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David urges others to stand ‘Side by Side’ people with dementia

The number of seniors with dementia is Ontario is expected to hit 300,000 by the end of 2017. A plan is needed to help the caregivers so they in turn can effectively provide care. By the end of 2017,...

Why Abortion Rates Are the Lowest They’ve Been Since Roe v. Wade

Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level si...

Study: Lifetime of smoking costs more than $1M

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -. A pack of cigarettes costs over $4.00 a pack for the popular brands. And that's money that literally goes up in smoke. It damages your lungs, and causes cancer to boot. The perso...

Top New Jersey Lawmakers Join Rally to Save ‘Obamacare’

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2017 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. It came as news to most congressional Republicans, but t...

Eating Spicy Food Found to Help You Live Longer

Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer, say researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a...

Be nice to your physician — your life may depend on it

Emotions can run high in the hospital where a lot can be at stake. Sometimes, patients or their families can be rude to medical personnel despite no one in particular might be to blame. Blowing steam...

University of Vermont Health Network to implement $112.4 million Epic EHR

The goal is to boost patient care by connecting its hospitals and physicians on one unified system. Bernie Monegain. John Brumsted, president and CEO of UVM Health Network. The University of Vermont ...

St. Louisans protest repeal of the Affordable Care Act

'THEY BROKE IT, they own it now,” reads a sign held by 89-year-old Missouri Health Care for All activist Pam Wright of West Plains during a rally in support of affordable health care on Tuesday in fr...

Red Cross in need of donors to overcome severe blood shortage

Eligible blood donors across the Fylde coast who are O Rh negative (O negative) are being asked give blood to help rebuild stocks of these groups. NHS Blood and Transplant, the organisation that coll...

Goat Yoga, Anyone?

Fitness Instructor, Lainey Morse of Albany, Oregon is creator of 'Got Yoga' and in a short while, she's been able to popularize it. Her goat yoga classes have become so popular, there's a 1,200-perso...

Surprised by a medical bill? Here’s what to do

Most US physicians bill patients for more than Medicare pays, and the excess amounts vary substantially by specialty and region, according to a study published in the January 17 issue of JAMA. The me...

Suicide is not a chosen path – know the signs to help prevent it

The subject of suicide is a sensitive one, especially among gun rights advocates. And while many gun owners recognize the problem — that some two-thirds of all firearms deaths are self-inflicted — th...

Scientists Find That Caffeine Can Reduce Chronic Inflammation in Older Patients

The finding that coffee drinkers tend to live longer than people who abstain has long puzzled scientists. US scientists believe they've found the answer - and it's to do with caffeine. It helps to bl...

The end of all flu shots? Universal influenza vaccine just around the corner

Just about everyone knows someone who is or was sick in the past few weeks. That's because this year's influenza season is quite severe, the Snohomish Health District reported in late December. Offic...

Sophie the Giraffe: How safe is it?

Parents will be horrified to hear that mold has been found in a popular toddler chew toy, Cosmopolitan reports. Pediatric dentist and mother, Dana Chianese recommends teething toys to parents every d...

Legal Smoking Age Could Be Raised to 21

For a decade, the concept has been a pipe dream of Democrats and doctors bent on finding ways to keep Texans, especially kids, from picking up the habit. But this year it has backing from some powerf...

Man’s face blown up after e-cigarette explodes while he’s smoking it

An Idaho man posted graphic photos on Facebook explaining that he had been severely injured after his vape pen exploded in his face, allegedly. Andrew Hall's post said that he checked into the Intens...

Woman dies of superbug no antibiotic could treat

No antibiotics could save the life of a woman from Nevada who got affected by the superbug. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the superbug became resistant to every a...

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: issues for men and women alike

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -. January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. And one thing we've learned in recent years about this deadly disease is there's a vaccine available that, if taken as reco...

Testing Wearable Sensors as ‘Check Engine’ Light for Health

Don't know the answer? Nobody can really blame you. The truth is, there isn't really a good answer. While using cannabis is probably a healthier choice than binge drinking all weekend or smoking a pa...