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  • Consensus grows that bed rest could hurt pregnant women

    For much of his 20-year career as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, Anthony J. Sciscione has been criticizing something obstetricians routinely pr ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:15 am
  • Shortage of in-home dialysis solution worries patients

    Unlike the hundreds of thousands of Americans who drive several times a week to dialysis centers, Joanna Galeas relies on an increasingly popular at-h ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:17 am
  • U.S. works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doc ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • FDA approves weight-loss drug Contrave

    WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. regulators have green-lighted a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the thi ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Foam rollers let you give yourself a deep-tissue massage

    LOS ANGELES – Maybe your shoulders are achy from time spent bent over a computer keyboard. Perhaps y ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Study: Test might help seniors who are smokers

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Some current or former heavy smokers might benefit from a new lung cancer test eve ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Serious respiratory illness hits hundreds of kids

    CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of children in about a dozen states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials suspect ma ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 2:21 pm
  • U.S. eating habits improve a bit, except among poor

    CHICAGO (AP) – Americans’ eating habits have improved – except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • ‘Fattitude’ promotes body acceptance

    Lindsey Averill spent most of her life thinking things would be better if she could just get skinnie ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Sleep drunkenness may affect more than 1 in 7 people, study finds

    Ever heard of “sleep drunkenness”? If you’ve ever tried to reach for your phone when your alarm clock rings or been so disoriented when you wake up th ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:29 am
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