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Fewer U.S. teens smoking, doing drugs – and drinking milk

NEW YORK – Fewer U.S. teens are smoking, having sex and doing drugs these days. Oh, and they’re drinking less milk, too. Less than one-third of high school students drink a glass of milk a day,...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Research comes to surprising conclusion about marathon runners and arthritis

A new study comes to the somewhat counterintuitive conclusion that marathon runners have less arthritis than non-runners. The study Most people would assume that serious runners face a high risk...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence

CHICAGO – With frustration mounting over lawmakers’ inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Flu season was one of the deadliest for U.S. children

NEW YORK – The past flu season was the deadliest for U.S. children in nearly a decade, health officials said Friday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said they had received...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Celebrity suicides highlight troubling trend in midlife

CHICAGO – The deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade highlight a troubling trend – rising suicides among middle-aged Americans. Mental health problems, often...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Sobering report teases out factors leading to suicides

SEATTLE – Suicide rates inched up in nearly every U.S. state from 1999 through 2016, according to a new government report released Thursday. More than half of suicides in 2015 in a subgroup of 27...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Licking cancer: U.S. postal stamp helped fund key breast study

CHICAGO – Countless breast cancer patients in the future will be spared millions of dollars of chemotherapy thanks in part to something that millions of Americans did that cost them just pennies:...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Health records now accessible via iPhone

Centura Health patients can now access their medical information through Health Records on their iPhones. The program brings together Centura Health hospitals, Colorado Health Neighborhoods,...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Study finds rare gain for tough-to-treat pancreatic cancer

CHICAGO – Patients with pancreatic cancer that hadn’t spread lived substantially longer on a four-drug combo than on a single standard cancer drug, a rare advance for a tough-to-treat disease,...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Birth certificate fee to increase July 1

San Juan Basin Public Health announces that fees for birth certificates will be increased. Effective July 1, the price for the first certified copy of a birth certificate will increase from $17.75...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

State opioid measures aim to address opioids as deaths continue to rise

New state laws seek to prevent patients from developing an opioid addition, expand access to addiction treatment and direct lawmakers to continue studying the problem for two more years. The scope...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. blocks UN health panel from backing taxes on sugar drinks

GENEVA – The Trump administration has torpedoed a plan to recommend higher taxes on sugary drinks, forcing a World Health Organization panel to back off the UN agency’s previous call for such taxes...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

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