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Higher Doses of Vitamin D May Boost Preemies' Bone Health October 18, 2017

Doubling amount given also improved their growth

Cooling Mitts, Socks May Ease a Major Chemo Side Effect October 18, 2017

Nerve damage in limbs causes some to stop cancer treatment early

Scoliosis Screenings Can Help Catch Spine Problem Early October 17, 2017

Treatments vary, depending on severity of the condition

A-Fib Hits Men Earlier Than Women October 16, 2017

Excess weight also ups risk for the heart rhythm disorder, study says

Need Cancer Screening? Where You Work Matters October 13, 2017

Americans employed in smaller businesses often lack insurance coverage, study finds

Dance Your Way to a Healthier Aging Brain October 12, 2017

Small study suggests it might boost memory, learning

Breast Cancer Screenings Still Best for Early Detection October 12, 2017

Newer treatments, early diagnoses are improving outcomes for women with the disease, experts say

FDA Approves Test to Screen Donated Blood for Zika October 06, 2017

Though the virus is mainly spread by mosquitoes, it can be transmitted through blood transfusions

Today's Middle-Age Americans in Worse Health Than Prior Generations October 06, 2017

50-somethings will face more challenges as retirement nears, study suggests

Childhood 'Growth' Tests Not Always Necessary October 06, 2017

There's wide range of 'normal' growth and development for kids, pediatricians group says

Does a Drug's High Price Tag Cause Its Own Side Effects? October 05, 2017

Treatment-related worries might make you feel sick

Older People May Be More Prone to Reveal Suicidal Thoughts October 04, 2017

1 in 4 admitted intent beforehand, opening an opportunity for prevention, researchers say

Blood Thinners Can Come With Dangerous Side Effects October 03, 2017

Newer class of drugs can interact with multiple medications, researchers report

Rapid Test for Meth Abuse May Be Near October 02, 2017

Risk Assessments Can Help Prevent Falls September 30, 2017

Geriatrics specialist offers tips to avoid injuries

A More Accurate Predictor for Alzheimer's? September 29, 2017

Genetic test might one day diagnose the disease before symptoms occur, researchers say

It's Time to Get Your Flu Shot Again September 28, 2017

U.S. health officials say this season could be a tough one

Adding Drug to Standard Care May Prolong Lymphoma Survival September 27, 2017

Doctors expect this will become new standard for people with mantle-cell lymphoma

1 in 3 Seniors Take Sleep Aids September 27, 2017

But national guidelines generally recommend against these products for those over 65

Exercise, Not Vitamin D, Recommended to Prevent Falls September 27, 2017

Draft recommendations from influential U.S. panel now await public review

Radiation and Chemotherapy Together Boost Lung Cancer Survival September 27, 2017

About one-third of stage 3 patients alive after 5 years, a development called promising by oncologists

Blacks, Elderly Missing From U.S. Cancer Clinical Trials September 25, 2017

Women are also underrepresented, researchers find

Breast Cancer Radiation 'Less Scary' Than Thought September 25, 2017

Majority of patients report more tolerable experience than they expected

Coming Soon: Glaucoma Self-Care, From Home? September 22, 2017

Study finds many patients can manage self-testing, but one doctor questions its value

For Men, Fitness Can Often Last a Lifetime September 21, 2017

Activities enjoyed when younger are often continued, but lots of men take up walking as they age

Health Tip: Stair Safety For Older People September 21, 2017

Suggestions to help prevent falls

Fracture Risk Higher for Seniors With Diabetes September 20, 2017

Bone weaknesses seen in those with blood sugar disease

Cancer Treatment Can Affect Your Food Preferences September 19, 2017

Metallic tastes can appear for many patients on chemo

U.S. Seniors Getting Healthier, Especially When Wealthy and White September 18, 2017

Some May Need a Little Help Monitoring Blood Pressure at Home September 16, 2017

Heart group says single, less educated people too often forgo this key means of tracking their health

Joining Your Kid on That Playground Slide? Think Again September 15, 2017

It seems like fun but can be a quick trip to a broken limb, study authors warn

U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall September 14, 2017

But more cases are expected as baby boomers age, report says

Diabetes Threatens Kidneys, Vision of Millions of Americans September 13, 2017

Untreated type 2 disease can lead to serious complications, diabetes experts say

Widening Waistlines May Raise Women's Cancer Risk September 12, 2017

Belly fat after menopause may boost risk of lung, gastrointestinal cancers, researchers report

Many May Get Hospice Care Too Late September 12, 2017

Study suggests that most end-of-life care occurs in final 2 weeks

HPV Test Alone OK for Cervical Cancer Screening Over 30: Expert Panel September 12, 2017

New advisory says women can get the screen once every 5 years, in lieu of Pap tests every 3 years

Be Cautious Going Home After Hurricane Harvey September 07, 2017

Electrocution and carbon monoxide poisoning are risks in flooded homes, American Thoracic Society says

Throat Bacteria Linked to Bone and Joint Infection in Kids September 05, 2017

Study found one particular germ in 70 percent of children with additional infections

New Research Finds Value in PSA Testing September 05, 2017

Analysis of 2 major trials on the prostate cancer screen shows it cuts men's risk of dying from the disease

Too Much TV May Cost You Your Mobility August 30, 2017

Excessive sitting after 50 is tied to disability, study finds

Smoking Linked to Frailty in Seniors August 29, 2017

But study also found those who had quit didn't suffer same fate

More Than Half of Americans Will Need Nursing Home Care: Study August 28, 2017

More short-term stays the biggest factor fueling the increase

Serious Reactions to Vaccines Rarely Recur: Review August 28, 2017

Findings add to evidence of safety of childhood immunizations, pediatricians say

Some Newborns Don't Get Heart Defect, Hearing Loss Tests August 25, 2017

Such screens are critical to early intervention efforts, CDC officials say

Patients' Hearing Loss May Mean Poorer Medical Care August 24, 2017

Misunderstandings raise the risk for medical errors, study finds

Supplement May Help Against Vision-Robbing Disease in Seniors August 24, 2017

But no large studies prove the inexpensive pill slows age-related macular degeneration, eye expert says

Do Fewer Nightly Dreams Mean Higher Dementia Risk in Seniors? August 23, 2017

For every 1 percent drop in sleep's REM phase, a 9 percent jump in odds for thinking, memory troubles, study found

Dementia Care: A Huge Financial Burden for U.S. Families August 22, 2017

Annual costs may top $320,000, study estimates

Caregiving Needs Double as End of Life Nears August 22, 2017

Most rely on family members to provide that support, researchers say

Health Tip: Heat and the Elderly August 22, 2017

How to stay safe when temperatures rise

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