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Orthopedist Offers Tips for Preventing Shoulder Injuries April 23, 2015

Strengthening, stretching exercises help maintain stability

Could Weak Bones, Sudden Hearing Loss Be Linked? April 22, 2015

In study, people with osteoporosis were at higher risk for deafness occurring over a few days

Statins Carry Some Risk for Seniors, Study Suggests April 22, 2015

Cholesterol-lowering drugs cut heart risks, but may spur muscle weakness, memory declines

Some Arthritis Meds Cost Seniors Thousands Annually April 21, 2015

Out-of-pocket expenses keep many Medicare patients from taking needed drugs, study suggests

Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says April 20, 2015

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after 50

Health Tip: Live Healthier to Help Prevent Osteoporosis April 20, 2015

Get weight-bearing exercise and increase dietary calcium

Women With Grandkids May Leave Workforce Sooner April 18, 2015

Study also finds those with flexible work situations less likely to retire

Stronger Muscles = Healthier Bones in Kids April 17, 2015

Added bone mass may help delay osteoporosis, study suggests

Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds April 15, 2015

Costs for unnecessary blood work, urine tests and EKGs add up

Chemo for Breast Cancer Erases Woman's Fingerprints April 15, 2015

Side effect is very rare, tied to drug-linked inflammation of hands, experts say

Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles April 15, 2015

Treating sleep issues may delay mental decline in older adults, researchers say

Here's Why Your Knuckles Crack April 15, 2015

Space forms between joints, causing popping sound, scans reveal

Could Taking Acetaminophen Dull Your Happiness? April 15, 2015

In study, people showed more muted responses to photos after taking pill best known as Tylenol

Blood Thinners Overprescribed for Low-Risk Irregular Heartbeat: Study April 14, 2015

Researchers say medications can cause bleeding, and may be unnecessary for those at low risk of stroke

Breath Test Might Spot Stomach Cancer Risk April 14, 2015

Compounds in breath may signal chances of developing deadly disease, researchers say

Bone-Building Drug Strengthened Hips, Spines of Frail Women in Study April 13, 2015

But stronger bones did not translate into fewer fractures in this elderly, high-risk population

Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain April 09, 2015

Those participating in these activities or using computers half as likely to develop mild dementia, study found

Study Probes Use of MRI to Spot Pancreatic Cancer in High-Risk Patients April 08, 2015

Small trial suggests the scans might help, but experts aren't so sure

Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More Often April 07, 2015

Study findings suggest increasing social connections might reduce health costs

Placenta Test Measures Babies' Exposure to Arsenic April 07, 2015

This type of screening seems as reliable as urine and toenail samples, study says

Are Heart Surgery Patients Losing Too Much Blood to Tests? April 07, 2015

Experts recommend limiting frequency of tests, using conservation measures

Breast Cancer Patients Concerned About Genetic Risk, Survey Finds April 06, 2015

But almost half don't have conversation with doctor about potential for future problems

Year-Round Baseball Leads to More Youth Injuries, Study Says April 04, 2015

Elbow ligament tears more common in South than North

Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance' April 01, 2015

But it won't eliminate need for invasive diagnostics such as amniocentesis, doctors say

Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children March 31, 2015

Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies

New Stroke Prevention Efforts May Be Paying Off March 31, 2015

CDC study finds fewer patients treated in ERs for blood clots in the brain

U.S. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools March 30, 2015

Helping students avoid substance problems is preferred approach

Young People At Risk of Second Injury After Knee Surgery March 30, 2015

Study finds repeat problems common after early ACL repair

Stiff Shoulder No Reason to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery: Study March 30, 2015

Adding special procedure during operation loosened joint, reduced risk of re-tears

In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee March 26, 2015

People do just as well with in-home physical therapy, study finds

Second 'Tommy John' Surgery Is No Win for Pitchers March 24, 2015

Only two-thirds return to major league play, and performance drops, study finds

More Middle-Aged Americans Are Getting Hips Replaced March 24, 2015

Over 10 years, rate of surgeries nearly doubled for those ages 45 to 64

Exercise, But Not Vitamin D, Cuts Injuries From Falls in Older Women: Study March 23, 2015

Neither worked to cut odds for any type of falls, but exercise may help prevent injury if a tumble occurs

Urine Test Shows Promise for Early Diagnosis of Kidney Cancer March 20, 2015

Simple screen used levels of two proteins to spot the disease with 95 percent accuracy, study found

Researchers Develop Screening for Early Memory Troubles March 18, 2015

Higher scores on test may indicate need for further evaluation, expert said

Study Questions Accuracy of Many Breast Cancer Biopsies March 17, 2015

Abnormal cells are misidentified in one-fourth of cases, research suggests

Early Scans for Back Pain May Do Little to Help Seniors March 17, 2015

Researchers saw no difference in outcomes, even though more money was spent on treatments

Study Gauges Value of CT Scans for Heart Patients March 16, 2015

CT may slightly outperform 'functional' tests because it helps rule out unnecessary procedures, researchers say

More Screening Could Cut Annual Colon Cancer Deaths by 21,000: Study March 12, 2015

Coalition aims for 80 percent participation by 2018

Cochlear Implants May Also Boost Seniors' Mood, Thinking: Study March 12, 2015

Older people with severe hearing loss who received the devices had less depression, better mental skills

Excessive Use of Medical Scans Varies By Region March 12, 2015

Doctors tend to order more imaging technologies in the Northeast, study found

6 in 10 Americans Interested in Genetic Testing, Survey Finds March 11, 2015

But researchers wonder if everyone is adept at accurately interpreting test results

Breath Test for Illegal Drugs Instead of Urine Analysis? March 10, 2015

Researchers say new method identifies contaminated aerosol particles

Health Tip: Should I Stop Driving? March 09, 2015

Signs that seniors aren't safe behind the wheel

Specially Trained Pooch Sniffs Out Thyroid Cancer March 06, 2015

Frankie, a German Shepherd mix, had 90 percent accuracy at spotting tumor traces in urine samples

Breast Cancer Survivors May Have Higher Thyroid Cancer Risk March 06, 2015

It's unclear how the conditions might be connected; experts recommend caution

Many U.S. Households Include Someone With Failing Memory March 05, 2015

About half of those with recall issues say they interfere with daily life

Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60 March 04, 2015

Tests show higher midlife fitness levels tied to greater brain volume, function decades later

Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk March 03, 2015

But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection

Study Questions Close Monitoring of Thyroid Growths March 03, 2015

Five-year follow-up shows the overwhelming majority remain harmless

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