ARCHIVE: May 2019

Former trauma patients reunite with their caregivers at Tampa...

In 2017 Wendy Akins was driving to a company picnic in Valrico. In a split second her life changed forever – a car crossed the center line and collided head-on with the front of her car. “I looked...

'Controlled Burns' Better for Kids' Health Than...

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Recent forest fires in the western United States have put a spotlight on a fire-management approach called controlled burning. Health researchers are...

A New Way to Fight a Previously 'Inoperable'...

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new treatment protocol for locally advanced pancreatic cancer can enable surgical removal of previously inoperable tumors and improve survival rates,...

Teasing Kids About Weight Linked to More Weight Gain

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New research illustrates a heartbreaking, vicious cycle: Teasing kids about their weight not only bruises their self-esteem, it also appears to trigger more...

Forget Fasting Before That Cholesterol Test

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For folks who hate to fast before getting a blood test to check their cholesterol levels, a new study delivers some good news. Most people may not have to...

AHA News: Retired Basketball Pros Get Lifesaving Assist From...

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- During his 11-year NBA career, Harvey Catchings shared the court with legends. With the Philadelphia 76ers, he suited up with All-Star...

AHA News: Vaping Ignites Legislative Trend to Raise Tobacco...

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- State legislatures and national retailers appear to be in a race to see who can stamp out cigarette sales to underage consumers faster....

Team Sports Could Help Traumatized Kids Grow Into Healthy Adults

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Coming from a broken home or suffering abuse can traumatize a child, but new research suggests team sports might be just the medicine these kids need....

U.S. Cancer Cases, Deaths Continue to Fall

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Good news on a major killer: U.S. cancer deaths continued to fall between 1999 and 2016. So finds the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of...

Highly Processed Diets Tied to Heart Disease, Earlier Death

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People who get many of their meals from packages may have heightened risks of heart disease, stroke and premature death, two large studies suggest. The...

Getting Zesty With Citrus Fruits

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Want to be part of the movement to limit food waste of all kinds? One tasty way is to get the most from all your citrus fruits by using the zest, the...

How Kids Benefit From Doing Chores

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Chores. Whether you're an adult or a child, the very word makes any job sound less than fun. But these everyday tasks make households run, and engaging...

Cancer Patients Vaping in Growing Numbers

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Vaping is gaining a foothold in an unlikely population: New research shows a growing number of cancer patients are using electronic cigarettes. "The...

Many Middle-Aged Men May Have Signs of Thinning Bones

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Brittle bones are often seen as a woman's health issue, but low bone mass may be more common among middle-aged men than generally thought, a small study...

A Less Invasive Fix Works Well for Abdominal Aneurysm

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Bulges (aneurysms) in the abdominal aorta can pose real danger, but research suggests a less invasive method may be as good a fix for the problem as...

Face Transplants Improve Lives Years Later

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Not so long ago, face transplants were considered futuristic medicine, but a new report shows these patients are better off years after their...

Colon Cancer Striking More Under 50, and More Often in Western...

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer rates among those under 50 in the United States are rising, and they're rising the most rapidly in western states, a new study finds. "It was...

Alex Trebek Says His Pancreatic Cancer Is 'Near Remission...

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Long-time "Jeopardy!" Host Alex Trebek may be winning his battle against pancreatic cancer, he and his doctors report. Trebek, 78, is responding...

Energy Drinks May Take a Toll on the Heart

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Here's more evidence that energy drinks like Red Bull and Monster are not risk-free. Researchers find they may boost blood pressure and the odds of...

Do You Really Need 10,000 Steps a Day?

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with activity trackers strive for 10,000 steps a day. But does it really take nearly five miles daily to make a difference in longevity?...

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