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  • A drop in pressure

    A drop in pressure
    Getting high blood pressure is the easy part — 76 million Americans already have it. But lowering it back down again doesn't have to be tricky either. Talk to your doctor and see if trying some of these ideas throughout the day can get you back on...
  • FDA sets path for key new diabetes device

    FDA sets path for key new diabetes device
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued new guidelines to medical device makers developing a potentially revolutionary device for type 1 diabetes, saying they should speed its delivery to patients. The guidelines reflect months...
  • Drunk on Facebook? That could be a problem

    Drunk on Facebook? That could be a problem
    College students' Facebook pages might hold clues to which of them are at risk for alcohol dependence and abuse, according to a new study. Researchers found that students who had pictures or posts about getting drunk or blacking out were more likely to...
  • News of the Weird: Save Your Liposuction Juices

    News of the Weird:  Save Your Liposuction Juices
    Risky Business Models: (1) Orlando-area cosmetic surgeon Jeffrey Hartog inaugurated Liquid Gold, a storehouse for patients' frozen liposuctioned fat, charging $900 to safekeep a coffee-cup-sized portion and $200 per year storage (in case the fat is needed...
  • Early breast cancer screening may help some: study

    Early breast cancer screening may help some: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Starting breast cancer screening as early as age 25 may help women who carry a genetic mutation linked to a higher risk of cancer live longer, suggests a new study. "Results indicate that breast cancer deaths will decrease...
  • Robotic surgery grows, but so do questions

    Robotic surgery grows, but so do questions
    These days, some surgeons have four arms and are made of metal and plastic. Use of a robotic assistant called the Da Vinci Surgical System has quadrupled in the last four years, and the machine now helps with incisions and sutures in 2,000 hospitals...
  • Safety of hospital stays greatly affected by staff and culture

    Safety of hospital stays greatly affected by staff and culture
    Less than 48 hours after returning home from a 12-day hospital stay, John McCleary woke up with a 103-degree fever, too weak to sit up in bed. An ambulance rushed him to the hospital, where eventually he was diagnosed with a methicillin-resistant...
  • Hopefully, teen won't need more advanced treatments for ulcerative colitis

    Q: My 15-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (left-sided). She was prescribed Asacol to treat the inflammation. She's tolerated the dosage (three times a day) so far. Will she need to be on this drug all the time or only...
  • Study Shows 41 Percent Of Youth Arrested By Age 23

    Study Shows 41 Percent Of Youth Arrested By Age 23
    Young people wind up in handcuffs more than ever, according to a study released Monday by the journal Pediatrics. Of young adults and adolescents in the U.S., 41 percent of have been arrested by age 23, and this statistic doesn't even include minor...
  • Dr. Mallika Marshall - Everyday Health's Medical Director

    Dr. Mallika Marshall - Everyday Health's Medical Director
    Everyday Health, the Internet’s most popular source of medical news and information for consumers, is pleased to welcome medical director Dr. Mallika Marshall, a board-certified expert in pediatrics and internal medicine, as well as respected...
  • Barbara Hogan Martin

    Barbara Hogan Martin
    Barbara Hogan Martin April 5, 1920 to May 17, 2011 Barbara Martin, former school nurse at Newport Harbor High School, passed away peacefully on May 17, under a full moon, at the age of 91.  Born in Dover, New Hampshire of hearty New England stock and...
  • 5 Things It's Good To Know: ADHD & Substance Abuse, Indian Citizenship, Cyberbullying, Pyramid Scheme...

    5 Things It's Good To Know: ADHD & Substance Abuse, Indian Citizenship, Cyberbullying, Pyramid Scheme...
    1. New Pyramind Scheme: Pyramid tossed, dinner plate is new U.S. meals plan The pyramid guide to healthy eating that many Americans grew up with has been scrapped, and in its place the Obama administration is serving a dinner plate icon sliced up by...