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  1. Measles Case Reported In Sioux FallsSat, 24 Jan 2015 19:28:42 GMT
    A child under the age of 10 who resides in Sioux Falls is the latest person to be diagnosed with measles in South Dakota. State health officials have scheduled a free measles vaccination clinic Saturday in Sioux Falls from noon to 4 p.m. at the City Health Department, 521 N. Main Ave. No appointment is needed. More...
  2. Swine flu causes 5 deaths in HaryanaSat, 24 Jan 2015 15:14:10 GMT
    Five persons have succumbed to swine flu in Haryana in the past few days out of a total 29 patients, who have been tested positive for H1N1 influenza so far, state health officials said on Saturday. Five persons have succumbed to swine flu in Haryana in the past few days out of a total 29 patients, who have been tested positive for H1N1 influenza so far, state health officials said on Saturday. More...
  3. Also Getting Sick in Measles Outbreak: the VaccinatedSat, 24 Jan 2015 10:59:35 GMT
    The number of measles cases in the outbreak traced to Disneyland has now hit 70 - and while unvaccinated people have been urged to stay away from the theme park , at least five cases in California involve people who had their shots. Experts say this is because the vaccination isn't 100% effective, especially if people have only had one shot, as was the case before federal guidelines changed in 1989. More...
  4. Smoking drop sharpest among young adults, Minnesota survey showsSat, 24 Jan 2015 06:39:38 GMT
    The Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey, released Thursday by ClearWay Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health, shows an overall drop in adult smoking. Only 14.4 percent of participants said they smoke, down from 16.1 percent in 2010. More...
  5. Privacy Concerns Over Health Care Website Prompt ReversalSat, 24 Jan 2015 02:25:03 GMT
    Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal information from the government's health insurance website to private companies with a commercial interest in the data. The administration made the changes to HealthCare.gov after The Associated Press reported earlier this week that the website was quietly sending consumers' personal data to companies that specialize in advertising and analyzing Internet data for performance and marketing. More...
  6. Obamacare website reins in personal data sharingSat, 24 Jan 2015 00:20:30 GMT
    Earlier this week, the government came under fire after the Associated Press showed that Healthcare.gov was relaying users' personal information, such as zip code, income level, pregnancy status and whether or not you are a smoker. That information was being shared with Google, Twitter, Yahoo and other companies that track people online, like the advertisement display service DoubleClick. More...
  7. CDC: Flu still hitting hard in most of USFri, 23 Jan 2015 23:15:57 GMT
    The flu is still hitting the U.S. hard, but the number of new infections seems to be slowing down from week to week. For the week ending January 17, based on pneumonia and influenza mortality surveillance, the season is still above epidemic levels, as is typical during flu season. More...
  8. APNewsBreak: Gov't reverses on health care privacy problemFri, 23 Jan 2015 20:10:57 GMT
    In this Nov. 12, 2014 file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is seen on a laptop screen, shown in Portland, Ore. The Obama administration is reversing itself after an outcry over consumer privacy on HealthCare.gov, the government's health insurance website. More...
Back Pain News
  1. Why Seniors Should Improve Their Balance and CoordinationFri, 23 Jan 2015 07:06:20 -0600
    With the passing of the years our bodies lose their ability of controlling certain functions that impacts our balance and coordination. Although in the early stages of balance and coordination problems seniors don't observe many side effects, when the condition gets worse they start to experience all kind of problems that affect their body capacity of movement. Balance problems that occur in seniors When a person suffers from a loss of balance he can experience the following things: - Dizziness - Unsteadiness - Environment spinning/moving - Disorientation - Blurred vision - Floating sensation - Seniors suffering... More...
  2. Why Seniors Shouldn't Intentionally Make Life EasierFri, 23 Jan 2015 07:02:48 -0600
    I have often heard the saying "the only constant in life is change," this saying pretty much applies to everything in life; some examples of such are how we look for information on the internet as opposed to encyclopedias, our political leaders change with every election and the notion of staying at the same job for your entire career is generally looked at as outdated. More specifically how does the idea of constant change apply to us; well we get older every year, our friends from childhood are probably not always your friends in adulthood and more than likely you... More...
