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  • Preventatives could lower heartworm cases

    Preventatives could lower heartworm cases
    Pets can run, but they can't hide from heartworm disease, which occurs in all 50 states. Without heartworm protection, even indoor cats hiding under the bed or dogs in states where heartworm isn't especially common (like California or Nebraska) aren't...
  • Open House Showcases Benefits, Services Of Plainville-Southington Health District

    SOUTHINGTON — Clean water, Safe foods. No smallpox. Who should residents thank for these benefits? Consider something most folks never notice: the public health system. That was the underlying message Wednesday when the Plainville-Southington...
  • 40-year-old mom makes New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad

    A 40-year-old mother of two earned a spot on the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations, the team announced Wednesday. Rookie Kriste Lewis from Hattiesburg, Miss., is the oldest candidate to ever tryout, according to the team. ...
  • Death toll from West Africa Ebola outbreak jumps to 603: WHO

    DAKAR/HAVANA (Reuters) - The death toll from the world's worst ever Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 603 since February, with at least 68 deaths reported from three countries in the region in the last week alone, the World Health Organization...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: For many, lifestyle changes and medication can slow progression of chronic kidney disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My wife was diagnosed with "moderate" chronic kidney disease about three months ago. What does this mean? Are there things she can do to stop the progression of the disease? ANSWER: Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each the size...
  • Hadassah sponsors heart-health seminar

    Heart disease is the number-one cause of death among women worldwide, according to Hadassah's Heart-Health Program. Moreover, one in three women over the age of 20 has some form of cardiovascular disease. The Florida Atlantic Region of Hadassah and...
  • Who's most at risk for colorectal cancer?

    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 loss and anemia. The success of...
  • Smartphone app may revolutionize mental health treatment

    Tel Aviv — Mental illness accounts for 90 percent of all reported suicides and places the largest burden of any disease on social and economic infrastructures worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. There is a dire need for support...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Ex-players know NFL concussion deal will prompt hard choices

    Somewhere in the 163-page National Football League concussion settlement there is presumably help for Matt Blair, the former Minnesota Vikings All-Pro linebacker who is now 63 and has increasing memory problems. Blair said he played through two...