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  • The Pros and Cons of Prolia

    The Pros and Cons of Prolia
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new drug for osteoporosis. Amgen's Prolia (denosumab) prevents fractures in postmenopausal women at a rate similar to the most popular drugs on the market — bisphosphonates such as Fosamax,...
  • Thyroid Condition Common, Treatable

    Thyroid Condition Common, Treatable
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm wondering if I have hypothyroidism. My thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is normal, but my free thyroxine is on the low end of the normal range. My doctor recommends I take a small dosage of a synthetic thyroid hormone. Do I need...
  • Pa. follows national heart disease decline, but disparities remain

     
    First, the good news: Pennsylvania is following the national rate of decline in coronary heart disease. According to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. rate of people with heart-related chest pain called angina and...
  • A solution to one of football's deadly problems: Institute weight limits

     
    Football linemen are getting bigger and bigger -- fatter and fatter in most cases -- even at the high school level. And while attaining such size will end up helping a tiny minority of them earn a living at the......
  • Rift Over Statins

    Rift Over Statins
    A simmering scientific dispute over statins, the cholesterol-lowering prescription drugs that rake in some $26 billion a year for their makers, heated up Monday with an exchange of published volleys that drove back the reputation of the widely...
  • Little Company of Mary steps up as a primary stroke center

    Little Company of Mary steps up as a primary stroke center
    When Joseph Smiley fainted in front of his home on a recent evening, the quick thinking of neighbors and expert doctors and nurses helped turn the life-threatening incident into a stroke success story. Neighbors called 911, and an ambulance sped Smiley,...
  • Our epidemic of overweight kids

    Our epidemic of overweight kids
    Illustration: Staff photo (color) by JOE FUDGE Caption: JaQuan, Allen, 6, chooses between a sugary snack and a package of crackers at his home in Hampton. Allen is a patient at CHKD's Healthy You Clinic, which helps overweight kids learn healthier eating...
  • Men: Take Control Of Your Health. Call Your Doctor Today

    Men: Take Control Of Your Health.  Call Your Doctor Today
    Studies show men are more likely to smoke, drink alcohol and generally lead less healthy lifestyles. Yet they're also more likely to put off routine checkups and delay seeing a doctor when they're having health problems. Fortunately, doctors say many of...
  • Hampton Roads health: 'Childhood obesity is the country's #1 health problem'

    Hampton Roads health: 'Childhood obesity is the country's #1 health problem'
    Many of today's pediatricians never learned about Diabetes 2 as a childhood disease in medical school. That's because it didn't exist. Now it's a diagnosis they hand out more and more often. "It shouldn't show up until your 60s or 70s," says Donald Lewis,...
  • Obesity

    NOT FOR PUBLICATION "Combating obesity is the #1 health care problem for U.S. children," says Donald Lewis, chair of pediatrics at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. "A life expectancy shorter than their parents should stop people in their...
  • These Myths Can be Harmful to Your Health

    These Myths Can be Harmful to Your Health
    By now you're savvy enough to raise an eyebrow at a suspicious health "fact" when you hear one. Tampons contain asbestos? Drinking lemonade will make you lose 10 pounds in five days? You're just not buying it. Unfortunately, some misinformation is only...