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  • TV watching linked to young adults' heart risk

    TV watching linked to young adults' heart risk
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Watching a favorite television show may feel relaxing, but in a new study, the longer 30-somethings spent in front of the TV, the stiffer their arteries — a sign of likely heart disease in the future. "The fact that your...
  • Sunscreen prevents skin cancer, yet doctors rarely recommend it

    Sunscreen prevents skin cancer, yet doctors rarely recommend it
    Has your doctor ever advised you to use sunscreen? Chances are, the answer is no. In fact, out of 18.3 billion doctor visits over nearly 21 years, sunscreen was recommended to patients only 12.83 million times, a new study finds. That works out to...
  • Only after measles outbreak does Texas megachurch support vaccines

    Only <em>after</em> measles outbreak does Texas megachurch support vaccines
    A man travels to Indonesia and contracts the measles. He then visits a church in Texas, sickening 21 people — at least so far. Who should feel responsible? The unvaccinated man who contracted the disease or the ministers at the church who’ve...
  • Guest Column: Making sure that infants sleep safely

    It's a parent's worst nightmare to lose a child. But every five days in Los Angeles County a baby suffocates while sleeping, making bed-sharing and unsafe sleep environments the leading preventable cause of infant death in the county. According to...
  • Once an adult injury, ACL tears are on the rise in kids

     Once an adult injury, ACL tears are on the rise in kids
    Eleven-year-old Josie Berg-Hammond was running sideways in gym class when her right knee popped and buckled. She had torn a ligament, but surgery was delayed for two years because she was still growing. As the preteen waited for the operation on her...
  • GOP slams fundraising, other efforts to promote Obama health law

    WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans have opened a new line of attack on President Obama's healthcare law, charging that the administration has improperly sought help from the healthcare industry and other outside groups to implement the...
  • One in four injured youth owns a gun: study

    One in four injured youth owns a gun: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Close to one-quarter of teenagers and young adults treated for assault injuries in a Michigan emergency room reported owning or carrying a gun, according to a new study. Most of those weapons were obtained illegally,...
  • U.S. HPV vaccination rates far from goal, officials say

    U.S. HPV vaccination rates far from goal, officials say
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Only slightly more than half of U.S. girls aged 13 to 17 had been vaccinated against a virus that can cause cervical and other cancers last year, and a top U.S. health official said on Thursday that more must be done to bring the...
  • Easing pain of extended absence

     Easing pain of extended absence
    An estimated 10 to 15 percent of students in the U.S. are chronically absent from school each year, according to a 2012 study by Johns Hopkins University. For children struggling with chronic health conditions, extended absences are largely unavoidable....
  • Parents of schoolchildren, call your doctor's office

     
    It's July, which comes right before August which is when school resumes, which means now is the time to make an appointment for your children. The folks at the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and the state chapter of the American Academy of...
  • With fewer vaccinations, is your child's school safe?

    With fewer vaccinations, is your child's school safe?
    Across the country, preschools and elementary schools are declaring themselves nut free or peanut free, asking families not to pack lunch foods that could pose life-threatening dangers to highly allergic children. And the prohibitions are expanding beyond...