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Doctors warn of heart risk from some breast cancer therapies

Save your life but harm your heart? Health experts are sounding a warning as potential side effects of a growing number of breast cancer treatments come to light. In its first statement on the...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Cancer from cellphones? New studies say no need to hang up

WASHINGTON – Two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone radiation found a weak link to some heart tumors, but federal regulators and some scientists say don’t worry – it is...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Groundhog Day report: Flu’s worsening shadow blanketing U.S.

NEW YORK – It looks like Groundhog Day for the nation’s flu report, too: It’s gotten worse and there are weeks of suffering ahead. The government’s report out Friday showed the flu season continued...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Push to better track living kidney donors’ long-term health

WASHINGTON – The big unknown when someone donates a kidney: The long-term health consequences. Now the U.S. is taking a step toward finally tracking how living donors fare over decades – just as...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Middle age is not too late to increase cardiac fitness, studies show

Late January can be a difficult time for anyone who began a new exercise routine on New Year’s Day. Research has shown that nearly half of all resolutions have faded by the end of January, and...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

No time for the gym? At-home workouts offer cheap option

Between bomb cyclones and deep freezes, it’s hard to find the motivation to leave your toasty home for a sweat session. Or maybe you’re just too cash-strapped after the holidays to fork over $25...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

By changing approach to pain, hospitals can cut into opioid epidemic

One of the most common reasons for finding yourself in the emergency room is pain. In response, doctors may try something simple at first, like ibuprofen or a Tylenol. If that wasn’t effective, the...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Stem cells may help heal diabetic foot wounds

Diabetic patients participating in a national stem-cell study through Animas Foot and Ankle saw lingering and painful wounds on their feet finally heal. Dr. Nicholas Hugentobler, a podiatrist,...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Tiny implant opens way to deliver drugs deep into the brain

WASHINGTON – Scientists have created a hair-thin implant that can drip medications deep into the brain by remote control and with pinpoint precision. Tested only in animals so far, if the device...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Flu widespread across U.S. for third consecutive week

NEW YORK – Sick with the flu? You’ve got a lot of company. The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third consecutive week. Only Hawaii has been spared. Last week, 1 in 15 doctor visits...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Study confirms flu increases risk of heart attack in elderly

NEW YORK – As if the flu wasn’t bad enough already: Researchers have confirmed that flu sharply increases the risk of heart attack for older people. Doctors have long known that flu can trigger...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Afraid of getting sick? Six things you can do at home

Coughing, sneezing and misery are a part of many households these days as cold and flu season kicks into high gear. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say we are in the midst of a “very...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health