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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:10:00 -0400Colonoscopy has long been the gold standard for colon cancer screening. Now gastroenterologists say the quick, inexpensive, noninvasive FIT test is a good option for people not willing to go there.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:01:00 -0400The premiums on benchmark plans are increasing by an average of 22 percent in 2017, the government says, but more than 70 percent of people can get one for less than $75 a month after subsidies.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:37:00 -0400People with serious disabilities and their caregivers often struggle to find dentists who have the ability and desire to take care of their teeth. Cost is another issue.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400Researchers are exploring changes in prenatal nutrition to lower risks for future mental disorders. The work is preliminary, but there is ample precedent for maternal diet affecting children's health.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:09:43 -0400Even thirty years after the devastating nuclear accident in Chernobyl, there are still people who call the place home. Filmmaker Holly Morris tells the stories of the mostly elderly women who stayed.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:09:43 -0400Neuroscientist Jeff Iliff talks about his research, which explores how the brain naturally flushes out toxins during sleep.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:09:43 -0400When Dr. Rishi Manchanda worked in a clinic in South Central Los Angeles, he saw that patients were getting sick because of toxic living conditions — so he tried a unique treatment approach.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:09:43 -0400Ocean advocate Emily Penn has seen first hand how much plastic ends up in the oceans. She explains how the toxins from plastic makes their way into our food chain and how we might be able to stop it.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:09:43 -0400Biologist Tyrone Hayes talks about the concerning effects of the herbicide atrazine, which is part of a group of chemicals that are found in everyday food and household products.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:03:00 -0400The American Academy of Pediatrics has launched more liberal guidelines on children's media use. They're offering parents an online tool to help manage the what, where and when of family screen time.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:37:00 -0400The agency had enough information to see the danger and the authority to intervene earlier, the inspector general's report states. "These situations should generate a greater sense of urgency."
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:19:00 -0400President Obama traveled to Florida Thursday to encourage more people to sign up for Obamacare when the enrollment window opens next month. The president's signature health care law has helped cut the uninsured rate to record lows. But it's showing some cracks, and many young people are reluctant to sign up.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:14:00 -0400Victims of a shooting or stabbing in Philadelphia may soon become part of a study to figure out what kind of care is better--going straight to a hospital or getting more care at the scene.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:23:00 -0400Several U.S. cities have sugary drink taxes on the ballot. As efforts to reduce soda consumption gain traction around the world, critics say the industry is using the tobacco playbook to fight back.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:43:00 -0400Blood clots are on the list of conditions that doctors are supposed to consider when figuring out unexplained fainting spells. An Italian study suggests physicians should be more alert to clots.