07/31/2014
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  • NEWS

    Depression can increase the speed at which a person develops cognitive decline leading to dementia, according to a new study published in the journal Neurology. Researchers say this reinforces the need to target and treat depression in older adults.   Read more


  • NEWS

    In England, health officials are warning those with waistlines above 40 inches about the imminent risk of diabetes. Read more


  • NEWS

    A new study published in Childhood Obesity suggests that elementary school kids don’t seem to mind healthier school lunches required by the USDA. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

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

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.

    —Thomas Edison


  • 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

  • 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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