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August 28, 2015 9 Comments

Personal Trainer Regulations Have Gyms Sweating

The Physical Therapy Board in Washington, D.C. is preparing new guidelines that would place further requirements on the industry.

August 27, 2015 3 Comments

Investigation: Companies Prey On Victims Of Lead Poisoning

Washington Post reporter Terrence McCoy found that many victims sold their settlements, sometimes for pennies on the dollar.

August 27, 2015 20 Comments

Anti-Abortion Rights Groups Target Patient Personal Information

Activists are increasingly going after the patients and doctors at abortion clinics – and their personal medical records.

August 26, 2015 13 Comments

A Recipe For Longevity? Beans, Friends, Purpose And Movement

For nearly a decade, Dan Buettner has researched the places people live longest, healthiest and happiest.

August 25, 2015 3 Comments

Jimmy Carter’s Fight To Eradicate The Guinea Worm

The former president and founder of The Carter Center said he wants the last guinea worm to die before he does.

August 24, 2015 7 Comments

CDC Study Says School Starts Too Early For Teens

Chronically tired students have higher rates of obesity and depression and an overall lower quality of life, according to the study.

August 21, 2015 Comment

Residency Programs For Nurse Practitioners Becoming More Common

Faced with a shortage of primary care doctors, more and more clinics are relying on nurse practitioners to fill the gap.

August 21, 2015 6 Comments

Treating Advanced Cancer In Older Adults

How unusual is it that someone Jimmy Carter’s age is receiving aggressive treatment for cancer that has spread?

August 20, 2015 3 Comments

Is Breakfast Really So Important?

The answer isn’t simple, says NPR food and nutrition correspondent Allison Aubrey. It depends what you eat and who you are.

August 20, 2015 20 Comments

Medical Residents Voice Their Feelings On Abortion Training

OB-GYN residents from Brown University’s medical school are lending their voices to the conversation about abortion.

August 19, 2015 16 Comments

Walker, Rubio Share Their Plans To Replace Obamacare

Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News discusses the viability of the candidates’ plans to replace the president’s health care reform law.

August 18, 2015 Comment

Medicare Gives End-Of-Life Counseling The Go-Ahead

The uproar over “death panels” ended a plan to offer end-of-life counseling, but Medicare now says it will pay doctors for the talks.

August 17, 2015 29 Comments

White House Allocates More Money To Fight Heroin Epidemic

The Obama administration has directed $13.4 million to regional drug control agencies known as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA).

August 17, 2015 83 Comments

Was Margaret Sanger Out To ‘Control’ The Black Population?

The feminist leader and birth control advocate was characterized as a eugenicist by Dr. Ben Carson.

August 12, 2015 Comment

Robots For Rehab

Texas researchers have developed a new way to help stroke and spinal cord injury patients move again.

August 12, 2015 67 Comments

Educator Tackles Porn, Consent And Communication With College Freshmen

Cindy Pierce says that today’s students need more guidance about sex.

August 11, 2015 Comment

The War Comes Home For Baby Boomer Veterans

Decades after the Vietnam War, veterans are beginning to seek mental health treatment.

August 10, 2015 4 Comments

Coca-Cola Health Campaign Under Scrutiny

Critics say the message is designed to reverse Coke’s image as a contributor to the obesity epidemic.

August 10, 2015 3 Comments

Swallowable Cameras For Colon Inspections

Medical device makers are working on alternatives, for colonoscopies, including swallowable cameras

August 7, 2015 Comment

Massachusetts Family Struggles To Break Cycle Of Addiction

The problem appears worse in some communities, but it’s not often clear why.

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August 28 Comment

DJ Session: The Music Of New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina

Nick Spitzer talks about the music that has resonated in the city since the storm, and how the music scene has changed.

August 26 13 Comments

A Recipe For Longevity? Beans, Friends, Purpose And Movement

For nearly a decade, Dan Buettner has researched the places people live longest, healthiest and happiest.

August 25 Comment

Recipes To Celebrate National Sandwich Month

From an end-of-summer tomato tartine to an Italian grilled vegetable sandwich, our resident chef shares her favorites.

August 25 3 Comments

Jimmy Carter’s Fight To Eradicate The Guinea Worm

The former president and founder of The Carter Center said he wants the last guinea worm to die before he does.