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Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors

Study finds steady improvement among Medicare enrollees from 1999 through 2013


Dialysis Patients May Be Unprepared for Natural Disasters

Study notes that after Hurricane Sandy in 2012, fewer than half had detailed medication list available


Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child

Boy, 8, lost limbs because of severe infection


FDA Approves 'Belly Balloon' Device for Weight Loss

Inflated with sterile solution and kept in stomach for no more than 6 months, it makes people feel full


For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis

But one stone increases odds for more, study found


Health Highlights: July 28, 2015
  • Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Linked to Human Feces, Toilet Paper in Mexican Cilantro Fields

  • Four Kroger Brand Spices Recalled

  • Selfie With Rattlesnake Leads to Huge Medical Bill

  • South Korea MERS Outbreak Over: Prime Minister


Health Highlights: July 29, 2015
  • Larger U.S. Health Care Spending Increases Expected in Coming Years

  • Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Linked to Human Feces, Toilet Paper in Mexican Cilantro Fields


Health Tip: After You Finish a Marathon

Drink water and eat


Health Tip: Offer Support to Seniors

Particularly when they're dealing with loss or change


Health Tip: Protect Your Heart From Stress and Depression

Choose a healthier way to cope


Health Tip: Teach Kids to Protect Themselves

Smart strategies to lower danger risk


Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors

Study finds diabetes, smoking and obesity also affect brain areas tied in memory


Jealousy Can Drive Some to Problem Drinking, Study Suggests

Researchers say findings could help identify people at risk for alcholism


Millions of Americans Reaping Benefits of Affordable Care Act: Study

Gains seen in how many adults have medical coverage, a doctor and say they are in better health


Psychiatric Woes Often Drive Euthanasia Requests in Belgium

Depression, personality disorders are some reasons people ask to die: study


Standing All Day at Work? It May Take Toll on Health

Experiencing lower-limb muscle fatigue daily may have long-term consequences, study suggests


Taking St. John's Wort for Depression Carries Risks: Study

Herbal remedy isn't regulated, and can have side effects and serious drug interactions


Weight at First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time

Risk remains even for women who get to a healthy size, researchers say