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Affordable Care Act Brought Big Benefits to Women: Study

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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

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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

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

"Patien...

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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-...