A new study shows taking low dose (81mg) aspirin for six or more years — from less than 2 tablets per week up to a tablet a day — was associated with a significant decrease in cancer risk, especially in colorectal cancers.
Each year, nearly 800,000 people suffer a stroke, and more than 133,000 Americans die as a result of one. Because 80 percent of strokes are preventable, it’s important to learn about them and how you can take action to save lives.
Appendicitis traditionally has had one of medicine’s clearest courses of treatment: Get in there and remove the appendix. But there’s growing evidence that surgery might not be necessary for adults with nonperforated appendicitis, because antibiotics are just as effective. Research is being conducted to determine if the same is true for children.
Ben’s parents take him to Osseo Vacuum, a sales and repair shop not far from where the family lives in Maple Grove. “Osseo Vacuum is Valhalla,” Joel Liestman said. “He could — and has — spent hours there. The guys who run it think it’s great and are always willing to talk with him.”
In recent years, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become available initially for high-risk patients and now for intermediate-risk patients. This procedure is relatively new in the United States but has been done for much longer in Europe.
The registry provides women the opportunity to help reduce the gap for women in medical research by responding to a survey about their health. Participants also receive information on health issues and research opportunities of interest to them. More than 17,000 women across Kentucky have joined since 2006.
An investigation into a suspected "cancer cluster" at the site of two demolished schools in Florida will involve an independent review of environmental testing dating back decades and a request by health authorities to see patient medical records.
More than 100 new patients have received permission to use a form of medical marijuana in Georgia this month, bringing the statewide total of people using the product to more than 1800 less than three years after the state began the program.
Many women wrestle for years with all the decisions tied to becoming a mother _ how and whether to find a partner, how to balance children with career, whether they're waiting too long to have children.
For parents there's no greater joy than watching your child grow up happy and healthy. That's why most parents choose the safe, proven protection of vaccines. Flipping through this baby book, you can learn what vaccines babies need, when they're needed, and why it's so important to follow CDC's recommended immunization schedule. Immunization gives you the power to protect your baby from 14 serious childhood diseases by age 2.