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  • Aquatic exercise a safe, gentle and effective way to work out

    When you're struggling with joint pain, gravity can make exercise an unpleasant experience. But exercising in water, also known as aquatic therapy, can change all that. "It enables you to do many of the same exercises you'd do on land without applying...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Even couch potatoes can stay fit with these simple exercises

    Can't muster the motivation to get up off the couch and exercise? Try "couchersizing" -- staying on or near your couch and exercising during commercial breaks. "A growing body of literature connects the amount of time you spend sitting to illness and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Women told they have breast 'cancer' more likely to want surgery

    Women told they have breast 'cancer' more likely to want surgery
    Women were more likely to want surgery when they were told they had a type of breast cancer than when the diagnosis was a breast lesion or a group of abnormal cells — even though all three scenarios described the same disease. The findings, reported...
  • Why are my nails splitting?

    Q: I'm 70-year-old woman, and for the last two or three years my fingernails have begun to split in a lateral manner. I take calcium, so I'm wondering what's causing this. Can you help? A: There are a number of reasons why nails may peel, such as:...