Thursday, June 4, 2020

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...

What to do with refrigerated foods after power outage

DREAMSTIME/TNS Glass containers can help you keep an eye on leftovers while they're hanging out in the fridge.

Egg freezing an option for able, single women

Parties teach guests about investment and procedure BY MARY MACVEAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS If you peeked in on a recent party at the Viceroy Santa Monica, you...

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...

Why are we still questioning vaccines?

Measles cases have cropped up across 12 states over the last ten weeks – nearly two decades...

Governor approves medical marijuana for terminally ill

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE –  With Floridians poised to vote this fall on broad legalization of medical marijuana, Gov. Rick Scott...

patients dying younger from sickle cell

Discrimination and poor care to blame, medical experts say BY JENNY GOLD KAISER HEALTH NEWS/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE For more than a year, NeDina Brocks-Capla avoided one...

How sleep apnea may impact safety on the road

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Truck drivers who don’t stick to their sleep apnea treatments have a five times greater risk of serious, preventable...

Suicide rate in nation increased 33% from 1999 to 2017

BEATRICE PREVE/DREAMSTIME/TNS If you or someone you know is thinking of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or...

African diet reduces colon cancer risk for Black Americans

BY DAVID TEMPLETON PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE / TNS PITTSBURGH – When African-Americans and rural South Africans swapped diets for two weeks, they also swapped risk factors for...