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CDC issues warning for all types of romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona

CDC issues warning for all types of romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona

Throw out any romaine lettuce if you’re uncertain about where it was grown. This includes whole heads and hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, and salads and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce. If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine, do not eat it and throw it away.

April 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Can a brain injury change who you are?

Can a brain injury change who you are?

Phineas Gage was a well-mannered, respectable, smart business man, but after a severe brain injury became irresponsible, rude and aggressive. He was careless and unable to make good decisions. Was his brain injury the cause of his personality change?

April 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
New Medicare perk for diabetes prevention stumbles at rollout

New Medicare perk for diabetes prevention stumbles at rollout

Medicare’s new diabetes prevention program — a yearlong series of classes about healthy eating, physical activity and behavioral change for people at high risk of developing diabetes — is getting off to a rocky star and except in a few locations isn’t up and running yet.

April 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Wealthy Americans know less than they think they do about food and nutrition

Wealthy Americans know less than they think they do about food and nutrition

Affluent Americans are more likely to encounter unsubstantiated information – online, among friends and family, and at farmers’ markets and pricier upscale grocery stores – that raise unfounded concerns about technology. The result is a persistent perception that certain “organic” or non-GMO products are somehow healthier, which is unsupported by research.

April 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Barbara Bush may have suffered from a chronic lung disease called COPD – a doctor explains

Barbara Bush may have suffered from a chronic lung disease called COPD – a doctor explains

COPD is a chronic respiratory condition that results in cough and shortness of breath. It often gets worse. The disease is most commonly caused by tobacco smoking and is thus often preventable. Mrs. Bush smoked cigarettes for decades, she wrote in her biography, but quit in 1968.

April 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
‘Remarkable’ immunotherapy trial changes advanced lung cancer treatment

‘Remarkable’ immunotherapy trial changes advanced lung cancer treatment

At one year, 69 percent of the patients who received pembrolizumab and chemotherapy were alive, compared with 49 percent of the patients who received chemotherapy alone.

April 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
‘Scary’ lung disease now afflicts more women than men in U.S.

‘Scary’ lung disease now afflicts more women than men in U.S.

COPD, traditionally considered a man’s disease, now kills more women in the US than men. Women account for 58% of the 14.7 million people in the U.S. living with the disease and 53% of those who die from it. Nearly 8% of women in the U.S. have reported a COPD diagnosis, compared with just under 6% of men.

April 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder; a psychiatrist explains what that is

Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder; a psychiatrist explains what that is

Bipolar I disorder includes manic episodes in which a person experiences heightened or, at times, an irritable mood, for at least a week. This includes high energy, inflated self-esteem, reduced need for sleep, talkativeness or pressured speech, overspending, and reckless risky behavior/

April 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Do not eat store-bought chopped romaine salads, CDC warns

Do not eat store-bought chopped romaine salads, CDC warns

To date, 35 people infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from 11 states, including one case in Washington state.

April 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
We asked five experts: do I have to drink eight glasses of water per day?

We asked five experts: do I have to drink eight glasses of water per day?

We asked five medical and sports science experts if we really need to drink eight glasses of water per day.

April 12, 2018 | By | Reply More