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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
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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.

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
Cholesterol drug shows promise to help reverse heart disease
Nov 15, 2016 1:42 PM

Cholesterol drug shows promise to help reverse heart disease

NEW ORLEANS -- For the first time, a new drug given along with a cholesterol-lowering statin medicine has proved able to shrink plaque that is clogging arteries, potentially giving a way to undo some of the damage of heart disease.

By Marilynn Marchione | Ap Chief Medical Writer
Nov 15, 2016 9:48 AM

Akron Children's names director of Dermatology

Dr. Nicholas Nguyen has joined Akron Children’s as director of the department of Dermatology.

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Young brains & anesthesia: Big study suggests minimal risks
Nov 7, 2016 3:43 PM

Young brains & anesthesia: Big study suggests minimal risks

CHICAGO -- Anesthesia during early childhood surgery poses little risk for intelligence and academics later on, the largest study of its kind suggests. The results were found in research on nearly 200,000 Swedish teens.

By Lindsey Tanner | Ap Medical Writer
Beware extremes: Exercise, anger may trigger heart attack
Oct 11, 2016 4:00 AM

Beware extremes: Exercise, anger may trigger heart attack

If you're angry or upset, you might want to simmer down before heading out for an intense run or gym workout. A large, international study ties heavy exertion while stressed or mad to a tripled risk of having a heart attack within an hour.

Associated Press
Oct 10, 2016 5:07 PM

Beware extremes: Exercise, anger may trigger heart attack

If you're angry or upset, you might want to simmer down before heading out for an intense run or gym workout. A large, international study ties heavy exertion while stressed or mad to a tripled risk of having a heart attack within an hour.

By Marilynn Marchione | Associated Press Chief Medical Writer
Sep 16, 2016 11:27 AM

Brain cancer now leading childhood cancer killer

NEW YORK -- Brain cancer is now the deadliest childhood cancer in the U.S., now ahead of leukemia, a result of improved leukemia treatment and a frustrating lack of progress on brain cancer.

By Mike Stobbe | Associated Press
Akron Children's names new director of Adolescent Medicine
Sep 6, 2016 2:31 PM

Akron Children's names new director of Adolescent Medicine

Dr. Stephen Sondike has joined Akron Children's as director of Adolescent Medicine as of Sept. 1. Sondike replaces Dr. James Fitzgibbon, who has held the director position since 1980. Fitzgibbon will continue to see patients in Akron Children's Adolescent Medicine Clinic.

Is your child snoring? It may be a sign of a serious sleep issue
Aug 30, 2016 3:31 PM

Is your child snoring? It may be a sign of a serious sleep issue

Snoring can be a normal symptom of a cold or virus in children. But when snoring persists and children have difficulty sleeping, parents should take their children to a doctor to look for signs of more serious conditions.

By Stephanie Brito | Miami Herald
Studies shine light on mysterious placenta, how it goes awry
Aug 11, 2016 3:11 PM

Studies shine light on mysterious placenta, how it goes awry

WASHINGTON -- Scientists carefully probe a placenta donated after birth, bluish umbilical cord still attached.

By Lauran Neergaard | Associated Press
A genetic link between red hair, freckles and skin cancer
Jul 13, 2016 9:50 AM

A genetic link between red hair, freckles and skin cancer

Whether you call them gingers, the devil's spawn or just-plain sexy, be sure to call redheads out of the sun because along with their fiery tresses comes a powerful propensity to develop melanoma, a particularly deadly form of skin cancer.

By Melissa Healy | Los Angeles Times
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Study: Brand-name drugs' high co-pays soak Medicare Part D patients
Jul 8, 2016 9:46 AM

Study: Brand-name drugs' high co-pays soak Medicare Part D patients

WASHINGTON -- A new study takes a fresh measure of generic drugs' price advantages, revealing how much more Medicare Part D patients shelled out in co-payments for two popular brand-name drugs in 2013. The result: 10.5 times more.

By Rachel Bluth | Kaiser Health News (tns)
Getting overdose antidote with painkillers may cut ER visits
Jun 28, 2016 10:39 AM

Getting overdose antidote with painkillers may cut ER visits

WASHINGTON -- Overdoses don't happen just to heroin addicts -- patients who legally use strong painkillers called opioids are at risk in the nation's epidemic, too.

By Lauran Neergaard | Associated Press