New Alzheimer trial to use epilepsy drug that calms brain activity

BY SCOTT DANCE BALTIMORE SUN/TNS What could be one of the first treatments to delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease received a big boost from the National...

Half of Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes

BY DEBORAH NETBURN LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS About half of all Americans have either diabetes or pre-diabetes, according to a new report. And experts in...

Sweet and nutritious: The many health benefits of watermelon

Studies have shown how fruit helps with hypertension and host of other ailments BY DAVID TEMPLETON PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE/TNS Watermelon may be the best picnic dessert nature ever...

Drop the excuses: How to overcome top barriers to exercise

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Sticking to a regular exercise schedule isn’t easy. After all, there are plenty of potential hindrances — time, boredom,...

Heart transplants not slowing teen down

18-year-old born with defect determined to finish school, become engineer BY CHRISTIN NANCE LAZERUS CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Ryan Brown refuses to let his medical challenges limit the possibilities...

Food allergy sufferers live a life of countless close calls

BY DANIELLE BRAFF CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS One of Matthew Mitchell’s earliest memories involves a fast-food hamburger in a drive-thru late at night. It wasn’t a happy meal. Mitchell, now...

Medical weed petition moves forward

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana this week sent 100,000 petitions...

How to keep dogs safe in summer heat

Dehydration, heatstrokes can happen with pets in extremely hot climates BY TERI WEBSTER FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/TNS Soaring temperatures and the blazing sun can spell trouble for dogs...

New treatment for depression involves magnetic currents

BY SAMMY CAIOLA SACRAMENTO BEE/TNS Depression lifted from Nick O’Madden’s life like a set of foggy glasses being wiped clean. Earlier this summer, O’Madden, 31, felt he...

Health care act, math and politics

Florida among states not budging on Medicaid expansion BY CHRISTINE VESTAL STATELINE.ORG TAMPA — With its ruling in King v. Burwell last month, the U.S. Supreme Court...

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