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Thursday, June 29, 2017

New Microscope Scans Breast Tumors During Surgery
Can an Aspirin a Day Keep a Pregnancy Complication Away?
Tattoo Remorse? What You Need to Know About Erasing Your Ink
Poor Sleep May Worsen Suicidal Thoughts
Wider Smiles Aren't the Most Pleasing
More Summer Sun Equals More Greenland Ice Melt: Study
Popular Heartburn Meds Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study
3 Simple Steps Might Reduce Opioid OD Deaths
Community Intervention May Aid Fight Against Childhood Obesity
Getting Kids in the Habit of Healthy Eating
Health Highlights: June 28, 2017
Health Tip: Exercise to Manage Knee Pain
Health Tip: Manage Dry Mouth
Antibiotics Improve Treatment of Skin Abscesses
Electric Brain Stimulation No Better Than Meds For Depression: Study
Even at Low Levels, Dirty Air Raises Death Risk for U.S. Seniors
Can You Recognize the Signs of Skin Cancer?
Heavy Teens May Be Setting Themselves Up for a Stroke
Obamacare May Have Slashed Cardiac Arrest Rate in Oregon
Senate GOP Leaders Delay Vote on Health Reform Bill
Fewer Americans Hospitalized for Heart Failure
Bye-Bye Flu Shot, Hello Patch?
Consider Acupuncture for Incontinence, Not Certain Infertility Cases
E-Cigarettes Lead to 'Real' Smoking by Teens: Review
Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Plan a Boon for Workers
Protect Your Skin From the Summer Sun
Elevated Protein Level Increases Blacks' Risk of Kidney Disease
Could Shift Work Damage Your DNA?
What Is 'Moderate' Exercise Anyway?
Force, Frequency of Head Hits Jump as Young Football Players Get Older
Some GOP Senators Balk at Health Reform Bill
Health Highlights: June 27, 2017
Health Tip: Create a Food-and-Activity Journal
Health Tip: Exercise During Menopause
Senate Health Bill Would Leave 22 Million More Uninsured by 2026: CBO
Persistent Stress May Hasten Death in Heart Patients
When Is an Opioid Safe to Take?
Study Highlights the Beauty Industry's Ugly Side
Medicaid Cuts Tied to Delayed Breast Cancer Diagnoses
Gene Sequencing May Reveal Risks for Rare Diseases
Early Care by Cardiologist May Lower Stroke Risk for A-Fib Patients
Study Challenges Touted Link Between Eczema and Heart Disease
Childhood Poverty May Predict Heart Failure in Adulthood
Boozing Can Age You Right Down to Your Cells
What Men Need to Know About ED Drugs and Anesthesia
How to Dodge Summertime Threats
Workers Unprepared for Heart Emergencies on the Job: Survey
Immunizations for High Flyin' Travelers
Health Highlights: June 26, 2017
Health Tip: Get Fit Without the Gym
Health Tip: Basic Beach Safety
Avoid a Nasty Surprise From the Barbecue Grill
Surf's Up! How to Plan for a Safe Beach Vacation
Some Republicans Voice Concerns About Senate Replacement for Obamacare
Can Smartphone Use Bring on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Fish Eaters Report Less Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
Fewer U.S. Kids Binge Drinking
Wallpaper May Breed Toxins: Study
A Baby's Skin No Match for the Sun
Risky Behavior Triggers Vicious Cycle for Vets With PTSD
Being Thin Could Boost Stress Fracture Risk in Female Runners
Choosing the Right Sunglasses
Need Braces? Say Goodbye to 'Metal-Mouth' Taunts
Regular Sleep Makes for Happier College Students
Health Highlights: June 23, 2017
Health Tip: Rewarding Kids Without Food
Health Tip: Are You Well Enough to Travel?
Senate Republicans Reveal Their Replacement for Obamacare
Mammogram Decision Hinges on Patient-Doc Talk, Ob-Gyn Group Says
Guided Exercise May Help Chronic Fatigue Patients: Study
Legalized Pot May Lead to More Traffic Crashes
Lifestyle Changes Might Prevent or Slow Dementia
Heart Disease: A Price Humans Pay for Fertility?
Most U.S. Teens Aren't 'Doing It'
Tissue Testing Can Spot Zika at Birth: CDC
OCD May Be Linked to Inflammation in the Brain: Study
Too Few Women, Docs Understand Dangers of Heart Disease
When is Tourette Syndrome Actually Autism?
Tips to Curb Nighttime Eating
Could Your Office Job Rob You of Vitamin D?
Secondhand Smoke Still Plagues Some Cancer Survivors
Health Highlights: June 22, 2017
Health Tip: Want Healthier Lungs?
Health Tip: Get the Facts on Alcohol and Sleep
Many Doctors Silent on Cost of Cancer Care
Big Gap in Cancer Deaths Between Rich, Poor Countries
Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke
Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom
Could a Monetary Perk Help Keep HIV Patients on Their Meds?
Rogue Genes May Cause Some ALS Cases
Depressed Back Pain Patients Often Get Opioids
Extreme Heat in Southwest a Deadly Threat
Could You Raise a 'No-Diaper' Baby?
Opioid-Linked Hospitalizations Rising Fastest for Women: Study
Suicide Risk Especially High for U.S. Farmers
Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys?
