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This ground-breaking study could change breast cancer treatment forever

A ground-breaking breast cancer study suggests that many patients can skip chemotherapy and still beat the disease. Read more

California’s ACA Rates To Rise 8.7% Next Year

The average increase in California is smaller than the double-digit hikes expected around the nation, due largely to a healthier mix of enrollees and more competition in its marketplace. Still, health insurance prices keep growing faster than wages and general inflation. Read more

Don't Expect The Straw Ban To Solve Our Plastic Consumption Problems

Environmentalists are banking on the in-vogue straw ban trend to help people realize how they can cut back on single-use plastic. Read more


Family warns of heat dangers after losing teenage son Read more

Birthday: Jon Lovitz


Comedian Jon Lovitz is 61.  Read more

States Attacking ACA Would Suffer Most If Preexisting Conditions Shield Gets Axed

A coalition of Republican states has launched a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act, including provisions requiring insurers to offer coverage to people with preexisting conditions without raising rates. An analysis shows that some of these states have the highest proportion of such residents. Read more

4 Tools to help seniors stay on track with medication

Medication management can be difficult for older adults who take multiple prescriptions. Here are a few apps and tools to make it easier and safer. Read more

In Florida, Midterm Elections Hold Faint Hope For Medicaid Expansion

Republicans’ overwhelming majorities in the state legislature make pursuing a policy that could benefit 660,000 uninsured adults a “long shot,” political analysts say. Read more

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10 great Father's Day gifts for all kinds of dads

You could go with a classic tie or "World's Best Dad" mug, but why not step your Father's Day game up a bit? These 10 gift ideas have a lit… Read more

5 effective (and free) online workouts you can do at home

Whether you're not into expensive trendy fitness classes or just don't feel like leaving your house to get a good workout, here's a look at… Read more

Which candies pack the most sugar?

While it's unlikely that candy will ever be classified as healthy fare, some confections have a lot more sugar jam-packed into their bright… Read more

US Senators Learn How Sharks Might Help Cure Cancer

Sharks are immune to some diseases that humans aren't, and researchers want to figure out how to utilize those features in human medicine. Read more

Smarter Rebuilding Will Make Future Natural Disasters Less Expensive

At a hearing on recovery efforts after natural disasters in 2017, lawmakers call for spending more money and resources before future disast… Read more

The FDA Wants To Make More Common Drugs Available Over The Counter

The FDA has drafted a new initiative that aims to let consumers buy more common medications without prescriptions. Read more

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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Impaired sleep over many years may be a risk factor for some forms of dementia

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that sleep deprivation eventually could lead to Alzheimer's disease? ANSWER: There have been a number of studies looking at the effect of sleep on disorders that impair cognitive function, such as Alzheimer's disease. Although no research has shown a clear link between... Read more

Should you take aspirin to prevent a heart attack or stroke?

Q: I am thinking about taking a baby aspirin every day to prevent a heart attack or stroke. But it seems the recommendations keep changing. A: Taking a daily aspirin isn't something you should decide to do on your own. Read more


Gangrene occurs most often in lower extremities. By Karen L. Andrews, M.D. --THE MEDICINE CABINET: ASK THE HARVARD EXPERTS. Read more