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Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 at 10:32 AM EDT

Panel Finds Lifestyle Changes Could Stave Off Alzheimer's

Panel Finds Lifestyle Changes Could Stave Off Alzheimer's

There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around...

Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 at 07:36 AM EDT

For 1st Time, Over Half of People With HIV Taking AIDS Drugs

For 1st Time, Over Half of People With HIV Taking AIDS Drugs

For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations...

Monday, Aug 7, 2017 at 11:54 AM EDT

Long-Term Help for Degenerative Disc Disease Back Pain

Long-Term Help for Degenerative Disc Disease Back Pain

For patients who suffer back pain due to degenerative disc disease, there is an alternative to spinal fusion therapy for extreme cases.

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 08:01 PM EDT

Dog Flu Cases on the Rise

Dog Flu Cases on the Rise

Veterinarians are warning pet owners to vaccinate their dogs as the "dog flu" has spread in areas throughout the country, killing some pets. News4's Chris Gordon reports.

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 05:32 PM EDT

How to Handle 4 Summer Health Bummers

How to Handle 4 Summer Health Bummers

Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland, tackles four summer health bummers and how to handle them.

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 04:07 PM EDT

Health Plan's Fall Brings Dread for 'Obamacare' Recipients

Health Plan's Fall Brings Dread for 'Obamacare' Recipients

One American was able to afford her toddler's latest heart operation. Another had the means to go back to college to pursue her dreams. They and thousands of others were able to do so as beneficiaries of...

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 09:08 AM EDT

'Repeal Now, Replace Later' Would Impact Consumers Quickly

'Repeal Now, Replace Later' Would Impact Consumers Quickly

Consumers would feel the impact immediately if Republicans repeal "Obamacare" with no replacement. Problems could start this fall for customers buying individual health policies, say independent experts,...

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 08:56 AM EDT

Brain Scans May Change Care for Some People With Memory Loss

Brain Scans May Change Care for Some People With Memory Loss

Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, PET...

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 08:47 PM EDT

Lack of Sleep May Boost Odds for Alzheimer's

Lack of Sleep May Boost Odds for Alzheimer's

New studies have found that certain sleep disorders can heighten the risk for dementia. Dr. John Torres, NBC Medical Correspondent, talks about the benefits of a good night's sleep.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 08:17 PM EDT

More Women Waiting Longer to Have Children

More Women Waiting Longer to Have Children

For the first time in history, American women over the age of 30 are having more babies than younger moms.

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