Why more kids will be diagnosed with high blood pressure

More children and teens are likely to be diagnosed and treated for high blood pressure under new guidelines released today by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). An estimated 3.5 percent of children and adolescents in the U.S. have hypertension, or abnormally high blood pressure, but experts say the actual prevalence is likely much higher as More...

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By admin On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Using music to help Alzheimer's patients

NEW YORK — Each week, the DJ spins oldies but goodies at the Todt Hill Senior Center on Staten Island. Also taking a spin is 74-year-old Carol Daly, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 12 years ago. More...

By admin On Sunday, August 20th, 2017
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Americans injure themselves grooming pubic hair

Should you consider trimming or shaving “down there,” proceed with care — a new study finds injuries tied to pubic hair grooming are more common than you might think. Cuts, burns and infections More...

By admin On Sunday, August 20th, 2017
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DNA test results may not change health habits

NEW YORK — If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn’t you work to stay healthy? You’d quit smoking, eat better, ramp up your exercise, or do whatever else More...

By admin On Saturday, August 19th, 2017
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How to communicate with Alzheimer's patients

The impact of Alzheimer’s is felt around the country. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans live with the disease and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the More...

By admin On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Can a blood test detect cancer earlier?

A new genetic blood test might pave the way for detecting early stage cancers that often prove fatal when caught too late, a new study suggests. The test scans blood for DNA fragments released by cancerous tumors, More...

By admin On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Is it really Lyme disease? New test may be able to tell

WASHINGTON — Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early — using a “signature” of molecules in patients’ More...

By admin On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Most contact lens wearers make one of these mistakes

New research should serve as an eye opener on the importance of safety when it comes to wearing contact lenses. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that the majority of teens and More...

By admin On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Using music to help unlock Alzheimer's patients' memories

August 16, 2017, 6:46 PM| Music lights up many parts of the brain, and now is being used by a program called Music and Memory that helps those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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White House says Obamacare payments will be made for August

The Trump administration will make Obamacare payments to insurers for August, a White House spokesman said Wednesday. The president has repeatedly said he might end the payments, known as cost-sharing reduction More...