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Health

Service dogs that sniff out seizures improve kids’ lives

When Alyssa Howes was 4, she lost her sight and started having seizures – up to 20 a day. For years, her grandmother stayed in … Full story    

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Wal-Mart’s push on animal welfare hailed as game changer

NEW YORK – Wal-Mart’s push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a … Full story    
Published:  May 24, 2015

FDA to ease restrictions on gay blood donors

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration is outlining its plan to end the nation’s lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, … Full story    
Published:  May 24, 2015

Prep before going on run

Heading out for a run the other day, I thought of some useful tips everyone can use. I was all ready to go with my … Full story    
Published:  May 24, 2015

Service dogs that sniff out seizures improve kids’ lives

When Alyssa Howes was 4, she lost her sight and started having seizures – up to 20 a day. For years, her grandmother stayed in … Full story    
Published:  May 24, 2015

Parenting pop quiz prompts discussion

In honor of parenting month – the weeks between Mother’s Day (Oops, that was last week!) and Father’s Day (June 21), it’s time for another … Full story    
Published:  May 17, 2015

Exoskeleton that helps paralyzed walk faces barrier in Japan

Yuichi Imahata’s 9-year-old daughter is thrilled her dad stands tall above her head. It’s an experience that is new to her. Imahata, 31, has been … Full story    
Published:  May 17, 2015

Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don’t skip at 50

WASHINGTON (AP) – Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 – and while routine screening brings little benefit in the … Full story    
Published:  May 10, 2015

When to listen to your body?

Headaches, joint pain, insomnia … these are all signs from your body, as it tries to tell you “Hey, something’s wrong!” Our bodies use all … Full story    
Published:  May 10, 2015

Estimated 5,000 patients on wait list to be treated

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Kim Kelsey walked row-by-row through a maze of hundreds of growing marijuana plants, dumbstruck, ecstatic and near tears at the 2-foot-tall … Full story    
Published:  May 10, 2015

Virginia sen. thinks about patient wishes

NORFOLK, Va. – Five years after U.S. Sen. Mark Warner’s mother died of Alzheimer’s, he is still haunted by what he might have done differently … Full story    
Published:  May 3, 2015

Don’t let your kids bleach their minds

At 59 years old, Christine had been working a desk job for the last 22 years. Having poor posture was just a normal thing. She … Full story    
Published:  May 3, 2015

Investing in kids requires investing in yourself

If raising children were an investment option, your portfolio manager would advise against it. Frankly, you’d be better off buying stock in a company selling … Full story    
Published:  April 19, 2015

Ouyang joins St. Joseph Healthcare

NASHUA – St. Joseph Healthcare welcomes board-certified Internal Medicine Provider Xiaoxi Ouyang, MD, to the medical staff. Dr. Ouyang received her medical degree from McGill … Full story    
Published:  April 19, 2015

Students not keen on healthier lunches

In Western North Carolina, the battle lines are firmly drawn around the biscuit – whole grain and unappealing to many in school lunchrooms across the … Full story    
Published:  April 19, 2015