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Stronger Muscles May Pump Up Your Memory

This article is a reprint! MONDAY, Oct. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Boosting muscle strength may boost brain function in people with mild memory and thinking problems, a new study finds. The research included 100 people aged 55 to 86. All had mild memory and thinking problems (mild cognitive impairment). The study volunteers who did weight [...] Read more

Will Your Prescription Meds Be Covered Next Year? Better Check!

This article is a reprint! The battle continues to rage between drug companies that are trying to make as much money as possible and insurers trying to drive down drug prices. And consumers are squarely in the middle. That's because, increasingly, prescription insurers are threatening to kick drugs off their lists of approved medications if the [...] Read more

The Pill Is Linked To Depression – And Doctors Can No Longer Ignore It

This article is a reprint! A newly published study from the University of Copenhagen has confirmed a link between hormonal contraceptives and depression. The largest of its kind, with one million Danish women between the ages of 15 and 34 tracked for a total of 13 years, it’s the kind of study that women such as me, who have experienced the [...] Read more

The Food We Eat Daily That Leads To Poor Heart Health For Our Children

This article is a reprint! Bill Frist, Contributor I cover global and domestic health care and health care reform. Earlier this year, I called attention to the dangers added sugars pose to cardiovascular health and other health outcomes. In the months since, many people have told me how surprised they’ve been to learn about the sugar hidden in [...] Read more

It’s a Medicare surprise for senior citizens not paying attention

This article is a reprint! BY ANA VECIANA-SUAREZ aveciana-suarez@miamiherald.com Seniors, open your mail and read it carefully. What you don't know can hurt you. A special Medicare provision that allows private health insurance companies to enroll individuals who become eligible for Medicare into their Medicare Advantage coverage is costing [...] Read more

About One In Five US Women Will Experience Depression In Her Lifetime.

This article is a reprint! Kieley Parker never imagined she would need an antidepressant. “I always win those stupid sunshine and happiest person awards. People see me as an incredibly joyful person,” she said. But in fall 2014, Parker left her job as a third-grade teacher and moved to Tulsa, Okla., with her fiancé. Starting over in a new city was [...] Read more

Advertisement Marijuana May Provide Greater Pain Relief To Men Than To Women, Study Suggests

This article is a reprint. WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking a joint provides greater pain relief to men than to women, a new study indicates. Researchers asked 42 recreational marijuana smokers to place one hand in extremely cold water until they could no longer tolerate the pain. They did this twice: Once after smoking [...] Read more

U.S. FDA issues emergency use authorization for Zika test: Roche

This article is a reprint! The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued emergency authorization for a Zika diagnostics test from Swiss drugmaker Roche, skirting normal approval channels as the regulator moves to fight the disease's spread. Zika virus, detected in Brazil and elsewhere last year before spreading to the Americas, is [...] Read more

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