Health News

Bad for the Bones
Past studies have established links between anti-epileptic drugs and bone density loss . Now, new research indicates that specific anti-epileptic drugs correspond to an increased risk of bone fractures in people 50 years of age and older.
AMD Study Results are Eye-Opening
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health researchers have determined prevalence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has decreased in recent years.
Affordable Care Act Predictions: It's a Numbers Game
A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Urban Institute believes that if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is fully implemented, it will insure 27.8 million previously uninsured adults.
Affordable Care Act in Action
A number of provisions from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect this New Years Day. Meanwhile, Republicans are mounting their offense to repeal the law.
Health Starts at Whole Foods
Whole Foods Market, Inc., headquartered in Austin, Texas, has launched a prepared foods department to accompany its Health Starts Here program.
Television Kills
You already know that exercise improves your heart health, but apparently the amount you exercise might not matter if you are spending too much of your day watching television.
TB Therapy Risky for Elderly
Tuberculosis (TB) affects one third of the world's population. In some, the disease is latent, meaning it is inactive and non-contagious.
Sickened by 9/11
At the end of the last year's session, Congress passed a bill to provide health care for 9/11 first responders who suffer from conditions linked only to their work following the terrorist attacks.
This Is an Intervention
As America becomes increasingly aware of its childhood obesity problem, various actors are getting involved to thwart the growth of this epidemic.
Heartening News for Women
Women with mild heart failure who received a cardiac resynchronization device combined with defibrillator (CRT-D) showed a 70 percent reduction in heart failure and a 72 percent reduction in overall mortality.