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58 diseases that still plague developing countries

Many of these conditions were beaten in developed countries decades ago. Read more

Even a Little Daily Activity May Boost Colon Cancer Survival: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just a half hour a day of moderate physical activity could be potent medicine for patients with advanced colon cancer, preliminary research suggests. Read more

Working Out? Don't Bring Your Cellphone

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Talking or texting on your cell phone may spell trouble during exercise, researchers say. Read more

Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease Confirmed in Eastern National Parks

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Planning a hiking trip in an eastern U.S. national park? Better pack tick repellent -- a new study found these parks are home to ticks that carry Lyme disease. Read more

Trump: What we know, where he stands, and more

Do you know Donald Trump? It all started with an escalator ride and a speech about building … Read more


Obamacare Repeal Could Bring Many More Uninsured, Higher Premiums

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Repealing major parts of the Affordable Care Act could deprive 18 million Americans of insurance in the first year, a new report concludes. Read more

Steep Rise in Births to U.S. Women Using Opioids

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Over a decade, there was a nearly fivefold increase in the number of babies born each year to American women who have used opioids, a federal government report says. Read more

Postpartum Depression Affects New Dads, Too

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men can also suffer from postpartum depression after their baby is born. Read more


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Good news for weekend warriors: Study shows any exercise cuts risk of death

A new study has found that people who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying nearly as much a… Read more

What are the best foods for brain health?

Three things for your shopping list: Sardines. Bacon. And beef brains. Read more

The 50 most performed medical procedures in the US

With an average hospital charge of $160,477, coronary artery bypass grafts are the most expensive procedures to make the list. Read more

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Health Tip: Stick With Your Healthy-Eating Resolution

(HealthDay News) -- Now that you've committed to healthier eating for the new year, it's way too soon to give up on this important resolution. Read more

Be cautious about long-term proton pump inhibitor use

TV can be the opposite of what a waiting patient needs. Read more

Workshops to help with hoarding and chronic pain

The Pima Council on Aging will launch two self-help workshops this month. Read more