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Southwest Health System gets interim CFO

The Journal Sam Radke will serve as the interim chief financial officer for Southwest Health System, according to a news release from Southwest Health public information officer Haley Saunders....

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems

WASHINGTON – The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with how the research was planned...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Prescription drug use may increase risk of depression, study says

More than a third of American adults are taking prescription drugs, including hormones for contraception, blood pressure medications and medicines for heartburn, that carry a potential risk of...

DATE: June 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

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