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Check for Bone Loss

In Your Health Minute, A new study suggests many people with bone loss may be under treated. Researchers found just 19-percent of osteoporosis patients got adequate…

Heart is Disease More Common

In Your Health Minute, Out of hospital cardiac arrest is now the third leading cause of health loss among Americans. It showed people who…

Healthy Hearts for Women

In Your Health Minute, Most young women don’t worry about their heart health. Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital surveyed over 300 women between 15 and 24 years old. Only 10…

Smoking and Diabetes

In Your Health Minute, A new Harvard study suggests quitting smoking is worth it for people with diabetes even if they gain some weight. Researchers tracked the…

Misusing Prescription Drugs

In Your Health News, A new government report reveals some new statistics about prescription drug abuse in this country. It shows the non medical use of prescription drugs , mostly…

Prenatal Vitamins and Autism

In Your Health Minute, Taking prenatal vitamins early in pregnancy might lower the risk of autism in high-risk kids. A new study followed over 200 children who had sibling…

Opioids, a Family Affair

Kids and teens are more likely to misuse opioids after surgery if a family member also abuses the drugs. A new University of Michigan…

Autism and Sleep Problems

In Your Health Minute, Children with autism are more likely to have sleep problems. That’s according to a new study form Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Researchers looked at…

More Women Surviving Breast Cancer

In Your Health Minute, Finally some good news in the fight against breast cancer. The latest U-S estimates show that more than half a million deaths from the disease…

Do You Use a Fitness Tracker

Your Health Minute, A separate study suggests there are benefits of using fitness trackers in hospitals. Researchers from Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles used Fitbits to monitor patients activity after…

Trying to Prevent a Hangover

In Your Health Minute, An answer to the age old question. Does drinking beer before drinking wine prevent¬† hangovers? Scientists…

Try to Sit Less

In Your Health Minute, Any type or amount or exercise can help you live longer. Researchers from Columbia University tracked the physical activity of 8 thousand adults. They found…

Sleep and Heart Disease

In Your Health Minute, A new study reveals the importance of a good night’s sleep. Researchers used image techniques to look at the blood vessels of nearly 4 thousand middle aged…

Are Food Makers Targeting Minorities

In Your Health Minute, A new report finds food companies are targeting Hispanic and black children with ads for unhealthy products. According to researchers, food companies…

Parents not Aware of Teens’ Thoughts of Suicide

In Your Health Minute, Many parents do not realize teens think about suicide and death. Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia interviewed over 5 thousand adolescents and their…

Life as a Gay Father

In Your Health Minute, New research from Tufts University reveals most gay fathers and their children still experience social stigma. Nearly two thirds of men…

Half of Americans have Back Pain

In Your Health Minute, Nearly half, 45-percent of adults experience some type of back pain. That’s according to a new Canadian study of nearly 13-thousand people. One in five reported…

Comparing Yourself to Facebook Friends

In Your Health News, Social media might be bad for your health. This finding comes from a new study of about 160 Facebook users. It reveals…

Increase Fiber to Lower Disease Risks

In Your Health News Eating a high fiber diet can help reduce the risk of serious illness and death. That’s according to a new study from the World Health Organization. It…

Time Alone with your Doctor

In Your Health Minute, New Research from Columbia University reveals only half of teens and young adults have had time alone with their doctor.…

Poor Sleep a Sign of Alzheimer’s

Your Health News, A new study suggests poor sleep may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s Disease. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis found older adults who got…

American Women Having Fewer Babies

In Your Health Minute, American women are having fewer babies that tops your health news this morning. A new government report shows the fertility rate in 2017 was 16…

Postpartum Opioid Use

In Your Health Minute, Women who take opioids after giving birth are at a higher risk of becoming chronic users. That is according to a study from Vanderbilt…

Stress Can Lead to Cancers

In Your Health Minute, The stress from work may lead to a higher risk of certain cancers. Chinese researchers studied more than 280 thousand people in North America and Europe.…

