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  • Lack of insurance tied to more emergency surgery: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The type of insurance people have is tied to their risk of needing emergency aorta surgery, according to a new study. Insurance, or lack thereof, is also linked to how well those people fare after surgery. Compared to people...
  • Does new marijuana study back Gov. Brown's warning about pot smokers?

    Maybe Jerry Brown was more right about marijuana than folks gave him credit for -- at least if a new study on pot has merit. You may recall that California’s governor, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in March, had this to say...
  • For optimal health, stock up on the produce aisle

    Now that it's spring, it's time to take advantage of the bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables. They taste great and provide important nutritional benefits you won't find in a pill bottle. "The safest and most balanced way to get your vitamins and...
  • Learn how to save money on your prescription medications

    Are you getting the cheapest deal when you buy your medications? A better price is often available without your knowing it. "A little digging is all it takes to find out. But people hear that a co-pay is high, and they walk away without getting the drug,...
  • Study calls DNA test reliable in discovering fetal disorders

    Study calls DNA test reliable in discovering fetal disorders
    It's billed as a faster, safer and more accurate way of screening expectant mothers for fetal abnormalities like Down syndrome, and proponents say it has already become the standard for prenatal care. But as a handful of California companies market...
  • Obese at 5? Chances are higher for obesity later, study says

    Children who are overweight in kindergarten have four times the risk of becoming obese by eighth grade, researchers reported Wednesday – in just one of the ways they said that the risk of becoming overweight or obese could start even before birth....
  • Mammogram screenings don't reduce cancer death rates, study finds

    Mammogram screenings don't reduce cancer death rates, study finds
    Yearly mammography screenings for women ages 40 to 59 do not reduce breast cancer deaths, even though they make a diagnosis of illness more likely, according to a long-term study of nearly 90,000 Canadian women. The research, published Tuesday in the...
  • Tim Quinn raises funds and confidence for cancer patients

    Tim Quinn raises funds and confidence for cancer patients
    On Jan. 14, Mariposa Restaurant inside Neiman Marcus in Boca Raton was turned into a wonderland of Giorgio Armani makeovers thanks to Tim Quinn. Quinn, who is a cancer survivor and inspiring cancer awareness advocate, hosted the sold out event which...
  • Monitor health issues to keep you safe behind the wheel

    For many of us, driving is a vital component of freedom and independence. But aging brings physical changes that can jeopardize your future on the road. "Most people I see don't think they have any driving problems," says Barbara Moscowitz, a geriatric...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Over-the-counter treatment not an option for genital warts

    Q: I have genital warts, both on the penis and anus. What treatments are available? A: Warts are caused by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). There are many different strains of papillomavirus. Most warts do not cause cancer, but certain...
  • Could a procedure alter hunger and cure obesity? Maybe, study says

    Could a procedure alter hunger and cure obesity? Maybe, study says
    A medical procedure that treats bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract has an unexpected - and, for some patients, quite welcome - side effect: It makes them lose weight. That procedure, called left gastric artery embolization, may just be the...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Hair loss due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy for cancer is usually temporary

    Q: Can hair re-grow after radiation therapy and chemotherapy for brain cancer? What can I do to prevent hair loss? If I do lose my hair, are there any remedies to speed up re-growth? A: Hair loss can be a distressing side effect of chemotherapy and...