07/31/2015
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  • NEWS

    Brain exercises that increase self-control such as mindfulness meditation may be highly effective in helping a person successfully quit smoking. Learn more


  • NEWS

    Women who exercise in their teenage years may have a lower chance of dying in middle age from causes such as cancer, suggests a new study from the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Learn more.


  • NEWS

    Medication may not only help children with ADHD do better in school, but may also reduce the risk of suffering from accidents or trips to the emergency room. Learn more


     

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    The Internet is just a world passing notes around a classroom.  

    —Jon Stewart


  • NEWS

    Don’t pass the salt. A new Japanese study provides more proof that a high sodium diet can increase blood pressure. Learn more. 


  • NEWS

    Relief for chronic pain suffers may be on the way in the form of high-frequency spinal cord stimulation therapy, according to research at Wake Forest University. Learn 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 is there 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. Get the full story.

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