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Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 10:52 AM CST

Thursday Marks Deadline for 2018 Medicare Plan Enrollment

Thursday Marks Deadline for 2018 Medicare Plan Enrollment

Medicare's fall open enrollment period ends Thursday. During the annual seven-week period, which began Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7, beneficiaries can make changes related to Medicare Part C (known as an Advantage...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 07:14 AM CST

Small Risk of Breast Cancer Seen With Hormone Contraceptives

Small Risk of Breast Cancer Seen With Hormone Contraceptives

Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the risk of breast...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 06:37 AM CST

Gas Station Hopes Blue Lights in Bathroom Can Deter Drug Use

Gas Station Hopes Blue Lights in Bathroom Can Deter Drug Use

A Pennsylvania gas station is testing whether blue lights in bathrooms can discourage drug use by making it difficult for people to see their veins. The Sheetz gas station chain has installed the lights at its...

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 06:10 PM CST

Health Headlines: Sleep Deprivation, Osteoarthritis Meds

Health Headlines: Sleep Deprivation, Osteoarthritis Meds

Sleep deprivation can lead to mood changes and elevate the risk of depression, as well as addiction, researchers say. And the FDA is warning consumers to stop taking a certain osteoarthritis medication.

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 06:03 PM CST

New Scarless Thyroid Surgery Offers New Hope for Patients

New Scarless Thyroid Surgery Offers New Hope for Patients

Millions of Americans suffer issues with their thyroid. Now, a new surgery to remove it leaves no telltale signs behind.

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 06:30 PM CST

Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Blood-Clotting Disease

Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Blood-Clotting Disease

Gene therapy has freed 10 men from nearly all symptoms of hemophilia for a year so far, in a study that fuels hopes that a one-time treatment can give long-lasting help and perhaps even cure the blood disease....

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 10:48 AM CST

Viagra Goes Generic: Pfizer to Launch Own Little White Pill

Viagra Goes Generic: Pfizer to Launch Own Little White Pill

The little blue pill that's helped millions of men in the bedroom is turning white. Drugmaker Pfizer is launching its own cheaper generic version of Viagra rather than lose most sales when the impotence pill...

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 09:34 AM CST

Pollution Can Counteract Exercise Benefits, Study Suggests

Pollution Can Counteract Exercise Benefits, Study Suggests

Air pollution can hinder the effects of exercise in the body, a new British study suggests. As NBC News reported, researchers from Imperial College London studied 120 people, aged 60 or older, who walked in...

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 03:54 AM CST

Flu Is Spreading Fast This Season: Officials

Flu Is Spreading Fast This Season: Officials

This year’s flu season is off to a fast start and early indications suggest that it may be more severe than the previous season.

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 at 04:43 PM CST

How to Manage Crowd Anxiety During the Holidays

How to Manage Crowd Anxiety During the Holidays

Crowds are actually among the top ten fears that people have and that gets heightened over the holidays.

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