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Published Friday, April 15, 2011
FRIDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Is estrogen breast cancer's friend or foe? A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which analyzed data from the massive Women's Health Initiative, suggested the latter when it found a reduced risk of breast cancer in women who had been on short-term estrogen therapy. This seemed to contradict more»
Published Friday, April 15, 2011
TUESDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born to mothers who were obese in early pregnancy have a much greater risk of dying before, during, or up to one year after birth, a new British study says. Researchers examined nearly 41,000 pregnancies involving deliveries of single babies at five maternity units in northern England from 2003 to 2005. The risk more»
Published Thursday, April 14, 2011
New rules will make Medicaid more flexible and efficient, helping states provide better care and lower costs ***CLARIFICATION BELOW*** The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced four initiatives to give states more flexibility to adopt innovative new practices and provide better, more coordinated care for people with Medicaid more»
Published Friday, April 8, 2011
By Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases,U.S. Department of Health and Human Services In less than two months, we will mark the 30th anniversary of the first reported cases of what we now know as AIDS. In June 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a rare form of pneumonia more»
Published Monday, March 28, 2011
From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Triple-negative breast cancer lacks three important targets for treatment, and often develops faster than other forms of cancer. And a study indicates that obese women are at higher risk of it. At the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Amanda more»
Published Monday, March 28, 2011
MONDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- The lives of millions of aging Americans are threatened by an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation, which raises their risk for stroke. But a new report finds that the condition doesn't have to arise as often as it does. In fact, more than half of atrial fibrillation cases could be prevented by curbing common more»
Published Sunday, March 27, 2011
When Yvette Law found out she was pregnant in 2009, the thought of breast-feeding her baby never crossed her mind. “Why would it?” asked the 29-year-old, Montgomery native, who moved to Oxford six months ago. “I was raised on formula. My brothers and sisters were raised on formula, even my momma was raised on formula. It was all we’d ever known.” This was more»
Published Monday, March 21, 2011
MONDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Women should have an annual ob-gyn exam whether they need a Pap test or not, says the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). ACOG released its updated recommendations for women's annual routine ob-gyn screenings, tests and immunizations on March 21. Recommended health assessments are grouped by age more»
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