Women’s Heart Attack Symptoms: 6 Possible Signs

6 Symptoms of Women’s Heart Attacks When a heart attack strikes, it doesn’t always feel the same in women as it does in men. Women don’t always get the same classic heart attack symptoms as men, such as crushing chest pain that radiates down one arm. Those heart attack symptoms can certainly happen to women, […]

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Q&A With Mariel Hemingway

QA With Mariel Hemingway 1. Your new book, Out Came the Sun, and the 2013 documentary about your life, Running From Crazy, bring home the personal demons and mental illness that run deep within your family. How have you been able to face and overcome your challenges? I think there’s always a person in a […]

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Chemo

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Chemo “Chemotherapy.” Just the word may make you remember images you’ve seen in movies or on TV. If you or someone you love needs chemo, is that what you’re headed for? Maybe, but maybe not. Yes, it will probably be hard and have side effects. But you might be […]

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Colon Cancer’s Location May Be Factor in Survival

Colon Cancer’s Location May Be Factor in Survival By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The area of the colon where a cancer develops may play a role in a patient’s survival, a new study suggests. Researchers report that people with colon cancer that started in the left colon may […]

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Dry Drowning and Secondary Drowning

Dry Drowning and Secondary Drowning If you’re like most parents, you probably figure once your child is done swimming or playing in the water, his risk of drowning is over. But “dry” and “secondary” drowning can happen hours after he’s toweled off and moved on to other things. There are steps you can take to […]

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Aspirin ‘Resistance’ May Make for Worse Strokes: Study

Aspirin ‘Resistance’ May Make for Worse Strokes By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who are “resistant” to aspirin may be at risk for larger, more severe strokes, South Korean researchers report. Doctors often prescribe low-dose aspirin to people at high risk of stroke because the drug helps prevent […]

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A Little Fat, Sugar OK for Kids If Diet Is Healthy: Study

A Little Fat, Sugar OK for Kids If Diet Is Healthy By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cutting junk food from kids’ diets is important, but if a little sugar and fat helps them eat their veggies, that’s a good trade-off, a leading group of pediatricians says. New recommendations […]

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A Little Fat, Sugar OK for Kids If Diet Is Healthy: Study

A Little Fat, Sugar OK for Kids If Diet Is Healthy By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cutting junk food from kids’ diets is important, but if a little sugar and fat helps them eat their veggies, that’s a good trade-off, a leading group of pediatricians says. New recommendations […]

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Health Highlights: Feb. 20, 2015

Public Access to Genetic Tests Made Easier by FDA Feb. 20, 2015 — Americans will soon have easier access to DNA screening tests for serious genetic disorders that can be inherited by their children. On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said no preliminary review will be required before companies can sell what are […]

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Measles Can Rob a Child’s Sight, Doctors Warn

Measles Can Rob a Child’s Sight, Doctors Warn By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In the midst of the current resurgence of measles across the United States, many people may still believe it’s a harmless, transient disease. But experts warn that even before the telltale skin rash appears, the […]

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