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Catch 22 for Stroke Patients
Statin drugs such as Crestor and Lipitor, which work to lower LDL, or "bad" cholesterol and guard against heart disease and stroke, may actually pose more threat than benefit to stroke patients.
Googling Gamble: Health News in the Information Age
More Americans are tuning to the Internet to get their health and medical news, a recent study shows. But is the information they're getting valuable?
Bad for the Bones
Past studies have established links between anti-epileptic drugs and bone density loss . Now, new research indicates that specific anti-epileptic drugs correspond to an increased risk of bone fractures in people 50 years of age and older.
AMD Study Results are Eye-Opening
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health researchers have determined prevalence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has decreased in recent years.
Affordable Care Act Predictions: It's a Numbers Game
A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Urban Institute believes that if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is fully implemented, it will insure 27.8 million previously uninsured adults.
Affordable Care Act in Action
A number of provisions from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect this New Years Day. Meanwhile, Republicans are mounting their offense to repeal the law.
Health Starts at Whole Foods
Whole Foods Market, Inc., headquartered in Austin, Texas, has launched a prepared foods department to accompany its Health Starts Here program.
Television Kills
You already know that exercise improves your heart health, but apparently the amount you exercise might not matter if you are spending too much of your day watching television.
TB Therapy Risky for Elderly
Tuberculosis (TB) affects one third of the world's population. In some, the disease is latent, meaning it is inactive and non-contagious.
Sickened by 9/11
At the end of the last year's session, Congress passed a bill to provide health care for 9/11 first responders who suffer from conditions linked only to their work following the terrorist attacks.