Hearing Loss Related to Early Death

In Your Health Minute, A recent study suggests hearing loss may increase the risk of early death especially among those who live alone. Researchers from Columbus University…

Flu Shot Season

In Your Health Minute, A word of warning, as flu season ramps up. Pregnant women, young children and the extremely obese are at high risk for complications from the flu including death. Experts with the infectious diseases Society of America…

Reducing Teen Obesity

In Your Health Minute, In-school nutrition programs focused on healthy eating can also help reduce teen obesity. A new Yale University study tracked nearly 600 middle school students across the state of Connecticut. It showed kids in schools with enhanced…

Kids, Sleep and Their Weight

In Your Health Minute, Good sleep habits may help kids become slimmer teens. That’s according to a new study from Penn State University. Researchers surveyed the parents of…

What Yoga Does to Your Body

In Your Health Minute, If¬† you want to feel better about your body , you may want to try yoga. Researchers from…

Exercising at Night

In Your Health Minute, Another new study from Switzerland busts the myth that exercising at night can cause sleep problems. It showed people who worked out in…

Food Cravings

In Your Health Minute, It’s that time of the year, when many of us vow to eat less and exercise more. Some new medical studies shed light…

Your Kid’s New Year’s Resolutions

In Your Health Minute, There are resolutions you can talk with your kids about. Kids in elementary school can focus on being safe in the new year. Pediatricians encourage kids between the…

Resolutions for Small Kids

In Your Health Minute, The American Academy of Pediatricians¬† has some tips to help your children achieve their goals. Preschoolers can resolve to clean up when they are done playing with…

Christmas Deadly for Older Americans

In Your Health News, It’s the season for presents, mistletoe and heart attacks! A new study conducted in Sweden finds people are more likely…

Female Veterans and Dementia

In Your Health Minute, Female military veterans who have physical or emotional trauma long after their service may have a higher risk of dementia. Researchers from the University of California tracked over 100 thousand older women who had served in…

Drug Overdose Deaths

In Your Health Minute, A new government report reveals which drugs are the most frequently involved in overdose deaths. Researchers looked at death certificate data from 2011…

More Americans Injured by Pets

In Your Health Minute, A new Standford study shows the healthcare costs of injuries caused by animals tops one billion dollars a year.…

Dry Eyes Affect Reading

In Your Health Minute, Chronic dry eye occurs when the eye fails to produce enough natural tears to stay properly lubricated. A new Johns…

Drawing Enhances Memory

In Your Health Minute, Seniors who want to boost their memory may want to pick up a pencil and a sketch pad. A new Canadian study found drawing helped people…

Body Fat Linked to Breast Cancer

In Your Health Minute, High body fat could increase the risk of breast cancer even in women who are not overweight. Researchers…

More Women Diagnosed with Uterine Cancer

In Your Health Minute, An increasing number of women being diagnosed with uterine cancer. New data from the Centers for Disease Control shows uterine cancer rates…

Don’t Sleep Too Long

In Your Heart Health, The amount of time you sleep could affect your risk of cardiovascular disease and early death. That’s according to a new global study of over…

Buy Board Games Not Electronic Games

In Your Health Minute, Pediatricians recommend toys that encourage imagination and role play like dolls, action figures and cars. Blocks, shapes and puzzles are also great choices for improving fine motor…

For Women, Snoring can Kill

In Your Health Minute, A new German study reveals snoring might be a bigger health threat to women than men. It shows the heart walls of women who snore…

Young Football Player’s Brains

In Your Health Minute, Repetitive blows to the head could cause brain changes among youth football players. That’s according to a new study…

Americans Dying Younger

In Your Health Minute, Americans are not living quite as long as they used to. A new government report reveals the average…

Hypnosis to Treat IBS

In Your Health Minute, New research from the Netherlands suggests hypnotherapy might help people with irritable bowel syndrome. The study found IBS patients who underwent individual…