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White Men May Get Better Treatment for Abnormal Heartbeat

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:15:28 EST
Women and minorities with atrial fibrillation less likely to receive standard of care, study says
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Most U.S. Hepatitis C Infections May Be Missed: Study

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:15:21 EST
In one state, only one from 183 diagnosed cases met reporting criteria for CDC
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Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills Offer Little Benefit: Study

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:20:48 EST
For serious grass allergy, shots may be more effective, researcher says
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Too Few Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancers Get 'Watch and Wait' Approach

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:15:28 EST
Study finds 12 percent or fewer getting active surveillance
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How Do New Blood Thinners Compare to Warfarin?

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:30:52 EST
WebMD describes how warfarin compares to new blood thinners that are prescribed to prevent blood clots and stroke.
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A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:15:21 EST
Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do
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Health Highlights: June 30, 2015

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 07:15:18 EST
CA Governor Signs Tough Vaccination Bill Into Law
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Can Orange Juice, Grapefruit Raise Your Melanoma Risk?

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:15:22 EST
Study authors think compounds in citrus may sensitize skin to sunlight, but further study needed
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Heart Group Stroke-Guidelines Support This Device

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:15:17 EST
If clot-busting drugs don't work, device can be used to pull the blockage out through the artery
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Heart Palpitations: Anxiety or Atrial Fibrillation?

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:27:25 EST
Is your heart racing or feel like it's skipping a beat? WebMD explains when it might be anxiety or caused by atrial fibrillation.
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Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:20:26 EST
Study suggests making these resources easily accessible, affordable might cut odds of disease
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Immune Drugs Show Promise Against More Cancers

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:31:31 EST
Medicines that help our immune system fight off tumors are showing early success in a widening variety of cancers.
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Flavored Cigarettes Still Popular Online Despite U.S. Ban

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:15:19 EST
Continued interest surprises researchers
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Parents Should Set Good Example to Keep Kids Slim, Pediatrics Group Says

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:15:16 EST
Avoid keeping sugary, high-calorie foods in the house, and encourage being active together
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High Court 19s Decision On Same Sex Marriage Expected To Boost Health Coverage Among Gay Couples

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:45:11 EST
By marrying partners with employer health plans, people in same-sex relationships are more likely to gain coverage.
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Fat No Longer the Focus of New U.S. Dietary Guidelines

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:15:14 EST
Nutrition experts endorse decision to drop restrictions, focus on quality of food instead
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Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Ease Incontinence: Study

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:15:17 EST
If pounds stayed off, bladder control improvement was seen after 3 years, researchers report
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Could Brain Scans Help Guide Treatment for OCD?

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:15:22 EST
Small study suggests neural activity can point to patients who'll benefit most from psychotherapy
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Common Antidepressants Linked to Higher Fracture Odds in Menopausal Women

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:15:14 EST
Drugs like Celexa, Prozac could undermine bone, research suggests
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New Rapid Ebola Test Shows Promise in African Clinics

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:15:12 EST
Researchers say speedy detection would dramatically improve containment efforts
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Obamacare 19s Next 5 Hurdles to Clear

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:45:22 EST
In its first five years, the Affordable Care Act has survived technical meltdowns, a presidential election, two Supreme Court challenges -- including one resolved Thursday -- and dozens of repeal efforts in Congress. But its long-term future still isn 19t ensured. Here are five of the biggest hurdles left for the law.
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Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines, Study Contends

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 19:15:17 EST
At least one expert questions whether improvements are due to the procedure
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FDA Looking at Essure Birth Control Device Safety

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:15:34 EST
FDA Looking at Essure Birth Control Device Safety
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Supreme Court Ruling Supports Tax Credits for Health Insurance

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:29:53 EST
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the tax credits, offered on Affordable Care Act insurance policies sold through, are legal.
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Same-Sex Marriage Offers Couples Psychological Benefits, Experts Say

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:15:12 EST
Supreme Court decision to support it would also boost well-being of couples
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One Stillbirth Greatly Raises Odds for Another: Study

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:15:18 EST
Still, most second pregnancies lead to normal, healthy babies, experts say
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Blood, Saliva Tests May Spot Head and Neck Cancers Early

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:15:22 EST
Study shows potential for noninvasive tumor detection
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Memory, Thinking Tests May Hint at Alzheimer's Risk

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:15:21 EST
Low score could be early warning sign for the disease up to 18 years before diagnosis, researchers report
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Could a Vitamin Play a Role in Acne Outbreaks?

