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Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies December 20, 2014

Some tips to avoid bad reactions to the seasonal good times

Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study December 19, 2014

Researchers say association was strongest among 60- to 74-year-olds

Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk December 18, 2014

Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC December 18, 2014

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

Frail Elderly Might Benefit From High-Dose Flu Shot December 18, 2014

Ramped-up vaccine elicits greater immune response, study finds

Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb December 18, 2014

Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds

Seniors Still Given Potentially Dangerous Sedatives: Study December 17, 2014

Drugs such as Xanax, Valium tied to confusion and falls, experts say

Federal Health Marketplace Enrolls Another 2.5 Million Americans December 17, 2014

Re-enrollment of current health-plan participants continues

Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability December 17, 2014

Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

Feel Younger Than Your Age? It May Help You Live Longer December 15, 2014

Researchers found death rate among young at heart was lower during study period

Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat December 12, 2014

Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it

Memory Lapses May Signal Stroke Risk: Study December 11, 2014

Link was seen mostly in people with higher levels of education, researchers said

Health Tip: Seniors, Focus on Nutrient-Dense Foods December 11, 2014

Eat plenty of fruit and veggies

Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia December 10, 2014

Study suggests low oxygen levels, less time in deep shut-eye may contribute to brain changes

Where Doctors Train May Affect Whether They Practice Expensive Medicine December 09, 2014

Those who did residencies in high-cost areas were more likely to spend more per patient, study finds

Cost of Job-Based Health Insurance Outpaces Family Income: Report December 09, 2014

Workers are paying more for health plans, could be getting less financial protection

Full Bladder May Get a Third of Women Over 40 Up at Night December 09, 2014

Known as nocturia, condition can be benign or linked to more serious health issue, researchers note

Obesity Can Cause 'Silent' Damage to Heart December 05, 2014

Study shows excess weight harms cardiovascular system without symptoms

Daily Statin Might Raise Your Risk for Cataracts: Study December 05, 2014

But benefits of cholesterol-lowering drugs outweigh risks, experts say

Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65 December 05, 2014

Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say

Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study December 05, 2014

Excess weight also shortens the time you live free of chronic diseases that lower quality of life, researchers say

Breast Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Mentally Ill: Study December 04, 2014

Conditions such as depression or schizophrenia linked to lower mammogram rates

Study Links Running to Lower Alzheimer's Death Risk December 04, 2014

Higher fruit intake, cholesterol-lowering drugs also associated with reduced risk, researchers say

Common Knee Surgery May Boost Arthritis Risk, Study Suggests December 03, 2014

Repairing tears in meniscus cartilage made joint trouble more likely than physical therapy did

Could a 'Mediterranean' Diet Extend Your Life? December 03, 2014

Study points to genetic signs that the antioxidant-rich regimen might boost longevity

40 Percent of Seniors Report Having a Disability December 02, 2014

U.S. government analysis also found 15 percent had three or more problems

Mammograms for 40-Somethings Supported by New Study December 02, 2014

Limiting screening to women with family history, dense breasts would miss many cancers, researchers find

Midlife Diabetes Linked to Memory Problems Later December 01, 2014

Blood sugar disorder associated with 19 percent greater decline in thinking skills, study reports

Poorest Seniors at Risk for Repeat Hospital Stays December 01, 2014

Spotting, offering transitional care to these patients should be priority for doctors, nurses, researcher says

Toddlers Hurt in Falls Often Not Warned About Climbing on Furniture December 01, 2014

Researchers found parents of these kids also more likely to not use safety gates at home

Statins Won't Help Protect Bones, Study Finds December 01, 2014

But they don't raise the risk of fractures, doctor notes

Infants Remember a Good Time, Study Finds December 01, 2014

Positive reinforcement seems to improve memory, researchers say

Testosterone May Not Deliver Victory for Athletes, Study Found December 01, 2014

Cross-country runners showed a spike in the 'male hormone' during race, regardless of finishing time

Too Few Seniors Check Their Medical Records Online November 28, 2014

Study shows older Americans get left behind when it comes to tracking their own health

How to Help Someone Grieving in the Holiday Season November 28, 2014

'Let them know you care,' says expert

Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening November 26, 2014

More than half of people with the condition never had a thinking/memory test, study found

Spotting Hearing Problems in Infancy May Boost Reading Skills in Deaf Teens November 26, 2014

Researchers found gap between screened, unscreened doubled as deaf children got older

Weight Could Influence Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief November 26, 2014

Study finds overweight people are less likely to have remission

Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens November 25, 2014

Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers

Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse November 25, 2014

Study finds illicit drug use more likely after their prescribed medications run out

Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines November 24, 2014

Many eligible for cholesterol-lowering drugs based on age alone, study finds

Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better November 24, 2014

Study found that the high-aerobic activity of running helped people walk more efficiently

Some Newly Insured Under 'Obamacare' May Have Trouble Finding Doctors November 24, 2014

In certain markets, wary physicians, narrow provider networks pose obstacles to care

Holidays Can Be Sensory Overload for Kids With Autism November 23, 2014

Expert offers tips for parents on how to help children stay calm during hustle and bustle of the season

Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes November 21, 2014

Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now November 21, 2014

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure November 20, 2014

New treatment strengthens heart walls, researchers say, but skeptics remain

Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain? November 20, 2014

Mentally stimulating work may keep your mind sharp, research says

U.S. Seniors' Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows November 19, 2014

Commonwealth Fund report reveals stark comparison to 10 industrialized countries with universal health coverage

Women With Heart Disease at Low Risk When Giving Birth: Study November 19, 2014

California researchers find more C-sections, longer hospital stays but no significant complications

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