Putting the brakes on stress during commute

Benefits of mindfulness can turn a long drive into a productive and positive experience BY ALISON BOWEN CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Commuters are sentenced to spend part of each...

Why drinking hydrogen peroxide can be deadly

BY ALLIE SHAH STAR TRIBUNE It’s meant to boost your health but Minnesota doctors caution that this alternative health remedy can send you or a loved...

Tips for coping in a troubled world

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK (TNS) News of traumatic events such as the recent mass shooting in California can be extremely unsettling. In this digital age,...

What to throw away and keep if lose power

DREAMSTIME/TNS Eggs are one of the items that won’t last in your refrigerator more than four hours after it loses power,...

Late bedtimes for tots can lead to teen weight problems

BY ALLIE SHAH STAR TRIBUNE/TNS Benjamin Franklin may have been on to something when he prescribed “early to bed” for better health. This could be especially true...

Tylenol use during pregnancy linked to higher rates of ADHD, autism

BY RITA GIORDANOTHE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/ TNS Exposure to acetaminophen in the womb may have some connection with a child’s...

Considering surgery? Here are questions to ask doctor

BY MIKE BAKER SEATTLE TIMES/TNS Surgery is a daunting moment in patients’ lives, with high-stakes decisions made difficult by jargon, uncertainty and a lack of public...

Big employers embracing health plan status quo

BY JAY HANCOCK KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS The shrinking unemployment rate has been a healthy turn for people with job-based benefits. Eager to attract help in a tight...

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...

Short-staffed nursing homes see drop in Medicare ratings

MIAMI HERALD/TNS The federal government accelerated its crackdown on nursing homes that go days without a registered nurse by downgrading the...

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