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Life and Death by BeWell A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Imagine if the presidential candidates were willing to talk frankly about the things that affect us most: not just guns and butter, but also life and death and the hard ch ... Read on »
Asthma sidelining your child? Playing sports safely by BeWell A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Asthma Physical activity is a common trigger of asthma symptoms in people with asthma. If you have a child with asthma, you are understandably concerned about preventing flare-ups ... Read on »
Aging: What to expect as you get older by BeWell A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Looked in the mirror lately only to find a few more wrinkles and gray hairs? Those are just a few of the changes you're likely to notice as you get older. But what exactly i ... Read on »
New hope may lie in lab-created heart by BeWell A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Creating a replacement heart for some of the sickest patients may be one step closer, if new research in rats pans out in humans. Researchers at ... Read on »
FTC warns of bogus cancer cure claims by BeWell A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Trade Commission charged five companies with making false and misleading claims for cancer cures and said Thursday that it has reached settlem ... Read on »
Cell phones can affect sperm quality, researcher says by BeWell A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health Keeping a cell phone on talk mode in a pocket can decrease sperm quality, according to new research from the Cleveland Clinic. A Cleveland Clinic study shows that mo ... Read on »
Is High-Fructose Corn Syrup Really Good for You? by BeWell A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Shopping last week in her local New York City grocery store, Elise Mackin, 32, filled her cart with items she knows to be good for her family — whole grains, fruits and ve ... Read on »
When to take a sleeping pill by BeWell A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sleep & Dreams Chances are, someone you know takes a sleeping pill. One in four Americans takes a sleep aid every year, according to the National Sleep Foundation, and the numbers are even ... Read on »
Identify Your Sleep Problem: Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, and Other Common Disorders by BeWell A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sleep & Dreams Everyone has a bad night once in a while. Dogs barking, the wind howling, or overeating may make it difficult to sleep. It is estimated that 35% of adults have occasional slee ... Read on »
Not Just Living With, but Living Well With, Type 2 Diabetes by BeWell A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Here's a shocker: About a quarter of the 24 million people in the U.S. who have diabetes don't know it yet. The reason is not hard to explain, though: Type 2 (about 90% of a ... Read on »
Doctor's Office Danger: The Danger Is Real by BeWell A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In 1999, Susan Sheridan’s husband, Pat, went in for surgery to remove a tumor in his neck. After the surgery, the neuro­surgeon gave the Eagle, Idaho, couple great news: The ... Read on »
When Should You Have an MRI for Your Back Pain? by BeWell A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain At what point should your doctor take a look inside your back with a high-tech MRI or CT scan, or even an old-fashioned X-ray? In most cases, the answer is later rather than s ... Read on »
Safe Strategies for Preventing Back Pain by BeWell A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain The surefire way to hurt your back is to use it. But you have to use it, so the key is to avoid those things that put your back at maximum risk. More about low back ... Read on »
CDC: Blacks, gays at high risk for HIV infections by BeWell A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sexually Transmitted Diseases By Andrea Kane CNN ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Young black gay men, black women and white gay men in their 30s and 40s are much more likely to be newly infected wit ... Read on »
FDA warns against infant formula from China by BeWell A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tainted infant formula from China may be on sale at ethnic groceries in this country, even though it is not approved for importation, federal officials wa ... Read on »
Study: Incontinence a Big Problem Among Women by BeWell A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health It is an embarrassment that many women choose to ignore, but incontinence is a widespread disorder that may affect one in four women and perhaps as many as one-third of ol ... Read on »
FDA OKs Anti-nausea Patch for Chemo Patients by BeWell A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer (WASHINGTON) — Cancer patients will soon be able to use a medication patch to ease the debilitating nausea that often accompanies chemotherapy. tiiQuigoWriteA ... Read on »
FDA says BPA is OK despite concerns in new study by BeWell A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health WASHINGTON (AP) -- With scientists at odds over the safety of a chemical found in plastic baby bottles, metal cans and other food packaging, consumers got minimal guidance T ... Read on »
FDA says BPA is OK despite concerns raised in new study by BeWell A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking WASHINGTON (AP) -- With scientists at odds over the safety of a chemical found in plastic baby bottles, metal cans and other food packaging, consumers got minimal guidance T ... Read on »
In Weight Loss, Accountability Is Essential by BeWell A. 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss For the first four months of 2008, I stepped out of the shower every morning and onto a flashy digital scale. This act, along with a food journal and a nutrition class, helped ... Read on »