Latest by Diane Domina

Is Your Breast Tissue Actually Dense? It May Depends on the Test Used, Your Race, and Your Weight

Women who undergo 3-D or synthetic mammography are less likely than those who have standard digital mammograms to be identified as having higher breast density.

What Are Your Biggest Fears as a Patient?

For the second year in a row, diagnostic errors and improper management of test results in electronic health records top the list of patient safety concerns.

An Aspirin a Day May Not Keep All Doctors Away

Aspirin therapy is no longer recommended to lower risk of heart attack and stroke in healthy older adults, according to new guidelines.

Food Allergy Prevention Tips for Parents

Updated guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics give parents the latest information on how to prevent and manage food allergies.

Women Beat Men When It Comes to Recovering After Trauma — But Why?

In cases of severe trauma — falls, accidents, assaults — women tend to have higher survival rates than men. But the reason for this is unknown.

Good News! Heart Attack Rates Are Down and Survival Rates Are Up

Since the mid-1990s, fewer Americans are having heart attacks each year and more of those who do are surviving, according to a Yale University study in JAMA.

From Your Mouth to Your Brain: The Gum Disease-Dementia Link

People with chronic periodontitis that can lead to tooth loss have a 6 percent higher risk of dementia than people who don’t have gum disease.

Hidden Dangers in Drugs' 'Inactive' Ingredients

More than 92 percent of oral meds sold in the U.S. contain at least one ingredient that can cause allergic or adverse reactions in people who are sensitive.

This Simple Test Could Diagnose Preeclampsia in Minutes

In a study, researchers say they’ve developed a simple urine test to quickly diagnose preeclampsia, a dangerous pregnancy complication.

Heavy Metal: Manganese Exposure Raises Parkinson's Risk

A recent study provides new information about how exposure to the industrial metal manganese can contribute to Parkinson’s-like symptoms.