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  • A healthy dose of data

    A healthy dose of data
    The daily broadcast of medical reports, scientific studies and sociological statistics can cause your ears to ring. Sometimes a report will contradict the findings of another issued just days earlier. More often, compelling snapshots of the American...
  • Do gun laws reduce deaths?

    Do gun laws reduce deaths?
    A┬ástudy by a Harvard pediatrician, published in the influential Journal of the American Medical Association, suggests that states with more gun laws have lower mortality rates from firearms. But the author acknowledges that he can’t prove that...
  • One in 12 in military has clogged heart arteries

    One in 12 in military has clogged heart arteries
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Just over one in 12 U.S. service members who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars had plaque buildup in the arteries around their hearts - an early sign of heart disease, according to a new study. None of them had been...
  • Obesity declining in young, poorer kids: study

    Obesity declining in young, poorer kids: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of low-income preschoolers who qualify as obese or "extremely obese" has dropped over the last decade, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show. Although the decline was only "modest" and...
  • Wellness blog serves as voice of hospital, library wellness partnership

    Wellness blog serves as voice of hospital, library wellness partnership
    Jean Pfefferkorn, a Howard County Public Library staff member, posted an online item about a week ago on seasonal affective disorder, which carries symptoms ranging from increased appetite to suicidal thoughts. Dr. George Groman, a cardiologist at Johns...
  • Editorial: Ban On Studying Gun Violence Should Be Lifted

    Editorial: Ban On Studying Gun Violence Should Be Lifted
    In 1997, a craven Congress, doing the bidding of the pro-gun lobby, withdrew funding used for gun-violence research by federal agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That ban on funding — and similar prohibitions in a few...
  • Breastfeeding may not ward off child obesity

    Breastfeeding may not ward off child obesity
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breastfeeding does not seem to protect babies against becoming overweight or obese kids, a large, new study says. "It's just a reality check that in itself, promoting breastfeeding, while a good thing and will have other...
  • Family docs can treat simple sleep apnea: study

    Family docs can treat simple sleep apnea: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - With some basic training, primary care doctors and nurses could treat uncomplicated sleep apnea cases, according to a new study from Australia that highlights the potential cost savings compared to treatment at specialty...
  • More young women fighting breast cancer

    More young women fighting breast cancer
    Already a breast cancer survivor before her 30th birthday, Lauren Wakefield knows she's one of the lucky ones. "I found a lump one day and went in probably within the next two weeks after that," the 27-year-old wedding photographer said. "From the...
  • Anthem Responds To Criticism Over Psychotherapy Reimbursement

    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut responded to criticism by doctors groups that the insurer isn't paying for psychotherapy when it is provided in conjunction with other medical services. Wallingford-based Anthem, the state's largest health...
  • Ban Youths Under 18 From Tanning Salons

    A tan isn't worth teens increasing their risk for skin cancer. The General Assembly should send that unequivocal message by passing a proposed ban on the use of indoor tanning devices for those under the age of 18. This is hardly a risky position. It...