  3. Things You Should Know Before Getting A Botox TreatmentFri, 23 Jan 2015 05:32:16 -0600
    While Botox treatment is now becoming very popular with several medical professionals offering it, it is something that you must learn about properly. With so many people offering the services in many different ways, it is important for you to do your research before you decide to undergo the procedure, especially in a busy city. Following are some things you should know. More...
  4. How Seniors Can Safely Walk on Snow and IceThu, 22 Jan 2015 15:28:40 -0600
    British explorer David Hempleman-Adams has spent a lot of time conquering treacherous terrain: he was the first person to reach the North and South Poles as well as the first to climb the highest peaks in all seven continents. Since David has spent countless hours navigating the snow and ice he says when walking we should follow the example of an animal that is also use to this terrain. 'Take your lead from the penguin. More...
  5. Reversing Gray Hair? Yup, It's Possible! (Part 2)Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:36:11 -0600
    In Part 1, we explored the nutrients needed for our body to return hair's natural color and texture. But these days are extremely stressful for us and as we know too much stress affects negatively our whole wellbeing. Hair does not make an exception. More...
  6. Lifestyle Changes to Boost Your MetabolismTue, 20 Jan 2015 09:19:16 -0600
    Especially as we get older our metabolic rate decreases, and this is an important reason why many of us experience weight gain later in life. We are even seeing this with young people who sit in front of the computer or the television too much. Even at their age metabolism drops and it is harder to keep the weight off. And just what is metabolism? Basically it is the rate that the body naturally burns the calories that it takes in. More...
Back Pain News
  1. Why Seniors Should Improve Their Balance and CoordinationFri, 23 Jan 2015 07:06:20 -0600
    With the passing of the years our bodies lose their ability of controlling certain functions that impacts our balance and coordination. Although in the early stages of balance and coordination problems seniors don't observe many side effects, when the condition gets worse they start to experience all kind of problems that affect their body capacity of movement. Balance problems that occur in seniors When a person suffers from a loss of balance he can experience the following things: - Dizziness - Unsteadiness - Environment spinning/moving - Disorientation - Blurred vision - Floating sensation - Seniors suffering... More...
  2. Why Seniors Shouldn't Intentionally Make Life EasierFri, 23 Jan 2015 07:02:48 -0600
    I have often heard the saying "the only constant in life is change," this saying pretty much applies to everything in life; some examples of such are how we look for information on the internet as opposed to encyclopedias, our political leaders change with every election and the notion of staying at the same job for your entire career is generally looked at as outdated. More specifically how does the idea of constant change apply to us; well we get older every year, our friends from childhood are probably not always your friends in adulthood and more than likely you... More...
  3. Things You Should Know Before Getting A Botox TreatmentFri, 23 Jan 2015 05:32:16 -0600
    While Botox treatment is now becoming very popular with several medical professionals offering it, it is something that you must learn about properly. With so many people offering the services in many different ways, it is important for you to do your research before you decide to undergo the procedure, especially in a busy city. Following are some things you should know. More...
  4. How Seniors Can Safely Walk on Snow and IceThu, 22 Jan 2015 15:28:40 -0600
    British explorer David Hempleman-Adams has spent a lot of time conquering treacherous terrain: he was the first person to reach the North and South Poles as well as the first to climb the highest peaks in all seven continents. Since David has spent countless hours navigating the snow and ice he says when walking we should follow the example of an animal that is also use to this terrain. 'Take your lead from the penguin. More...
  5. Reversing Gray Hair? Yup, It's Possible! (Part 2)Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:36:11 -0600
    In Part 1, we explored the nutrients needed for our body to return hair's natural color and texture. But these days are extremely stressful for us and as we know too much stress affects negatively our whole wellbeing. Hair does not make an exception. More...
  6. Lifestyle Changes to Boost Your MetabolismTue, 20 Jan 2015 09:19:16 -0600
    Especially as we get older our metabolic rate decreases, and this is an important reason why many of us experience weight gain later in life. We are even seeing this with young people who sit in front of the computer or the television too much. Even at their age metabolism drops and it is harder to keep the weight off. And just what is metabolism? Basically it is the rate that the body naturally burns the calories that it takes in. More...
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Health News
  1. 10 rules to make your relationship lastSat, 24 Jan 2015 12:00:52 GMT
    For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, what is it that makes a marriage last (and last)? More...
