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Chronic Pain More Likely for Poor, Less Educated: Study February 17, 2017

Researchers say more research is needed to determine cause of disparity among older Americans

Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report February 14, 2017

American Heart Association estimates that nearly half of Americans will have heart disease in less than 20 years

'Cooling Caps' May Halt Chemo-Linked Hair Loss February 14, 2017

One of two trials was stopped early because results were so strong

Many Seniors Take Multiple Meds That Can Affect the Brain February 13, 2017

Psychiatrist cautions doctors and patients to consider risks and benefits of each drug

FDA Issues Warning About Balloon Obesity Treatments February 13, 2017

Some devices are over-inflating, and some have been linked to pancreas inflammation, agency says

Flu Cases Spiking Across the United States: CDC February 10, 2017

Hospitalizations and deaths among kids and adults on the rise

Is It Parkinson's or Something Else? Blood Test Might Tell February 08, 2017

But new technique needs more study, researchers say

Too Few High-Risk Women Tested for Breast Cancer Gene: Survey February 07, 2017

Only half got BRCA screen, and more than half of those who didn't said doctors never recommended it

Sickle Cell Trait in Blacks Can Skew Diabetes Test Results February 07, 2017

Inaccurate reading may affect diagnosis and treatment of the blood sugar disease, study says

For Elderly Needing Home Medical Care, Are Nurse Practitioners the Answer? February 06, 2017

Restrictions in some U.S. states are an obstacle, researcher says

Black Americans Still Undertreated for HIV February 03, 2017

Nearly 1 in 4 had progressed to AIDS at time of diagnosis: CDC

10,000 U.S. Seniors Die Within Week of ER Discharge Every Year: Study February 02, 2017

May be due to gaps in medical knowledge about which patients need more attention, researcher says

Common Painkillers Don't Ease Back Pain, Study Finds February 02, 2017

Patients who took NSAIDs were also 2.5 times more likely to suffer gastrointestinal side effects

Sticking With One Doctor May Help Keep Seniors Out of the Hospital February 02, 2017

Study found those who saw the same physician over time had fewer admissions

Health Tip: Strength Training Is For Seniors, Too February 01, 2017

How it may help older people

Joints That Make Those Popping or Cracking Sounds January 27, 2017

The noises may be irritating, but they're typically normal, orthopedic doctors say

Check Your Neck for Thyroid Abnormalities January 26, 2017

20 million Americans have thyroid disease, but only 4 out of 10 know it, doctors say

Jury Still Out on Whether to Screen All Adults for Sleep Apnea January 24, 2017

Not enough data to advise for or against such screening, U.S. experts in prevention and medicine say

Half Report Severe Side Effects From Breast Cancer Therapy January 24, 2017

Digestive troubles, pain, skin irritation and arm swelling among possible problems

Could Obesity Undermine Memory Training in Older Adults? January 23, 2017

Study adds to growing evidence of a link between weight and certain brain functions

Implanted Defibrillators Benefit Seniors: Study January 18, 2017

Nearly 80 percent of patients were alive 2 years after getting device that restores normal heart rhythm

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Sight-Stealing Eye Condition January 18, 2017

Animal tests showed fewer injections needed to treat age-related macular degeneration

1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed With Asthma May Not Have It: Study January 17, 2017

Almost half did not get objective breathing test, researchers in Canada found

Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk? January 17, 2017

Meds may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease, study suggests

Protecting Ankles, Feet From Winter's Assaults January 11, 2017

Proper footwear a must, especially for people with nerve damage or extreme sensitivity to cold, foot surgeon says

High Blood Pressure Often Undiagnosed, Untreated January 11, 2017

Half of mobile clinic patients with the condition said they didn't know they had it, study finds

Joints Achy? Don't Blame Mother Nature January 10, 2017

Study disputes weather's role in knee and back pain

Obamacare Boosts Breast Cancer Screening, Study Finds January 09, 2017

Waiving costs appears to improve mammography rates, but not colonoscopy, even among the poor

Hour-Long Nap May Boost Brain Function in Older Adults January 06, 2017

Linked to improved memory and ability to think clearly in study

Seniors' Health Can Tumble After ER Visit January 06, 2017

Disability and loss of agility more likely six months after treatment, study finds

Vomiting Disorder on Rise in Weed-Friendly Colorado January 06, 2017

Doctors say problem may become more widespread as more states decriminalize possession of pot

Is Running Bad for Your Knees? January 05, 2017

Study suggests it may slow development of osteoarthritis

More Signs Mediterranean Diet May Boost Your Brain January 04, 2017

Older adults who favored this eating style lost less brain volume, study finds

Powerful Drug for Advanced Cancers May Need Less Frequent Dosing January 04, 2017

Patients whose disease has spread to bone can cut side effects tied to zoledronic acid, researchers report

Routine Checkup Should Assess Fitness, Too January 03, 2017

Cardiorespiratory test would help gauge patients' heart disease risk, doctor says

Resolve to Reduce Your Cancer Risk This Year January 03, 2017

Healthy habits are key to preventing the disease, cancer experts say

Gastro Issues May Be Downside to Weight-Loss Surgery December 29, 2016

Stomach problems, food intolerance plagued many patients even 2 years after procedure, study found

Melanoma Rates Rise in Some States, Fall in Others December 29, 2016

Local sun-safety campaigns may be key to progress against the deadly skin cancer, researchers say

Antipsychotic Drugs May Up Risk of Early Death in Alzheimer's Patients December 27, 2016

Increased odds were nearly doubled if two antipsychotic medications were taken, study says

Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts December 20, 2016

Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says

Female Doctors May Have an Edge: Study December 19, 2016

Older hospital patients treated by a woman were slightly less likely to be readmitted or die within 30 days

Minority Women Less Likely to Get Breast Cancer Screening December 16, 2016

More study is needed to understand the disparity, researchers say

Angelina Jolie's Mastectomies Tied to Rise in Genetic Testing December 15, 2016

But, researchers did not find a corresponding increase in breast removal surgeries

Beating Breast Cancer But Still Paying a Price December 15, 2016

Small study suggests few long-term survivors receive adequate symptom relief

Polar Vortex Tightens Grip on U.S. December 15, 2016

Doctor offers precautions against hypothermia; go easy when shoveling snow

Birth Defects From Zika More Far-Reaching Than Thought December 14, 2016

Studies found greater prevalence than believed, more neurological problems cropping up months after birth

Prices Skyrocket on Drugs Widely Used by Seniors: Report December 14, 2016

Cost of brand-name meds for chronic conditions rose nearly 130 times faster than inflation rate

Polar Vortex Takes Aim at U.S. December 13, 2016

Doctor offers precautions against hypothermia; go easy when shoveling snow

Test Predicting Alzheimer's Would Be Welcome, Survey Finds December 13, 2016

3 out of 4 seniors said they'd want to know

Tamoxifen May Get Blamed for Unrelated Symptoms December 09, 2016

Perceived side effects might lead some to stop taking the breast cancer preventative, study finds

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