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San Juan Health Partners Specialty Services to offer heart, urology services

San Juan Health Partners Specialty Services, a division of San Juan Regional Medical Center, will open Monday at 1485 Florida Road, Suite A103, to offer comprehensive cardiology and urology...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

New gene tests for germs quickly reveal source of infections

Brian Jetter was on life support, a healthy 40-year-old suddenly battling pneumonia and sepsis, and a slew of tests had failed to find the cause. Mystery illnesses like this kill thousands of...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Sleeping with the TV on may make you gain weight

CHICAGO – Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests. The...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Deaths from falls among older Americans are on the rise

CHICAGO – New research shows fatal falls have nearly tripled in older Americans in recent years, rising to more than 25,000 deaths yearly. The findings highlight the importance of fall prevention....

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. measles count surpasses 1,000

NEW YORK – Health officials say this year’s U.S. measles epidemic has surpassed 1,000 illnesses. It’s already the highest in 27 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Researchers pose as heroin users to find treatment gaps

Posing as heroin users seeking help, researchers contacted hundreds of treatment clinics in U.S. states with the highest overdose death rates. The “secret shoppers” were denied appointments much of...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

E-cigarette flavorings may pose heart risk, study suggests

WASHINGTON – E-cigarettes aren’t considered as risky as regular cigarettes, but researchers have found a clue that their flavorings may be bad for the heart. Longtime smokers who can’t kick the...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Tracking microbes people carry may predict future health

WASHINGTON – We share our bodies with trillions of microbes that are critical to staying healthy, but now scientists are getting a much-needed close look at how those bugs can get out of whack and...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Health paradox: New U.S. diabetes cases fall as obesity rises

NEW YORK – The number of new diabetes cases among U.S. adults keeps falling, even as obesity rates climb, and health officials aren’t sure why. New federal data released Tuesday found the number of...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Deaths from brain, heart problems higher for NFL than MLB

CHICAGO – Pro football players may be more likely to die from degenerative brain diseases and heart problems than baseball players but the reasons are unclear, a new study suggests. The differences...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Students learn to protect their minds from toxic stress

Big Picture High School sophomore Ava Aragon taught her peers how to focus on the flame of a candle this spring to help them calm down. The lesson was part of a class focused on understanding...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

What helps prevent dementia? Try exercise, not vitamin pills

If you want to save your brain, focus on keeping the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than popping vitamin pills, new guidelines for preventing dementia advise. About...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

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