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21 Aug

The Mammography Age Debate

Annual mammography screenings starting at 40 may save more lives, study finds

18 Aug

Binge-Watching TV and Your Health

Binge-watching TV may be a risk factor for poor sleep, study finds

17 Aug

Sleep and Diabetes Risk in Children

Kids who don't get enough sleep may be at higher risk for Type 2 Diabetes, study finds

Study Supports Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 40

Study Supports Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 40

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- How frequently should women get a mammogram? Guidelines differ, but a new study estimates thousands of U.S. lives could be saved if mammograms were done every year from age 40 to 84.

"Screening annually starting at age 40 is the best strategy to avert an early breast cancer death," said study c...

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  • August 21, 2017
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Too Many Babies Still Placed on Stomach to Sleep: Study

Too Many Babies Still Placed on Stomach to Sleep: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite years of public health campaigns, many American parents are still putting their babies to sleep in an unsafe position, a new study finds.

The study found that just half of mothers surveyed said they always put their babies to sleep on their backs.

Experts called the findings "...

Wellness Visits for Better Well-being

Wellness Visits for Better Well-being

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to stay on top of your health, no matter what your age, it's important to see your doctor for a regular wellness visit -- typically a yearly check-up that takes a head-to-toe look at you as a whole person.

A wellness visit is designed to improve your health and prevent diseases or u...

  • Joan McClusky
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  • August 21, 2017
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Get Ready, Safely, for the Great American Eclipse

Get Ready, Safely, for the Great American Eclipse

FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- One of the biggest celestial events of a lifetime -- a total solar eclipse -- is heading towards millions of Americans on Monday.

But what's the safest way for your eyes to view it?

The total eclipse -- the first in nearly a century to stretch across the continental U.S. -- will treat...

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  • August 21, 2017
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'Weekend Warriors' Tend to Wear White Collars

'Weekend Warriors' Tend to Wear White Collars

FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Wealthier Americans are more likely than others to be sedentary for much of the week and then turn into active "weekend warriors" on Saturdays and Sundays, researchers report.

Only about one in 20 U.S. adults (5 percent) currently meet the recommended exercise guidelines. The recommendations ar...

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  • August 18, 2017
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Popular Heartburn Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Alzheimer's: Study

Popular Heartburn Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Alzheimer's: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Widely used heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors do not appear to increase Alzheimer's disease risk, according to a new study.

Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid are commonly used proton pump inhibitors.

Two previous studies reported a higher risk of dementia among people who took...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • August 18, 2017
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