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U.S. Blood Supply Safe From Zika Virus, Officials Say

U.S. blood banks are confident they have the tools to protect America's blood supply from possible new Zika virus outbreaks during the upcoming mosquito season. A transfusion of Zika-tainted blood can pass the virus to an unsuspecting recipient, according to ...

Inglewood public library hosts healthier home workshop

Is your home cold and drafty in the winter or hot and stuffy during summer? There is a way to better manage your energy usage and lower your energy and water bills, according to a free community workshop designed to ...

Trauma as a Teen May Boost Depression Risk Around Menopause

Women who suffered trauma and stress during their teens have a greater risk of depression during the years leading into menopause, a new study suggests.

Drug Tied to Dementia Risk Overprescribed to Seniors: Study

A drug linked to a raised risk of dementia is taken by millions of older Americans who have an overactive bladder, researchers say. More than one-quarter of patients with the urinary problem had been prescribed the drug oxybutynin (Ditropan), an ...

Simplify fish Fridays with sheet pan dinners

If you’re observing Lent, Friday fish dinners could be in your future, but that’s no reason to feel limited by what you can cook. Seafood pairs well with all sorts of flavors—from chili seasoning to lime extract—and bakes quickly on ...

Physical Therapy as Good as Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Study

Surgery is a common approach to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. But, physical therapy may work just as well, a new study indicates. Researchers found that physical therapy -- particularly so-called manual therapy -- improved hand and wrist function and reduced ...

Need More Zzzzz's?

A good night's sleep is often elusive, but there are things you can do to boost the odds of getting some quality shuteye, sleep experts say. The first is to have regular bed and wake times, according to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital ...

Many Talks on End-of-Life Wishes End in Confusion, Study Shows

You've filled out a living will, and designated a surrogate to make medical decisions if you're incapacitated. But, your end-of-life planning may not be done yet. That's because, according to a new study, your surrogate may still not have a ...

Medicaid caps pitched by GOP could shrink seniors’ benefits

Before nursing home patient Carmencita Misa became bedridden, she was a veritable “dancing queen,” says her daughter, Charlotte Altieri. “Even though she would work about 60 hours a week, she would make sure to go out dancing once a week—no ...

Black Americans More Likely to Skip Flu Shot

More than half of American adults don't get an annual flu shot, and black Americans are even less likely to do so because of concerns about side effects, researchers report. Campaigns advocating annual free flu shots should not only focus ...

Millions of Americans Bombarded by Loud Noises

Almost 58 million Americans are exposed to loud noises at work and home, but too few try to protect their hearing, a new study finds. "This noise exposure epidemic had not really been quantified at the household level in the ...

Many College Football Players Lack Vitamin D: Study

Low vitamin D levels are common among college football players and may put them at increased risk for injuries, a new study suggests. "Vitamin D has been shown to play a role in muscle function and strength," said senior study ...

Sickle Cell Trait Tied to Higher Kidney Failure Risk for Blacks

Black people with a trait for sickle cell anemia appear to have double the risk of kidney failure that requires dialysis, new research suggests.

Republicans move to repeal and replace Affordable Care Act

For six years, Republicans have repeated the same phrase in every conversation about healthcare: “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now that Republicans control all levels of government, they are preparing legislation to (potentially) strip 30 million Americans ...

Mediterranean Diet May Ease Chronic Pain of Obesity

People who are overweight and plagued by chronic pain may find relief in a Mediterranean diet, new research suggests. The study of 98 men and women between the ages of 20 and 78 builds on growing evidence that a diet ...