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GOP health bill would cut CDC's $1B disease fighting fund
Mar 14, 2017 2:57 PM

GOP health bill would cut CDC's $1B disease fighting fund

NEW YORK — A proposal to replace the Obama health care law would cut out a pillar of funding for the nation’s lead public health agency, and experts say that would likely curtail programs across the country to prevent problems like lead poisoning and hospital infections.

By Mike Stobbe Ap Medical Writer
Bacon, soda & too few nuts tied to big portion of US deaths
Mar 7, 2017 2:24 PM

Bacon, soda & too few nuts tied to big portion of US deaths

CHICAGO — Gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? These are among food habits that new research links with deaths from heart disease, strokes and diabetes.Overeating or not eating enough of the 10 foods and nutrients contributes to nearly half of U.S.

By Lindsey Tanner, Ap Medical Writer
Kent State seeking participants for study on parents, adolescents
Mar 3, 2017 9:58 AM

Kent State seeking participants for study on parents, adolescents

Researchers from the Kent State University Psychology Department are running a study focusing on parents and their adolescents in 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades from the surrounding communities.

Doctors warn against teen pot use amid looser marijuana laws
Feb 27, 2017 11:55 AM

Doctors warn against teen pot use amid looser marijuana laws

CHICAGO — An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use.

By Lindsey Tanner, Ap Medical Writer
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They're not dentists. Would you let them fill your cavities?
Feb 16, 2017 9:31 AM

They're not dentists. Would you let them fill your cavities?

BOSTON — Need a tooth pulled or a cavity filled? Forget the dentist. A number of states are allowing or considering letting "dental therapists," professionals with a lower level of training, do the job.In dozens of countries and a handful of U.S.

By Bob Salsberg, Associated Press
Study: Obamacare repeal would gut opioid treatment gains
Feb 15, 2017 12:23 PM

Study: Obamacare repeal would gut opioid treatment gains

WASHINGTON — A new study by Harvard Medical School and New York University shows that repealing the Affordable Care Act would cut $5.

By Tony Pugh, Mcclatchy Washington Bureau (tns)
Dozens falsely told they had Alzheimer's, lawsuits say
Feb 8, 2017 9:53 AM

Dozens falsely told they had Alzheimer's, lawsuits say

TOLEDO, Ohio — Shawn Blazsek would go days without sleeping and was forgetting how to tie his shoes. He knew a string of concussions from high school football and boxing was catching up with him. Still, at age 33, he was stunned when told he had Alzheimer's disease.

By John Seewer, Associated Press
Feb 2, 2017 3:59 PM

Repeal of health law could mean women pay more for less

WASHINGTON — From a return to higher premiums based on gender, to gaps in coverage for birth control and breast pumps, experts say women could end up paying more for less if the Obama-era health care law is repealed.

By Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar And Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press
Akron Children's Hospital expands Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit
Jan 26, 2017 9:57 AM

Akron Children's Hospital expands Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit

Akron Children’s Hospital has completed construction on its inpatient pediatric behavioral health unit, adding 10 beds to the existing 14 and remodeling rooms to make them private and better suited for patient care.

Dying from cancer: Could your location determine your fate?
Jan 24, 2017 4:53 PM

Dying from cancer: Could your location determine your fate?

CHICAGO — Americans in certain struggling parts of the country are dying from cancer at rising rates, even as the cancer death rate nationwide continues to fall, an exhaustive new analysis has found.

By Lindsey Tanner Ap Medical Writer
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Jan 20, 2017 4:32 PM

Employer health plans could also see some impacts from Obamacare overhaul

If you think that because you get health insurance through your job at a big company, you won’t be affected if Republicans overhaul Obamacare, think again.

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News
First child death from flu reported this season in California as cases rise sharply
Jan 20, 2017 4:28 PM

First child death from flu reported this season in California as cases rise sharply

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of Californians have been showing up at doctors’ offices and hospitals sick with the flu this month, in what officials say could be a much more severe flu season than the last.

By Soumya Karlamangla Los Angeles Times
It's all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds
Jan 12, 2017 12:59 PM

It's all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds 1

Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more often, new research suggests.

By Marilynn Marchione Ap Chief Medical Writer
Giving peanut-based foods to babies early prevents allergies
Jan 5, 2017 10:49 AM

Giving peanut-based foods to babies early prevents allergies

WASHINGTON — Most babies should start eating peanut-containing foods well before their first birthday, say guidelines released Thursday that aim to protect high-risk tots and other youngsters, too, from developing the dangerous food allergy.

By Lauran Neergaard Ap Medical Writer
Jan 5, 2017 9:51 AM

Registration open for family mental health education program

Registration is now open for the Portage County Family-to-Family Education Program, a free, 12-week class for families and others who have a loved one with a mental illness.The class will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday starting Jan.

As more women drink, some states take action
Dec 22, 2016 10:26 AM

As more women drink, some states take action

As the holidays approach, state and local governments are gearing up for a predictable surge in drunken driving and emergency room visits related to binge drinking.

By Christine Vestal | Stateline.org
Akron Children's names director of Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology
Dec 16, 2016 2:09 PM

Akron Children's names director of Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology

Berrin Ergun-Longmire, M.D., has been named director of the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Akron Children’s Hospital.Dr.

Pediatric psychologist joins Akron Children's
Dec 16, 2016 10:35 AM

Pediatric psychologist joins Akron Children's

Katrina Lindsay, Ph.D., NCSP, has joined Akron Children’s Hospital’s NeuroDevelopmental Science Center as a pediatric psychologist.

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US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase
Dec 8, 2016 10:36 AM

US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase

NEW YORK — A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago.In most of the years since World War II, life expectancy in the U.S.

By Mike Stobbe Ap Medical Writer
Drug price hikes put sex beyond reach
Dec 5, 2016 12:09 PM

Drug price hikes put sex beyond reach 1

TRENTON, N.J. — Imagine not being able to afford one of life’s great pleasures — sex.That’s true for many older couples, doctors say.

By Linda A. Johnson Ap Medical Writer