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Family health history a powerful, underused tool

WASHINGTON – Make Grandma spill the beans: Uncovering all the diseases that lurk in your family tree can trump costly genetic testing in predicting what illnesses you and your children are likely...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Thermal imaging debate

A Durango business has brought a medical screening service to the Four Corners that the owner says can provide early detection of breast cancer.It’s digital infrared thermal imaging, also called...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

‘A mama and a daddy’ Blacks struggle with 72 percent unwed mothers rate

HOUSTON – One recent day at Dr. Natalie Carroll’s OB-GYN practice, located inside a low-income apartment complex tucked between a gas station and a freeway, 12 pregnant black women come for...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

CT scans may cut lung cancer deaths

WASHINGTON — A major study shows giving heavy smokers special CT scans can detect lung cancer early enough to modestly lower their risk of death — the first clear evidence that a screening test may...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

United Blood Services announces drives United Blood Services will hold these blood drives:b 1 to 6 p.m. today, Tuesday and Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the United Blood Services office,...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

More not always better with in vitro

LOS ANGELES – More tries aren’t necessarily better when it comes to in vitro fertilization.New research found that about 1 in 3 women had a baby the first time they tried a test-tube embryo, and...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Eliminating malaria

LONDON – Eliminating malaria, the mosquito-borne scourge that kills more than 860,000 people a year, would be a dream come true for millions – but medical experts say right now, that goal remains...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Swimmer’s death leaves tough questions in his wake

Fran Crippen loved everything about open-water swimming.The strategy involved during those long hours flailing away in an ocean or lake, learning when to push himself and when to hold back. That...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

CDC panel: Teens need another meningitis shot

ATLANTA – Teens should get a booster dose of the vaccine for bacterial meningitis because a single shot doesn’t work as long as expected, a federal advisory panel said Wednesday.The vaccine was...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

United Blood Services announces drives United Blood Services will hold blood drives at these locations:b 1 to 6 p.m today, Tuesday and Wednesday at the United Blood Services office, 146 Sawyer...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

FDA panel backs anemia drugs for kidney disease

ADELPHI, Md. – Federal health advisers said last week that patients with failing kidneys should continue taking a group of widely used anemia drugs, despite a recent study showing they can increase...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Study: Surgery checklist saves lives

CHICAGO – Which hip is being repaired? Is this the right anesthesia? Do we have all the right surgery tools?Answering such basic questions from surgery checklists – and involving everyone as a...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

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