Staying Mosquito-Free This Summer

Staying Mosquito-Free This Summer

Tips to keep mosquitoes away from you and your family It’s summer — a time to be outside and enjoy nature. But mosquitoes, as always, will make an appearance. In addition to being annoying and causing you to itch, mosquitoes can spread certain viruses. Infected mosquitoes can spread dengue, chikungunya

Only 20% Support ACA Repeal With No Replacement

The Republican strategy of repealing the Affordable Health Care Act before devising a replacement plan has the support of only one in five Americans, a poll released Friday finds.The Kaiser Family Foundation survey also disclosed that shrinking the federal government’s involvement and spending in health care — the long-sought goal

Delayed Chemo Can Still Benefit in Lung Cancer

Lung cancer chemotherapy that’s been delayed due to slow recovery from surgery can still provide real benefit to patients, a new study suggests.The study involved thousands of patients with non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLC), which comprise about 90 percent of all lung tumors. Lung cancer remains the leading cancer killer in the United States.As the study

Weight-Loss Surgery Benefits Obese Teens Long-Term

Weight-loss surgery helps severely obese teens keep extra pounds off long-term, new research confirms.However, the authors of the two new studies also found that some young people may need additional surgery to manage complications associated with their rapid post-surgery weight loss.Some young patients may also develop nutritional deficiencies after their procedure, the

Flu Season Starting to Peak

More severe strain of virus circulating, but it’s not too late to get vaccinated, health officials say Flu season is in full swing and it’s starting to look like a severe one, U.S. health officials said Friday. That’s why they’re urging that the most vulnerable — the very young, the elderly,

What People With Depression Wish You Knew

Depression is common: Almost 16 million Americans deal with it every year. But for those who have it, explaining their feelings can be hard. It can affect different people in different ways. “It doesn’t always look like what you hear about or see on TV,” says Crystal Clancy, a licensed marriage

U.S. Glaucoma Cases Expected to Surge by 2030

Glaucoma affects more than 3 million Americans, but that number is expected to surge to more than 4 million by 2030, eye experts say. Glaucoma is a group of incurable eye diseases that gradually lead to vision loss. There are two main types of glaucoma, but the most common form, which typically affects older people,

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