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,...

A Valentine’s Day shellfish feast

When you want to make a fuss without making a fuss E. JASON WAMBSGANS/CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Mussels can...

Nurse licensing laws block treatment for opioid addiction

Twenty-eight states prohibit nurse practitioners from prescribing buprenorphine unless they are working in collaboration with a doctor who also has a federal license to...

Study highlights transgender health disparities

Overall, they were younger, poorer, less White and more likely to be unemployed than their cisgender counterparts. BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Being transgender in America...

Dietitian’s advice: Put down that salt shaker

BY BARBARA QUINN MONTEREY COUNTY HERALD TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE How much is too much sodium? Depends who you ask. According to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans —...

Reporter’s next assignment is in SENEGAL

Florida Courier’s Penny Dickerson will be writing aboard the Africa Mercy, a hospital ship. PHOTO BY...

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...

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...

New diagnosis: ‘Post-election stress disorder’

Mental health professionals report a stream of patients coming in with anxiety and depression related to —  or worsened by — the blast of...

Some myths about breast health and mammograms

BY LISA GUTIERREZ KANSAS CITY STAR TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri announced last week that she has breast cancer, which was detected through...

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