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  • White House warns of rising drug use, says legalization is no panacea

    WASHINGTON A day after Washington state joined Colorado in selling marijuana in retail outlets, the Obama administration on Wednesday criticized drug legalization and warned that a declining perception of risk is leading more U.S. teens to smoke pot....
  • Extreme obesity cuts average life span extremely

    Extreme obesity cuts average life span extremely
    Those with a body mass index, or BMI, above 40 are robbed of at least 6 1/2 years, on average, of expected life span, a study has found. And the toll in years lost rises with the degree of obesity, reaching nearly 14 years for the most obese -- those with...
  • Spartan Race next challenge for Schuylkill County boy suffering from ALPS

    Blake Broadhurst used to run around and play in his Orwigsburg community just like any other 13-year-old. But he suddenly found out he was not like other 13-year-olds. "I was playing football and tackled someone and my nose started bleeding," he...
  • EatingWell: Food safety rules for farmer's markets remain controversial

    In many communities across the country, the delicious fare prepared for sale at farmers' markets--cooked at home rather than in a licensed, inspected commercial kitchen--is technically illegal. To combat this, over the past decade a few states have...
  • Vitamin D key to preventing a wide range of diseases, conditions

    The sunshine vitamin may be important for health benefits beyond just bone protection. In the 1940s, vitamin D became synonymous with bone health, when it was discovered that fortifying milk with the vitamin greatly reduced the incidence of bone-...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Many tests are available to seek out the cause of miscarriages

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 32 and have had one healthy pregnancy and baby. But over the past 18 months, I've had two miscarriages, both in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. My doctor does not recommend testing until after a third miscarriage. What do you...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Consider genetic testing if cystic fibrosis is a concern

    Q: What are the chances of a person with cystic fibrosis passing the disease to their offspring? A: Cystic fibrosis is inherited as a recessive disease. This means a person could be a carrier of a CF mutation and not be affected. Everyone has two copies...
  • What Doctors Know: Who's most at risk for colorectal cancer?

    Source: Pacific Prime Insurance Colorectal cancer includes cancer of the bowels, colon, rectum and intestines. Colorectal cancer is often diagnosed after the patient shows a number of symptoms including blood in the stools, constipation, rapid weight...
  • 75 years after Gehrig's speech, frustration, hope surround disease

    It has been 75 years since baseball icon Lou Gehrig declared himself the "luckiest man on the face of the earth," despite a diagnosis at age 35 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease with no cure. In the years since, polio has been virtually...
  • S.F. approves Laura's Law to ensure mentally ill receive treatment

     S.F. approves Laura's Law to ensure mentally ill receive treatment
    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 9-2 Tuesday to enact ¬†Laura’s Law, a program created by the state to compel¬† those suffering from disabling mental illness into outpatient treatment. Tuesday’s action follows similar moves...
  • Heart disease a bigger issue for cats than previously thought

    Heart disease a bigger issue for cats than previously thought
    The effects of heart disease in cats can be more devastating than veterinarians previously thought. Based on his studies, veterinary cardiologist Dr. Philip Fox, of the Animal Medical Center in New York City, says that cats diagnosed with feline...