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Common Test Done on Newborns Questioned

Thursday, 22nd September 2011
More than four million babies born in the U.S. every year are given a routine "heel-stick" blood test in the hospital to check for dozens of disorders. About 4,000 infants will ...

Study: Thin Girls Have Higher Breast Cancer Risk

Sunday, 11th September 2011
Doctors have known for years that gaining weight can increase a woman's risk of getting breast cancer. But a new Swedish study indicates being thin in childhood may also be ...

Health Questions Women Need to Ask Their Moms

Monday, 22nd August 2011
Most women know their mom's medical history can provide important clues to her own. But what exactly do you need to know? Special Section: Dr. Jennifer Ashton Video Series: Dr. Ashton's ...

Health Tracking Goes High

Monday, 22nd August 2011
New "apps" and websites are making it easier than ever to help you and your health professional keep track of everything from chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes, to ...

Gulf Clean

Sunday, 24th July 2011
It?s been six weeks since the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and now workers who are cleaning up the beaches are beginning to fall ill. News Medical Correspondent ...

Child Concussions on the Rise, Studies Show

Saturday, 16th July 2011
Two studies released today by The American Academy of Pediatrics report the number of concussions suffered by children in sports is on the rise. One found that from 1997 through 2007 ...

Recognizing Signs Of Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, 13th July 2011
Every 70 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer's. It's a progressive disease that causes physical changes deep inside the brain. Even before brain changes are detected, there may be outward signs. News ...

Fighting Off Your Fatigue

Wednesday, 6th July 2011
Many women these days find themselves making excuses to stay in or get to bed as soon as possible. This fatigue can often be attributed to the multi-tasking, superwoman lifestyle ...

Migraine Treatment May Depend on Age, Study Says

Sunday, 26th June 2011
Migraines -- often characterized by throbbing and pulsating pain -- affects about 30 million people in this U.S. According to the National Institutes of Health, women are three times more ...

Ashton Answering Your Questions

Monday, 13th June 2011
In "The Early Show"'s "Ask It Early" series, News medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton answered health questions from viewers.Paul Erdek, of Sarasota, Fla., asked via Webcam, "When I was ...

Coffee May Lower Uterine Cancer Risk, Study Says

Friday, 10th June 2011
Uterine cancer is the most common cancer for women's reproductive organs. In 2009, 42,160 new cases were diagnosed, and it caused 7,780 deaths, according to the American Cancer Society. However, a ...

Mammogram Guidelines Explained

Tuesday, 7th June 2011
Last month, a government-appointed panel recommended that most women start getting mammograms at age 50, rather than 40, and have follow-up screenings every two years, instead of every year.After a ...
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