• First Measles Death in U.S. in 12 Years

    July 6

    Last week, health officials confirmed the country's first measles death in 12 years. The victim, a woman who died in the spring in Washington state, is believed to have been exposed to the virus in ...
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  • Summer With Diabetes

    July 6

    You may enjoy the warm temperatures and bright sunshine, but if you’re diabetic, summer heat can be dangerous. If you have diabetes, the heat can increase or decrease your blood sugar dramatically. Pay attention to ...
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  • Not Sleeping in America

    July 6

    Americans are spending the equivalent of two and a half years of their lifetime tossing, turning and losing sleep, and revealing their top “bed crimes,” from hogging the sheets and grinding teeth to using electronics ...
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  • Listeria: The Unwanted BBQ Guest

    July 3

    It’s summer time! Break out the swimsuit, sunglasses, sandals and grill. Not only is summer peak season for backyard barbecues, it is also prime time for foodborne illnesses. Bacteria grow fast at warmer temperatures and ...
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  • Where Women Should Live

    July 1

    Women in New England and the western United States are doing better health-wise than women in many southern states, according to the Institute for Women's Policy Research’s "Status of Women in the States: 2015" report. ...
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  • 10 Ways to Add More Joy to Your Day

    June 30

    Wouldn’t life be great if we could wake up daily in a joyful mood and move through the day without losing an ounce of that joy? OK, maybe we could lose an ounce or two, ...
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  • 8 Signs It’s Time to Break Up With Your Doctor

    June 30

    Your relationship with your doctor is one of the most intimate you will ever have, so shouldn’t you feel good about it? Read on for the signs that it’s time to find a new physician. ...
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  • Detroit Team Shrinks Breastfeeding Disparities

    June 29

    She faced one of health care's most persistent problems. Eleven years ago, when Paula Schreck, M.D., became director of breastfeeding support services at St. John Hospital and Medical Center here, she grew concerned about her ...
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