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Top JAMA Editor Out Amid Podcast Investigation

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 14:14

The American Medical Association’s Joint Oversight Committee announced that Howard Bauchner, MD,  is on leave beginning at the end of the day. Bauchner is the top editor at JAMA, the journal of the AMA.

Gen X, Millennials in Worse Health Than Prior Generations

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 14:00

Medicine may have advanced by leaps and bounds over the last century, but Generation X and millennials are in worse health than their parents and grandparents were at their age.

COVID Variants Detected in Animals, May Find Hosts in Mice

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 12:32

Several new studies found evidence of infection by coronavirus variants in mice as well as pet dogs and cats.

States Begin Opening COVID-19 Vaccines to All Adults

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 09:44

Several states are opening COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults in the next week, with more states to follow throughout April.

Obesity Costs a U.S. Adult almost $1,900 per Year

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 17:37

For people who are obese, even a small amount of weight gain may come with higher medical costs, a new study finds.

Pregnant at 50: What You Need to Know

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 16:56

It’s rare to get pregnant at 50 or older, but it can happen. Here’s what you need to know.

Students Try to Cope as Pandemic Strains Mental Health

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 16:13

Millions of teens and young adults are part of a mental health crisis that was worsening before the pandemic but has only accelerated in the past year. Experts say the time for interventions is now.

Variants of Variants Seen In COVID-Ravaged Brazil

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 15:36

The unchecked spread of the more contagious coronavirus variants in Brazil appears to have created even more dangerous versions of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Biden to Announce $81 billion for School Reopening

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 15:32

White House officials say President Joe Biden will announce the government will spend $81 billion to help schools get back to in-person learning -- a step toward his stated goal of reopening schools within the first 100 days of his presidency.

Taking Supplements as You Age

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 12:25

Do you need to take supplements if you’re over 50? Which supplements are best and which should you avoid? Learn which ones are best and how to choose safely.

The Power of Fiction on the Mind

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 12:18

Researchers think they've figured out why fiction can so strongly affect a person's reality, thanks to a brain study using the fantasy TV show "Game of Thrones."

Postpartum Bleeding Doesn't Mean Hysterectomy

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 11:39

Heavy bleeding following birth can threaten the life of the mother, and doctors at times turn to a hysterectomy to end the bleeding. But a new study suggests a less invasive, underused procedure might be a better, less drastic option.

Cancer Screening Rates Back to Normal After Dip

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 11:34

After a sharp drop early in the COVID-19 pandemic, rates of routine breast and colon cancer screening soon returned to near-normal levels, a new study finds.

What You Should Know About Blood Glucose Tests as You Age

Tue, 03/23/2021 - 16:59

What’s a blood glucose test for? What kind of blood glucose test do I need? Which blood glucose tests are best for older adults? How do I use my blood glucose test? Find out what types of glucose tests you can use and how checking your blood sugar may change as you age.

Paving the Way for Diversity in Clinical Trials

Tue, 03/23/2021 - 15:44

Racial disparities in clinical trials have long been an issue that’s just another part of the implicit bias in health care. Compared to white people, Black people are largely at higher risk for heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, asthma, and even mental health problems.

What Happens When You Stop Your ADHD Meds

Tue, 03/23/2021 - 15:28

Some people decide not to take medications for ADHD. Learn about some of the strategies that work for them.

11 Possible Heart Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

Tue, 03/23/2021 - 15:13

WebMD article on 11 possible symptoms of heart problems that you may not be aware of, such as dizziness, fatigue, and nausea.

COPD and Sex

Tue, 03/23/2021 - 15:08

COPD symptoms can interfere with sex. But you don’t have to say goodbye to intimacy. Here are nine helpful strategies for sex and intimacy when you have COPD.

U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Rose in 2020, Even Though Driving Declined

Tue, 03/23/2021 - 12:06

Despite the fact that Americans have been driving less during the pandemic, pedestrian deaths per mile in the United States spiked 20% in the first half of 2020, new research shows.

What to Know About the Shingles Vaccine

Tue, 03/23/2021 - 12:03

What do you know about the shingles vaccine? Find out what it does and why it’s important for older adults to get vaccinated.