March 22, 2012
Supreme Court Prepares to Tackle Affordable Care
The most ambitious
government health-care initiative since the Medicare and Medicaid
programs of the 1960s, and the legislative landmark of President
Barack Obama's presidency, is about to face its biggest
Health Tip: Spot the Symptoms of GERD
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a
condition that occurs when the muscle at the base of the esophagus
allows fluids from the stomach to rise into the esophagus.
Could Two Words Help You Resist Temptation?
When it comes to weight
loss, the words you choose when refusing something tasty can make
the difference in whether you are able to resist temptation, new
Fewer Americans Tying the Knot, Survey Shows
That shiny band of gold
may be losing its luster: A new government report shows more
Americans are either avoiding marriage or marrying much later in
life than their parents' generation did.
Dense Breasts May Be Linked to Cancer
Breast cancer is more
likely to recur in women over 50 who have denser breast tissue,
researchers report, noting that doctors should take breast density
into account when making initial treatment decisions.
U.S. Tuberculosis Cases Hit Record Low, CDC
Tuberculosis rates fell
to an all-time low in the United States in 2011, but the disease
continues to disproportionately infect racial and ethnic
minorities, those who are foreign-born and people infected with
HIV, federal officials reported Thursday.