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Blood Pressure Drug Does Not Help Those With Atrial Fibrillation

Blood Pressure Drug Does Not Help Those With Atrial Fibrillation

Expert says use of Avapro in this group of heart patients not warranted. The blood pressure-lowering drug Avapro doesn't seem to prevent heart disease and stroke continue reading »

Acupuncture May Take Edge Off Menopause Symptoms

Acupuncture May Take Edge Off Menopause Symptoms

Small study finds less severe hot flashes after 10 weeks of treatment. Acupuncture may help reduce the severity of hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause, according to a small study. continue reading »

BEAT BINGE DRINKING! A Revolutionary New Program For Young Drinkers

BEAT BINGE DRINKING! A Revolutionary New Program For Young Drinkers

Beat Binge Drinking: A Smart Drinking Guide for Teens, College Students and Young Adults Who Choose to Drink is the first and only comprehensive alcohol program teaching young people what sensible, moderate drinking is and how to manage it continue reading »

Healthy Tip:  What’s Behind Iron Deficiency

Healthy Tip:  What’s Behind Iron Deficiency

Iron is an essential mineral that's present in all cells. As a key component of hemoglobin in the blood, for example, it helps carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. continue reading »

Six-month drug regimen cuts HIV risk for breastfeeding infants, NIH study finds

Six-month drug regimen cuts HIV risk for breastfeeding infants, NIH study finds

Giving breastfeeding infants of HIV-infected mothers a daily dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for six months halved the risk of HIV transmission to the infants at age 6 months compared with giving infants the drug daily for six weeks, according to preliminary clinical trial data presented today. continue reading »

DailyFeats Launches; New Online and Mobile Platform to Reward People for Doing Good

DailyFeats Launches; New Online and Mobile Platform to Reward People for Doing Good

Online Community Offers Recognition and Savings for Doing Positive Actions. DailyFeats, the online community that rewards and celebrates doing good, today launched its platform for sharing positive actions at www.dailyfeats.com. continue reading »

March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. If everyone aged 50 years old or older were screened regularly, as many as 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided. continue reading »

Less Invasive Surgery Just as Effective for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Less Invasive Surgery Just as Effective for Some Breast Cancer Patients

When breast cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes, many doctors believe that removing several more nodes provides better treatment. But a new study suggests otherwise. The finding may change the way early-stage breast cancer is treated in some patients. continue reading »

Pediatricians’ Group Backs Ban on Tanning Booth Use by Minors

Pediatricians’ Group Backs Ban on Tanning Booth Use by Minors

Experts say ultraviolet-A rays in booths are 10 to 15 times higher than midday sun. In a new policy statement issued Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said it supports legislation that would bar children from using tanning beds or other artificial tanning devices. continue reading »

El asma, la diabetes y otras condiciones de salud ocasionan más riesgos

El asma, la diabetes y otras condiciones de salud ocasionan más riesgos

CDC recomienda que las personas con condiciones crónicas de salud se vacunen contra la influenza. Si usted es uno de los millones de estadounidenses con una condición de salud crónica como el asma, la diabetes continue reading »