - WASHINGTON (Aug. 18, 2017) A recent study in the Nicotine & Tobacco Research journal confirms that the tobacco industry sends discount cigarette coupons to non-smokers in the USA and that some of those receiving the coupons become smokers.

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:42:06 PM

Vaccine Issues

( - Philadelphia, Pa. — While we prepare our children to go back to school, parents should check and make sure their children are current on all vaccinations before the start of the school year or they may not be able to start on the first day.

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:34:00 PM

Heart Health

( - EAST LANSING, Mich. – A new Michigan State University study on 240 emergency room patients shows just how much of a role a person’s cholesterol plays, when in a crystallized state, during a heart attack.

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:29:09 PM


(  - ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Life as a fruit fly seems pretty simple: Hatch, grow, eat, find a mate, produce hundreds of tiny offspring and die — all in a month or so.

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:21:55 PM


( - GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A father-son research partnership has found that athletic prowess could be related to the length of your fingers.

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:14:54 PM

Alzheimer Issues

( - LOS ANGELES — Cedars-Sinai neuroscience investigators have found that Alzheimer’s disease affects the retina – the back of the eye –  similarly to the way it affects the brain.

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:10:32 PM


( - Early surgery to repair tears of one of the shoulder rotator cuff muscles provides lasting improvement in strength, function, and other outcomes

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:02:55 PM

Patient Issues

( - PHILADELPHIA — As politicians struggle to solve the nation’s healthcare problems, a new study finds a way to improve health and lower costs among Medicaid and uninsured patients.

Aug 18, 2017 - 11:58:27 AM

Suicide Issues

( - Suicide rates in rural areas of Maryland are 35-percent higher than in the state’s urban settings, a disparity that can be attributed to the significantly greater use of firearms in rural settings

Aug 18, 2017 - 11:53:52 AM


( - The human brain has a region of cells responsible for linking sensory cues to actions and behaviors and cataloging the link as a memory. Cells that form these links have been deemed highly stable and fixed.

Aug 18, 2017 - 11:48:06 AM

News : National

( - Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a brain mechanism in siblings of bipolar patients that makes them resilient to bipolar disorder.

Aug 18, 2017 - 11:41:01 AM

Children's Health

( - You might have a check of your student’s vision on your back-to-school list, but what about his hearing? Dr. Kelly Conroy, a Mayo Clinic audiologist, says children with an undiagnosed hearing issue can face both academic and social struggles.

Aug 18, 2017 - 11:32:24 AM

Influenza Issues

( - Here’s good news about health: Flu vaccines are already available at doctor’s offices, retail stores, pharmacies and flu clinics.

Aug 18, 2017 - 7:39:46 AM

Hearing Issues

( - One out of every six people lives with some degree of hearing loss, and the earlier you have your hearing evaluated and treated by a professional, the better your outcome. These facts and hints can help:

Aug 18, 2017 - 7:32:59 AM


( - Trees have the ability to capture and remove pollutants from the soil and degrade them through natural processes in the plant.

Aug 17, 2017 - 2:31:24 PM

Vitamin Issues

( - NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2017 -- Vitamin C may "tell" faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to mature and die normally, instead of multiplying to cause blood cancers.

Aug 17, 2017 - 2:16:29 PM

Teen Health

( - WASHINGTONAug. 17, 2017 -- An estimated 30 to 50 percent of teens with congenital heart conditions will experience anxiety and/or depression disorders

Aug 17, 2017 - 1:25:51 PM

Memory Issues

( - Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have devised a method to selectively erase particular fear memories by weakening the connections between neurons involved in forming these memories.

Aug 17, 2017 - 1:18:36 PM

News : National

( - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce an agreement with Mylan regarding the classification of EpiPen.

Aug 17, 2017 - 1:11:02 PM

Children's Health

( - Everyone into the water! Not words you’d expect to hear from a hospital, but young patients were thrilled to experience the big waves in Long Beach, Long Island, when New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery took them on an adaptive surfing trip this week.

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:31:47 PM

Children's Health

( - A research team at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health has determined that a special mixture of good bacteria in the body reduced the incidence of sepsis in infants in India by 40 percent at a cost of only $1 per infant.

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:22:36 PM

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