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Senior man in the hospital.
Medication

The Opioid Epidemic: It's Not Just About Young People

The number of ER visits involving opioid poisoning or dependence more than tripled in Americans over 65 between 2006 and 2014, according to a new study.

Doctor checking pregnant woman.
Risk Factors

Hidden Risks of Diabetes During Pregnancy

Diabetes that develops during pregnancy is a potentially serious complication, but what does gestational diabetes mean for a woman’s health down the road?

Woman worried about weight gain looking in a mirror.
Weight

Quit Smoking, Gain Weight, Don't Worry

The health benefits of quitting smoking outweigh the adverse effects of putting on weight as a result of quitting, says the American Heart Association (AHA).

Woman grocery shopping in bulk store.
Family Health

Can You Feed Your Family on $25 Per Day?

Even with careful meal planning, serving healthy meals to a family of four costs about $25 a day, which for many low-income U.S. families is not affordable.

Man with his dog on the couch at home.
Risk Factors

Fertility Risk at Home for Men — and Their Dogs

Chemical contaminants could be playing a key role in soaring, worldwide male infertility rates. Even dogs are more infertile than before.

Senior man talking to doctor about depression.
Medication

'Special K' — From Street Drug to FDA-Approved Depression Treatment

If antidepressants or therapy for depression haven't helped, a newly-approved option might. Esketamine (Spravato) is a fast-acting nasal spray.

Young woman doing crunches at home.
Fitness

Resist Type 2 Diabetes With Lunges, Sit-Ups, and Push-Ups

If you have prediabetes, take steps to reduce your type 2 diabetes risk. But what kind of exercise best? Resistance training seems to be the way to go.

Hiking in the woods, bothered by mosquitoes.
Insects

What's Making Your Zika Risk Spike?

What does climate change have to do with the spread of disease-carrying mosquitoes? Quite a bit according to results of a study in Nature Microbiology.

Senior man taking aspirin.
Medication

Aspirin and Blood Thinners: A Dangerous Combo

An alarming number of people taking a blood thinner like warfarin also take aspirin without being directed to do so by their health care provider

Mother holding her toddler at a doctor appointment.
Vaccines

Why Your Kids Should Absolutely Get The Measles Vaccine

Despite the loud clamor that continues from the “antivaxxer” community, another study confirms that vaccines don’t cause autism and don't trigger autism.