Health News

The valuable meaning of health transactions

April 27, 2015 2:13 pm

IN this digital age, the U.S. health care system has also become digital. Every day, millions of people interact with it. During these interactions, data is collected, processed and stored, creating a seemingly infinite amount of information—yet each single data … Read more »

Dental problems in children linked to bullying

April 22, 2015 2:52 pm

HERE’S surprising news that can help parents take a bite out of the issue of bullying: Having “ugly” teeth may significantly contribute to the problem, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics. … Read more »

Medical equipment advice for caregivers

April 22, 2015 2:49 pm

With Medicare statistics suggesting spending on home medical equipment—bath seats, lightweight wheelchairs, walkers and scooters and so on—rising at twice the rate of health care costs in general, many Americans may be glad to learn about a new site that … Read more »

What can women learn from Angelina Jolie’s surgeries?

April 17, 2015 6:13 pm

IN 2013, actress Angelina Jolie made headlines by announcing that she had decided to have a double mastectomy as a preventative measure against a hereditary form of cancer. Sadly, Jolie had previously lost her mother, grandmother and aunt to this … Read more »

Screening for diabetes during pregnancy

April 17, 2015 6:06 pm

ABOUT 240,000 of the 4 million women who give birth every year in the United States develop diabetes during their pregnancy, a condition known as gestational diabetes—but it can be prevented. Gestational diabetes usually has no symptoms but can cause … Read more »

A colon cancer screening test you can take at home

March 19, 2015 6:22 pm

THERE’S good news for Americans 50 or older who are at average risk for colon cancer and who have not been screened. A new test that is designed to be convenient and noninvasive is now available. The best part? You … Read more »

Early diagnosis, effective monitoring and treatment can help prevent vision loss from AMD

March 19, 2015 6:20 pm

THERE’S good news for those at risk for, or in the early stages of, age-related macular degeneration, or AMD—an eye disease that is also a leading cause of vision loss among people ages 50 and older. Early diagnosis, effective monitoring … Read more »

“B” free of mouth pain

March 19, 2015 6:18 pm

THERE’S now a pleasant, natural way to relieve temporary pain from mouth sores, cuts, wounds and mouth ulcers and to support a healthy mouth lining. It’s done with a dose of bioactive B12 (methylcobalamin) and hyaluronan in the form of … Read more »

Be proactive to help keep your family lice free

March 12, 2015 6:12 pm

THE Centers for Disease Control estimates that 12 million children get lice annually. Children can be exposed to head lice during school outbreaks, playdates, sleepovers or camp. You would be hard pressed to find a school district that doesn’t see … Read more »

Food as fuel: Chia supports active lifestyles

March 12, 2015 6:10 pm

MAINTAINING a healthy lifestyle is the goal of everybody who want to stay in shape and avoid health challenges such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Eating a healthy, balanced diet that supports regular exercise is important, and that’s the … Read more »