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Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 02:21 PM EDT

Nearly 250,000 Don't Know They Have Alzheimer's: Report

Nearly 250,000 Don't Know They Have Alzheimer's: Report

More than 500,000 Americans will have Alzheimer’s disease this year, but nearly 250,000 won’t know it, according to a new report.

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 12:55 PM EDT

11M Fewer Americans Uninsured Since Obamacare: CDC

11M Fewer Americans Uninsured Since Obamacare: CDC

The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers...

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 12:15 PM EDT

1/2 of Alzheimer's Patients May Not Have Diagnosis

1/2 of Alzheimer's Patients May Not Have Diagnosis

Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's disease. -- but as many as half of them may not actually be told they have it. Why would doctors not tell their patients? There's a few...

Friday, Mar 20, 2015 at 11:00 PM EDT

Osteoporosis Doesn't Just Affect Women

Osteoporosis Doesn't Just Affect Women

Robert Spezzano didn't have any of the typical risk factors for osteoporosis. But when he broke his arm after a seemingly minor fall, it was enough to catch his doctors' attention.

Friday, Mar 20, 2015 at 10:57 AM EDT

Alzheimer's Silver Bullet? Drug Might Slow Dementia

Alzheimer's Silver Bullet? Drug Might Slow Dementia

Injections of a new "silver bullet" drug could slow memory loss in people who haven't yet Alzheimer's but who do have early symptoms, including brain plaques, early trials of the drug suggest.

Friday, Mar 20, 2015 at 03:17 PM EDT

Cheap Wines Chock-Full of Arsenic: Lawsuit

Cheap Wines Chock-Full of Arsenic: Lawsuit

Many popular, inexpensive brands of wine made and distributed in California, including Trader Joe's famed "Two Buck Chuck," contain illegal and dangerously high levels of poisonous inorganic arsenic, according...

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 at 03:10 PM EDT

Another Awful Allergy Season?

Another Awful Allergy Season?

Allergy season is nearly here, and this year could be particularly tough due to all the snow we've had. Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg said the snow means dampness...

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 at 02:56 PM EDT

Poison Center Calls About Kids Hit 1.3 Million: Report

Poison Center Calls About Kids Hit 1.3 Million: Report

Poison centers across the country get more than 1,100 calls everyday that relate to children poisoned by medicine, a new report said.

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 at 06:35 AM EDT

Teens, Toddlers More At-Risk for Medical Poisonings

Teens, Toddlers More At-Risk for Medical Poisonings

Small children and teens are more likely to be the victims of unintentional medicine poisoning, according to a new report.

Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 at 07:11 PM EDT

Scoliosis Solution: New Treatment Helps Avoid Operations

Scoliosis Solution: New Treatment Helps Avoid Operations

Doreen Gentzler has details on this "magic" device that's helping kids with scoliosis live better lives.

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