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Many Kids With Diabetes Missing Out on Eye Exams, Study Finds March 23, 2017

Those with type 2 disease should see eye doc right away, while type 1 patients can wait 5 years

ACL Surgery Usually Puts Athletes Back in Play: Study March 22, 2017

Patient satisfaction is high after knee ligament reconstruction, researchers say

Smartphone Device Sizes Up Sperm Health March 22, 2017

It analyzes samples in seconds, with 98 percent accuracy, in the privacy of a man's home, researchers say

Family History of Colon Cancer Calls for Earlier Screening March 21, 2017

Talk to your doctor if relatives have had this cancer

Prostate Cancer Treatments Have Varying Side Effects, Study Shows March 21, 2017

Even 'active surveillance' may have risks, such as anxiety

Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Won't Curb Men's Dementia Risk March 20, 2017

Brain expert says it's unlikely that any one nutrient would be a 'silver bullet'

Blood Test May Spot Lung Cancer's Return, Even Before Scans March 20, 2017

Small study finds the new technique beats CT and PET scans by around 6 months

Drugs for Prostate Trouble, Balding Not Linked to Suicide Risk March 20, 2017

However, medications like Propecia, Proscar may be tied to depression, study finds

Smokers Prone to Problems After Joint Replacement: Study March 16, 2017

Cessation programs help reduce the rate of complications and costs, researchers say

For Seniors, Treatment for One Eye Disease May Cause Another March 16, 2017

Risk of glaucoma tied to 7 or more injections for macular degeneration, study suggests

Home Beats Rehab for Knee, Hip Replacement Recovery March 16, 2017

Research shows patients fare well, sometimes better, if discharged home, even if they live alone

Osteoporosis Fractures May Be Deadlier for Men March 15, 2017

But women suffer more of these broken bones, researchers say

Higher Spending by Docs May Not Buy Better Health March 13, 2017

No difference in patient outcomes when physicians order more -- or more pricey -- tests, treatments, study finds

Dizzy Spells in Middle-Age Tied to Dementia Risk Later March 10, 2017

Rapid drops in blood pressure that cause light-headedness may do serious damage, study suggests

Baby Boomers Get an 'F' for Hep C Testing March 08, 2017

Screening rates for the dangerous virus remain low despite recommendations, study finds

Hearing Loss May Double in United States by 2060 March 02, 2017

Those over 70 will be hardest hit, study finds

Exercise Beats Weight Loss at Helping Seniors' Hearts March 01, 2017

Both are healthy goals, but getting active may reap even more benefit, study finds

Older Bones Benefit From Dairy Plus Vitamin D March 01, 2017

The supplements boost absorption of calcium, researchers say

Colon Cancer Rates, Deaths Drop in Americans Over 50 March 01, 2017

Report suggests higher screening rates explain the positive trend

Kids Should Be Screened for Lazy Eye by Age 5 February 28, 2017

Waiting later could lead to permanent vision problems, U.S. panel says

Hip Fracture's Link to Early Death May Last Years February 28, 2017

People over 60 face two to three times the risk of dying over next 8 years, study finds

Pediatricians Revise Guidelines for Teen Victims of Sexual Assault February 27, 2017

Physicians need to be comfortable screening for it, offering additional help if needed

Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages February 23, 2017

But older people have a higher risk of minor complications, study finds

Dentists at the Front Line in Diabetes Epidemic February 23, 2017

Severe gum disease can signal undiagnosed case of blood sugar disease

Is Need for More Sleep a Sign of Pending Dementia? February 22, 2017

Study finds an association but doesn't prove cause and effect

Testosterone Therapy May Have Benefits, But Risks Too February 21, 2017

While trials show it boosts bone density and lowers anemia risk, heart risks also seen

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

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