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Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 05:20 PM EDT

7 Things You May Not Know About Drowning

7 Things You May Not Know About Drowning

This summer, make sure you’ve brushed up on your pool safety tips to make pool fun memorable and secure.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 12:57 PM EDT

Study Peeks Into Healthy Brains to Hunt Alzheimer's Culprit

Study Peeks Into Healthy Brains to Hunt Alzheimer's Culprit

Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 12:51 PM EDT

SIDS Risk Greater at Higher Altitudes

SIDS Risk Greater at Higher Altitudes

Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found higher risks above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters).

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11:27 PM EDT

Salmonella Linked to Raw Tuna Sickens Dozens

Salmonella Linked to Raw Tuna Sickens Dozens

A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said Thursday. Most of the cases — 31 — are in California, officials at the California Department of Public...

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 04:02 PM EDT

Alzheimer's Simulator Helps Caretakers Understand the Disease

Alzheimer's Simulator Helps Caretakers Understand the Disease

Alzheimer's can be difficult to understand for those who do not suffer from the disease. A senior living center in Kentucky is helping caretakers of those diagnosed with the condition better understand it with a...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 05:39 PM EDT

Michelle Obama Packs a Punch With 5 Workout Tips

Michelle Obama Packs a Punch With 5 Workout Tips

Five years after launching her Let’s Move campaign to fight childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama released a short video on Twitter with five tips for healthier living.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 09:26 PM EDT

Depression Raises Risk for Parkinson's, Study Says

Depression Raises Risk for Parkinson's, Study Says

People who suffer from depression were much more likely to develop Parkinson's disease later in their lives, according to a new study that strengthens the theory that depression and Parkinson's are linked,...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 05:38 PM EDT

Suicide Rate Rises Among African-American Boys

Suicide Rate Rises Among African-American Boys

A new study shows overall suicide rates in children remained the same over a more than a decade, but that wasn't the case with black children. WHUR's Troy Johnson has more.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 01:53 PM EDT

"Allergy" Eyes, or an Infection?

"Allergy" Eyes, or an Infection?

It's been a brutal season if you're allergic to grass pollen, especially where your eyes are concerned. Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet shares how you can tell whether your eyes are affected by allergies, or you might...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 11:45 AM EDT

7 Ex-Nurses Indicted After Tight Bandage Leads to Amputation

7 Ex-Nurses Indicted After Tight Bandage Leads to Amputation

Seven former South Jersey nurses have been charged in the case of a woman who needed her hand amputated after a broken finger wasn't treated properly. Authorities announced the indictments on Tuesday against...

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