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Winter Is the Season of Nosebleeds January 31, 2015

Expert offers tips for prevention and treatment

Breast Reconstruction Complications Similar for Older, Younger Women January 30, 2015

But risk of blood clots higher with use of seniors' own tissue instead of implants

Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50 January 30, 2015

Still, only 10 percent of cases occur in younger group, study finds

Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds January 29, 2015

The danger zone: more than 2 drinks daily

Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC January 29, 2015

Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says

Nearly 1 in 10 Adults Skips Meds Due to Cost, CDC Says January 29, 2015

Not taking medications as prescribed can have serious health consequences, experts note

Liberals, Independents Win Life Span Sweepstakes, Study Claims January 29, 2015

But researchers can't pinpoint why they outlived Republicans, Democrats over 30 years

72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says January 28, 2015

Agency vows action to boost the effectiveness of the life-saving devices

Muscle Weakness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Over 80 January 28, 2015

CDC study finds women more affected than men

Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret January 27, 2015

But doctors often able to identify cause of fall and help to prevent another

'Long Life' Gene Might Make Some Smarter, Too: Study January 27, 2015

Greater size of particular brain region predicted better function

Good Sleep in Middle Age May Pay Benefits Later January 27, 2015

Better functioning reported decades afterward in study

Concussions Linked to Memory Loss in Study of Retired NFL Players January 27, 2015

Researchers found differences and evidence of damage in areas of brain related to recall

Don't Become a Blizzard Casualty January 27, 2015

Doctor shares tips for staying warm, avoiding falls

Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia January 26, 2015

Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect

Autism Genes Vary, Even in Affected Siblings, Study Finds January 26, 2015

Only one-third of siblings with autism shared similar genetic variations, researchers say

Health Tip: Identifying Signs of Shoulder Arthritis January 26, 2015

Including pain that worsens

Watch Out for Falling Icicles January 25, 2015

Winter's hazards aren't all underfoot, doctor warns

Health Tip: Exercise Safely January 23, 2015

Opt for activities with lower rates of injury

Family Stories May Help Coma Patients Recover January 22, 2015

When relatives read detailed recollections of significant events, improvements were seen

Obamacare's Payments to Doctors Widens Access for Medicaid Patients: Study January 22, 2015

Researchers find association between higher reimbursement and appointment availability

Most Americans Have Access to 'Exercise Opportunities,' Study Finds January 22, 2015

But availability varies, with Southern counties faring worse

Knee Pain While Using Stairs May Be First Sign of Arthritis January 22, 2015

Discomfort with walking, standing, lying or sitting comes later, study finds

Leaks in Brain May Contribute to Dementia January 21, 2015

Study finds blood vessels in older adults break down

Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study January 20, 2015

Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines

Could a Drink a Day Lower Your Risk for Heart Failure? January 20, 2015

Study found an association for middle-aged people, but experts stress that heavy drinking is never healthy

Overactive Bladder a Common Problem, FDA Says January 19, 2015

But many people are too embarrassed to seek treatment, or don't know options exist

Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors January 19, 2015

Study found more than a third of people over 65 reporting a fall over the past 2 years

A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults January 19, 2015

But experts say restricting intake is still advisable

Family Income, Expectations Tied to Kindergarten Performance January 19, 2015

Kids scored better overall when their parents focused more on reading, computer use and preschool

Homebound Neighbors May Need Your Help in Winter January 18, 2015

Cold, snow are especially isolating for the elderly or disabled, expert says

Take Steps to Avoid Winter Falls January 17, 2015

Check the traction of your boots, keep your legs strong

Life Satisfaction Linked to Bone Health in Older Women January 16, 2015

Good spirits may be as important as lifestyle habits, researchers say

Eyes Wide Shut: Key to a Keener Memory? January 16, 2015

Study volunteers had better recall of details in video depicting crimes if they closed their eyes

More Americans Getting Needed Health Care, Survey Shows January 15, 2015

As coverage expands under 'Obamacare,' fewer report problems getting care, paying medical bills

Depression, Anxiety Can Precede Memory Loss in Alzheimer's, Study Finds January 14, 2015

Those who developed dementia were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression earlier

Scientists Spot Mutation Behind Genetic Form of Heart Failure January 14, 2015

Variant makes heart muscle less elastic, enlarges organ and impairs ability to pump blood

Some 'Safety Net' Health Clinics See Drop in Uninsured Visits Under Obamacare January 12, 2015

Study examines effects of state Medicaid expansions

Happy Childhood May Be Good for Your Heart January 12, 2015

Study found those in safe, secure families were more likely to practice healthy habits

Naps May Boost Your Baby's Memory January 12, 2015

Study found infants recalled tasks better if they slept within four hours of learning

Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated? January 12, 2015

Very tight blood sugar control can pose problems without benefits, study says

Cancer Survivors May Struggle for Years With Mental, Physical Problems January 12, 2015

Survey finds financial health often suffers, too

Was Beethoven Composing From His Heart? January 08, 2015

Experts suspect cardiac arrhythmia may have influenced parts of his work

Petty 'Crimes' Sometimes Tied to Dementia January 08, 2015

Thefts, traffic violations may be first signs of mental decline, researchers say

Kidney Disease Treatment May Be Improving, Study Suggests January 08, 2015

Even though rate of disease is on the rise, fewer patients are suffering organ failure or dying

High Blood Sugar in Heart Failure Patients May Point to Risk of Early Death January 07, 2015

Even normal but slightly elevated levels can signal trouble, study notes

ICU Infections Among Elderly Tied to Higher Death Rates After Discharge January 06, 2015

Intravenous line infections and ventilator-related pneumonia among most common problems, study says

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Lower Life Expectancy in Study January 06, 2015

But, second study suggests that intensive blood sugar management can make a difference

About 1 in 7 Older Adults Has Some Form of Lung Disease: CDC January 06, 2015

COPD, asthma affect many aging Americans

200-Year-Old Whale May Give Clues to Human Longevity January 06, 2015

British scientists mapped bowhead whale's DNA and found intriguing results

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