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  • 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...
  • Dorothy B. Jeschke, 84, formerly of Westminster

    Dorothy Burke Jeschke, 84, of Nokomis, Saskatchewan, Canada, formerly of Westminster, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, due to congestive congestive heart failure, after enduring 18 years with Parkinson's Disease. She was the daughter of the late Marie and...
  • Obstetricians change definition of on-time delivery

    Obstetricians change definition of on-time delivery
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For years, babies born after a pregnancy lasting 37 to 42 weeks have been considered to be on time, or "term." But a group of U.S. doctors is now separating deliveries that happen during that span in an effort to improve...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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...
  • Take simple precautions to prevent injuries when you exercise

    Whether you've been exercising for years or are just starting a fitness program, it's important to avoid injuries so you can keep moving toward your fitness goals. We become more vulnerable to injuries as we get older, in part because we're less agile...