Racial Gap in Cervical Cancer Deaths

The cervical cancer mortality rate in the United States is higher than previously estimated—and the disparity in death rates between black women and white women is wider,...

Walking After Meals Lowers Blood Sugar

Taking brief walks after every meal may help people with diabetes control blood sugar better than a single longer daily walk, according to a study from New...

Medication for Prediabetes?

Q: Can people with prediabetes take the drug metformin to prevent or at least delay the onset of full-blown diabetes? A: Yes, but it is recommended only...

CDC Report: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss is Prevalent, Preventable

Exposure to everyday noise is causing permanent damage to many Americans’ hearing, according to a new report from the CDC. The authors analyzed data from 3,583 participants, ages...

Are You Pre-Sick?

Are too many Americans being diagnosed with “pre-diseases”? In recent years millions have gotten such a diagnosis, but the vast majority of people with the following conditions...

Are You a Night Owl or an Early Bird?

Are you at your best when your friends and family are getting ready to go to sleep? Or do you jump out of bed when the sun...

Heart-Healthy Lifestyle vs. Genetic Risk

A healthy lifestyle greatly reduces the risk of coronary artery disease even in people who are genetically prone to it, according to an analysis in the New...

Is Broken Heart Syndrome for Real?

This past December, actress Debbie Reynolds passed away two days after the death of her daughter, actress and author Carrie Fisher, who suffered a catastrophic heart attack....

Arthritis and Exercise

If you have osteoarthritis, it need not limit your mobility—at least not if you exercise and keep moving. Half of the adults with OA report that they...

Ulcers: Causes and Treatments

A peptic ulcer is a craterlike sore in the stomach or duodenal lining. It’s called a gastric ulcer when it occurs in the stomach, and a duodenal...
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