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  • Study: Married folks have fewer heart problems

    Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem.

    March 28, 2014

  • Britain: 2 people catch tuberculosis from pet cat

    England's public health agency says two people have caught tuberculosis from a pet cat, the first time the bacterial disease has been documented to spread from cat to human.

    March 27, 2014

  • sleeping-woman2.jpg 8 million people take prescription sleep aids, but these drugs have risks

    About 8 million adults turn to prescription sleeping pills for help every month, according to a study published last year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And yet, one specialist warns, these medications all have flaws.

    March 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Study ties breast gene to high-risk uterine cancer NEW YORK (AP) -- Women with a faulty breast cancer gene might face a greater chance of rare but deadly uterine tumors despite having their ovaries removed to lower their main cancer risks, doctors are reporting. A study of nearly 300 women with bad B

    March 26, 2014

  • L.A. doctors practice speeding up trauma care WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- Before the car-wreck victim reached the emergency room, doctors, residents and nurses at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center knew what to expect by glancing at their smartphones. The details came in the staccato of text message

    March 26, 2014

  • Amanda Stecker Egg-citing News about Eggs Did you know that eating one egg a day does not affect your risk for heart disease? And, egg yolks provide essential nutrients such as choline, which helps with fetal brain development and brain functioning in adults. Eggs provide high-quality protei

    March 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 3-25-14 gum decline photo Chew on this: Gum loses its pop NEW YORK (AP) -- Gum seems as appealing as that sticky wad on the bottom of a shoe these days. It's not that Americans don't ever enjoy a stick of Trident or Orbit, the two most popular brands. They just aren't as crazy about chomping away on the stu

    March 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mercy celebrates Certified Nurses Day

    CLINTON -- Certified Nurses Day honors nurses worldwide who contribute to better patient outcomes through national board certification in their specialty. While a registered nurse license allows nurses to practice, earning certification affirms advan

    March 19, 2014

  • There may be a better way to stop GERD symptoms DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been taking 40 mg per day of omeprazole for a number of years to control GERD. My doctor had increased this from 20 mg when the low dosage was no longer working for me. Lately, I am hearing about the risk of several significant

    March 17, 2014

  • A speedy, robust take on a classic: shepherd's pie

    When it comes to shepherd’s pie, there are those who toe a rather strict line, and there are those who go with the comfort food flow.

    March 14, 2014

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