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Affordable Care Act Brought Big Benefits to Women: Study


FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More American women had health insurance and access to care after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was fully in place in 201...

Extra Calcium Safe for the Aging Eye


FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- To take calcium or not to take calcium, that is still the question.

In a new study that contradicts earlie...

Managing MS


FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Proper treatment can help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) contend with their disease, an expert says.


Could the U.S. Mail Deliver Better Colon Cancer Screening Rates?


FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- No one likes to get a colonoscopy, but new research suggests that mailing at-home colon cancer tests to folks who are ove...

Is There a Safer Choice Than Opioids After a C-Section?

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FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant moms often try to plan as many aspects of their upcoming delivery as they can. But one thing they might not con...

Gun Deaths Up Sharply Among America's Schoolkids

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FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Gun-related deaths among school-age children in the United States are increasing at alarming rates, researchers report.

AHA News: Is the New 'Fasting' Diet Trend Healthy?


FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Tipping the scales at 233 pounds, Charles Joy realized he needed to make some changes.

The 28-y...

Easy Eggs for a Nutritious Breakfast


FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Recent research shows that eggs can be part of a healthful diet.

Eggs are highly nutritious because they d...

How to Raise Global Citizens of Tomorrow


FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's never too soon to teach kids to be culturally competent -- to learn about, respect and accept people whose culture i...

Health Highlights: March 22, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Unvaccinated Kentucky Stude...

Health Tip: Reduce Risk of Tattoo Infection

(HealthDay News) -- More than 20 percent of adults in the United States report having at least one tattoo.

Because ink is injected into the skin, the Center...

Health Tip: Hearing Loss Prevention

(HealthDay News) -- About 1 in 3 Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss. And about half of those over 75 have trouble hearing.

Though age-...