Health News

Stroke death rate declining stroke death rate declining

January 20, 2015 5:20 pm

GOOD news: Stroke has dropped from the nation’s fourth-leading cause of death to No. 5, according to new federal statistics. Doctors report The decline in stroke deaths may be due in part to improvements in treatment and prevention, explains Ralph … Read more »

The 7 things you should know about cervical cancer

January 20, 2015 5:18 pm

S1. All women are at risk. Unless you have had your cervix removed for noncancerous conditions (like fibroids), you can develop cervical cancer, which is caused by abnormal cell growth. 2. Black women with cervical cancer die at a higher … Read more »

New palliative care resource center

January 12, 2015 4:21 pm

PALLIATIVE care helps prevent, manage and relieve the symptoms of cancer and the side effects of cancer treatment, but too few patients with cancer receive this essential extra level of care. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world’s … Read more »

New guidelines help fight breast cancer

September 10, 2014 6:05 pm

Allison Millions of women may benefit from new guideline recommendations created to help physicians more accurately diagnose breast cancer—thanks in part to a physician who is a breast cancer survivor. The doctor’s story Kimberly Allison, M.D., FCAP, was the director … Read more »

The valuable meaning of health transactions

September 10, 2014 5:55 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 »

Caregivers of people with schizophrenia need support, not stigma

September 8, 2014 11:48 am

An estimated 2.4 million Americans are living with schizophrenia. However, the condition impacts many more than those patients alone. It also impacts the people who love those patients, care for them and worry about them. It takes courage, compassion, and … Read more »

Good dental care is an important part of a healthier life for seniors

September 8, 2014 11:46 am

WHILE it’s often overlooked, good dental health plays an important role in keeping older adults healthy. Poor oral health care can lead to the deterioration of teeth and gums, infections in the mouth that turn into more serious illnesses such … Read more »

Dental problems in children linked to bullying

September 5, 2014 5:52 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 »

Tips on improving your child’s health

September 5, 2014 5:50 pm

BEING overweight as a child can lead to health problems later in life. Fortunately, as a parent or other caregiver, there are things you can do to help your child consume healthy foods and beverages, be physically active, and get … Read more »

New ‘blockbuster’ heart failure drug cuts death risk

September 1, 2014 12:30 am

WASHINGTON: An experimental drug from Swiss pharma giant Novartis reduced deaths from chronic heart failure by 20 percent compared with an existing treatment, according to the results of a vast new study. The new drug, called LCZ696, has been labelled … Read more »