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High-Risk Melanomas Often on Head or Neck, Study Finds August 20, 2014

Rate of cell growth may be a key to diagnosis and treatment, an expert says

Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain August 20, 2014

Suggestions for seniors to stay sharp

When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden: Study August 19, 2014

Brothers often pass on responsibilities to sisters, research contends

Health Tip: Have Jaw Pain? August 19, 2014

Here are possible causes

Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests August 18, 2014

Screening shouldn't be done when patients have less than a 10-year life expectancy, researchers say

WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak August 18, 2014

Officials stress that transmission of virus requires direct contact with infected person

Choose Wrinkle Treatments Wisely, FDA Advises August 14, 2014

Scarring, allergic reactions and vision problems among possible side effects

High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Better Protect the Elderly: Study August 13, 2014

It might also reduce flu hospitalizations and complications, researchers say

Malnutrition Threatens Many U.S. Seniors Seen at ERs August 13, 2014

Depression, dental problems, difficulty buying groceries among most common reasons, study finds

Bone Drugs Don't Lower Breast Cancer Risk After All, Study Finds August 12, 2014

Instead, low estrogen might be the beneficial factor, researcher suggests

FDA Approves Highly Accurate At-Home Colon Cancer Test August 12, 2014

DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say

Heart Medication Digoxin Linked to Higher Risk of Death for Some August 11, 2014

Increase seen in people with certain abnormal heart rhythms, study finds

Shingles Vaccine Still Effective After Chemotherapy August 08, 2014

Study finds cancer treatment didn't seem to lessen immunization's effects

Millions Given Access to Breast, Cervical Cancer Screening: CDC August 07, 2014

Report details success of CDC program for women with limited health care access

Gut Bacteria May Reveal Colon Cancer, Study Finds August 07, 2014

Test could be used in addition to current methods to better improve detection

Health Tip: Signs That an Elderly Person Isn't Eating Right August 07, 2014

Including unexplained weight loss

'Elder Abuse' Often Involves Finances, Study Finds August 06, 2014

Family members are frequently the culprits, researchers say

Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Cancer, Study Shows August 06, 2014

Taking low-dose pill each day fights numerous malignancies, and benefits outweigh any risk

Skip the Steroids for Shoulder Pain? August 05, 2014

Physical therapy as effective as injections, researchers say

Teen 'Growing Pains' May Persist For Years July 31, 2014

Left untreated, knee discomfort can become chronic, researchers caution

J&J Pulls Hysterectomy Tool Tied to Cancer Risk From Market July 31, 2014

Controversial device had been used for minimally invasive hysterectomies, uterine fibroid removal

Chronic Medical Conditions Can Shorten Seniors' Lives: Study July 28, 2014

Preventing older people from developing additional illnesses may boost life expectancy, researcher says

Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows July 15, 2014

But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Likely Saves Money, Study Finds July 15, 2014

American Heart Association recommends self-testing; research says it benefits patients and insurers

Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show July 15, 2014

Improved heart health may be one reason for decline seen in some developed countries

Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery July 15, 2014

Close monitoring enough for most of these patients, study says

Don't Judge a Pill by Its Color July 14, 2014

Study finds people may stop taking heart medications if the drug's appearance changes

High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia July 14, 2014

But it's too early to recommend any change in treatment, researcher says

Staying Active May Help Prevent Dementia July 14, 2014

Physical activity in middle age might reduce risk of memory disorders, studies suggest

Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp? July 14, 2014

New study says maybe, but the reason why isn't yet clear

Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds July 14, 2014

Social support might be the key, researcher says

Eye Tests Might Help ID Alzheimer's, Studies Suggest July 14, 2014

Researchers report on two approaches that look for telltale plaques

FDA Advisers Weigh Risks of Procedure for Removal of Uterine Fibroids July 14, 2014

No guarantee that devices won't increase chances of spreading cancer to other parts of a woman's body, experts say

Delaying Kid's Knee Surgery Could Be a Bad Play, Study Finds July 11, 2014

Secondary injuries more common among children who postpone ligament repair, research shows

Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds July 09, 2014

No greater risk for heart disease, diabetes or death among donors, researchers say

More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review July 08, 2014

Class of drugs that includes naproxen linked to increased chance of heart attack, stroke, but finding not conclusive

Experts Reject Routine Screening for Narrowed Neck Arteries July 07, 2014

Widespread testing in healthy adults would lead to too many unnecessary follow-up procedures, panel says

Mammography Costs Soar for Seniors, But Detection Rates the Same: Study July 01, 2014

Research hasn't shown expensive technologies benefit women over 65, researcher says

HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study July 01, 2014

Challenges in managing side effects may prompt some doctors to treat tumors less aggressively, researchers suggest

Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers': Study June 30, 2014

Price tag for 1 year of institutionalized care is now about $84,000, federal report says

Many Unaware of Their HIV Status Until It's Advanced June 26, 2014

ER study also finds high proportion without health insurance

Over Half of Seniors Plagued by Incontinence: CDC June 25, 2014

Older men and women prone to urinary and bladder problems, report finds

3D Mammograms May Improve Breast Cancer Screening June 24, 2014

Higher detection rates, fewer false alarms seen with newer technology, study says

Screen Older Men Who've Ever Smoked for Aneurysms: Experts June 23, 2014

Benefit outweighs cost of checking for weak spots in major blood vessel

Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia, Study Suggests June 23, 2014

Even taking up intellectual pursuits in mid-life appears to aid the brain

Mammography Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths by 28 Percent: Study June 18, 2014

But experts say women still need risks, benefits spelled out

MRIs Plus Mammograms Best for High-Risk Women, Study Finds June 17, 2014

Canadian researchers say combination better for those at risk of breast cancer

Older Breast Cancer Patients Do Follow Drug Therapy: Study June 16, 2014

7-year review finds adherence to recommendations for preventing cancer return

Cancer Survivors Face Mounting Costs of Continuing Medical Care: Study June 12, 2014

Their annual expenses were almost twice that of people who never had cancer, researchers report

MRI Technique May Help Detect Parkinson's Earlier June 12, 2014

Larger research trials needed to confirm study's encouraging findings, experts say

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