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- FDA study: Heart pacer-zapper benefits women more CHICAGO (AP) — Women with heart failure are less likely to get a special kind of pacemaker than men, but more likely to benefit from the device, a government analysis suggests.The findings come from the first study of its kind conducted by researcher
- Staying on track while going off the map It’s that time of year again — time for sunshine, swimming, grilling and of course, camping. Camping is a great summer activity, but it is important to incorporate nutrition when planning for a camping trip. From meals to snacks, healthy and balanced
- Sciatica is a set of symptoms, not a diagnosis What exactly is sciatica pain? We hear this all the time in our clinic. Sciatica describes persistent pain felt along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back, down through the buttock and into the lower leg. The sciatic nerve is the longest
New dental tool could mean the end of fillings as we know them
There may come a time in the near future when fillings for minor cavities are a thing of the past. Researchers at King's College London are developing a procedure that uses low-frequency electrical currents to help teeth "self-heal" lesions, or cavities, without drilling.
Doctors to parents: Start reading to kids early
The nation's largest pediatricians' group says parents should read aloud to their children every day starting in infancy.
Doing so can enhance child development and prepare young minds for early language and reading ability.
- Laryngeal neuropathy may be more common than thought DEAR DR. ROACH: I have had a chronic cough for over 30 years. As you can imagine, I have seen numerous specialists through the years, and none of the prescribed treatments has worked.A friend suggested I might have laryngeal neuropathy. My doctor did
- Phyllo stands in for cherry pie crust My all-time favorite dessert is cherry pie. Yes, I rank it higher than any chocolate concoction you can name. I even like the gluey, over-thickened versions served up in diners.But I admit I felt slightly virtuous when I discovered recently that cher
Obama says US should offer paid maternity leave
President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States should join the rest of the industrialized world and offer paid leave for mothers of newborns.
"Many women can't even get a paid day off to give birth — now that's a pretty low bar," Obama said at the White House Summit on Working Families. "That, we should be able to take care of."
- Most medication increases fall risk DEAR DR. ROACH: You recently wrote that antihistamines used for sleep can increase risk of falls. Are there any sleep aids that don’t increase fall risk? — C.A.L.ANSWER: Since almost all medications are associated with fall risk, reducing the overall
Scientists exposed to anthrax as U.S. lab procedures break down
About 75 scientists may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria in government labs after the material was mishandled while being used in experiments, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
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