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Why your child’s favorite drinks might not be healthful, plus tips on building better beverage habits.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medical student Gregory Shumer studied the electronic health record and scooted his laptop closer to the diabetic grandfather sitting on his exam table. "You can see," he pointed at the screen — weight, blood sugar and cholesterol are too high and rising.
Mortality rates the same in hospitals that don't offer bonuses for improved care
ATLANTA (AP) — Cancer rates in the U.S. continue to fall, according to a report released Wednesday.
With travel comes health risks, but you can take steps to stay healthy in transit.
BALTIMORE (AP) — After 15 years of wearing a mask and living as a recluse, a 37-year-old Virginia man disfigured in a gun accident got a new face, nose, teeth and jaw in what University of Maryland physicians say is the most extensive face transplant ever performed.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday declined to reconsider a ruling that allows bone marrow donors to be paid for their donations like blood donors.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas abortion provider isn't likely to face criminal charges for discarding hundreds of patients' private medical records in a recycling bin outside an elementary school, but anti-abortion lawmakers called Tuesday for the state Legislature to investigate.
CHICAGO (AP) — Older patients with clogged heart arteries may have a little lower death risk over time if they get bypass operations instead of angioplasty and stents to fix the problem, new research suggests.
CHICAGO (AP) — New research gives clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes, and doctors say the operation should be offered sooner to more people with the disease — not just as a last resort.