  2. Pot-related poison control calls up in Washington, Colorado Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:24:21 GMT
    Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children. More...
  3. New California law makes it harder to skip vaccinations Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:16:59 GMT
    A California law that took effect last year is making it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children an issue that has taken new prominence as the state deals with an outbreak of measles. More...
  4. Stress may be caught from social media, study says Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:58:42 GMT
    Social media users beware connecting with people online could be damaging to your health. More...
  5. Plaintiffs lawyers reject J&J claims of fraud in mesh lawsuitsFri, 23 Jan 2015 18:29:32 GMT
    Lawyers for thousands of women suing Johnson & Johnsons Ethicon Inc over transvaginal mesh devices are fighting back against the companys claim that illegal phone solicitations may have resulted in baseless lawsuits. More...
  6. How to spot vision problems in children Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 GMT
    There are many conditions that, although extremely rare, can cause blindness in a child if not caught on time. More...
  7. Laughing gas makes a comeback in delivery roomsFri, 23 Jan 2015 16:45:10 GMT
    Women aren't quite laughing their way through childbirth, but laughing gas is again helping ease the pain of women in labor across the country. More...
CNN Health
  1. The psychological power of princess moviesFri, 23 Jan 2015 10:33:06 EST
    You can't escape Disney's hit phenomena, "Frozen." And there's a science behind why you won't see it go any time soon. More...
  2. Ebola vaccine is on its way to AfricaFri, 23 Jan 2015 06:48:10 EST
  3. CDC: Flu still hitting U.S. hard, but slowingFri, 23 Jan 2015 16:02:44 EST
  4. More measles cases linked to DisneylandFri, 23 Jan 2015 06:44:47 EST
  5. Sitting will kill you, even if you exerciseThu, 22 Jan 2015 06:54:52 EST
  6. Is proton therapy the 'magic bullet' for cancer?Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:27:55 EST
    A Belgian nuclear physicist is pioneering a new treatment for cancer that offers more precision and less side effects: proton radiation. More...
Pain Management News
  1. Signs That You Have a Hernia in Your StomachTue, 20 Jan 2015 10:03:13 -0600
    Rather than jumping straight to the most common signs of a stomach hernia, I'd like to take a few minutes of your time and explain what hernia actually is. What Is A Hernia? A hernia occurs when there is a weakness in the muscle, through which an internal part of the body pushes through. More...
  2. 4 Tips for Talking to Your Doctor About Better Pain ManagementMon, 19 Jan 2015 15:51:18 -0600
    One of the most difficult aspects of managing your chronic pain is communicating that pain to your doctor or healthcare team. Often, the patient is only aware of how bad their pain feels. There is no objective test that measures how bad you feel or how much you are suffering. Since pain is invisible, and since so many people are reluctant to talk about their pain for fear of showing weakness, it can often cause mistrust and difficulties in their relationships. Here are four tips for discussing management of pain with your doctor and loved one. More...
  3. Knee Pain - When Can I Get Back to Playing Sports, Doc? How Can I Recover From an Injury Faster?Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:36:45 -0600
    We all pick up injuries from time to time. We fall over, we bump scrape, gouge, sprain and strain our bodies. We become injured at work, play and even rest. but just what are those things that help us to recover faster? What can we do to help our body's best? More...
  4. How Technology Empowers People With CRPSThu, 15 Jan 2015 13:39:29 -0600
    Being empowered and able to live your life is a key part of a person's emotional wellbeing, but this can be difficult when you suffer from a poorly understood condition like CRPS. How can technology help to empower CRPS sufferers? More...
  5. Getting Treatment For Jaw Joint DisorderThu, 15 Jan 2015 06:50:32 -0600
    Also known as temporomandibular joint (TMJ), jaw muscle disorders, are a category of painful conditions which affect your jaw joint and those muscles controlling the movements of your jaw. Although injury plays a considerable role in a number of TMJ problems, for a lot of people, the symptoms appear to start without any apparent reason. More...
  6. Improving Asessment Through Understanding of Complex ConditionsThu, 08 Jan 2015 12:59:04 -0600
    CRPS is a poorly understood condition that can adversely affect assessments for benefits, support and other valuable resources to the disabled. What can be done to improve the way assessments are carried out in the face of less well known conditions? More...