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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. Doctors say a lot of men...

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. The drug is a...

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.

Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 at 06:20 PM EDT

11 Million at Risk in Premera Blue Cross Hack

11 Million at Risk in Premera Blue Cross Hack

Health insurer Premera Blue Cross said on Tuesday that a major cyberattack on its systems may have exposed the personal or medical data of as many as 11 million people, NBC News reported.

Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 at 12:21 PM EDT

WATCH: Bodybuilding Mom Fights MS

WATCH: Bodybuilding Mom Fights MS

Working out often isn't something you would expect from a person who has Multiple Sclerosis, but for Wendy Bordewisch, Evolutions Gym in Annapolis, Md. is often a home away from home. She's there at least...

Monday, Mar 16, 2015 at 02:44 PM EDT

Ebola Patient in Critical Condition at NIH

Ebola Patient in Critical Condition at NIH

The condition of an American healthcare worker infected with Ebola has been changed from serious to critical, hospital officials announced Monday.

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