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For colon exams, simple may suffice

A simple, cheaper exam of just the lower part of the bowel can cut the risk of developing colon cancer or dying of the disease, a large federal study finds.Many doctors recommend a more complete...

DATE: June 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

More children destined for heart attack

ATLANTA – Half the nation’s overweight teens have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol or blood-sugar levels that put them at risk for future heart attacks and other cardiac problems, new federal...

DATE: May 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Lung-cancer screenings: For older smokers

CHICAGO – New lung cancer screening guidelines from three medical groups recommend annual scans, but only for an older group of current or former heavy smokers.The advice applies only to those aged...

DATE: May 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

New Zealand cigarette taxes to rise 40 percent

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – There are smoke-free bars, smoke-free parks, even smoke-free college campuses. But a smoke-free country?New Zealand’s government on Thursday squeezed smokers more than...

DATE: May 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Gentle yoga classes to be offered at church Gentle yoga classes with Jennifer Kiel, certified yoga instructor, will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at St. Mark’s Episcopal...

DATE: May 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

What is game’s impact?

Junior Seau’s suicide is troubling NFL players.No one knows precisely why the 43-year-old Seau shot himself in the chest at his oceanfront home May 2, less than 2½ years after the end of his Pro...

DATE: May 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

What’s cheaper – healthy or junk food?

WASHINGTON – Is it really more expensive to eat healthy?An Agriculture Department study released Wednesday found that most fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods cost less than foods high in...

DATE: May 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Mastering mind control

NEW YORK Using only her thoughts, a Massachusetts woman paralyzed for 15 years directed a robotic arm to pick up a bottle of coffee and bring it to her lips, researchers report in the latest...

DATE: May 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Sobering outlook for autistic: One in 3 lack jobs, education

CHICAGO – One in 3 young adults with autism have no paid job experience, college or technical schooling nearly seven years after high school graduation, a study finds. That’s a poorer showing than...

DATE: May 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Health costs of binge drinking have experts’ attention in Britain

LONDON – The girls slumped in wheelchairs look barely conscious, their blond heads lolling above the plastic vomit bags tied like bibs around their necks.It’s an hour to midnight on Friday, and the...

DATE: May 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Upper San Juan Health receives $1.7M grant The Upper San Juan Health Service District has received a three-year, $1.7 million Health Care Innovation award from the U.S. Department of Health and...

DATE: May 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Obesity battle requires will

WASHINGTON – Fighting obesity will require changes everywhere Americans live, work, play and learn, says a major new report that outlines dozens of options – from building more walkable...

DATE: May 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

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