07/30/2014
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  • NEWS

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins say they've discovered a chemical alteration in a single human gene that could allow doctors to do a blood test to predict a person’s suicide risk. Read more


  • NEWS

    According to scientists at the American Heart Association, heart attack patients who arrive at off times in hospital ERs have a 13 percent higher risk of dying, compared to people who are brought in during normal hours. Read more


  • NEWS

    Alcohol abuse in men and women in their 50s and 60s is more likely to lead to memory problems up to two decades later, according to a study published in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Here’s how to keep your face clean during the summer.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

    —Chinese Proverb


  • NEWS

    A team of British researchers say they've developed a simple blood test that, by showing the extent of DNA damage in white blood cells, could enable early cancer detection. Read more


  • NEWS

    A slow walking pace could be an early sign of dementia and researchers have devised a new test of walking speed and memory that could provide indications of the beginning of cognitive decline. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    In Independence, Missouri, President Lyndon Johnson dramatically expands health care coverage in America by signing the law creating Medicare and Medicaid. He’s in Missouri to honor former president Harry S. Truman, who had first proposed a national health insurance plan 20 years earlier.  But Truman’s proposal had stalled in Congress, largely due to staunch opposition from the American Medical Association (AMA), which coined the term “socialized medicine” to describe the concept. Within a year of the law finally going into effect, almost 20 million people signed up. Get the full story.

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