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:15:17 EST
Study finds excess B12 tied to common skin condition
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Yes, Girls Can Have ADHD

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:39:02 EST
Many girls struggling with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) go unnoticed by parents, teachers, and other adults. WebMD explains.
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Home Treatments for Scalp Psoriasis

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:32:56 EST
WebMD describes the best do-it-yourself remedies to bring relief from the itchiness and burning feeling of scalp psoriasis.
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Blood Protein May Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:15:16 EST
But more research is needed before test is used for monitoring or screening, researchers say
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Exercise Benefits People With Parkinson's Disease: Study

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:15:15 EST
The sooner you start regular physical activity, the better, researchers say
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Can the 18Chemical Soup 19 We Live in Cause Cancer?

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:14:08 EST
A groundbreaking new report suggests scientists should also be looking at how low doses of chemicals considered safe on their own might cause cancer when mixed together.
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Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Also Help Ease Vitiligo

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:15:24 EST
Case study showed tofacitinib cleared up skin pigmentation loss in woman after just 2 months
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Sleep and Adult ADHD

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:42:18 EST
Everyone wants to get a good night's sleep. But when you have ADHD, it can be even more challenging.
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Lose Your Love Handles

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:10:08 EST
Eat like you 19re 20 and your body might not thank you. Learn how to trim down without sacrificing the flavors you love.
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Sports Medicine for Common Injuries

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:08:43 EST
Heat or cold? Wrap or brace? Learn what to do with pulled muscles, sore joints, and more.
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Sports Medicine for the Average Guy

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:07:23 EST
Overdo it on the weekend? Learn what the pros do to bounce back from pulls, strains and sprains.
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Tackle Your Cholesterol Head-on

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:01:50 EST
Learn how to make smart choices that can have the biggest impact on your cholesterol levels.
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Is Your Sex Life Normal?

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:57:57 EST
What should you expect from your sex life as you age? How can you keep the fire burning? What should you do about erectile dysfunction and low-T?
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Crunch Time: 5 Ways to Power Through Stress

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:56:15 EST
Don't let stress keep you from living the life you deserve. Find out how to keep a healthy balance between daily stress and positive thinking.
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8 Easy Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:54:34 EST
Lowering your blood pressure takes more than just eating less salt. Learn what's best to eat, drink, and other steps to take.
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Get a Sharper Image: Grooming Tips for Guys

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:52:48 EST
Botox for bros? Manscaping? From your hair to your teeth to your toes, learn how to get a major-league makeover.
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Every Guy 19s Guide to Healing Your Torn Knee Tendon

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:49:50 EST
Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Garrett RIchards hit the field after a ruptured patellar tendon -- a rare injury for a baseball player. Learn from WebMD about rehab and the long road back from this type of injury.
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Keep Your Competitive Edge at Work

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:44:06 EST
How to use personal motivation, communication skills, and more to keep pushing your career forward.
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Men's Workout: How to Beat an Aging Metabolism

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:16:26 EST
Don't let a few gray hairs slow you down! Learn how to workout with your changing metabolism.
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6 Simple Steps to Help You Lose That Gut

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:04:31 EST
You 19ve set your weight loss target, now learn the steps you need to take to get there.
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California Caps What Patients Pay For Pricey Drugs. Will Other States Follow?

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:45:11 EST
Beginning in 2016, most Covered California customers will not have to pay more than $150 or $250 per prescription, per month. The price caps are a response to very expensive new drugs used to treat hepatitis and other serious illnesses.
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Oxygen Chamber Therapy May Ease Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:15:21 EST
But treatment isn't FDA-approved, so insurance companies might not cover the cost
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