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Escaping the sugar trap

A love affair with sugar may not be tearing you apart, but it could be taking your energy levels for a roller-coaster ride. In pursuit of a higher energy level, Brittany Baez, 34, said she gave up...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

In limbo: Leftover embryos challenge clinics, couples

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Tens of thousands of embryos are stuck in limbo in fertility clinics, leftovers from pregnancy attempts and broken dreams of parenthood. Some are outright abandoned by people who...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Durango fourth-grader dispels myths about diabetes

Adaira Nachtrieb, 9, passed out the day she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, she told an attentive group of her peers late last year. “I had to drink a lot of water and was really thirsty and...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy Regional Medical Center posts prices online

Mercy Regional Medical Center and all other hospitals across the nation were required to start posting prices for services online this month by a federal rule intended to improve transparency in...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. flu season poised to be milder than last year’s harsh one

NEW YORK – It’s early, but the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter’s unusually brutal one, U.S. health officials said. In most parts of the country, most illnesses right...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. medical marketing reaches $30 billion; drug ads top surge

Ads for prescription drugs appeared 5 million times in just one year, capping a recent surge in U.S. medical marketing, a new analysis found. The advertisements for various medicines showed up on...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. cancer death rate hits milestone: 25 years of decline

NEW YORK – The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It’s been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report. Lower smoking rates are translating into fewer deaths. Advances in...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Detecting depression: Phone apps could monitor teen angst

Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could the same devices that some people blame for contributing to...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

New hearts forge new friendship for transplant recipients

CHICAGO – A suburban Detroit woman and South Side Chicago man are recovering in a Chicago hospital following rare triple transplant surgeries that gave them the healthy heart, liver and kidney each...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

AP-NORC Poll: Edit baby genes for health, not smarts, poll says

WASHINGTON – Most Americans say it would be OK to use gene-editing technology to create babies protected against a variety of diseases – but a new poll finds they’d draw the line at changing DNA so...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Health insurance on demand? Some are betting on it

People with health insurance often pay for coverage they never use. A startup wants to shake that up. It’s a radical idea: On-demand insurance that lets customers buy some of their coverage only if...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. adults aren’t getting taller, but they’re still putting on pounds

NEW YORK – You don’t need to hang the mistletoe higher but you might want to skip the holiday cookies. A new report released Thursday shows U.S. adults aren’t getting any taller but they are still...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

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