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Gynecology museum’s 4,500 items tell an interesting and odd medical tale

WASHINGTON – ‘What are those?” I asked, pointing to an instrument that appeared to be a fork and a spoon joined with handles. “Those are salad tongs,” deadpanned Mary Hyde, my guide through the...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Karen Pence: ‘All of us could benefit from art therapy’

WASHINGTON – Karen Pence, the vice president’s wife, said Wednesday that art therapy, a little-known mental health profession that she has championed for years, is the issue she will highlight...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Should women older than 18 get the HPV vaccine?

About half of American teenagers have been vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Should adult women follow suit?...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Book’s challenge: Can you do squats like Justice Ginsburg?

WASHINGTON – Personal trainer Bryant Johnson hears it all the time: Four more years. That’s how long fans of his client, 84-year-old Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, tell him he has to...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Got 10 minutes? You can do this workout

We often get derailed in our exercise routines because we can’t fit the perfect workout into our day. We think we must go to a gym, or a certain class, or use a particular technique. And we end up...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Active, virtuous living may not always protect your heart

Jason Lathrop was training for a solo backpacking trip in 2015 when he started to feel a creaking sensation in his knees during morning runs near his home in Portland, Oregon. Expecting to learn...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Bystander rape-prevention programs face questions

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Training programs around the country are trying to teach bystanders to stop sexual assault, and now is when they have to be especially alert. Campus sexual assault reports are...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Seeing hope: FDA panel considers gene therapy for blindness

A girl saw her mother’s face for the first time. A boy tore through the aisles of Target, marveling at toys he never knew existed. A teen walked onto a stage and watched the stunned expressions of...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Study examines how far U.S. women must travel to get abortion

NEW YORK – How far do American women need to travel in order to obtain an abortion? A new study, billed as the first of its kind, makes those calculations state-by-state and county-by-county,...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Flu cases at Colorado hospitals nearly double usual numbers

Twenty Colorado residents have been hospitalized for flu since Aug. 1, about twice the number usually seen this time of year in the state, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. SJBPH and...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Trying to get sober? NIH offers tool to help find good care

WASHINGTON – The phone calls come – from fellow scientists and desperate strangers – with a single question for the alcohol chief at the National Institutes of Health: Where can my loved one find...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Failure to vaccinate is likely driver of U.S. measles outbreaks, report says

People who don’t get vaccinated are the most likely reason for the steady increase in the rate of measles and major outbreaks in the United States, according to an analysis released Tuesday. The...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health