Posture Pointers for Computer Jockeys
Health Highlights: June 21, 2017
Health Tip: Preventing Tick Bites
Health Tip: Become an Active Family
Zika-Bearing Mosquitoes More Widespread in U.S. Than Expected
FDA Warns Diabetics Against Use of Secondhand Test Strips
When Is Risk Highest for Women With Breast Cancer Gene Mutations?
Group Urges Tougher Limits on Chemical in Shampoos, Cosmetics
Severe Headaches Plague Vets With Traumatic Brain Injuries
Study Hints at Link Between Some Statins, Parkinson's Risk
Could Certain Hair Dyes, Relaxers Raise Breast Cancer Risk?
Many Americans May Be Taking Too Much Vitamin D
Vaccine Curbs High Cholesterol in Mice
Cocaine, Other Drugs Detected in Carrie Fisher's System After Her Death
Many Chronic Illnesses Linked to Suicide Risk
Childhood Chemo May Have Lasting Effects on Memory
Breaking Bad (Eating Habits)
Health Highlights: June 20, 2017
Health Tip: Why Is My Skin Dry?
Health Tip: Make a Bright, Healthy Plate
Americans Want to Be Fit, But Most Don't Put in the Effort
Yoga Soothes Back Pain in Study
Opioid Abuse Jumps 6-Fold for U.S. Youth, Too Few Get Treated: Study
How to Beat Jet Lag This Summer Vacation
Major Heart Group Says Doctor-Patient Talks Are Key
Why Patients Leave the Hospital Against Doctor's Orders
Most Mothers Have Been Victims of 'Mommy-Shaming,' Poll Finds
Strike Back Against Snake Bites
Guns Kill or Wound 7,000 U.S. Kids a Year: Report
With Climate Change, More Deadly Heatwaves Will Strike
Non-Opioid Drug More Effective for Migraines: Study
Raise the Smoking Age to 21? Most Kids Fine With That
Acupuncture May Be Effective Painkiller in the ER
Better Sleep for Better Weight Loss
Health Highlights: June 19, 2017
Health Tip: Considering Bed Sharing?
Health Tip: Managing Arthritis Fatigue
Time for Some Summer Sun Safety Tips
Cooking Out? Don't Forget Your Food Thermometer
Lifesaving Drugs From Pfizer in Short Supply: FDA
High-Intensity Exercise May Be Bad for the Bowels
Addicts Try to Avoid Deadly Fentanyl, But Many Tragically Fail
Study Cites Top Reasons Young Autism Patients Are Hospitalized
Summer Fun Is Not Without Hazards
Are U.S. Teens Now as Inactive as 60-Year-Olds?
Many Tanning Salons Defy Legal Age Limits on Users
Seniors Get Good Results From Herniated Disc Surgery
'Good' Donor Bacteria Can Last Long Term in Stool Transplant Patients
Happy Marriage, Healthier Spouses
Helmets for Motorcyclists a No Brainer: Study
Give Dad the Gift of Health on Father's Day
Why Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation Are Good for You
Health Highlights: June 16, 2017
Health Tip: Children and Thumbsucking
Health Tip: If You Have Sleep Apnea
First Decline Seen in 'Vaping' Among U.S. Teens: CDC
Horse Therapy Could Rein In Stroke's Damage Years Later
Many Young Americans Using Snuff, Chewing Tobacco
Want a Workout for Mind and Body? Hop on Your Bike
Healthy Dietary Fats Help Beat High Cholesterol
Pot Plus Booze: A Deadly Mix Behind the Wheel
Higher Pregnancy Weight Tied to Raised Odds for Birth Defects
Medical Costs Soar for U.S. Babies Born Addicted to Opioids
Mission to Mars Would Double Astronauts' Cancer Risk
Leading U.S. Doctors' Group Takes Aim at Rising Drug Prices
When Parents Focus on Smartphones, Kids' Misbehaving Can Rise
'Couch Potatoes' May Face Higher Risk of Kidney, Bladder Cancers
U.S. Hospitals Still Prescribe Too Many Antibiotics: Study
Centenarians Often Healthier Than Younger Seniors: Study
Are You at Risk for Metabolic Syndrome?
Health Highlights: June 15, 2017
Health Tip: Applying Sunscreen on Children
Health Tip: Recognizing Summer Allergy Symptoms
Broccoli Extract Shows Promise for Type 2 Diabetes
A Sufferer's Guide to Easin' Sneezin' Season
Could Prefab Blood Vessels Revolutionize Root Canals?
Video Call May Be as Good as Doctor Visit for Headache
Could You Spot Bed Bugs in a Hotel Room?
Fever During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Study
Have Scientists Created a Safe, Sun-Free Tan?
Hospitals Get Good News About Fighting Staph Infections
As U.S. Heroin Use Reaches 20-Year High, Cost to Society Soars
Home Blood Pressure Monitors Wrong 7 of 10 Times: Study
It's a Tough Flu Season … for Dogs
Nighttime Airport Noise May Raise Heart Risks
Helping Your Kids Cope With Your Divorce
Health Highlights: June 14, 2017
Health Tip: Help Prevent Skin Cancer
Health Tip: Inspect Your Child's Playground