August 2014


Active ImageExperts Issue Powerful Tanning Bed Warning
Journal Rates UV Light at Tanning Salon in Same Group of Cancer Risks as Tobacco and Asbestos


Paige Wood started going to tanning salons when she was 18 years old. Now at 27, she's fighting melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer.

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emarriage Doesn't Heal All Wounds

Divorce and widowhood are bad for your health, even after you remarry. The impact of chronic illness lingers after remarriage, research at the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University shows.

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Active ImageExperts Issue Powerful Tanning Bed Warning
Journal Rates UV Light at Tanning Salon in Same Group of Cancer Risks as Tobacco and Asbestos


Paige Wood started going to tanning salons when she was 18 years old. Now at 27, she's fighting melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer.

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Can Good Bacteria Really Fight the Flu?
Probiotics May Fight Against Common Cold, Flu


Cold and flu sufferers, there may be a way to head off those irritating symptoms before they cause you to miss work or school.

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Can Certain Foods 'Arouse' Your Brain?

Expert: Abnormal Brain Activity Linked to a 'Helpless' Overeating


Wendy Wessler, who is divorced and lives on New York's Long Island, lost 150 pounds after gastric bypass surgery, but the weight is creeping back. She says she just can't understand why she can't say no to food.

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Active ImageNo-Fat Meals and Other Diet Mistakes
Nutritionists Say Dieters Can Miss the Point, and Flavor, When Eating Healthy


Grocery stores offer a myriad of ways for shoppers to think they are buying healthful food -- low-fat dressing, vitamin-infused cereals, or the trendy sports drink.

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Active ImageTossing Out the Diet and Embracing the Fat

Five-foot-nine and 184 pounds, Kathryn Griffith, a retired teacher in Oakland, Calif., counted calories for decades, trying everything from the grapefruit diet to a regimen based on cabbage soup. She also did Weight Watchers — 27 times. “I knew it wouldn’t be successful, but I went back anyway,” she said.

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Active ImageHeavy Drinking Linked to Prostate Cancer

Although current research regarding the relationship between alcohol consumption and prostate cancer is still inconclusive, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, led by Zhihong Gong Ph.D., found that men who reported regular heavy drinking -- more than four drinks a day on more than five days per week -- were twice as likely to be diagnosed with high-grade prostate cancer.

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Marriage thrives despite our evolving sex lives
Most women tie the knot by 40, statistics show — so why all the fretting?


It may have worked as a plotline for “Sex and the City,” but according to new  government figures, very few American women need fear being an “old maid.”

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The Earliest Fetal Memory?
Dutch Doctors Say the Unborn may Have Memories by the 30th Week of Pregnancy


Like any prospective mom, as 21-year-old Angela Morton goes through her first pregnancy the family stories of her own baby years begin to emerge -- including her mother's trick of calming her with Aerosmith's 1988 song "Angel" anytime she was a fussing as an infant.

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Top Five Crucial Medical Tests for Men
Find Out Which Exams Are a Must to Maintain Good Health


Many men aren't proactive when it comes to their personal health care needs. A Men's Health magazine and CNN survey found one-third of men would not go to the doctor, even if they were experiencing major health problems, such as severe chest pains or shortness of breath -- both of which are signs for heart disease.

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A Prescription That Can Give You Paws


Caring goes both ways. People who take good care of their pets protect them -- and the whole household -- by preventing diseases from entering the home.

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Active ImageJust how bad are your health vices?
What's forgivable, what's regrettable and how to get healthier


If you feel guilty about certain less-than-healthy habits — either from your past or present — you're in good company.

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Active ImageProposed Tylenol restrictions worry patients
FDA is considering reduced maximum dose, ban on Vicodin and Percocet


Proposed limits on Tylenol, a painkiller as common as pain itself, have left many consumers fearful, confused and wondering where to turn for relief.

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Internet-Based Therapy Shows Promise for Insomnia
Can't sleep? Computer-based therapy shows promise for insomnia


Sleepless people sometimes use the Internet to get through the night. Now a small study shows promising results for insomniacs with nine weeks of Internet-based therapy.

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Foods Face Tougher Path From Farm to Table
Government Rules Aim to Prevent Salmonella in Eggs, E. Coli in Beef


The Harvest Lane Farm in Pennsylvania is the vanguard in the fight to keep salmonella out of eggs.

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5 Ways to Master Your Emotions

A sound body deserves a sound mind. But if you're feeling blue, seeing red or seeking refuge from the proverbial skies of gray, you can't enjoy the optimal health you work so hard to achieve.

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Study: Some Doctors Don't Talk About Abnormal Results


The old saying 'no news is good news' might not necessarily be true when it comes to your doctor. 

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Active ImageCholesterol-Lowering Therapy Shows Big Gains

The percentage of patients who lowered their elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) "bad" cholesterol to within target levels has nearly doubled in the last decade, according to a recent survey.

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Active Social Life May Slow Signs of Aging

Less frequent participation in social activity among older adults is associated with a more rapid rate of motor function decline, according to a recent report.

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Active ImageTeens who move a lot have twice suicide risk
Moving 3 or more times can contribute to feelings of isolation, study says


Parents may be so distracted by the details of a move that they don't notice what a big impact.

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