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  • Hormone replacement promises no cognitive fountain of youth

    Hormone replacement promises no cognitive fountain of youth
    In the 11 years that researchers, physicians and womens' health advocates have been skirmishing over the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy, one hope had proved tantalizingly persistent: that newly menopausal women who used the therapy...
  • Finding a balance with hormone replacement therapy

    Finding a balance with hormone replacement therapy
    After a decade of rancorous debate over the risks and benefits of menopausal hormone therapy, experts from more than a dozen top medical organizations worldwide have finally come to something resembling a consensus. What did they decide, and why are women...
  • CA exploring a shift to emphasizing wellness and vitality

    Forty-six years after it was founded as a civic association with an emphasis on the outdoors, sports and fitness, the Columbia Association is exploring shifting its focus to wellness and vitality. "This is the time to initiate CA's new face and business...
  • Special training programs may prevent ACL tears, knee injuries

    Special training programs may prevent ACL tears, knee injuries
    An athlete crumples to the ground untouched, yelling in pain and grabbing her knee. It's a scene that plays out daily on soccer fields, basketball courts and volleyball courts. In 2011, Maddie Tantillo, a 29-year-old semi-pro soccer player for the San...
  • In Theory: How do you teach children to pray?

    Praying is a central and vital part of religion. But how do you teach and explain prayer to children? Cheri Fuller, writing on churchleaders.com, says one way of explaining prayer to small children is to tell them that it's a conversation; and just as...
  • FDA approves an antidepressant for hot flashes

    Is it hot in here, or am I just depressed? For many menopausal women, hot flashes are just depressing. And depression, which affects at least one in four women ages 40 to 59, can intensify the misery of hot flashes, as well. No surprise, then, that a...
  • Harnessing our yen for sex, drugs and food to deliver medicine

    Harnessing our yen for sex, drugs and food to deliver medicine
    You might think from reading the medical news these days that our voracious appetite for food, drugs and sex is a bad thing. That neglects clear evidence that the powerful and reliable impulse to do things that make us feel good has been essential to...
  • Cockroach farms multiplying in China

    Cockroach farms multiplying in China
    JINAN, China — This squat concrete building was once a chicken coop, but now it's part of a farm with an entirely different kind of livestock — millions of cockroaches. Inside, squirming masses of the reddish-brown insects dart between...
  • PEN's Joan Didion event lacked just one thing: Joan Didion

    PEN's Joan Didion event lacked just one thing: Joan Didion
    PEN Center USA's 23rd annual literary awards festival went off without a hitch at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Monday night -- except for the small fact that its lifetime achievement award winner, Joan Didion, was not in attendance. "Unfortunately, Joan...
  • Online health records tied to more well-child visits

    Online health records tied to more well-child visits
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies were more likely to have all of their recommended well-child visits when parents accessed their health records online, in a new study. At one of two healthcare locations offering the online access, researchers also...
  • 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...